Good as usual
Well, this is a grand, sweeping theme for a large, fantasy-inspired city. There are some undertones of battle, but they don't dominate the piece. The harp especially helps diffuse some of the tension. I bet this could also be used for a city that was about to go off to war, though.
One of my complaints is the the harp, while it serves a purpose, felt a tad artificial, like it didn't 100% belong in the song. That might be due in part to the fact that I originally heard another version of the song, where bells replaced at least some of the strings. The song felt like it supported those better, but this version still fit my game more.
And you are correct on liking it more with time - it has also happened with art for the game :P It's the difference between what I had in mind at the time and what it actually was, and eventually I came to terms with it and realized that it wasn't a bad thing. It does happen a lot with me.
This was, without a doubt, my favorite song from DJ Maniax. Great that I get to put it on my Ipod now :)
DnB takes a step back- but it's a good thing.
Well, I was missing some adequate BGM for scenes in my game, so I did a portal search for tension and I came across this. I didn't actually think I'd find a DnB track that was good for something that- being tense without overdoing it and actually being more hardcore instead. I love how there's a hint of furious drumming in the beginning, cutting out into the main part of the music, which seems like it's intentionally holding itself back a bit to make a mood that it otherwise couldn't have. Great job.
Oh hey- I didn't regret it after all. I didn't think I would, after all, seeing as DnB is my favorite genre. This is being used as the 'final' (it's a bit complicated- different endings, different sequences) boss theme in my RPG. Like all DnB, the beat is fast and furious throughout (and it is oh so awesome), but it does let up in the end for a slow finish. The piano (hard to tell with so much going on at once) makes for a great rhythm.
I have to agree with PanjiPoe three reviews below, this does indeed sound like a Tales game song- and I love the songs there. The strings and light beat and stuff are all there, and this is one beautiful piece that evokes a ton of feeling.
Nice song. I decided this would make a decent casino theme for my game- I like the laid-back jazzy feel of it. I also think- and this is probably just me- that the song hides a bit of a seedy place feeling in it- the casino in question is in the slummy part of the town, but it wasn't really intentional, it was just how it ended up.
This song's really useful for scenes, especially when one of those side characters are introduced- using it would kind of mold that character into a cool one- even if they actually aren't :P
I agree! A song made for side characters by...me. But yeah loops are good for scenes in games. for when you want to maintain that feeling. most of my songs here are mostly BGM anyway so I'm just happy one was used. Love the game by the way, big thumbs up on the humor. d^^b
It's like the sound of silence- if that makes any sense. Nothing's happening, but the area gives you an eerie sort of feeling. Perfect for some sort of desolate wasteland or abandoned civilization, or anything else empty but eerie. Perfect for background music- non-obtrusive by it's very nature.
Thanks dude! Can't wait to play your game!
No review yet, huh? Let me change that. The beginning is piano with a great surreal backing, and it's not until much later at about 1:10 where a solid beat starts coming in. Then it gives way for a different type of piano rhythm, and it gently grows in intensity, never entirely losing its surreal feeling. Personally, I like the first 1:10- that section of the song is the reason I chose it for my game. By contrast, I think the synths later in make the song lose its classical feel a bit, but I've never been a big genre enforcer and I don't plan to start being one. Anyway, you've got something very nice here.
Thanks! Hope everything is going alright with the game. Send me a message when it's uploaded, I 'll be glad to check it out.
Me again! 3rd review for you for the day- maybe i should just name you FF's musician and be done with it :P This was a song that I just recently decided to use- I wanted a different battle theme for the game's longest sidequest. I know you know this already, but the drums decide to go into overdrive in the last half-minute of the song- it's just a bit too obnoxious. Besides that, this is a nice piece of battle music, probably more so for a real-time RPG than a turn-based one. Which, given the inspiration, is obvious.
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