Overshadowed Video Game Music

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Re: Overshadowed Video Game Music

Post by Booyakasha » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:39 am

Ahhh. 'Overshadowed'. Yes. Sorry.
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Re: Overshadowed Video Game Music

Post by I am nobody » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:05 pm

Turns out I listen to the Persona soundtracks a lot.

20. Persona 5 - Is it Boring?

I'm as guilty as everyone else of listening to "Rivers in the Desert", "Life will Change", and "Last Surprise" on rotation instead of digging into the rest of the OST, but it's almost all great.

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Re: Overshadowed Video Game Music

Post by Valigarmander » Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:46 am

I'm just gonna keep posting CT here.

21. Chrono Trigger - "Guardia Castle"

I feel like RPG castle music in general tends to get overlooked even when it's really good.

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Re: Overshadowed Video Game Music

Post by ScottyMcGee » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:52 pm

I am nobody wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:05 pm
I'm as guilty as everyone else of listening to "Rivers in the Desert", "Life will Change", and "Last Surprise" on rotation instead of digging into the rest of the OST, but it's almost all great.
"Rivers in the Desert" has such a hot beat.

To highlight less popular pieces, I like "Break it Down" and "Life Goes On"

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Post by Marilink » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:58 pm

22. Mega Man 3 - Wily Stage 3

If anyone tells you to listen to Wily stage music from an NES Mega Man game, it is almost a guarantee that it’s not this one. Which is a shame, because this one is fantastic.

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Re: Overshadowed Video Game Music

Post by Marilink » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:05 pm

Valigarmander wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 6:46 am
I'm just gonna keep posting CT here.

21. Chrono Trigger - "Guardia Castle"

I feel like RPG castle music in general tends to get overlooked even when it's really good.
In this vein,

23. Seiken Densetsu 3 - Walls and Steel

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Re: Overshadowed Video Game Music

Post by I am nobody » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:04 pm

24. Wind Waker - Phantom Ganon

One of the best boss themes in the entire series.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:54 pm

25. Super Mario Odyssey - "Peronza Plaza"

ML mentioned Odyssey on the last page, but here's one he didn't include. This is my favorite town theme, and in my opinion one of the best tracks in the game.

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Re: Overshadowed Video Game Music

Post by е и ժ е я » Sat Jan 27, 2018 3:48 am

While this is not keeping in the format of the thread, I would heartily recommend any soundtracks to Sunsoft games on the NES. Their work is frequently passed over for crowd-favorite companies which still exist as functioning businesses, and yet Sunsoft had almost inarguably the most advanced use of the NES' abilities, and routinely went out of their way to expand the audio functions of the system for their games. They actually wrote complex sample engines which actually would swap instrument samples out of the audio channel on the fly to use multiple drum and chord strikes in a single song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUAtO3MhzRc
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Re: Overshadowed Video Game Music

Post by Artemis008 » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:26 pm

The Megaman X series is known for its frequently stellar sound tracks, even the absolute worst games in the series (X6 and X7) have incredible musical scores. In all that great-ness the most unloved track by far is the Sigma Stage 2 theme from X5.
https://youtu.be/vOpQoAqTTpc
Perhaps it's because of how unfitting it in terms of story, or how far along it is in game but this track is **** AWESOME!

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Re: Overshadowed Video Game Music

Post by The Amazing Tazy Ten » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:34 pm

26. Muramasa: the Demon Blade- Jorogumo

Pretty sure I remember Muramasa gaining some popularity on the Wii when it came out. Even if it didn't that was a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame compared to what publicity it got on the Vita, which is a shame because this and all future versions had four mini-stories each with a different gameplay style. This also meant more songs and they definitely meet the standard of the original game.

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Re: Overshadowed Video Game Music

Post by Bomby » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:27 pm

Theme from Super Mario 3D World:
https://youtu.be/L3k2B2hSl7A
I think this is more overshadowed just based on how much great music is in the Mario series. But besides "Jump Up Superstar" from Odyssey and maybe the original theme song, this might be my favorite piece of music from the entire series.

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Re: Overshadowed Video Game Music

Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:53 pm

Jump Up Superstar couldn't be more overrated, at least as a Mario song. Just doesn't fit.

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Re: Overshadowed Video Game Music

Post by Dux is not you » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:31 pm

Much as Donkey Kong Country 3 is an overshadowed game, its music is itself overshadowed by the musical masterpice that was its predecessor. I can't say I stand by the entire soundtrack, but it does have some moments of brilliance. Here's "Cascade Capers":
https://youtu.be/LBbOiUksxAI
Other recommended songs: "Treetop Trumble", "Rockface Rumble", "Jungle Jitter", "Cavern Caprise".

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Re: Overshadowed Video Game Music

Post by Sim Kid » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:09 pm

This theme from Sands of Destruction, while the entire OST can count.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3CvKqOKN0Y

So. Probably not a lot of you people have heard of this game (aside from furry trash like me) it has some people with pretty impressive track records like Masato Kato and Yasunori Mitsuda.

Suffice to say... Mitsuda's songs carry the game.

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Re: Overshadowed Video Game Music

Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:45 pm

^ Mitsuda is why I have that game on my "someday I'll check it out" list at all. How's the game itself?

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Re: Overshadowed Video Game Music

Post by Marilink » Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:06 pm

I’ve lost track of the number, but

https://youtu.be/585IUvyDkZo

The Atma Weapon battle is a great song that doesn’t get enough love.

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Re: Overshadowed Video Game Music

Post by Auron » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:06 pm

Marilink wrote:
Fri Mar 02, 2018 11:06 pm
I’ve lost track of the number, but

https://youtu.be/585IUvyDkZo

The Atma Weapon battle is a great song that doesn’t get enough love.
FFXIV gave it some love: https://youtu.be/LwarE4R0A0E

Speaking of FFXIV, when everyone talks about that soundtrack they always bring up "Answers", "Dragonsong", "Ultima", or "Heroes". One that no one ever mentions and is a personal favorite of mine is "Penitus"

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Re: Overshadowed Video Game Music

Post by Bomby » Mon Mar 26, 2018 1:51 am

"Through the Trees" from Shantae: Risky's Revenge.
https://youtu.be/3z6aw5RnxGY

"Burning Town" is the most well known recurring theme in the Shantae series, and rightfully so, but this relaxing-yet-melancholy piece of semi-ambient music is absolutely lovely.

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Re: Overshadowed Video Game Music

Post by I am nobody » Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:02 am

Spoiler.

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