History Main / RecurringRiff

16th Mar '17 1:04:37 PM BeerBaron
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', in addition to the main title theme, contains reworks of several ambient pieces from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', at least one of the battle themes is based on the ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' theme, one of the exploration themes is similar to Caesar's Legion's theme from said game, and Diamond City's theme appears to be based on that of Primm.

to:

* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has, starting with ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' when Music/JeremySoule came aboard as composer, "The Elder Scrolls Theme." It originally started in ''Morrowind'' as "Nerevar Rising" and was remixed for ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', showing up in several musical tracks per game including the main menu theme. The vocal version of said theme that first shows up on the title screen in ''Skyrim'' keeps popping up during game play as well. You'll hear strings from it when you're [[NoticeThis near a Word wall]], learn a Word, devour a dragon's soul, or level up. It also shows up remixed into "One They Fear", one of the dragon battle themes.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has a strong recurring theme, one that plays quite prominently in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' when the ''Normandy'' SR-2 is revealed. The riff also has a {{dark reprise}} in the ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' ending theme, "An End, Once and For All" .
* ''[[{{Franchise/Fallout}} Fallout]]'' saw ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s title motif is used in the exploration, [[BattleThemeMusic battle]], GameOver, and LevelUp themes. Also, the music box tune heard during "Baby Steps" is reprised for the "Tranquility Lane" quest. The ''[=FO3=]'' title theme returns in ''[[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas New Vegas]]'', which was also scored by Inon Zur and includes some of Mark Morgan's themes from the first two games.
''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'', in addition to the main title theme, contains reworks of several ambient pieces from ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'', ''Fallout 3'', at least one of the battle themes is based on the ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' ''New Vegas'' theme, one of the exploration themes is similar to Caesar's Legion's theme from said game, and Diamond City's theme appears to be based on that of Primm.



* Starting with ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' when Music/JeremySoule came aboard as composer, ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has had what has become known as the "Elder Scrolls theme". It tends to show up in at least two or three music tracks per game, including the main menu theme.
** The vocal version of said theme that first shows up on the title screen in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' keeps popping up during gameplay. You'll hear stings from it when you're [[NoticeThis near a Word wall]], learn a Word, devour a dragon's soul, or level up. It also shows up remixed into "One They Fear", one of the dragon battle themes.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'' has a strong recurring theme, one that plays quite prominently in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' when the ''Normandy'' SR-2 is revealed. The riff also has a {{dark reprise}} in the ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' ending theme, "An End, Once and For All" .
* ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'''s title motif is used in the exploration, [[BattleThemeMusic battle]], GameOver, and LevelUp themes. Also, the music box tune heard during "Baby Steps" is reprised for the "Tranquility Lane" quest. The ''FO3'' title theme returns in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'', which was also scored by Inon Zur and includes some of Mark Morgan's themes from the first two games, and ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''.
16th Mar '17 10:41:36 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' and ''TheNamelessMod'' both have their main theme pop up in various parts of the sound track.

to:

* ''VideoGame/DeusEx'' and ''TheNamelessMod'' ''VideoGame/TheNamelessMod'' both have their main theme pop up in various parts of the sound track.
4th Mar '17 10:05:39 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The original ''MarioParty'' includes shout-outs to earlier games. The tracks "Slowly, Slowly" and "Dodging Danger" are based on the World 6 and 8 map themes, respectively, from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''. And the Magma Mountain course includes a section based on Bowser's Keep from ''Videogame/SuperMarioRPG''.

to:

* The original ''MarioParty'' ''VideoGame/MarioParty'' includes shout-outs to earlier games. The tracks "Slowly, Slowly" and "Dodging Danger" are based on the World 6 and 8 map themes, respectively, from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros3''. And the Magma Mountain course includes a section based on Bowser's Keep from ''Videogame/SuperMarioRPG''.
28th Feb '17 1:53:31 PM Ggrarl
Is there an issue? Send a Message


*** ''Super Mario RPG'' plays a remix in its underground Pipe Maze, and plays a more frantic remix when Mario chases the Axem Rangers in Barrel Volcano.

to:

*** ''Super Mario RPG'' plays a remix in its underground Pipe Maze, plays a more somber remix for other underground areas (Kero Sewers, Coal Mines, etc.), and plays a more frantic remix when Mario chases the Axem Rangers in Barrel Volcano.
25th Feb '17 11:29:32 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Every ''AceCombat'' starting with ''04'' does this often. ''Ace Combat 6'' has ''three'' different recurring themes, with at least one of them being present in roughly half of the game's tracks.

to:

* Every ''AceCombat'' ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' starting with ''04'' does this often. ''Ace Combat 6'' has ''three'' different recurring themes, with at least one of them being present in roughly half of the game's tracks.
23rd Feb '17 10:30:23 PM ninjamitsuki2
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Lunar Silver Star Story]] has "Thoughts Far Away" and "Wings", and ''VideoGame/LunarEternalBlue'' has Lucia's theme.

to:

* [[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Lunar Silver Star Story]] has "Thoughts Far Away" and "Wings", and ''VideoGame/LunarEternalBlue'' has Lucia's theme."Lucia's Theme" and "Rondo of Light and Shadow".
23rd Feb '17 8:35:56 PM ninjamitsuki2
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* [[VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar Lunar Silver Star Story]] has "Thoughts Far Away" and "Wings", and ''VideoGame/LunarEternalBlue'' has Lucia's theme.
22nd Feb '17 7:18:17 PM jormis29
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''{{Film/Kingsman}}'' hardly has any music written for it that isn't a variation on the theme.

to:

* ''{{Film/Kingsman}}'' ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'' hardly has any music written for it that isn't a variation on the theme.
21st Feb '17 5:58:49 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII CrisisCore'' follows this example, with nearly every track that isn't a remix of a ''FFVII'' song being based around the same theme. Including the ''final boss music''. In the original ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', the main theme appeared as a recurring riff as well.

to:

* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII CrisisCore'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII: VideoGame/CrisisCore'' follows this example, with nearly every track that isn't a remix of a ''FFVII'' song being based around the same theme. Including the ''final boss music''. In the original ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', the main theme appeared as a recurring riff as well.
4th Feb '17 9:46:01 AM infernape612
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' series has the phrase "Go, Go, Power Rangers!" It was the opening theme of the original ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', but it truly became this in the second Saban era; the song was remixed for ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' and ''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'' and the phrase still appears in the intro themes to ''Series/PowerRangersDinoCharge'' and ''Series/PowerRangersNinjaSteel''.
This list shows the last 10 events of 572. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.RecurringRiff