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Originally Posted by eLeF
Can't say I will even remember this soundtrack after a few years let alone praise it as one of the best ever, but it is good enough and it gets the job done. My only major issue is with the Harpy song. My understanding is that it should be magical and alluring, however it sounds pretty generic to me. I simply can't imagine someone being tempted to follow it to his doom.

I quite enjoyed it. It sounds like the intro to something more anthemic, though I have no idea whether or not that might be a thing.


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Originally Posted by zersus
Hey, yeah the title says it all in the short version. I don't like it. BG1 and BG2 hat some epic music, other modern RPGs like Pathfinder Kingmaker or Tyranny as well. Other modern RPGs like Witcher 3 hat legendary Musik. But this BG3 does not feel appropriate. I'm sorry for not being able to pinpoint my problem. It is more of a strong feeling. It started with the first time I saw the title screen, the music started playing and I went "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWW this sucks.".

Maybe someone feels the same as me and is more capable to articulate the problem.


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Throne of Bhaaal theme is where its at.

Ta da da daaaa - da da dam!

The quintisential epic fantasy - here we go - theme. I always had the expansion installed so practically never heard the main campaign theme, although its ok too. But just ok. Although the bg3 main theme leans onto previous games feel its not very engaging or inspirational at all. Doesnt feel like some other world, or anything specific. The voices come in wrong and sound even silly. And the "down by the river" in character creation doesnt fit at all, being basically a modern pop song.

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I quite like it, I even let it roll as background music for my RL dnd campaign when playing over roll20

The Weeping Dawn stands out especially.

Also considering the amount of memes i have seen, I think a lot of people rate the music pretty good.

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I very rarely have the game music playing, no matter which game it is I am playing. Switching off the background music is one of the first things I generally do.

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Originally Posted by SecondAchaius

Although I do hope we have MORE tracks for fights.

BG soundtrack felt more on the nose and that can REALLY work. I love opening up that title screen and thinking I'm gonna go on an adventure. BG 3 is more subtle. It's telling me "You don't know what's coming."



This. Boris's music just proves he's way more into foreplay than any other man laugh He's way more delicate at first. BG longer songs are the exact opposite. They calm down over time( The main theme being the best example).

Now I don't think in case of BG2 (for instance) it was a choice. They had like 5 cd's already and they had to fit in. Most of their songs are super short and they had to make it count. Maybe that's why BG2's music starts with a nuclear explosion and escalates from there? If you compare what Boris did to later creations of the original BG composer ( skyrim I believe? Might be mistaken ) the difference isn't that drastic. Compared to BG2 though yeah, it really strikes me as " Wait honey, I need time" ^^.

I love the end result though, in the end it doesn't go all in on simpler fights and only highlights the longer ones. So gameplay-wise I absolutely love his job ^^
I would love to see more of him, especially his more aggressive side. I hope he's keeping it for the dragons. He has shown in some of his songs he perfectly knows how to go in and stay in when he has to.



For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about check the below. In the description you have ' battle scores' so all original bg2 OST for fights. I don't necessarily like all of them but they are way more aggressive for the most part.
[video:youtube]https://youtu.be/W80tmfVcQCo?t=3812[/video]

And here you have one of my favorite songs in bg3 that can also appear as a generic fight song. At 1m30 Boris stops fucking around :p


I'm waiting for boss themes so much!







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I think it's good, but the combat song becomes a little repetitive.

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I enjoy the music in BG3 so far. I also enjoyed the music in BG2.

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Originally Posted by Svalr
I think it's good, but the combat song becomes a little repetitive.


Yes I agree. They should add more combat music. Maybe it will be the case in act 2 and 3.

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no you are not the only one

music is so subjective it really is what it is you either like it or you do not

I just hope, at minimum, they do something like The Queen's High Seas from DoS2 in a bar or something because for me, at least from Larian, DoS2 blows BG3 music out of the water

I can't stand the cliché choir all over the place in BG3. Hopefully the full game with add more themes. I don't mind the theme itself, but the choir is just annoying to my ears at this point.

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Originally Posted by cgexile

I can't stand the cliché choir all over the place in BG3.


It's funny cause I would totally love if the music became even more cliche. I'm serious :p Over dramatic for every single thing that's happening on the screen. That would be pyfekt :p


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I came to love a lot of the songs in BG3 but I understand the comments on diversity of the songs. My main feedback in terms of music is to have more song option/or at least more ambient songs for the majority of character creation because if you're in it for a long time you will not enjoy hearing "down to the river" for the 10000th time. I actually enjoy that song, but I enjoyed it the first time. I think it'd be better if it played maybe the first time when you enter character creation and then it changed to more ambient music as some people might be in character creation for some time. Just my opinion though!


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Originally Posted by eLeF
Can't say I will even remember this soundtrack after a few years let alone praise it as one of the best ever, but it is good enough and it gets the job done. My only major issue is with the Harpy song. My understanding is that it should be magical and alluring, however, it sounds pretty generic to me. I simply can't imagine someone being tempted to follow it to his doom.

I quite enjoyed it. It sounds like the intro to something more anthemic, though I have no idea whether or not that might be a thing.


I give it another try on youtube, and .. well. I still don't like it. BUT(!) it is just me, right? So, it is not really important.
Now that I'm writing this I think I found a good example to show my mindset a little.

