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Really not liking the music in the least...

Posted By: Cutter

Really not liking the music in the least... - 21/12/13 05:53 AM

In fact I've had to turn it off completely. I don't understand where you guys are going with this. It ranges from smoky jazz on a rainy Sunday afternoon, to New Age, to 80s Euro glam rock. None of these thing are bad in and of themself in the right setting. However, a classic fantasy CRPG is not one of them. I'm thinking more on the order of Basil Poledouris' Conan score. That or more classically medieval music you'd hear at an inn - or a combination of both. What would Star Wars be with John Williams' score? Heck just go to Youtube and search for medieval music to check out some music from the Middle Ages. Much more conducive to a fantasy CRPG.
Unless this is placeholder music, I'd say your score is waaaaay off base. Loving everything else so far, but this just isn't working for me.
Posted By: Bourne

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 21/12/13 07:04 AM

Maybe I'm in the minority, but when I first heard the music in this game, I immediately stopped and just stood there listening. I absolutely loved it.
Posted By: Kein

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 21/12/13 07:53 AM

Oh wow, placeholder music does not live up to (not yet recorded) orchestra expectations or final version. Alt+F4 then.
Posted By: Ancoron

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 21/12/13 11:56 AM

Sometimes the music dosn`t fit the mood when I run through the town and there is something that sounds like battle music is playing than that has nothing to do with placeholder music looks like there needs to be defined when whice music should play.

He just states his opinion no need to be so aggressive about that. Music will probably get better later on and fit the mood better or so I hope.
Posted By: Tabletrash

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 21/12/13 01:46 PM

In a few months i think we'll be making a compilation a DOS Alpha Musics ^^
Posted By: dwelfusius

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 21/12/13 02:12 PM

music right now is awesome, pumpy and melodic laugh loving it..how can i extract it smile or will it be released?That i will by with my larianvault credit
Posted By: Larzare

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 21/12/13 02:21 PM

I really really love the music (even if it is not finished yet).
In my opinion Kirill has done another outstanding job!

Sure, music "triggers" aren't working as they should, sometimes even playing 2 tracks at the same time, but I'm sure it will be sorted out until release.
Posted By: theNILE

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 21/12/13 02:26 PM

I turned off the music because it's a big spoiler, so not sure what to expect wink

I didn't realize there is placeholder music.
Posted By: Indira Weresheep

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 21/12/13 02:47 PM

theNILE: Your avatar looks quite a lot like mine, and hence my cat! Especially, since my shot was taken when he was just a kitten. Great cat and great taste! laugh
Posted By: Stabbey

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 21/12/13 04:22 PM

I like the music a lot, especially the battle music. For some reason, that puts me in mind of the 1960's themed FPS "No One Lives Forever".
Posted By: Cutter

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 21/12/13 05:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Kein
Oh wow, placeholder music does not live up to (not yet recorded) orchestra expectations or final version. Alt+F4 then.


Stay out of my threads asshole. Go troll in traffic.
Posted By: Kein

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 21/12/13 05:44 PM

Originally Posted By: theNILE
I turned off the music because it's a big spoiler, so not sure what to expect wink

I didn't realize there is placeholder music.


Well, since orchsestra is not yet recorded i assume some tracks will be remastered/redone with proper set of instruments.

Originally Posted By: Cutter
Originally Posted By: Kein
Oh wow, placeholder music does not live up to (not yet recorded) orchestra expectations or final version. Alt+F4 then.

Stay out of my threads asshole. Go troll in traffic.

Look who is talking,
Posted By: Larzare

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 21/12/13 07:05 PM

Everybody who played either Divinity 2 or Dragon Commander knew the direction/style the music would take.
Futhermore, the Divinity series has never been a classical fantasy series. There have been influences from "modern" technology in Divinity 2 and Dragon Commander (and probably also in Original Sin), so why should the music be limited to "medieval" themes?

