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SWTOR has the best music of any MMORPG .. the game had problems but the music sure as hell didn't

KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member

Sure, Star Wars The Old Republic has problems.

It had problems when it was released, and it still has problems to this day.  It did carry to the genre a great story telling mechanism, as well as a defined graphics standard (stuff gets to full resolution when you get close, instead of blurry).

It also carried with it a monster of a soundtrack package.

 

Yes It did.

The Music of Star Wars

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OFD-mYylJo

5.5 hours of ORIGINAL music in SWTOR + KOTOR + Original John Williams.

 

Regardless of how I feel for this game in it's current state, or how anyone else feels, SWTOR set a new level of music and songs.  I simply have not yet even seen a game even compare.

 

Examples (includes actual music in their entirity):


Show Me Your Papers & I'll Show You Mine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-AvD7VrTEM

Shapa Keesay
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1Sj28PupXg&feature=plcp

Shake That Wampa Down!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WPbIpoo6ek&feature=plcp

Run Kessel Run!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wTpK8XO8hs&feature=plcp

Smeeleeya Whao Tupee Upee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rliQR2wBVXk&feature=plcp
(this one has translations if you want to understand what was said)

 

A small handful of orchestated tracks:

Peace
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGa1eYRR-ao&feature=plcp

One Chuba Too Many (synthesized example)!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29rxRMMNcJM&feature=plcp

 

This is a tiny amount of the music included.  I can't possibly link every song or it would spam everyone to hell.

 

This game will go down in history as being the biggest sound & music game in history (thus far).  Some games have nice music too (hey I like other games music) ... but can they do 5.5 hours of original music for 1 game?

 

Want a nice understanding of life? Try Spirit Science: "The Human History"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8NNHmV3QPw&feature=plcp
Recognize the voice? Yep sounds like Penny Arcade's Extra Credits.

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  • SwaneaSwanea Vegas, NVPosts: 2,368Member Uncommon

    Dont get me wrong, I love the music, I have the CD and star wars music has always been amazing.  But there are a fair number of games that just have some epic music.  I thought the original gw was great (Soule did do KotOR I believe?).  I thought Age of Conans was pretty epic and well done.  WoW has it's moments, few and far between, but when they hit, wowwy!

     

    I don't know if I could say this game has the best music, just because John Williams made so much of it so long ago, and it wasn't created just for the game.  The music created just for the game is quite good though.

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by Swanea

    Dont get me wrong, I love the music, I have the CD and star wars music has always been amazing.  But there are a fair number of games that just have some epic music.  I thought the original gw was great (Soule did do KotOR I believe?).  I thought Age of Conans was pretty epic and well done.  WoW has it's moments, few and far between, but when they hit, wowwy!

     

    I don't know if I could say this game has the best music, just because John Williams made so much of it so long ago, and it wasn't created just for the game.  The music created just for the game is quite good though.

    GW2 keeps playing the same songs over and over and over .. I turned sound off.  Maybe it's just me.  Yes nice songs, but it's not really the point here.  SWTOR had a shit load of songs at release, not just a few.

    Want a nice understanding of life? Try Spirit Science: "The Human History"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8NNHmV3QPw&feature=plcp
    Recognize the voice? Yep sounds like Penny Arcade's Extra Credits.

  • GaborikGaborik Roseville, MNPosts: 251Member
    I will agree TOR has some great music. I would put Lotro new expansion ROR music right up there with the best of any mmo.
  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Mind linking the songs you liked in RoR>?

    Want a nice understanding of life? Try Spirit Science: "The Human History"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8NNHmV3QPw&feature=plcp
    Recognize the voice? Yep sounds like Penny Arcade's Extra Credits.

  • Vunak23Vunak23 In your house eatin'' your cookies, FLPosts: 635Member

    IMO FFXI had the best music out of any of the MMO's ive played. I could uear a song from that games soundtrack and tell you where it played or from what fight it was from. I mute my ingame music in other MMMOs and play it instead even sometimes.

