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« on: January 27, 2011, 11:43:02 AM »

It's amazing what a single piece of music can do. What it can make you feel. It can get you pumped for what's to come. Or make you not want to press start!
Having just finished Uncharted 2, I can't get the wonderful title theme out of my head. It's freaking fantastic!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkPF5UiDi4g

It made me think about other great title or opening themes. One that always pops in my head is the opening to MGS2. So freaking epic:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECjDfQd8QVc

Other great ones that immediately come to mind:
Final Fantasy VI
Secret of Mana
Super Castlevania IV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSBkbCCrGL4

I remember( and this is WAY back) liking Cosmic Fantasy 2's title music so much that I would sit there and listen to it over and over again.
There's tons I'm forgetting. That's where you come in. Share some great music with us, please.




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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2011, 12:05:05 PM »

Some of my favorites are "Went Away" by KOTOKO that opens Hourglass of Summer, "Depend on You" by Ayumi Hamasaki that opens Thousand Arms, and "For Tomorrow's Weather" from Memories Off: 2nd.
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2011, 12:31:55 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kILqw4sO3jo


No but for real...

Probably FFIV

I kind of like the music playing during the FFX title screen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48ftZWil5C4

It's good to hear while loading saves
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2011, 10:44:54 PM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nb-jk6Ftx7o
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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2011, 11:02:21 PM »

Did they rip that off the Lion King soundtrack?

Talking about setting the tone this one is good. The emptiness of space and some tribal-ish beats for the journey

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jr96Kv9NAcs&feature=related
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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2011, 11:14:24 PM »

yeah man that song ripped off circle of life there are black people singing in african jibber jabber
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2011, 11:52:39 PM »

yeah man that song ripped off circle of life there are black people singing in african jibber jabber

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVPjdsyov_o
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2011, 09:59:31 AM »

Damn, that Civ 4 music is awesome. I agree with Yoda, though. It totally sounds like something out of The Lion King. The movie OR the Play. I also own a cd put out by Lebo M called Rhythm of the Pride Lands which is filled with(great!) music that sounds just like that.

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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2011, 10:43:38 AM »

People actually like that stuff?

To each their own but I can only stand that stuff if it's accompanied by sweeping views of the Sarengeti

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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2011, 11:48:20 AM »

Listen to this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apEuFdzP5ZU

If you don't like it you suck , and are not human. Very emotional song. Gives me shivers.
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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2011, 12:56:30 PM »

It's got a nice rhythm...but it's just not my thing.


And I'm not some badass that only listens to slayer or something, I like a lot of stuff.

Another favorite title theme of mine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz4hNksqqiM&playnext=1&list=PLA2605CBDC2DAB1CF

Technosoft had the best fucking music



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I totally forgot about the super metroid theme... this makes me want to cower in the corner of a spaceship and also...my nipples become hard as rocks when i hear it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WitCj8KVX1Q&feature=related


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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2011, 03:41:18 PM »

To each his own, I suppose. While I like this kind of stuff, I don't listen to it on a daily basis or anything. Plus, I like the lyrics in that song. Might have something to do with my mother dying around the time I heard it.
Anyway...
I'm a big fan of chorus mixed in with orchestra and all that. I like my music BIG and epic. Hence my fondness for songs like the Uncharted and MGS ones.

Technosoft kicked ass. Behold the title screen for Thunderforce IV:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkPa1V-yKDM&feature=related
or the stage select for Thunderforce III:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ8BAjaREtc&playnext=1&list=PLBEBF5716A58D8AAE

Good call on Super Metroid. Totally sets the mood.
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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2011, 03:48:27 PM »

Chalk me up as a +1 for digging Afro-beat. 

And here's a video game title theme I adored as a kid. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSCznSYDse4&feature=related
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« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2011, 05:36:25 PM »

To each his own, I suppose. While I like this kind of stuff, I don't listen to it on a daily basis or anything. Plus, I like the lyrics in that song. Might have something to do with my mother dying around the time I heard it.
Anyway...
I'm a big fan of chorus mixed in with orchestra and all that. I like my music BIG and epic. Hence my fondness for songs like the Uncharted and MGS ones.

Technosoft kicked ass. Behold the title screen for Thunderforce IV:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkPa1V-yKDM&feature=related
or the stage select for Thunderforce III:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ8BAjaREtc&playnext=1&list=PLBEBF5716A58D8AAE

Good call on Super Metroid. Totally sets the mood.


I can see how people would like it, and I do like the lyrics in that song.

I want to get a genesis so fucking bad. My cousin has the original model (USA) and the old school sega cd tucked away somewhere.

I think later on this year I'm going to buy it.
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« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2011, 05:43:59 PM »

Legend of Zelda The original 8 bit version of  the main theme has always been my favorite  for some reason
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjwx6LgZjZY&playnext=1&list=PL1180B07B86ACA733

Mega Man 3 title One of the best title themes ever
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaXOuW0Nhvo


Actraiser - opening.    EPIC!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHpBjmTXRnE

Streets of Rage 2 The beginning  is kinda dark and moody, then it hits you with the funk.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXQzyVy9fYM

Breath of Fire IV opening I really like this theme  alot, has a relaxing feel to it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTBoSRIdajQ

chrono cross opening  Simply beautiful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faJeVMIVGIg

Wild Arms - Opening. Wild west theme, whistling and acoustic guitar! what is there not to like?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRV_A5ZDXyo

La Pucelle Tactics opening  Almost did not get past the opening. I am a sucker for hymns and this one is well done.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZHqvOv3zxo

Suikoden III I like the this piece but when you combine it with the anime opening, It becomes amazing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_80uOp_PN0U&feature=related

Suikoden V opening  Just an awesome piece that has gotten plenty of replays.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmawYXFQws8
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