As I said, I really love Kirills work (since Divine Divinity), in my opinion it is genius and refreshing. His compositions partly defined Larians games since Divine Divinity.
Posted By: Inanna

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 22/12/13 03:34 AM

Only just had a chance to boot up the new version of the alpha, and I'm blown away with the music. I wish Larian wou release this music in its own soundtrack. Stage 2 or no stage 2 music, its brilliant.
Posted By: sear

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 25/12/13 06:15 PM

Kirill is a fantastic composer and has made some of my favorite soundtracks of all time. He is not at all a "typical" composer and he does not do "typical" orchestral scores, and that's what makes his music stand out so well. He's created tons of catchy and memorable, even beautiful pieces and I think Original Sin's soundtrack is as good as any of his other work, if not better.

If you've never played a Divinity game it might not be what you're expecting. But perhaps you need to realize that the Divinity series was never especially typical either.
Posted By: Arsene Lupin

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 25/12/13 09:02 PM

Originally Posted By: sear
Kirill is a fantastic composer and has made some of my favorite soundtracks of all time. He is not at all a "typical" composer and he does not do "typical" orchestral scores, and that's what makes his music stand out so well. He's created tons of catchy and memorable, even beautiful pieces and I think Original Sin's soundtrack is as good as any of his other work, if not better.

If you've never played a Divinity game it might not be what you're expecting. But perhaps you need to realize that the Divinity series was never especially typical either.


I couldn't have said it better myself.

In fact, I don't think I've ever heard any of Kirill's music that I did NOT love. He's like Nobuo Uematsu--a composer with a lot of talent and a very unique, distinctive style that is a perfect fit for games.
Posted By: Kein

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 25/12/13 09:47 PM




How can you not like something like this? I mean, really?
Posted By: Aramintai

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 25/12/13 10:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Kein

How can you not like something like this? I mean, really?

Yea, Divine Divinity OST was all awesome. I can't really put my finger on one favourite track, there are quite a few. Maybe "Sighs of the Elvenkind":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3wOfUnqsyg&list=PLF83209B8D42B26DB
But really, too many good ones.
And Divnity 2 OST was good too, especially "Lullabies For Your Inner Dragon":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkiNzuPuxso&list=PLC0E3147E33AF40EF
I have no worries whatsoever that the D:OS OST will be great too.
Posted By: Kein

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 25/12/13 10:25 PM

Mah afro-American immigrant!
Posted By: Stabbey

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 28/12/13 10:36 PM

The music is great. I do think that the King Crab Inn music is too energetic and too long to play in the inn. I think that could work well as combat music, maybe even boss music.
Posted By: Hephaistos

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 01/01/14 05:54 PM

@Cutter

Your argument sounds rather arrogant and negative to me. I like the music even if it's in its alpha stage. Kirill is trying to break the rules and cliches as he always did in his previous works. The music might not always be what you expect from a game, but you always need a little bit of innovation to actually keep your players immersed in the gaming experience. The divinity games in itself don't follow all the standard rules for rpg games either, and i suppose this is one of the reasons it still has followers. Why would you want the soundtrack to it to follow a clearly defined pattern?
Quite funny you mention medieval music in this context. Actually not that much is known about how medieval music actually sounded at the time it was created. And besides that most pieces that have survived are Gregorian chants and other choir works. I suppose you do not want a video game soundtrack full of Gregorian chants? Probably would not make for a very epic or immersive gaming experience.
In fact, what we nowadays interpret as medieval music are 20th century constructions with perhaps a hint of instrumentation and melodic constructions based on the little we know of original medieval music. We mainly interpret it as medieval music because we learned to associate it through soundtracks to movies. It most probably doesn't sound at all like original medieval music, which is not necessarily a bad thing, because it's just part of the natural process of how things change. But for things to change you also need people doing the changes. Do not just start bashing on someone who tries to do this. At least give it a chance with an open mind, and respect the fact this is still in an unfinished stage, with room for constructive criticism, instead of just trying to disrespectfully clearing it off the table. If you're not prepared to do that, you have no business creating threads about a game soundtrack in it's alpha stage. Just go on enjoying the tons of already finished games that suit your needs.

yours sincerely,

Hephaistos
Posted By: Merendrious

Re: Really not liking the music in the least... - 06/01/14 05:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Stabbey
The music is great. I do think that the King Crab Inn music is too energetic and too long to play in the inn. I think that could work well as combat music, maybe even boss music.


My guess is just that not all the tracks are chosen for the correct location yet. (Due to the limited amount of soundtracks at the moment).
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