Post by akumajobelmont on Jun 25, 2006 20:44:23 GMT -5
Skeleton Warriors (PSX/SAT):
Pretty generic platformer with a great art-style (think Army of Darkness). But the real shame is that possibly some of the best music ever in a game has gone completely unnoticed. Tommy Tallarico scored this game and seriously, it's some of his best work. There's some amazing synth orchestral tracks and it's all in Redbook too!!! The only problem is that the tracks are: a) too short; & b) most PAL copies of the game were defective... over half the music in the game is missing... except for a really loud electronic crackle... i've got 2 PAL copies of this game, and they both hailed from the same defective batch.
But track down the NTSC Saturn ISO just for the music... the ISO up at Edge Emulation has the OST in 320kbps
Post by necromaniac on Jun 29, 2006 9:25:12 GMT -5
I did! Excelent stuff. Have you played Crescendo or Divi Dead? Games in the same "genre" with great artwork, storyline and excelent soundtrack, I just wish they weten't hentai games for it realy just drags their excellence down. I might just upload their soundtrack soon for those who want to hear.
I did! Excelent stuff. Have you played Crescendo or Divi Dead? Games in the same "genre" with great artwork, storyline and excelent soundtrack, I just wish they weten't hentai games for it realy just drags their excellence down.
I have played Divi-Dead, but not Crescendo, so soundtrack of the latter would be great. Thanks (also for your time on hearing Chain's soundtrack).
akuma you are damn right about that Skeleton Warriors soundtrack. Terrible game even when it was new (though the rendered sprites were impressive at a glance) but the music is up there with a lesser Jerry Goldsmith or James Horner score. Fantastic stuff as I remember it.
an article could easily be done on Jim Powers. Or even better, an article could be done on the sheer number of curses both borrowed and created on the spot you would use while trying to get past the first level of that back-alley abortion of a game.
However, my roommate and his friends are all huge prog/metal freaks, and I ripped the intro song to Mp3 and gave it to them and they refused to believe it was from a Super Nintendo game until I showed them. it's just that good
And I'll check on that PC Engine version, and maybe load it on the X-Box to remind myself how life is pain.
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest The whole game was made by Square America, so its shit, but the music was made by Japanese, and its great.
Not really gonna jump down your throat or anything, but get your facts straight! Square didn't have a studio in the United States at the time (in fact I think only six years before that their idea of "official correspondence" was some silly garbage drawn on a sheet and then photocopied and mailed - i.e. the Final Fantasy IV not on Famicom deal). They apparently had divisions in the U.S. and Europe to deal with advertising and packaging, but that's far different from a whole game.
Good call on Diablo, though. The game's pretty lousy, really, but the music is pretty stunning at times.
Also, I find Dangar - UFO Robo to be pretty hard to get into, but the soundtrack is awesome.
Yeah, the only game made by Square of America, at least on SNES, was Secret of Evermore. Final Fantasy Mystic Quest was designed by Square of Japan specifically for the US, so it came out here first. They then released it in Japan as "Final Fantasy USA". It was also technically the first Final Fantasy game to reach Europe, unless you only want to count the numbered games.
You guys don't even want to know how many years it took me to get that information either. Good Lord is there a lot of misinformation about Mystic Quest out there.
I actually like the game for what it is. It's not great, but it's fun to play through on a weekend. But yeah, the music is definitely the main reason to play it. :)
Syvalion, the SNES version, has peculiar music that won't necessarily make you want to die. As for the game, it's fairly impossible, although the intermission screens, featuring excerpts from Syvalion's DAMAGE fearing livejournal are potentially amusing, most especially the one after a final level because of the way that ridiculous smiling lizard floats past while its usually lament-laden words are on the screen.
I didn't know Spindizzy Worlds was horrible until I had internet (I just thought it was too hard), and for all I know its music is too, but I must confess I've listened to it outside of a proper game environment.
Ehhh, so file this under "mediocre games with slightly less mediocre soundtracks" should it even appear, then.
Last Edit: Jul 22, 2006 3:58:49 GMT -5 by Yimpinkilp