Best part is both were done by the same guy: Masaru Nakajima. And hey - at least A Great Ordeal is basically Far Beyond The Sun but actually audible, so I give him that. Man, I love comparing the two - it's just so... lame!
Post by drpepperfan on Sept 25, 2014 22:12:10 GMT -5
Here's a somewhat popular example.
In general I give the benefit of doubt to a lot of the plagiarisms on this thread, guessing at least a few are just coincidence. But it's still fun to see the comparisons, and a number of them are absolutely rip offs, so hey, good thread!
edit: Oh yeah, totally forgot, and this is something more on-topic... the intro of the Actraiser ending theme is literally the 20th Century Fox fanfare, and I'm pretty sure that was done on purpose. edit2: Something else I remembered. I think we're all familiar with Super Robot Taisen W stealing music from Chrono Trigger and Lufia. That was pretty real; SRTOG Endless Frontier also has a song "stolen" from Namco X Capcom (Subarashiki Shin Sekai), but this is really a cameo as the games were made by the same staff. Project X Zone is also developed by those guys, so it might be in there too (never mind that PXZ is a sequel to NXC).
Last Edit: Sept 30, 2014 4:56:58 GMT -5 by Startling
I was listening to the Nayuta no Kiseki's soundtrack (AGAIN!) and... did Falcom just totally copy this Xenosaga I song or is this based off of a classical piece I'm not aware of?
Because god damn.
Holy crap. How did I not notice that before?!
My big music plagiarism discovery (which I'm surprised I haven't mentioned in this topic yet!) is from an obscure action RPG on PS1 called "Community POM." It's actually a really fantastic game, and the music is very upbeat and cheerful... but the overworld theme always sounded familiar to me.
Then one day it hit me: It's "La La (Means I Love You)" by The Delfonics.
Like, almost note for note -- just sped up A LOT.
Once you hear it, you can't unhear it... and there is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that the composer was straight-up copying that song. Unfortunately, I can't demonstrate this for you because my YouTube upload of the overworld theme from Community POM had to be taken down... after it got flagged by the music entity representing The Delfonics.
(Incidentally, the boss theme from Community POM straight-up lifts its sting from the Dragnet theme, too -- though that one is far more blatant and comes across less as plagiarism and more as homage.)
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I wouldn't exactly call it plagiarism, but I'd say it definitly was the inspiration for the Brandish opening.
Random Brandish trivia: Brandish Renewal (i.e. re-release of the original game with "remastered" music) has a completely different opening track, which would later be re-arranged for The Dark Revenant.
Master of Monsters (Genesis) - Black Dignity (Hayato Matsuo, Hitoshi Sakimoto)
Katawa Shoujo - Painful History (Andy Andi, Sebastien Skaf)
They sound like the same song in two different genres (and on two different forms of music generation), dontchathink? If this was ever plagiarism, this has got to be some of the most emotional plagiarism ever.
The next one's even better, and possibly the funniest I'll ever know in a while: