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Posted on 2/08/16 22:49:00
As I've mentioned before, I enjoy listening to video game music (VGM) while at work. One reason is it helps pass the time but another reason is the sense of nostalgia is brings. Hearing some of the music I heard while grinding away at games as a kid brings back a lot of good memories for me. I also like to listen to music from games I haven't played before. There's some really amazing music composed for video games out there.
I first stared listening to VGM at work after reading a Lifehacker article suggesting it. It said that game music is designed to not be too distracting and keep your focus on the game so it should do the same while focusing on work.
I'm opening this thread to give you the opportunity to post a link to YouTube (or other sites) to your favorite VGM. It can be music from past or current games.
One of my favorites is the opening theme to Final Fantasy VII. It's the first song you hear when you start a new game from the beginning. When I heard this for the first time I knew the game was going to be awesome. I hope to get the chance to go back and beat this game soon.
Here's the link to one of the many songs I plan to post here: https://youtu.be/UlM46SBMbKA?list=PLWh6XEhtscv3KHbYZkwFfhHG9zNGKFlb4
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Posted on 2/09/16 0:08:03
Incoming nostalgia bomb!
Monty on the Run:
Last Ninja 2 - Central Park:
Slightly Less Oldies
Chrono Trigger - Schala's Theme
Chrono Trigger - Underwater Palace
(okay, I could pretty much list the entire Chrono Trigger soundtrack, so let's move on)
Super Metroid - Norfair (The Fires of Zebes) always loved the atmosphere this provides
Castlevania Symphony of the Night - Festival of Servants
I think I'd better stop here. This post could get dangerously long. I've only scratched the surface of my library...
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Posted on 2/09/16 13:24:34
Oh my, where to begin :P First off, I listen to music pretty much all day at work (hey, I'm a programmer!) I generally listen to metal, but I have lots of other random stuff in my library, including some game soundtracks. It's funny that Final Fantasy VII is one of the first ones mentioned, because that game definitely has one of my favorite soundtracks. Back in the '90s, when I first had the internet and discovered the wonders of MP3s, one of the first songs I sought out was Aerith's Theme. I played through the game last year on Steam and it was excellent as usual :D
The first game soundtrack I ever bought was Final Fantasy IX. I really, really enjoyed that game and the soundtrack was awesome. I loved Vivi, he's one of my favorite game characters ever and his theme is pretty cool: https://youtu.be/rLa0bQflIVo But I think my favorite has always been the ending theme.
I have some others as well (including Symphony of the Night, that one is very good!), but I'll move on hehe.
The next song I want to throw out there is from one of my favorites games: The Guardian Legend. I'm sure some of you have seen me talk about this gem on here before, but seriously...it's good. The soundtrack is great and conjures up so much nostalgia! It's tough to pick one to post, but I'll go with the ending theme. I remember as a kid I would beat the game and just leave it on and listen to this song for a bit. It's one of those games that won't end until you turn off the system. It has a slow / atmospheric sound to it, which I guess makes sense since I listen to a lot of slow / doomy / gloomy / atmospheric music :)
And now, some random other songs:
Chrono Cross - Opening Theme
Unreal - Dusk Horizon
Snatcher - Endless Pursuer
Amok - Wastelands
KISS Psycho Circus: The Nightmare Child - Psycho Circus
Post Edited on 2/09/16 13:25:42
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Posted on 2/09/16 14:07:27
Also, I forgot to mention that if you're interested in metal covers of video game songs, you should check out Daniel Tidwell!
Oh and after listening to that Super Metroid song...I really need to play that game :( Chrono Trigger too...
Post Edited on 2/09/16 14:19:27
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Posted on 3/02/16 19:15:52
I'll join in on this!
I too as you all have said, love to listen to VGM at work.
There are so many greats to choose from so I will just list a few of the ones I currently have playing on my Youtube playlist:
Journey to Silius: Title Theme
Gimmick!: Slow Illusion
Silver Surfer: Level 1
Mega Man 9: Splash Woman
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Posted on 11/07/17 5:09:30
I'm bringing this thread back from the dead since I came across this buttery goodness of a song. It gets really good at the 1 minute mark. Has anyone ever played TrackMania 2: Stadium ?
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Posted on 11/07/17 16:04:37
Never played any of the Trackmania series, though I've seen oodles of videos from the games. I find it interesting that this track has a bunch of elements in it that remind me of other music I've heard, but can't quite put my finger on.
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Posted on 1/19/18 5:06:30
Falcom Music, SNK Sound Team, Team Silent -Konami-
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Posted on 2/02/18 17:16:30
I'll post some of the recent stuff I've really been digging into. I've been collecting VG vinyl soundtracks over the past few years and have some really good ones. But these are games that came out in the past decade.
Risk of Rain Soundtrack =
Oxenfree Soundtrack =
Hotline Miami Soundtrack =
Persona 5 Soundtrack =
I really hope I understand how the YT embed works.
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Posted on 2/02/18 17:30:12
God I love the Hotline Miami soundtrack. I listen to it often when I need to shut everything else out for a while.
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Posted on 2/02/18 18:38:59
+1 for the Hotline Miami soundtrack!
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Posted on 2/04/18 0:26:31
Falcom Music Channel
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Posted on 4/08/18 22:24:09
The latest song to catch my attention is this from ClaDun X2. Even though I haven't played this game and I have no idea what this song is saying I just love the melody.
Post Edited on 4/08/18 22:24:58
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Posted on 4/09/18 4:30:49
This track makes me angry in the best way possible.
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Posted on 4/13/18 22:41:14
I'm still playing Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age on PS4 from last year and was lucky enough to get to go to the recent Distant Worlds tour...
Post Edited on 4/13/18 22:41:31
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Posted on 4/14/18 21:42:08
I'm so jealous you got to experience the Distant Worlds concert! I hope I get the chance to go sometime.
I did go to a Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses Concert last year and I loved it.
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Posted on 4/16/18 4:55:11
I wish I could've gone to the Zelda concert as well!!
Post Edited on 4/16/18 4:56:16