All this talk about Streets of Rage 4's soundtrack had me curious. So I looked it up on the good ol web to have a quick sample - and ended up listening to (almost) the whole thing, while playing some Ninja Warriors Again. And I must say as game music every track works perfectly fine. There's a good deal of variety here, so naturally I didn't *love* every piece. But damn, there are some fantastic compositions to be found. And SoR veterans Koshiro and Kawashima certainly don't dissapoint. In fact one of my favorites has to be Kawashima's "Barbon":
That's some fine Electro-Jazz right there.
edit: It's not really "loungy", but I figured this would still be the most appropriate thread.
Last Edit: May 9, 2020 10:59:39 GMT -5 by windfisch
I'm aware that you don't really care for SoR4's soundtrack. And I'm also aware that there are many skilled and talented people out there that don't get the recognition they deserve. The track you posted sounds fine to me, maybe a bit too familiar to get me really excited. But since familiarity is the point of that remake, it would've been a good fit indeed.
SoR4 on the other hand also embraces change, combining familiar elements with new ones, as any good sequel should. I see Kawashima's & Koshiro's contributions to this game as part of that evolution (not to mention that their personal preferences may also have changed a bit over the years).
But once again it comes down to a question of taste: I like it, you don't, fair enough. Unless you wanted to start a deeper discussion involving music theory or something (which I would not be very well equipped for tbh, but I'd be willing to do my best), there probably isn't a whole lot more to say about that, is there?