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Offline Hawking

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Video Game OST Appreciation Thread
« on: 09/03/15, 06:37:40 PM »
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So, it came to my attention the other day as I was leveling my Sentinel that I'd basically begun tuning out SWTOR's sound design. I'd literally heard the music that I'd once loved so many times that I simply stopped being consciously aware of it. So, I went back to the main menu, and just sat there, and listened to the main theme for a few minutes, just to appreciate it once again. SWTOR's scoring is really, really damned good.

So, it got me thinking.
Consider this the BC.org Grammys. What soundtracks from video games do you think deserve special attention?

The Witcher 3
(Composed by Marcin Przybylowicz, Mikolai Stroinski, Percival.)

Geralt of Rivia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DKdRDi72Ov8
Sword of Destiny: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viM0-3PXef0
Ladies of the Woods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8J9HXcOxrs

Halo (Series)
(Composed by Marty O'Donnell.)

Halo 3 ODST - Finale: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1cvcyi9oPU
Halo Reach - Winter Contingency: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM2YqbsEzp0
Halo CE - Rock Anthem for Saving the World(The Classic!): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wcqnofddtc
Halo 3 - Never Forget: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmuFBK26TtE

Battlefield 1942

Main Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg0Tmydj29M

Dragon Age: Origins

Main Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWFEVbfCcOY
I Am The One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdKwLkEGjhg

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Main Menu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uamh1l_tmeI

Company of Heroes 2

Western Front Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo4SQMv8J9I
Eastern Front Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eKbJJ1I1Jg

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

Angels of Death: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blCBoXKCGl0

The Last Of Us:

The Last of Us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y97u-U0nvJM

Spec Ops: The Line

No Values: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMXE3fulO8g
The Truth Revealed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0mC__bGcmM

Medal of Honour (series):

Allied Assault Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ELFxB-tGhE
Pacific Assault Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1viZjvxH5w

Mass Effect (series):

Pretty much the whole thing, let's just be honest.

I listen to a LOT of video game OSTs, so, this list would potentially go on forever.
Looking forward to seeing your input!
« Last Edit: 09/03/15, 06:41:25 PM by Hawking »


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Re: Video Game OST Appreciation Thread
« Reply #1 on: 09/03/15, 07:23:55 PM »
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Bully (Walking Theme): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqM8RYYgjXY

Fallout: New Vegas Main Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcgJnbCul-0

Agarest Generations of War 1st Generation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKNFIj0w3Ow

Dynasty Warriors 6- Welcome to China: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR90UAiXqZc

Fire Emblem: Awakening- Conquest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdbXmyMwKxY

Borderlands 2- Badass Crater of Badassitude: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33XP2SXKivQ
                        Vs. Handsome Sorcerer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHQ11Pt-d1E
                        Raid on Digistruct Peak: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft0JJZQeMlk

I could go on all day, but Borderlands 2 OST takes the cake for me.

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Re: Video Game OST Appreciation Thread
« Reply #2 on: 09/03/15, 07:27:23 PM »
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Assassin's Creed: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed: Rogue
(Focusing on the sea shanties and tavern songs)
Roll boy rolls
Leave Her Johnny
Farewell Spanish ladies
Shallow Brown

Mmm dem sea shanties

Edit: Forgot to add

Final Fantasy X
To Zanarkand

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Title Theme
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Re: Video Game OST Appreciation Thread
« Reply #3 on: 09/03/15, 08:09:24 PM »
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Hit the nail on the head with the Last of Us and the AC4 tracks.

Assassin's Creed 3 Main Theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7-dYsc-8p0
You got Halo covered...

The entire Skyrim OST, but mainly "Dragonborn" (Main theme) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWv3DfoiigM

Killzone 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h-W1qLcTSA

Call of Duty Black Ops zombie theme.  While I didn't enjoy the game, I did the music.(very eerie, fits the zombie theme well) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1qaWZ-UjXw

Journey https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3hFN8UrBPw

I'm sure many more will pop into my head later.

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Re: Video Game OST Appreciation Thread
« Reply #4 on: 09/03/15, 08:09:51 PM »
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dis thred rite here. I will second Battlefield 1942! Classic theme.

Deus Ex - Main Theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XxMf4BdVq_g

Desert Strike - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmwglUSZSlw

Tyrian - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRBs6nqsYic

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind - Main theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWuNf4gxwuM

Pirates of the Burning Sea - Pirate faction open sea travel music - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh5g1WMIooE

Dark Age of Camelot (all my <3 forever) - Main theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgBZ_X2_h9A

Final Fantasy III (6 JP) - Boss battle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuHuD5Ahjck

Command & Conquer: Red Alert - Hell March https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b5X69vREAg
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« Reply #5 on: 09/03/15, 08:15:22 PM »
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...there's a lot I could suggest. ME2's Suicide Mission track being first among them, swiftly followed by Baba Yetu from Civilization IV and Arrival from Halo 4...

