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post #21 of 40
first thing i do when i've installed a game is disable music
after that the video settings
i hate music in games...if i want music i'll just listen to my own music
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Completely agree, it's amazing how music in single-player campaigns can improve your gameplay experience, makes it more like a movie in a way. Deus Ex is definitely my most recent favourite - always the right music at the right time. A couple of older favourites are Half Life 2 and COD MW2.

Love this one from deus ex:
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tAqA-ky2K0[/ame]
    
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Starcraft II Terran soundtrack anyone? So much win.

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I don't like soundtracks... I like realistic sound effects sort of.
I don't just want music playing at all times for absolutely no reason...

Not to say I don't think sound tracks are important but they do work better in cinematic-like games.
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Agreed, for me a soundtrack can improve a game dramatically.

Mass Effect 1 & 2 are very good, as was Portal 2. Crysis 2 was a game that I didn't really enjoy playing but the soundtrack was very good, actually helped me to play it for a bit longer than I would have otherwise. Left 4 Dead is a bit different but I liked the way the sound was done in that game, not only to add atmosphere but give you clues as to what the AI director is doing next. CoD4 is another memorable one for me, as are the MGS games.

There are some games that don't really need music - where it actually just becomes an annoyance, but there are plenty of games out there that have really been sold just because of a good use of music.
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The Black Ops soundtrack isn't bad, but the sound quality is awful.

Why do the narrations have so much crackling, hissing, popping and pinging in the audio?

It's like, a guy yells.
And then suddenly my speakers sound like they're filled with Rice Krispies.

What the heck!?
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Depends on the game.

I like a good soundtrack most of the time, but there are games/situations where music of any sort would destroy the ambiance/immersion.
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Depends on the game.

I like a good soundtrack most of the time, but there are games/situations where music of any sort would destroy the ambiance/immersion.
Can I say Minecraft with music detracts from the experience? :B

I mean, really. When that soothing piano track comes on I want to stop building and just go surf the Internet.
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Totally agree. Your starting to find games are releasing their entire soundtracks for purchase aswell. I cut a review of Deus Ex and I wouldn't have been able to make it look as slick without the soundtrack as seperate audio files. Normally I would have to record a minute or two of the game with all sound FX turned down just to get a clean soundtrack.

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Totally agree. Your starting to find games are releasing their entire soundtracks for purchase aswell. I cut a review of Deus Ex and I wouldn't have been able to make it look as slick without the soundtrack as seperate audio files. Normally I would have to record a minute or two of the game with all sound FX turned down just to get a clean soundtrack.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nh5ty...layer_embedded
You could just have downloaded the free album from the internet
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