Enter the Game Music Thunderdome


#1403

For me, Skyrim edges out Diablo II. I finally decided on Before the Storm over Baldur’s Gate II; I can’t be sure that watching Lady Bird again this evening didn’t have something to do with it.


#1404

Before the Storm makes me feel like I’m sitting at Starbucks surrounded by millennials. So, that’s gonna be a no for me, dawg.


#1405

Before the Storm and Skyrim advance.

Match 43:


  • StarCraft
  • Journey

0 voters

Match 44:


  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Final Fantasy VI

0 voters


#1406

Yesterday’s matches remain active for a couple more hours.

Match 45:


  • Nex Machina
  • Crypt of the Necrodancer

0 voters

Match 46:


  • Morrowind
  • Final Fantasy X

0 voters


#1407

@anonymgeist might I say, excellent taste in your votes cast, sir. We are 2 for 2.


#1408

Man, Crypt of the Necrodance vs. Nex Machina was tough as hell, but NM got just a bit more of that darkwave, Perturbator/Dance with the dead vibe that I can’t get enough of musically right now. Won’t be said to see either advance.

In terms of mopey slow somber numbers from fairly recognizable and infamous orchestral soundtracks, I gotta give it to “To Zanarkand,” cuz man, that scene where it’s played really hit me in the gut when I was playing the game.


#1409

I have to be careful listening to Caprice from Morrowind. It’s so soothing and relaxing.


#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


#1418

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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 ;-)