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Game soundtracks : more.. #6250 01/24/05 11:14 PM
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So, I've got hold of the Soundtrack for Burnout 3 and its somewhat changed my opinion on some things...

I have, for some time, been dead against using licensed music in games. I think that music in games should be original, written for the game, and not licensed unless it specifically adds something to the games atmosphere (GTA Vice City being the best example), however, certain manufacturers seem insistant on using licensed tracks for all of their games which borders on the cringeworthy.

However, after listening to a few of the more recent outputs by EA (Burnout 3, NSFU2) I have to grudingly admit that at least they have started to push some decent smaller bands and given them some coverage. (o, and I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt in that I'm assuming they're not doing it because the license costs for these bands are cheap wink )

I had'nt heard of over half of the groups that had tracks on the Burnout 3 soundtrack, which made for a pleasant change and some nice surprises in discovering some new listening choices, so I suppose if you're going to use licensed tracks (which, in my mind, you can only get away with in car games) at least some people are heading in the right direction...

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Re: Game soundtracks : more.. #6251 02/07/05 12:11 AM
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You wanna check out Flatout's soundtrack - full on rawk n roll from pretty much unknown groups

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Burnout 3 wins points just for having the Von Bondies "Come On Come On". Great song, and it's also the theme for Dennis Leary's excellent show "Rescue Me".

Re: Game soundtracks : more.. #6253 02/07/05 06:39 AM
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Feeder and Gran turismo wink

Re: Game soundtracks : more.. #6254 02/09/05 06:37 AM
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Two games that were extremely influential to me musically were XGRA (Extreme-G Racing Association) on PS2 which includes industrial/dance like Celldweller, Noise Therapy and BT tracks I went and bought, and Boss Rally (the PC port of N64's Top Gear Rally) which is a crappy game but had music from Dragline who became Dalton Grant (an emo-ish band with great songs).

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Re: Game soundtracks : more.. #6255 02/09/05 03:07 PM
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Extreme G has always had good trippy music throughout the series, its about the only thing going for the wipeout wannabe tho'


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Re: Game soundtracks : more.. #6256 02/09/05 06:47 PM
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I much preferred XGRA to Wipeout Fusion. Maybe because XGRA is easier (completed it) whereas Fusion is rather hard!

XG3 was a lot harder than XGRA due to poor poor handling (great circuits though)

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Fusion is the easiest of the wipeouts, your vehicle is anchored to the track instead of all bouncy and flying like in the original.

They say you get better at games with time, go back and play the original Wipeout and its still rock bloody hard...

Better still go and play Wipeout2097 for the ultimate experience (make sure you get the UK copy as well)

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Re: Game soundtracks : more.. #6258 02/10/05 02:55 AM
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I got Wipeout on PS1 & PC (can win all but the ice track and then u have to do whole championship again grr!), Wipeout2097 on PS1 & PC (no bands on PC port and runs way too fast cos sloppy programming = no frame rate lock!) - why's 2097 better than the US XL version? Also I had Wip3out but it never ran in any PS emulator (always crashed at first checkpoint). "Upgraded" it to Wip3Out Special Edition and it works in emus... but I play them all on PS2 now!

I found Wipeout Fusion hard cos I kept getting destroyed... better play it again sometime lol!

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2097 was better due to the music, the UK version had pretty much the first top class licensed soundtrack of any game.

A lot of people wouldnt recognise the names but it featured tracks from such people such as The Prodigy, Chemical Brothers, Leftfield, Photek, Fluke, Future Sound Of London and Orbital, top class.

It was also the first game to do this on this sort of level (not just 1 song for the intro or something)


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