    The game alone gave me great memories, but the amazing music along with it just amplified those memories 10x.

    "In the immediate future, we have this one, and then we’ve got another one that is actually going to be – so we’re going to have, what we want to do, is in January, what we’re targeting to do, this may or may not happen, so you can’t hold me to it. But what we’re targeting to do, is have a fun anniversary to the Ilum shenanigans that happened. An alien race might invade, and they might crash into Ilum and there might be some new activities that happen on the planet." ~Gabe Amatangelo

  • bubalubabubaluba LjubljanaPosts: 434Member
    TOR have best music ,best story and best leveling from all mmorpg's
  • GaborikGaborik Roseville, MNPosts: 251Member
    Originally posted by Karteli

    Mind linking the songs you liked in RoR>?

     

    Sure but using my cell phone may not link correctly.














    Well hope they worked.

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by Gaborik
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Mind linking the songs you liked in RoR>?

     

    Sure but using my cell phone may not link correctly. Well hope they worked.

    There is a "link" button at the top your UI. And your URL's don't work. You also repeatedly spammed the same link (that doesn't work), Just for your info.

    Want a nice understanding of life? Try Spirit Science: "The Human History"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8NNHmV3QPw&feature=plcp
    Recognize the voice? Yep sounds like Penny Arcade's Extra Credits.

  • HrimnirHrimnir Qeynos, COPosts: 1,597Member Uncommon

    Age of conan easily has it beat, easily.:

    partial example:

    "The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently."

    - Friedrich Nietzsche

  • GaborikGaborik Roseville, MNPosts: 251Member
    Originally posted by Karteli

    Originally posted by Gaborik
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Mind linking the songs you liked in RoR>?

     

    Sure but using my cell phone may not link correctly. Well hope they worked.

    There is a "link" button at the top your UI. And your URL's don't work. You also repeatedly spammed the same link (that doesn't work), Just for your info.

     

    Well like i said using a cell phone. Feel free to search youtube for the music.
  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKPosts: 1,788Member
    I never actually noticed the music in game until I popped Heroic Moment.  Not sure if that's good or bad.

    You make me like charity

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by Gaborik
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by Gaborik
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Mind linking the songs you liked in RoR>?

     

    Sure but using my cell phone may not link correctly. Well hope they worked.

    There is a "link" button at the top your UI. And your URL's don't work. You also repeatedly spammed the same link (that doesn't work), Just for your info.

     

    Well like i said using a cell phone. Feel free to search youtube for the music.

    You didn't add valid links ... there is no music to even search for.

     

    It's not up to readers to guess this stuf???.  Post it.

     

    Don't post it? well thats cool, it's no challenge to this thread then.

    Want a nice understanding of life? Try Spirit Science: "The Human History"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8NNHmV3QPw&feature=plcp
    Recognize the voice? Yep sounds like Penny Arcade's Extra Credits.

  • BigAndShinyBigAndShiny LondonPosts: 176Member

    SW:TOR's remix of the Binary Suns track from the original OST is so perfect it would make John WIlliams proud.

     

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

     

     

    (The new section starts at around 0:40)

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by BigAndShiny

    SW:TOR's remix of the Binary Suns track from the original OST is so perfect it would make John WIlliams proud.

     

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

     

     

    (The new section starts at around 0:40)

    beautiful @ 40 .. kinda short, but my heart drifted when the theme was in discord :P

     

    Star Wars music A+++

    Want a nice understanding of life? Try Spirit Science: "The Human History"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8NNHmV3QPw&feature=plcp
    Recognize the voice? Yep sounds like Penny Arcade's Extra Credits.

  • GaborikGaborik Roseville, MNPosts: 251Member
    Originally posted by Karteli

    Originally posted by Gaborik
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by Gaborik
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Mind linking the songs you liked in RoR>?

     

    Sure but using my cell phone may not link correctly. Well hope they worked.

