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Posted 12/15/13
As a musician myself (I play guitar) I like hearing an amazing soundtrack for when I'm gaming, the lack of one is personally disappointing and normally I can't really carry on without one that fits the game.

It's one of my minimum requirements for playing a game is that it's soundtrack is able to fit the game properly. Because if I'm playing something like Viva Pinata (Yes I like this game) and it had even my favorite band as the soundtrack instead of what it had I might have not been able to enjoy it. It's just something I can't stand, the music is suppose to add to the game and help it out not take away from it. Very few exceptions will be made only if the game is good enough for me to bare it. I'm looking at you Risk: Factions!

Now finding one that truly stands out is hard for me. I believe one has ever been able too, and that would be the soundtrack for Halo 2. Marty O'Donnell has a style that I can't get enough of. All of the Halo games that have soundtracks by him have instantly made it on my favorite OST list. I believe the only other game that has been able to do so is Guitar Hero: Metallica, just because I'm a fan boy.
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Posted 12/15/13
Music can make or break a game. A good composition in a game can add to the feeling over the environment, what the characters are feeling, and the overall pace of any given scene. Take MegaMan X for example. When X reaches Sigma's Fortress and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ljiZ1mw_aU starts to play you can feel that sense of urgency that he is going threw and the fact he is the only one that can save the world. Now take that out of the equation and the mood of that stage is ruined.

Ever play a Final Fantasy game? Take away the music from those and the games would loose so much. Uematsu was able to put feeling into scenes when characters' voices couldn't be heard. You would laugh and cry. Feel happiness and sadness.

Overall taking music out of games would be like taking the dialog out of RPG games. With the right music any given scene becomes more effective and is able to capture the feeling of what the characters are going through and the player can better understand those feelings.

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Posted 12/22/13
I think it's pretty important. I mean, music influences a lot of things in games and helps enhance the experience if placed right. Like epic final boss themes, emotional music themes during deaths and such, so on and so forth.
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Posted 12/29/13
A lot. It's essential to the scenes of the games, whether drama or intense. I started minding the music around the ps1 and 2 era. I don't like the beats sounds like the old mario on newer gen games ie tales of xillia and xenosaga 3.

I kinda regretted buying the ost of xillia since i was not satisfied withits music choice. They could have done better, intead we some comp, tone music....

I usually like orchestral, techno-classic (ie yuki kajiura's work).
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Posted 12/29/13 , edited 12/29/13
Depends on the game type - usually don't care much if it's a game where I only hear lil clips, like in FPS
matters a lot for fighting games, since unless you play with your own music blasting - you're going to hear it a lot, so at least most of the soundtrack must be pleasing/catchy. It can def. make RPG's more engaging and action games more exciting.

For the most part, to me - a lot.
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Posted 12/31/13
Music's presence in games is the same as its presence in a movie, anime, or tv show. It helps add to the atmosphere and get you immersed into the scene. Imagine playing an intense fighting game with no music, thats just bland and doesnt get you pumped. Playing an RPG and walking through beautiful scenary without a nice piano piece or something playing in the background just wont get you fully immersed into the environment. I can't even imagine playing Sonic the Hedgehog or Mega Man with no music...
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Posted 12/31/13
Music is the heartbeat/emotion of most games and movies.

In fact I had bought a game once just because a composers name was on it.
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Posted 12/31/13
Music played a major role in gaming... bcus without music the game would be a bit boring ...that is just my opinion though
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Depends on the game. But it most cases I don't give it too much thought these days. When I was younger I would replay a stage over and over again just to hear the music.
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Posted 1/5/14 , edited 1/5/14
As long as the score isn't terrible then I can deal with it. It is pretty important though, it sets the mood.
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29 / M / Nishinomiya, Japan
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Posted 1/5/14
I love the music in games. More than half of the music on my Ipod is video game related. It sets the mood and tone of the entire game. If you are not fully entranced in the game there is something wrong. I can understand it not meaning the same for everyone, but to me it is just as important as the mechanics of the game.
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Posted 1/6/14
it matters like metal gear rising revengence has amazing thats why its my favorite game but also the game itselfis gret
Posted 7/5/14 , edited 7/5/14
It means nearly as much as the gameplay. Music plays a crucial role in characterisation and atmosphere (to me at least).
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Posted 7/5/14
In platform games or RPG's music is essential.
See Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze or Final Fantasy X.
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Posted 7/5/14
I find that the music in a game really needs to work with the game. It sets the tone, the feeling, the atmosphere.

If you're playing a survival horror game, you want that soft haunting music to draw you into the setting, you want the calm tones of a symphony as you cross over fields and mountains in an RPG, you want the pounding drum beats as you move through an action sequence in an FPS to play behind the sound of your gun firing.

If a game doesn't use the right music in the right setting, it can throw the whole thing off. Good games can be ruined by a terrible OST.
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