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Offline starfox

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Metal Gear Solid
Chrono Trigger
Sonic the Hedgehog 1,2,3
Command & Conquer & Red Alert
Final Fantasy (Every single one..... :D)
Star Wars: Republic Commando
Donkey Kong Country 1,2,3
Megaman 1
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time



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For that which hasn't been mentioned: I liked Mega Man 2, and some stuff from Chrono Cross.
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Ngtm1r, I think I'm gonna need you to make me a complete list of what you think sucks, so I know what's good. Preferably within 24 hours please.
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Offline NGTM-1R

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Certainly.

As soon as you answer my original question, that is.
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Sonic the Hedgehog 1,2,3
Donkey Kong Country 1,2,3
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
FINALLY!  These things should have been in there in the first three posts! :) All three of the Genesis Sonic games had incredibly catchy tunes, and DKC 1 and 2 (can't speak for 3 personally) had some really amazing work; the Brambles tune from the second game is especially memorable.

One that's been sorely overlooked thus far is Shadow of the Colossus.  I'm only about 1/8 of the way through the game, and already, I've been utterly blown away by the score.  Another great one in terms of cinematic sound is good ol' Jet Force Gemini for the N64.  I've also loved the soundtracks from all of the Myst games; despite having varied composers, each game has managed to contain some beautiful work.

Finishing things off (since I don't feel like listing twenty or so other soundtracks I like), besides the usual Mario/Zelda plugs, I also have to give praise to the original Descent's MIDIs and the Descent II Redbook tracks; nothing like flying through the mines to some hardcore industrial metal. :D

 

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Unreal and Deus Ex are my favorites, followed by the FS games and Lemmings (the Mac version, which had far superior music). There is also one track on the Descent 2 vertigo CD that I particularly like.

 
Speaking of Unreal and Deus Ex, I just downloaded modplay that play's UTX files (unreal music s3m) some really good songs in there (Nali Chant) and one of the songs seems to be reused in Deus Ex.
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Offline Deepblue

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One that's been sorely overlooked thus far is Shadow of the Colossus.  I'm only about 1/8 of the way through the game, and already, I've been utterly blown away by the score. 

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Speaking of Unreal and Deus Ex, I just downloaded modplay that play's UTX files (unreal music s3m) some really good songs in there (Nali Chant) and one of the songs seems to be reused in Deus Ex.

I don't think they have any in common, but they were made by the same two composers so a lot of the styles are similar.

 

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Sonic the Hedgehog makes me want to puke :P
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Sonic the Hedgehog makes me want to puke :P

You shut up, Amy is hot The music was made for ringtones before ringtones were invented  :P

 
The Mario RPG's (all five of them) have superb music in them, and remain my absolute favorites.
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Offline Cyker

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Sonics had good music, although the later ones got less good...

Chrono Trigger had some good tracks and some bad ones...

Some of my favourites of all time were all the early LEC StarWars games, namely X-Wing, TIE Fighter and Dark Forces, espescially the later level tracks which were more original. The main reason is the iMuse system they used - *NO* game has even come close to the perfect integration and scoring they did there. They tried to duplicate it in X-Wing Alliance, but by that time LEC was on its decline and it shows.

Deus Ex and Freespace are the only other games tried to pull off iMuse-style dynamic music - Good tries, but the dynamicness is so basic and can't segue quickly enough compared to the original iMuse :P


Other scores that were pretty damned good off the top of my head:
MechWarrior 2,
Doom 1 and 2,
All LEC point'n'click games (Monkey Island, DOTT, etc.),
Most of the Unreal Tournament tracks
Star Wolves
Prince of Persia: Sand of Time
Starcraft (Only the Terran tracks 'tho :p)
WarCraft 2
Jets'n'Guns (These just ****ing rock)


From the oldsk00l bag, I'd say Bubble Bobble and New Zealand Story (Sickeningly cute :D),  Ace 2, All the Turricans, Cybernoid 2.

 
Speaking of Doom...

Heretic and HeXen (i pulled out my hexen 2 cd just to listen to it) 
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I kinda like the Summoner soundtrack myself...
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Sonic the Hedgehog makes me want to puke :P

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back to the thread: I also enjoyed the Golden Sun music. When you get the sailboat with wings, I'd just fly around the map to listen to the music....  :D

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Offline NGTM-1R

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You take that back!

Sonic music with lyrics...lyrics...kill all the music with lyrics!!
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