Still Approved by Shock
- May 30, 2010
- United States
Final Fantasy XIV has an abundance of very good, or at the very least interesting music. Here's the title theme of the current expansion.
Honestly that whole soundtrack is awesome, Mankind Divided as well. I've actually bought some of Michael McCann's other albums, that are non-game albums, and I really dig his style of sound. Even used one, along with the YT thumbnail, as the themesong for a mage character I played in Mage: the Awakening.A bit restrictive, I think, well for me because the sort of game I play doesn't have climate/biome based themes for the most part, so I'll give a cop out answer.
For all I like the Family motif for Assassin's Creed series, the best theme music will always be the opening to Deus Ex: Human Revolution when Adam Jensen is being operated on in the background:
Damn that brought back so many memories. As a 10 to 13 year old kid, MGS4 was a fricking behemoth to me. The music really helped scare the absolute shit out of me.
This one sticks with me more than MGS3’s, even if that was the better game.
Idk man, I can recount a lot of the music in Bloodborne at least, because it went hand-over-fist above Souls in terms of an OST. Like, I think this was FROM’s first time having an actual orchestra, or at least one that felt dedicated.I believe that Final Fantasy as a series has the best theme music hands down. That doesn't mean that other games don't have great themes themselves, but Final Fantasy games have always been musical powerhouses. Showcased exceptionally well in the Final Fantasy 7 Remake, who's music is the best part of the game.
Other notable great themes imo are:
The Witcher 3
Horizon: Zero Dawn
See everyone of those themes are songs that i can instantly recall and hum.
There are games with fantastic musical soundtracks, but a lot of times great music fades into the background and it just part of the atmosphere. Soulsborne games are key examples of this. The boss music for these games is amazing, but I'm willing to bet if you played a random sample of just music to any player of the games they would not be able to tell you what boss it belonged to. Additionally, none of those player could hum any given song because they aren't meant for recollection, they are meant to build the moment and nothing more. Fantastic, but ultimately limited.
And i'm sure there are many games that people have even linked, that might absolutely qualify as fantastic music samples, but don't count as memorable themes.
I mean sure but could you tell it apart if you didn't know which of the games it was coming from? For example you put all the bosses theme's in a playlist and shuffled the shit out of it would you be able to tell?Idk man, I can recount a lot of the music in Bloodborne at least, because it went hand-over-fist above Souls in terms of an OST. Like, I think this was FROM’s first time having an actual orchestra, or at least one that felt dedicated
If it was previously established where it was from I could, certainly. Like, the first couple bars of each would be enough to name that tune, so to speak. But I’ve also heard them all dozens of times over the years.I mean sure but could you tell it apart if you didn't know which of the games it was coming from? For example you put all the bosses theme's in a playlist and shuffled the shit out of it would you be able to tell?
Which is what I was getting at.
I think that's what has to set apart when people think of a game's theme versus a game's soundtrack. Because absolutely the souls games have some brilliant music, many games do. But few games have stand out and memorable themes.