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  eldaris

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11/01/12 4:33:53 PM#61

Yes,it seems that gw2 follows in the steps of rift and war ,the music in all these games was quite bland to me .The only exception is the gw1 theme song which i still remember from that game even if i played it much less than i played gw2 ,too bad the rest is not close in quality.Everquest 2 ,Wow,Aoc ,Eve and Lotr still have the best soundtracks .

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11/01/12 6:30:45 PM#62
I like it a lot. added some to my Website 
  Sovrath

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11/01/12 6:42:43 PM#63
My guess is that in the case of GW2, the music is supposed to support what's going on but not be to intrusive. It's like seeing a movie where you are always aware of the musical score over what's going on in the film.
  SuperXero89

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11/01/12 6:45:47 PM#64
Too much of it was recycled from GW1.
  tank017

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11/01/12 6:48:05 PM#65
I personally turned off the music(i do in must games).I enjoy ambient sound more than music
  Vhaln

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11/01/12 7:34:48 PM#66

Its hard to put my finger on what I think is missing.  Its not bad music, most of it is really good.. but for me, it is bad game music.  I think it's just not lively enough.  It's not emotional enough.  It doesn't bring the gameworld to that next level, the way really good game music can do.  It doesn't evoke the imagination, giving the impression of a lot more going on that what we can see.  

 

Also.. when people post entire tracks, it seems misleading.  Maybe part of the problem is the way the music is implemented, because I don't hear all that in the game.  I've got music turned all the way up, interval all the way down.. and it seems like I hardly hear any of that.  Just these brief generic pieces that repetitively fade in and out.

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  Calerxes

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11/01/12 7:48:45 PM#67
Originally posted by Vhaln

Its hard to put my finger on what I think is missing.  Its not bad music, most of it is really good.. but for me, it is bad game music.  I think it's just not lively enough.  It's not emotional enough.  It doesn't bring the gameworld to that next level, the way really good game music can do.  It doesn't evoke the imagination, giving the impression of a lot more going on that what we can see.  

 

It could be you've heard the "themes" of the music in so many other games that it just doesn't grip you like it should that happens with moden music that sounds like bands of yesteryear its one of the reasons many older people see modern things the way they do, been there, bought the t-shirt sort of thing. Many have said in this thread that the music is very similar to GW1 and I can hear Oblivion's music in it to and it doesn't deviate to much from that format, maybe he needs to move on from he previous compositions rather than rehashing them.

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  grimal

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11/01/12 7:52:01 PM#68
I like the music for the most part.  I think it does what it was meant to do.

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  Gaia_Hunter

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11/01/12 8:10:25 PM#69
Originally posted by Calerxes
Originally posted by Vhaln

Its hard to put my finger on what I think is missing.  Its not bad music, most of it is really good.. but for me, it is bad game music.  I think it's just not lively enough.  It's not emotional enough.  It doesn't bring the gameworld to that next level, the way really good game music can do.  It doesn't evoke the imagination, giving the impression of a lot more going on that what we can see.  

 

It could be you've heard the "themes" of the music in so many other games that it just doesn't grip you like it should that happens with moden music that sounds like bands of yesteryear its one of the reasons many older people see modern things the way they do, been there, bought the t-shirt sort of thing. Many have said in this thread that the music is very similar to GW1 and I can hear Oblivion's music in it to and it doesn't deviate to much from that format, maybe he needs to move on from he previous compositions rather than rehashing them.

 

It isn't similar - a decent chunk of them are from GW1, which is great for veterans. The musics aren't forgettable because when I listen to them I can remember the zones of the game, both GW1 and GW2, that are associated to them.

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  MosesZD

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11/02/12 7:31:58 AM#70
Originally posted by AzurePrower
Seriously, apart from the first few seconds of the title theme that is blasted into your ears every time you log in. The rest is simply forgettable, uninspiring and samey.


Though there is only one track played in Guild Wars 2 that is legitimately not forgettable to me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxa7n1mXVMs

Guess what. It's a Guild Wars track that hasn't been altered in any way that is played in Guild Wars 2. This track was memorable in Guild Wars 1 and it is still memorable in Guild Wars 2. This track is creative and beautiful. The new tracks in Guild Wars 2 lack such a soothing and atmospheric melody this track has. If it wasn't for this one track, I would have muted Guild Wars 2 music a long time ago.

 

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