Why only SCII and Diablo 3 get good music?

General
  • Sunreavers Part 4: (horde camp on Isle of Thunder bg music)
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGVRP0DOC_8

  • Argent Tournament background music (heard at the Argent Tournament in Icecrown and Light's Hope Chapel in EPL):
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX2EyHxfarA

  • Dark Ironforge (heard in Grim Batol, for one):
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzhRRgcAbdI

  • Garrosh' Theme (introduced with Landfall, new Orgrimmar bg music):
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jHlk3Uub2k

  • The Alliance counterpart introduced with Landfall:
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwTbnNOPFzU

  • The old Arcanist Doan of Scarlet Monastery battle theme:
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtQqxSKU0dE

  • Deathwing's theme aka Xaxas:
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLw5MX7bZqI

This is just a handful of in-game soundtracks that I've come to appreciate. If at least one of these doesn't give you goosebumbs, then this game and genre are probably not for you.
19/03/2014 10:46Posted by Myõe
This is just a handful of in-game soundtracks that I've come to appreciate. If at least one of these doesn't give you goosebumbs, then this game and genre are probably not for you.

Dont give me examples what's good and what's not. Original wow soundtrack is amazing as a whole, there isnt a one bad tune there. TBC soundtrack isnt as good, but almost as good. Then in WotlK there is some good pieces like Invincible. Also I think most of tracks that they did for 1-60 revamped zones are also high quality that's mostly the work of David Arkenstone, but I think Pandaria music is as a whole lower quality in terms of musical idea. For example this; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9YOqZ6SOO0 at around 01:10 it's way too chaotic and doesnt fit the mood of the zone.
I think Mok-Rah is perfect example of wow music being over the top.
GDC Best Audio:

Winner:

BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games/2K Games)

Nominees:

Forza Motorsport 5 (Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Games)
Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar North/Rockstar Games)
Saints Row IV (Volition/Deep Silver)
Tearaway (Media Molecule/Sony)

People claim current wow soundtrack is great.. not even nominated in GDC..
I think wow has some of the best music of all games i have played. Maybe you like music that is si super perfect with harmony and everythingthat goes together all the way. Not all music in wow does that. But for me MOp has the best music in wow only after wrath and cata. Like this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcojSdu_NKs or this one my favourite http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHM_yMCjkyc
Mists focused more on atmosphere than just 'good music'. WoW music always did a good job with this but mists did better than usual if you ask me.

I'd say if you dislike a certain area you'll probably dislike the music in said area.

you don't enjoy the warlike music with 5.4 I guess.. I for one love it. but not a fan of the pandaria theme otherwise but each to their own.
22/03/2014 09:34Posted by Kalinea
you don't enjoy the warlike music with 5.4 I guess.. I for one love it. but not a fan of the pandaria theme otherwise but each to their own.

I like war music, but only when it's done right. I think patch 5.1 perfectly nailed what war music in wow should be. For example, Alliance battle march: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwTbnNOPFzU or Garrosh's theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HX1AnCklYZ8 these two pieces are just perfection, both are war music, but not intrusive and too chaotic like patch 5.4 war music.
16/03/2014 11:14Posted by Corripio
WoW has some absolutely incredible music.


But since I don't like posts with just Quotes (I find them !@#$ing annoying personally)

Seriously, some of the ICC and Ulduar tracks are the best tracks in any game period.

Storm Peaks too, and Twilight Highlands.

If you think the sound in WoW pales in comparison to other Blizzard titles I think your mistaken, but hey I guess we all have different tastes.

I find Diablo music too weak, and I find SC music too childish. I think WoW does Astospheric music the best.

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I mean, a few examples:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNstdF54ypo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUtAZaXe3CY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUektYIbaac

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPVjh0kxUE8

And soon...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk5p-wNjnHs
I think whoever wrote patch 5.4 war soundtrack should think better how it sounds from player's perspective, because I think in video game music it isnt enough that you just write a song, it also needs to fit the zone where it plays.
16/03/2014 11:14Posted by Corripio
I would beg to differ. WoW has some absolutely incredible music.


For all the flak I give WoW it never fails in the music department. Or heck, any of Blizzard's games.
Hearthstone has the best music imo.
Eugh one of these "Your opinion is wrong and mine is the truth" guys, carry on people, nothing to see here...
Excuse me?
What?
Have you even hauled your backside to Grizzly Hills before? If not, I suggest you go.

So good. <3
Excuse me?
What?
Have you even hauled your backside to Grizzly Hills before? If not, I suggest you go.

So good. <3

That was 5 years ago. Vanilla wow soundtrack is also amazing, but guess what, that was 10 years ago. When I know listen to Reaper of Souls soundtrack it's even more apparrent that only Diablo 3 and SCII now get good soundtracks.
Actually now when to think about it, tbc soundtrack was also pretty amazing, but in WotlK there certainly were signs of them abandoning certain sound. Sure there was good pieces in WotlK, but it wasnt as amazing as original or even tbc.
Can we just lock this thread already, OP thinks his opinions are facts, useless thread.
26/03/2014 16:56Posted by Authoritah
Can we just lock this thread already, OP thinks his opinions are facts, useless thread.

This is a forum with a free speech, anyone can express their opinion.
Also if you think this is useless thread, then dont open it. No one forces you to read and post in this thread if you dont like it!

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