    There is a "link" button at the top your UI. And your URL's don't work. You also repeatedly spammed the same link (that doesn't work), Just for your info.

     

    Well like i said using a cell phone. Feel free to search youtube for the music.

    You didn't add valid links ... there is no music to even search for.

     

    It's not up to readers to guess this stuf???.  Post it.

     

    Don't post it? well thats cool, it's no challenge to this thread then.

     

    Lol wow settle down dude I wasnt challenging the post. Pretty sure I said I agree with the post.
  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by Gaborik
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by Gaborik
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by Gaborik
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Mind linking the songs you liked in RoR>?

     

    Sure but using my cell phone may not link correctly. Well hope they worked.

    There is a "link" button at the top your UI. And your URL's don't work. You also repeatedly spammed the same link (that doesn't work), Just for your info.

     

    Well like i said using a cell phone. Feel free to search youtube for the music.

    You didn't add valid links ... there is no music to even search for.

     

    It's not up to readers to guess this stuf???.  Post it.

     

    Don't post it? well thats cool, it's no challenge to this thread then.

     

    Lol wow settle down dude I wasnt challenging the post. Pretty sure I said I agree with the post.

    Will you provide links then?

     

    It would only be fair.

    Want a nice understanding of life? Try Spirit Science: "The Human History"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8NNHmV3QPw&feature=plcp
    Recognize the voice? Yep sounds like Penny Arcade's Extra Credits.

  • YakamomotoYakamomoto Osaka, ARPosts: 363Member
    Originally posted by Hrimnir

    Age of conan easily has it beat, easily.:

    partial example:

    Age of Conan has the best music ever in an MMO

     

    In SWTOR I only remember the ultra slow motion 10bpm tracks on planets to strech one theme out over 5 minutes. Ugh.

    Almost no interactivity of music during combat either. Meh.  I could insert any John Williams CD from Ep 1-6  and have more excitement while playing.

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by Yakamomoto
    Originally posted by Hrimnir

    Age of conan easily has it beat, easily.:

    partial example:

    Age of Conan has the best music ever in an MMO

     

    In SWTOR I only remember the ultra slow motion 10bpm tracks on planets to strech one theme out over 5 minutes. Ugh.

    Almost no interactivity of music during combat either. Meh.  I could insert any John Williams CD from Ep 1-6  and have more excitement while playing.

    Hmm I had full interactivity of music during combat ...

     

    Plus the songs in cinematics had music tailored to them.

     

    Mind linking the Age of Conan songs you liked?

     

     

    Want a nice understanding of life? Try Spirit Science: "The Human History"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8NNHmV3QPw&feature=plcp
    Recognize the voice? Yep sounds like Penny Arcade's Extra Credits.

  • YakamomotoYakamomoto Osaka, ARPosts: 363Member
    Originally posted by BigAndShiny

    SW:TOR's remix of the Binary Suns track from the original OST is so perfect it would make John WIlliams proud.

     

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

     

     

    (The new section starts at around 0:40)

    Sorry but that is such a cheesy attempt of a rearrangement ("remix" is the wrong word mate),

    Orchestra= detuned

    Harmonic progression = awful

    New part = lame

     

    JW would have never scored it that way.

  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by Yakamomoto
    Originally posted by BigAndShiny

    SW:TOR's remix of the Binary Suns track from the original OST is so perfect it would make John WIlliams proud.

     

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

     

     

    (The new section starts at around 0:40)

    Sorry but that is such a cheesy attempt of a rearrangement ("remix" is the wrong word mate),

    Orchestra= detuned

    Harmonic progression = awful

    New part = lame

     

    JW would have never scored it that way.

    I must be tone deft .. because I enjoy hearing it.  Detuned?, lol

     

    If you hate the game, thats one thing.  I can sympathize there.  But the music was pretty good.

     

    I'm still trying to wrap it around me .. Detuned.. lol :P

    Want a nice understanding of life? Try Spirit Science: "The Human History"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8NNHmV3QPw&feature=plcp
    Recognize the voice? Yep sounds like Penny Arcade's Extra Credits.

