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Out of the OSTs I have, my top 3 would probably be:

 

1) Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

2) Chrono Trigger

3) Soul Calibur II

 

Also, my top 3 favorite boss battle songs:

 

 

 

 

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Out of the OSTs I have, my top 3 would probably be:

 

1) Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

2) Chrono Trigger

3) Soul Calibur II

 

I can tell that you, sir, have good tastes. Even though I never heard SC2 in my life, I could tell by the first song that showed up that it has an excellent soundtrack.

 

I am totally an old-school kind of guy. What I dislike about many modern OST's is they rely too much on modern styles (dance, techno, trance, dubstep) and the beat to drive the songs than the melody. I was not surprised when on half of the links I clicked on, the first thing I heard was this trance-y, techno-y, synthesized beat driven piece. Don't get me wrong, I dont mind a good techo beat, but I what I dont like is a whole soundtrack of that stuff. I hate to use it as an example but FF7 has an excellent OST because it uses a variety of styles and tracks and they matched the scenario perfectly.

 

Now that brings up another thing. A soundtrack can never be truly appreciated outside of playing the game. You can pick up a track from Metal Gear Solid 3 and listen to it, but you'll never truly appreciate it until you've played the game. A soundtrack's lyrics IS the game itself and a good soundtrack will always match the style and situation of the game.

 

That being said, if these techo-trance soundtracks truly suits the game perfectly, then chances are I wouldn't like the game anyway and in the end it all boils down to personal preference and opinion.

 

I dont mind a good dubstep or dance track but I would MUCH rather listen to a remastered Legend of Zelda OST any day of the week.

 

As for my top 3 4 (in any order)...

 

Mother 3

Chrono Trigger

Cavestory

And basically any LoZ

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Also, if you don't love the Fallout soundtracks, you don't know what awesome things are.

 

I don't mind the fallout soundtracks, but you'd think that more than 6 songs would've survived the apocalypse.

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Castlevania: SOTN. 

MadWorld is pretty bitchin, and I don't even like rap. 

While discussing Wii games, No More Heroes.

Also, if you don't love the Fallout soundtracks, you don't know what awesome things are.

 

I will think of others and post again, when I have time.

 

I personally prefer Castlevania; Harmony of Despair's soundtrack, but the Castlevania series always has great music.

 

I'd second SCII and FFX

 

The Metal Gear Rising OST has some decent songs on it if you like overblown rock music (and I do).

 

And why hasn't anyone mentioned Bastion?

 

 

Now that brings up another thing. A soundtrack can never be truly appreciated outside of playing the game. You can pick up a track from Metal Gear Solid 3 and listen to it, but you'll never truly appreciate it until you've played the game. A soundtrack's lyrics IS the game itself and a good soundtrack will always match the style and situation of the game.

 

I would have to disagree. While a soundtrack is always tied to the game, and your brain will always relate the two, good music is good music, and a really good soundtrack doesn't need the context of its work to be good. Some are no doubt better in-game (like Borderlands 2) I've listened to plenty of music without touching its original work.

 

Also, honorable mention;

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zelda games, i love those soundtracks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXGGvsHq6iA dragon roost island

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uInmFU6JkU lost woods/saria's song

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qPtuOfQbyI zelda's lullaby

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4ReyoNpyrM ballad of the goddes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy0aEj85ifY gerudo valley.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6f1YDwcH84 the great sea

and more.

 

then i dont know alot of other games with good soundtracks, they usually get stuck in my head but i dont know the name and forget about them after while.

(there are alot of anime soundtracks i like though)

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Basically Chrono Trigger with better production

I hope you are only referring to the instrument quality of the music...

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I hope you are only referring to the instrument quality of the music...

As I mentioned in this same thread from a while ago, Chrono Cross is nothing but a vehicle for Yasunori Mitsuda.

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