...but if you want a METAL trip through a lot of different songs throughout the history of video gaming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8-V4yuM984

Truly epic.
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Re: Video Game OST Appreciation Thread
« Reply #6 on: 09/03/15, 08:18:42 PM »
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Adding on to the Halo, a piece of Halo 5's soundtrack leaked last month, and it is phenomenal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6-4oNADoDU


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Re: Video Game OST Appreciation Thread
« Reply #7 on: 09/03/15, 08:44:00 PM »
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Bloodborne OST
Recommended listening
Gehrman, The First Hunter

Full OST

I have a repertoire of OST's I love listening to. I'll compile an epic list later. :nuu:

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« Reply #8 on: 09/03/15, 09:44:50 PM »
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Dear Esther OST (by Jessica Curry): (Odd and sad game, not much plot but a good mind-ramble)
"The Very Air"

Journey OST (by Austin Wintory): (Everything in this soundtrack is beautiful)

Homeworld OST (by Studio X Labs): (Sounds absolutely celestial even with all the background noise)
"Mother Ship Launch (Kushan)"

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion OST (by Jeremy Soule) (No one is surprised by this showing up, I'm sure)
"King and Country"
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« Reply #9 on: 09/03/15, 10:18:51 PM »
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* Iaera reads 'celestial'

* Iaera bangs head on desk

How could I forget?

This, a thousand times. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXF9I6OykBc
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« Reply #10 on: 09/03/15, 10:38:05 PM »
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@Iaera - 'What can change the nature of a man?'

Let's go all the way back to the '90s with the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive!  FM synthesis for the win!  Howsabout...three selections each from three of my favorite games?

Shining Force by Motoaki Takenouchi
Battle 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_LsIOpMMUg
Battle 3 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOeE-i3b-Vs
Ending - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xETdX9uRrQA

Shadowrun by ?
Title Screen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvaO3tJMRmk
Redmond Barrens - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIAhzZysz5Y
Bar 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukjuhIG_rf8

Castlevania Bloodlines by Michiru Yamane
Reincarnated Soul - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBr5ATbPMc0
The Six Servants of the Devil - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYxanF2hejk
Iron Blue Intention - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nH9X1iRAjC0

Oh, and let's finish it off with some good ol' fashioned CHEESE from the PSX era, courtesy of Noriyuki Iwadare and the folks at Working Designs:

Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete
WINGS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C37Lxm2e118
Pehn Qardaak - Captain of the Rodomontade
Ran-del Qardaak - Big Time Space Hero
Lastagir - Hunter for hire, no plans to retire
Hyse Qardaak - Scholar and Warrior of Peace

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« Reply #11 on: 09/04/15, 01:39:13 AM »
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Command & Conquer: Red Alert - Hell March https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-b5X69vREAg

"What will you be having sir?"

"Bring me a '96, something from the Westwood collection."

"Excellent choice sir."

Shadowrun by ?
Title Screen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvaO3tJMRmk

Ah yes, the 2050's, as imagined by the 1990's, inspired by the 1980's. When our mohawks were pink, our sunglasses black, and Donald Trump's hair grew over his entire head...

Let's see what we have in the Old Man's 8-track tape collection...

Ninja Gaiden - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zsm4S1EKGGc&t=0m0s

Starfox - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93nyFTt3lQk&t=0m0s

Master of Orion II - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K2zHG8uKKc&t=0m0s

Call of Duty 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IO9_2D-atU&t=0m0s

X-Wing "Combat Waiting" = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hj0WNmBhbkA&t=0m0s

Diablo "Tristram Village" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AnMR6SOBa9k&t=0m0s

Icewind Dale "Kuldahar" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9y96Y2JE5F8&t=0m0s
(This one still gives me chills, 15 years later kids.)

I knew some of the Palace history, but not the bit about Jaade crashing that barge. That's good lore, right there.  :grin:

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« Reply #12 on: 09/04/15, 02:32:35 AM »
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I can only think of three songs i really like from games right now:

Tomb Raider - A Survivor is Born: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_76AaWVQXE

The Secret World - The Secret World: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jlJYyZ9M78

And a song by Bright September, used in The Secret World. It's called Sleepless Lullaby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2aHcANs4GE

I'll either update this post or make a new one when i think of others i like! Also, i'm assuming this thread is only for Video Games, and not TV-series too?

Also, this next video isn't a theme song from any game; it's a music video made for The Secret World. The song is Against the Tide by Celldweller: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UheV1Ti4snw
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« Reply #13 on: 09/04/15, 11:51:16 AM »
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The only thing closest I have seen for appreciation to what I'm about to put out there is Bloodborne. I'm disappointed; Bloodborne was after Dark Souls.

Here is the full soundtrack of Dark Souls https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffLbdhP0auc

The entire soundtrack is incredibly well-made and is a great testament to a wonderful game that is a work of art.

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« Reply #14 on: 09/04/15, 12:07:50 PM »
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I'm totally hearing all this OST, and never getting tired of it. NEVER. EVER.

As for my own pick, I am going to go dragon-ish, Grey Warden, and with a Mages/Templars war, obviously talking about Dragon Age: Inquisition that, for me, stands out where Dragon Age II could, but didn't. Either way, great OST, great story, great game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9FvEhX3E0w

Also, one of my all time favorites Fallout: New Vegas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Yy7YLOTYEs

The main title theme is madness.

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