  • RavingRabbidRavingRabbid Virginia beach, VAPosts: 1,128Member Uncommon
    Holy fing batpoop Batman!!!! Karteli is actually complimenting something about SWTOR!! I'm going to have a heart attack!!!!!! Call the paramedics!!!!!!!

    All my opinions are just that..opinions. If you like my opinions..coolness.If you dont like my opinion....I really dont care.
    Playing: SWTOR, ESO, WOT, and Marvel Heroes

  • Methos12Methos12 Maladis 46Posts: 1,234Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Swanea

    Dont get me wrong, I love the music, I have the CD and star wars music has always been amazing.  But there are a fair number of games that just have some epic music.  I thought the original gw was great (Soule did do KotOR I believe?).  I thought Age of Conans was pretty epic and well done.  WoW has it's moments, few and far between, but when they hit, wowwy!

     

    I don't know if I could say this game has the best music, just because John Williams made so much of it so long ago, and it wasn't created just for the game.  The music created just for the game is quite good though.

    Seconding AoC. Such an amazing soundtrack that doesn't get enough attention becuase of how the game turned out. Also yes, I'd argue GW1 has better soundtrack than GW2, but mainly becuase Soule opted for a more subdued and atmospheric soundtrack in the sequel so you barely hear it by design when exploring. Both Final Fantasy MMOs have amazing soundtracks that retain the series' core roots, yet also works as something you can listen to for a long time in an MMO.

    Problem with TOR's soundtrack is that it's basically just retreading the same old songs we're all familiar with so it feels incredibly samey and cashing in on nostalgia, aside from few good new songs. One good SW game that did its own thing with the soundtrack and triumphed because of it would be Republic Commando.

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  • KarteliKarteli Providence, PAPosts: 2,646Member
    Originally posted by RavingRabbid
    Holy fing batpoop Batman!!!! Karteli is actually complimenting something about SWTOR!! I'm going to have a heart attack!!!!!! Call the paramedics!!!!!!!

    Heaven forbid I'm actually a SW fan !! :P

     

    I hate the F2P model, but I love the art.. will that make me a .. . is there a word to describe a lover and a hater?

     

    Actually if you read my posts, you'd realize my best interests are for Star Wars, even if I massively critisize EA and what they are doing :P

    Want a nice understanding of life? Try Spirit Science: "The Human History"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8NNHmV3QPw&feature=plcp
    Recognize the voice? Yep sounds like Penny Arcade's Extra Credits.

  • YakamomotoYakamomoto Osaka, ARPosts: 363Member
    Originally posted by Karteli
     

     

    Mind linking the Age of Conan songs you liked?

     

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDx3frjt3O4&feature=related

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-g5KYv2oqXk&feature=related

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3OB8vDw7EE

     

    some more on youtube, check related videos

  • YakamomotoYakamomoto Osaka, ARPosts: 363Member
    Originally posted by Karteli
    Originally posted by Yakamomoto
    Originally posted by BigAndShiny

    SW:TOR's remix of the Binary Suns track from the original OST is so perfect it would make John WIlliams proud.

     

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

     

     

    (The new section starts at around 0:40)

    Sorry but that is such a cheesy attempt of a rearrangement ("remix" is the wrong word mate),

    Orchestra= detuned

    Harmonic progression = awful

    New part = lame

     

    JW would have never scored it that way.

    I must be tone deft .. because I enjoy hearing it.  Detuned?, lol

     

    If you hate the game, thats one thing.  I can sympathize there.  But the music was pretty good.

     

    I'm still trying to wrap it around me .. Detuned.. lol :P

     

    Compare to the original, that doesn´t mean I don´t like the game, but the new TOR ingame music doesn´t live up to any track by JW. They should have used more material by JW. There are some tracks in game by JW, but not enough.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxDm-4Jrg9w

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