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23 OCT 2011 at 8:02pm

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In my opinion, a game's soundtrack or even opening video can inspire you to want to play the game...who has never been sitting there at the computer, staring at the monitor saying, "what should I play today?" and, upon clicking on the icon and hearing the intro music was inspired to jump in and just play?

 

Maybe it's just me.

 

I will nominate two of my favorites.  Please nominate yours, with a youtube link in available (you can find almost anything on youtube!)

 

This is the one that inspired this thread for me- Take Command: Second Manassas...I booted this up again today and was just blown away by the excellent, totally inspiring music: (video sucks, though)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5r5i0WPtao

 

And my second nomination is Medieval Total War 2: Crusades menu music.  Man alive but this music kicks total ass:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvpmZZCpQ9M

 

(and for kicks and giggles, if you want to see a video I put together to that music from debris on my HD, click this link:  http://vimeo.com/9433794 )

 

Now, post your favorites...


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23 OCT 2011 at 8:15pm

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No contest...

 


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23 OCT 2011 at 8:32pm

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Please explain to us all how you embedded that, so we're not all looking as silly as me in my post...


"I am always fondling my nut sack, just to be safe. " - bboyer66

 

"It's like Mount and Blade got together with Total War and had a game baby."  - Bison36 on Real Warfare Northern Crusades

 

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23 OCT 2011 at 8:39pm

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Ahhhh....not so hard.

 

Man alive.  I'm leaving my PC for an unknown period of time, and I need to have two game (for sure) working on my laptop to last me for infinity...M2TW and WiTP:AE.  That's it.  Great, great games!

 

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Edit- ok, harder than I thought...


"I am always fondling my nut sack, just to be safe. " - bboyer66

 

"It's like Mount and Blade got together with Total War and had a game baby."  - Bison36 on Real Warfare Northern Crusades

 

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23 OCT 2011 at 10:34pm

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Originally Posted By Jarhead0331

No contest...

 

 

Dead on! I also thoroughly enjoyed the music for Diablo 2. I loved the soundtrack so much that I burned it to disc and would listen to it outside the game. I know... Weird. I also enjoyed the music for a little D2 clone called Dark Stone. After finishing the game, you unlock a video of a recurring song from the game that an actual band had recorded with a female vocalist.  


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23 OCT 2011 at 10:37pm

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This isn't quite fair, as it isn't incorporated into a version of Falcon yet, but I anticiptate it soon...if in no other version than my own.  This song totally freaking rocks.

 

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Oh WTF.  It shouldn't be this hard.


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23 OCT 2011 at 11:32pm

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Originally Posted By toonces

This isn't quite fair, as it isn't incorporated into a version of Falcon yet, but I anticiptate it soon...if in no other version than my own.  This song totally freaking rocks.

 

 

Here ya go -- nice!

 



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24 OCT 2011 at 12:21am

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Homeworld's soundtrack in definitely amazing (I'd forgotten just how much!).  Still, my favorite has to be either Star Trek: Klingon Academy or the original Shogun Total War.  The music in those two are games are epic. 

 

 


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24 OCT 2011 at 1:23am

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Homeworld...wow.

 

I like how they really try to make the soundtrack to be as immersive as possible.  Pharaoh/Cleopatra's soundtrack was great too.

 

 



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24 OCT 2011 at 5:20am

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Anarchy Online - still playing the music 10 years after!

 

 



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24 OCT 2011 at 5:25am

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The entire soundtrack of AGEOD's Revolultion Under Siege.

 



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24 OCT 2011 at 5:58am

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Without a doubt the Medal of Honor soundtrack from the 1999 version.

My favorite song being the "Road to Berlin" which actually won some awards. Has a cool Cole Porter feel to it. If you close your eyes you can just picture yourself at some nightclub during WWII.



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24 OCT 2011 at 5:59am

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Cutthroats!: Terror on the high seas

 

 

Darklands:

 

 

Medieval Total War:

 

 

 Rome Total War:

 

 

 

Knights of the Old Republic:

 

 

Lords of the Realm 2:

 

 

Civilization 2:

 



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24 OCT 2011 at 6:38am

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Mass Effect 2 had an excellent soundtrack.

 

 

http://youtu.be/TavBAMB3eXM

 

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24 OCT 2011 at 7:30am

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Originally Posted By Jarhead0331

No contest...

 

 

I'm glad to see you enjoy Samuel Barber's Agnus Dei.  I would add Ageod's WW I. Great resource for music of the time.

 

And for a nostalgic moment, I have to add this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAbT9dNQTPA   After all these decades, I never forgot a note of this music!



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24 OCT 2011 at 9:14am

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One of my all time fav soundtrack is the one from Knights of Honor

 

 


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My all time favorite games:
Master of Orion, Caesar II, Civil War Generals II, Homeworld, Star Trek: Birth of the Federation, Far Gate, Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom, Conquest: Frontier Wars, Master of Orion III, Spartan, Haegemonia: Legions of Iron, Knights of Honor, Port Royal II, Celtic Kings: Punic Wars, Rising Kingdoms, Glory of the Roman Empire, Armies of Exigo, Takeda 2 and 3, Tin Soldiers: Julius Caesar and Armada 2526 Supernova, Strategic War in Europe

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24 OCT 2011 at 9:52am

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Hannibal: Rome & Carthage

Shogun 2 TW

AGEOD games - although often few tracks in number

 

 

Soooo.. yeah.. historic/traditional music style of the period being played.  It can pull me into these historical games even more. 

 

Most game music gets turned off, though, having little relation to the game itself and generally being quite mediocre to bad.

 

 


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24 OCT 2011 at 10:08am

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Master of Orion II - "Galactic Theme 3" by Laura Barratt.

 

 

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - "Wings of Kynareth" by Jeremy Soule

 

 

And from an overrated console JRPG, a small gem called "World to be Born" by Yasunori Mitsuda. I never actually heard it in game, but when I play it I imagine starships leaving orbit for unknown worlds.

 



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24 OCT 2011 at 10:24am

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another "Darklands" appreciation....also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXm6DL3D4Ws from Ascendancy...



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24 OCT 2011 at 10:46am

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SSI Fantasy General

 

Intro track

 

 

 

 


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24 OCT 2011 at 11:31am

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Anything done by Jeff Van Dyck for the TW series rocks, especially from the original MTW. I even have the music for M2TW loaded onto my iPod.


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24 OCT 2011 at 11:33am

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My favorite:

 

 



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24 OCT 2011 at 12:44pm

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At Jarhead.... absolutely!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

and thanks for the link!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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24 OCT 2011 at 2:13pm

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Originally Posted By Gusington

Anything done by Jeff Van Dyck for the TW series rocks, especially from the original MTW. I even have the music for M2TW loaded onto my iPod.

 

The soundtrack he made for Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom is fantastic.


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Master of Orion, Caesar II, Civil War Generals II, Homeworld, Star Trek: Birth of the Federation, Far Gate, Emperor: Rise of the Middle Kingdom, Conquest: Frontier Wars, Master of Orion III, Spartan, Haegemonia: Legions of Iron, Knights of Honor, Port Royal II, Celtic Kings: Punic Wars, Rising Kingdoms, Glory of the Roman Empire, Armies of Exigo, Takeda 2 and 3, Tin Soldiers: Julius Caesar and Armada 2526 Supernova, Strategic War in Europe

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24 OCT 2011 at 2:26pm

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oh man................... the opening marching music to the original red alert - used to blast that right up

 

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