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Offline Spikey

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Re:Oldies?
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2004, 10:48:42 AM »
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but extracting the unused WAVs and/or MIDIs from the game files would be more trouble than it's worth.
I do it with every Sierra game, and love KQ7's music (and am recording the soundtrack), so it's extremely worthwhile, and hardly any trouble. Extracting the MIDI's took a minute.

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Re:Oldies?
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2004, 03:27:38 AM »
We still may hear some of the best themes from past KQs. I know I've said we decided againts Cassima's theme, but it finally all depends to whoever does the music for this game.

One thing I'm sure of is that, contrary to past KQs, the music for this game is going to work more like the swiping score of a great film rather than just random collected music.

I'm not a big fan of the KQ epics either, and they definetely don't work too well with this game. But one thing do keep in mind, I won't be happy until the score produced moves to the last fiber of my soul, and I'll expect it to move yours as well.



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Re:Oldies?
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2004, 07:58:27 AM »
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One thing I'm sure of is that, contrary to past KQs, the music for this game is going to work more like the swiping score of a great film rather than just random collected music.

You've obviously never played King's Quest VI, then, or listened to its' music.

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Re:Oldies?
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2004, 01:27:58 PM »
Hee, I smell a debate coming on. ;) Spikey's definitely a Sierra music nut!

Coming from my admittedly non-savvy ears, I'd say that KQ6's "main theme" is Cassima's theme, at least in the sense that it's "motif" shows up in the most tunes in the game.

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« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2004, 06:40:45 PM »
The only music that sticks in my head from KQ 6 was the cheesy ballad that played at the end. Reminded me of dirty dancing rather than kings quest tbh  XD

Still I think the odd "old" motif here and there to rouse memory cells is never a bad thing, especially if its a perticularly nostalgic moment.
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Re:Oldies?
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2004, 09:21:32 PM »
The only music that sticks in my head from KQ 6 was the cheesy ballad that played at the end. Reminded me of dirty dancing rather than kings quest tbh  XD

KQ6, Dirty Dancing style... hmm...

... ... I like that mental image. :D

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« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2004, 10:27:27 AM »
Personally, Sierra soundtracks have always been just about the only game soundtracks I found memorable. There's only three non-Sierra adventure soundtracks that made an impression on me (Star Control 2, Planescape:Torment & The 7th Guest) but every Sierra game I've played with a soundtrack has had at least a good one, if not a great one. (GK2 might be the only exception.)

I think that KQ9 should use whatever style of music seems appropriate, but yeah, saying that Sierra's music wasn't up to par seems a bit odd to me as well.

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Re:Oldies?
« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2004, 08:06:48 PM »
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Oh, how I hope the average adventure game faithful doesn't think like this.

Spikey, I'm not much of an adventure game fan, so don't worry about that.

I think Sonic Adventure had good music. Despite the fact that I couldn't play the game, I downloaded the music as soon as it came out(in the US). That's probably because they had someone singing in it, the same reason I like Eyes on Me(if that's the correct name).

P.S. Before somone comments on that adventure fan statement. I like adventure games, but I also play action/RTS/FPS/RTSS/etc. I was just saying, that I'm not the "average" adventure game fan.
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Re:Oldies?
« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2004, 09:24:23 PM »
hi..non musical genius here!

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'girl in the tower'/cassima theme

funny story bout that...me and julie were sittin at the comp and i put the kq collectors edition cd in the drive  XD and i sat there waiting for it to load...but then out of nowhere this song i had never heard in my life started playing. now being me and julie we got freaked out and thought *something|* was tryin to contact us...after a minute or 2 i realised it was the cd but kept the mystery goin on coz julies face was priceless...turns out i had pressed the *cd* buttn o the discy drive thing and not *close drive*  ::) silly me. altho it was good and we play it occasionally and burst into song  XD oh the joy of simple ppl[/glow]
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Re:Oldies?
« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2004, 09:38:44 PM »
Anyone that has FF8 PC version, you can play disc 3(I think) like a music CD(Eyes on Me). Most of the people that own it probably know that though.

P.S. Only that one song will play, the others are in another format.
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« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2004, 11:04:38 PM »
actually i didn't knew that, so i might try it out!! thnx ; )
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Re:Oldies?
« Reply #31 on: June 09, 2004, 08:35:01 AM »
That's the song that plays in the space station right? I can't remember if I liked that one or not, I have a thing against vocal pieces coming out of nowhere in games...
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Re:Oldies?
« Reply #32 on: June 09, 2004, 08:55:43 AM »
Keep in mind I didn't say I disliked FF's music, folks. :)
Anyone who actually owns a Roland MT-32 or Sound Canvas (like myself) will appreciate the scores much more than say, you guys who play with SB sound cards.
Besides, I have such a high opinion of Braymen as a composer. Uematsu is *amazing*, however his scores to me lack that game sentiment inherent in Chris Braymen's (and Rob Atesalp/Ken Allen/Aubrey Hodges/et al.) composings.

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I think Sonic Adventure had good music. Despite the fact that I couldn't play the game, I downloaded the music as soon as it came out(in the US). That's probably because they had somone singing in it, the same reason I like Eyes on Me(if that's the correct name).
Still haven't played the game, but I absolutely love the music. Some awesome tracks! Apart from Sierra, Sonic would be my second favourite game music. Some great stuff, there.

And I still feel that King's Quest (6 at least) feels like an interactive movie, and the musical score really makes you feel like you're part of said movie. Which was the intention of Ken Williams from the start.. KQ7 had another excellent 'movie-esque' style score.

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Re:Oldies?
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2004, 01:52:59 PM »
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That's the song that plays in the space station right?

Right.

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« Reply #34 on: June 10, 2004, 02:16:22 AM »
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I think the KQ music was good for what it was made for. It was game music, it just needed to add to the mood. Scary scene in game, scary music.

I think Ceaser agrees with me, except for maybe the "good" part.

Deus Ex is the only game soundtrack that I have. I can't think of many more games, that have good soundtracks.

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Re:Oldies?
« Reply #35 on: July 01, 2004, 10:48:19 PM »
Thanks for the info.

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Re:Oldies?
« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2004, 11:56:37 AM »
Yeah, I've been wondering about that ;P
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