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I don't know about you guys but I believe that a soundtrack in a video game is as much important as the plot of a videogame. Look at Deus Ex Human Revolution. If it wasn't for the epic soundtrack in those cutscenes and the trailers the game wouldn't be the same. Same goes for games like MGS 4. I don't know why I decided to make this thread, I just really want to present my point to why soundtracks are a big part of a videogame.
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RIP games with good sound tracks.

Red Alert
Red Alert 2/Yuri's Revenge
C&C Generals/Zero Hour
Star Wars series (older ones)
GTA Series (again, older ones. GTA IV is pretty bad)
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Dude, the guy who did the old Call of Duty and Medal of Honor series went on to do the Lost (the show), Up (the movie), and a bunch of other stuff. Michael Giacchino is his name.
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Soundtrack is extremely important to get right.
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I know what you mean. I haven't played Ocarina of Time in YEARS, yet sometimes I catch myself whistling songs from the game. I also agree on CoD. The first call of duty has some amazing sound tracks with it. TBH, sometimes the music is what makes me remember the game, not the gameplay and not necessarily the story lines.
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I've enjoyed a number of games with mediocre soundtracks, but every one of my favorite games has an absolutely brilliant OST. For example, the Final Fantasy series.

Nobuo Uematsu's work does more to create a sense of atmosphere or convey emotion than just about any dialogue or graphics that I've seen in games. I don't wanna say the series would be bad without him, as Square has an amazing lineup of composers (Yoko Shimomura, Yasunori Mitsuda, etc.), but it certainly wouldn't have been the same.

Final Fantasy IX is by far my favorite video game OST. It's about as close to perfect as a soundtrack can be IMO.

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soundtracks are very important for me, it helps set the mood of the game. The Witcher 2 so far for me has had an awesome soundtrack, and I absolutely love the fallout 3 soundtrack and ambient music. Also as Paradox me said The final Fantasy series have always had epic soundtracks.
 
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I don't know about you guys but I believe that a soundtrack in a video game is as much important as the plot of a videogame. Look at Deus Ex Human Revolution. If it wasn't for the epic soundtrack in those cutscenes and the trailers the game wouldn't be the same. Same goes for games like MGS 4. I don't know why I decided to make this thread, I just really want to present my point to why soundtracks are a big part of a videogame.
Play Fallout 1, then, go play Fallout New Vegas. You can see alot of re-used audio in New Vegas, some of it even sounds remixed, i could be wrong though, it just sounds that way to me. Good old Obsidian keeps it old school.
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I do agree, a good soundtrack immerses you into the game more than a story, if you ask me.
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