As it stands now. I would never put any BG3 Music in my playlist for hosting DnD sessions. As a DM, I have my playlists, and I try to play songs that are fitting to the occasion. I have a lot of wither 3 for the environment, I have some recordings from BG2 e.g. for caves. I even have (and that pisses me something off) some Assasins Creed stuff. But as it stands now, I wouldn't use anything I have heard from BG3 in my sessions. And I can not imagine another DM from my other sessions (where I'm a player) to use it. I think the music is trying to put itself to much in the foreground without being "situationally appropriate" too much "canto", too little environmental. Obtrusive, not accompanying or subsidiary/supportive.

I hope that this helps a little to understand where I'm coming from. I'm still looking for the right words.

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Originally Posted by Sadurian
I very rarely have the game music playing, no matter which game it is I am playing. Switching off the background music is one of the first things I generally do.

For 4 decades now I have been saying: "What music? I don't hear no music." It's the 1st thing I do too.

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Personally, I never look for good music in video games. If it's good and fits well, it's a bonus, if not then I don't care and turn it off if it becomes annoying. The music in BG3 is nothing special and forgettable but I don't mind it being like that.

The games, which I remember for exceptionally good music score: The Witcher and The Witcher 3, Stellaris, Mongolian theme from Crusader Kings 2, Star Control 2, Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines club music. That's it.

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It isn't bad in and of itself, I also quite like the main theme.

But overall I have to say I miss the sound of the OSTs from the first two games and would've liked at least some tracks as homage to them. I have a preference for the drums and brass in them and dislike the use of one of the string instruments and the flute that features very prominently in Boris' stuff.

The Druid Grove theme pretty much sounds like it's straight out of DOS2, and I do not mean that as a compliment.

PS: That remix on the main theme is fire!

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Just give me combat tracks from DoS2. I never got tired of them.

The opening theme in the menu is one big whine of some men trying to pronounce vowels in the longest way possible. Then once they got the hang of it they sounded out some words together.

I mean if you’re going to do a choir, give me an epic one; like a Russian epic red army variant.




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I actually do like the music... except for the choirs. The choirs become annoying really really fast. Please, give me an option to remove the choirs from the music. If I wanted to hear choirs I'd go to an opera or a church. I don't want to turn of the music, because the music is part of the immersion for me. An instrumental version would be perfect. Maybe the choirs give you a boner, but a lot of people don't like choirs.

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I must say that I share OP's opinion regarding the Character Creation music. I absolutely hate it and make sure to mute music whenever I am about to create a new character.

However, I am fully aware of that this is a matter of personal taste and I am rather picky with game music overall - ESPECIALLY the music that is played in character screen / meny etc.

In general, excluding the meny music, I find the music to be "okay". I am not gonna mute, but nor does it really give me goosebumps.


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Originally Posted by zersus
Hey, yeah the title says it all in the short version. I don't like it. BG1 and BG2 hat some epic music, other modern RPGs like Pathfinder Kingmaker or Tyranny as well. Other modern RPGs like Witcher 3 hat legendary Musik. But this BG3 does not feel appropriate. I'm sorry for not being able to pinpoint my problem. It is more of a strong feeling. It started with the first time I saw the title screen, the music started playing and I went "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEWW this sucks.".

Maybe someone feels the same as me and is more capable to articulate the problem.

Sorry, but when I see a thread titled like that, I can't help but react.

This is your music tastes, I respect that. Truly. But please : what's the point to make a thread for that ?

Do you really think the developers will say to the composer (who has certainly, at least, already composed the 2/3 of the score) :
"Your music sucks. It isn't great enough to please the entire planet. No offense. Try again."
Be serious, by the Nine Hells !

People of this forum has already some troubles to bring attention on their feedbacks and suggestions (which are, I want to believe, much more concrete than just a poor comment like "I don't like the music") to the developers, and that kind of thread DOESN'T HELP AT ALL. I really hope you are aware of that. It just pollutes this section with useless "spite" (yeah, strong word, but I mean it). And when moderators or eventually developers read that kind of stuff, I'm sure it doesn't make them want to reply or to do anything to show they care about what we type on this forum.

This section isn't a comment section. I mean... It's titled "SUGGESTIONS & FEEDBACK". I think there is a great difference between a comment and a feedback.

You don't like the score ? Well, sorry dear, it can't match everytime. "C'est la vie."
But please, I beg you, let us know why EXACTLY you don't like it and if something CONCRETE could eventually improve it, instead of just being disrespectful towards the composer and her/his musicians by telling "this sucks".
At this moment, it will be concrete and not just a comment with empty words.

Here's a hint :
Personally, I quite like this score, even if it's not its entirety (but we don't care, dude). Some parts are maybe a bit repetitive (ah ! but what else ?).
When I say repetitive, I mean, for example, that there are maybe not enough different battle soundtracks, related to the different types of environments or to the type of enemies we are facing. So it can eventually lose a bit of "epicness" because it feels it's the same battle everytime.
For example : the battle against the three leaders of the goblin's pack, praying for "the Absolute !". For such a non-linear and [relative] important battle, maybe it would have been good to have a special / unique track for it.
Nonetheless, I'm not a composer (in video game moreover) and new tracks are not composed in two shakes of a lamb's tail.
And music is certainly a part of the game which we can't hope to have some changes, because the process is simply different, and it can be made far in advance contrary to the rest.

So, you see what I mean now when I talk about CONCRETE stuffs ?


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