Opinions on music?


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Post Friday, 14th February 2014, 17:42

Opinions on music?

Personally, games that lack sound tend to be the games with the most replay value.

I mean, I can think of tons of games with good sound tracks, like earthbound and chrono trigger, but games without music and sound just seem to be more mentally engaging and interesting.

What do you guys think?
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Post Friday, 14th February 2014, 18:08

Re: Opinions on music?

It's a correlation but not causation. Games like Tetris, Super Crate Box, Minecraft, The Binding of Issac, and Spelunky have music while still being roughly as replayable as Crawl. It's just that extreme depth and lack of music are often caused by the same thing: a "hardcore" design focus on a deep game above all else.

(Which is also why the music in the games I listed isn't normally at the same tier as AAA games.)
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Post Friday, 14th February 2014, 18:31

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Post Friday, 14th February 2014, 18:45

Re: Opinions on music?

reaver wrote:It's a correlation but not causation. Games like Tetris, Super Crate Box, Minecraft, The Binding of Issac, and Spelunky have music while still being roughly as replayable as Crawl. It's just that extreme depth and lack of music are often caused by the same thing: a "hardcore" design focus on a deep game above all else.

(Which is also why the music in the games I listed isn't normally at the same tier as AAA games.)


I agree with this. Minimalist focus on gameplay to the exclusion of all else leads to the most deep and interesting games. Dwarf Fortress has some sweet music though.

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Post Friday, 14th February 2014, 22:28

Re: Opinions on music?

Music is going to ruin Crawl?

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Post Friday, 14th February 2014, 23:23

Re: Opinions on music?

I have some music in shuffle mode every time I play DCSS anyway. And when the music in games sucks I simply turn it of and shuffle my collection. I wouldn't say that playing crawl in the silence would be boring, but it just feels somewhat lacking.
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Post Saturday, 15th February 2014, 02:22

Re: Opinions on music?

Most games have a 'turn off music' option if players get sick of it.

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Post Saturday, 15th February 2014, 03:43

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I dislike music made with instruments or complex harmonies, as they are an affront to the Lord.

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Post Sunday, 16th February 2014, 02:49

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I prefer the looped version of this. Especially I like to burn forest while listening "The trees like torches blazed with light".
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