Enter the Game Music Thunderdome


#1410

Journey comes to an end and FF6 is dancing mad, as StarCraft and Super Mario Galaxy advance.


#1411

Nex vs Necrodancer, AAARGH! You mean. I love both of these tracks, although I love Nex a bit more because, like Armando, I love the darkness. Plus, the section from 2:28 to 3:15 is my favourite slab of musical bliss in this entire competition.


#1412

The Nex Machina track has been an unusually slow grower for me, despite loving electronic music and synthwave. Fire Caverns does have a massive, dark and cavernous kinetic sound which seems perfect for a twin-stick shooter like Nex Machina (and, I suspect, the level).

That said, the groove of Disco Descent is enough to get your reanimated shuffle on. I love the bit from 0:00-3:00 :-) But seriously 1:12-1:48, it always gets me.

Tough choice with Caprice and Zanarkand. They’re both beautiful pieces but I love the patter and understated movements in Caprice. It’s very soothing.

I meant to comment on the previous matches too. I’ve struggled with that Journey track despite recognising how heartfelt it sounds. I hear the beautiful main theme peeking through every now and then on the cello, catching glimpses of other interesting passages but a lot of it just passes me by in a blur that I struggle to recall. It probably doesn’t help that I didn’t get much from the game emotionally like a lot of people did! I bounced off Journey pretty hard.

However, I bounced off Starcraft too but that Terran tune is weirdly atmospheric and rocking in a cheesy 90s way. All kinds of hooks and grooves in there.

Dancing Mad is terrific and epic but Gusty Garden Galaxy is an all time favourite so… yeah. I wouldn’t have been unhappy to see it go through!


#1413

Crypt of the Necrodancer and Morrowind advance.

Final matches of the round!

Match 47:


  • Smash Bros.
  • Civilization IV

0 voters

Match 48:


  • Metroid Prime
  • DooM

0 voters


#1414

Fountain of Dreams, I- I’m sorry…


#1415

First Monty, then Morrowind

Not even to something … not generic Elder Scrolls


#1416

Doom failing to beat Metroid Prime?

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#1417

Revenge


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#1419

This was posted on my wall this morning, thought it was fairly related:


#1420

The Doom Slayer will not be happy!

I was listening to bits from the Metroid soundtracks earlier this week and while Phendrana Drifts holds a special place in my heart (and anyone who’s played the game for that matter), there’s other tracks I prefer from the Prime series and indeed Super Metroid. That’s not why I didn’t vote for it – I just adore BFG Division – but it was interesting going over the soundtracks with fresh ears, so to speak. Such evocative scores.

Gah, that Smash track is great and I love that it’s a 30 minute version so I can just leave it looping on joyous and triumphantly. It pains me to vote it out.


#1421

We are no longer internet friends. ;)


#1422

Love is pain. Or something. Have you no heart? Fountain of Dreams is a delight!

We were never friends kosc, only enemies ;-)


#1423

I mean I’m no longer internet friends with anyone who voted for Monty either, so…


#1424

Couldn’t agree more, do it all the time!


#1425

Me too! I’m listening to Redout RIGHT NOW. :)


#1426

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#1427

I’ve talked about http://www.radiosega.net about a zillion times on these boards. It’s great listening while you’re working.


#1428

Civilization IV and Metroid Prime advance, and we begin the round of 16, with 7/8 of the original entrants having been eliminated.

Match 49:


  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Interstate '76

0 voters

Match 50:


  • Brigador
  • Baldur’s Gate

0 voters


#1429

I’m sorry, Brigador… Anyone else left, I’d choose you