History SoundtrackDissonance / VideoGames

23rd Nov '16 4:36:30 AM darkabomination
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* The ''VideoGame/{{Ys]]'' series does this a lot, with soundtracks consisting of hard rock, funk, electronic music, and world music in a standard fantasy setting. [[TropesAreNotBad It's awesome]].

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Ys]]'' ''VideoGame/{{Ys}}'' series does this a lot, all the time, with soundtracks consisting of hard rock, funk, electronic music, and world music in a standard fantasy setting. [[TropesAreNotBad It's awesome]].
23rd Nov '16 4:32:09 AM darkabomination
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* The ''[[VideoGame/{{Ys]]'' series does this a lot, with soundtracks consisting of hard rock, funk, electronic music, and world music in a standard fantasy setting. [[TropesAreNotBad It's awesome]].
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0KbYMIpv_Y Defen! And Escape!]]" in ''Ys: The Ark of Napishtim'' is a rather depressing piece, played during an intense EscortMission with downright mournful strings set to Drum N' Bass.
** "[[ Naturally, the relaxing, downright triumphant downtempo synth-rock tune of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTZheAo7nCs Quatera Woods" is played in a forest with EverythingTryingToKillYou.

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* The ''[[VideoGame/{{Ys]]'' ''VideoGame/{{Ys]]'' series does this a lot, with soundtracks consisting of hard rock, funk, electronic music, and world music in a standard fantasy setting. [[TropesAreNotBad It's awesome]].
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0KbYMIpv_Y Defen! Defend! And Escape!]]" in ''Ys: The Ark of Napishtim'' is a rather depressing piece, played during an intense EscortMission with downright mournful strings set to and Drum N' Bass.
** "[[ Naturally, the relaxing, downright triumphant downtempo synth-rock tune of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTZheAo7nCs Quatera Woods" Woods"]] is played in a forest with EverythingTryingToKillYou.



** From Ys Book I-II from the Turbo-CD, there's the PointOfNoReturn, The [[TheDefinitelyFinalDungeon Tower of Darm]]. It's so huge it takes up half the first game where the BigBad dwels, so you buy your best gear, ready your potions, prepared for hell, only to be greeted by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbqL-yo-oEg a jazzy, electronic rave tune]]...for a song called "Shadow of the Tower of Death", it almost feels like there's a joke at the player's expense. There's also "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp4NNv8LTmU Palace of Destruction]]", which is suitably epic, but in this case a bit much, as it sounds like a final boss theme for what's only the first dungeon in the game.
** The elevator music-style PCEngine version of "Crimson Wings". The Super Famicom version of the song, which is much more upbeat, averts this trope.

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** From Ys Book I-II from the Turbo-CD, there's the PointOfNoReturn, The [[TheDefinitelyFinalDungeon Tower of Darm]]. It's so huge it takes up half the first game where the BigBad dwels, so you buy your best gear, ready your potions, prepared for hell, only to be greeted by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbqL-yo-oEg a jazzy, electronic rave tune]]...for a song called "Shadow of the Tower of Death", it it's almost feels like as if there's a joke at the player's expense. There's also "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp4NNv8LTmU Palace of Destruction]]", which is suitably epic, but in this case [[MundaneMadeAwesome a bit much, as much]], seeing how it sounds like a final boss theme for what's only the first dungeon in the game.
** * The elevator music-style PCEngine version of "Crimson Wings". The Super Famicom version of the song, which is much more upbeat, averts this trope.
23rd Nov '16 4:23:45 AM darkabomination
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** Special mention goes to ''Subterranean Animism'', the game which involves you entering {{Hell}}[[note]][[AHellOfATime Former Hell]], since WordOfGod states that Hell was moved due to overpopulation and thus there are no souls of the damned there, so the light–heartedness is justified to a certain extent.[[/note]], has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IjO9zRnFcs oddly upbeat music]] and arguably [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9IVFXjZ3Uc the most cheerful title theme]] in the series.

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** Special mention goes to ''Subterranean Animism'', the game which involves you entering {{Hell}}[[note]][[AHellOfATime Former Hell]], since WordOfGod states that Hell was moved due to overpopulation and thus there are no souls of the damned there, so the light–heartedness light?heartedness is justified to a certain extent.[[/note]], has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IjO9zRnFcs oddly upbeat music]] and arguably [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9IVFXjZ3Uc the most cheerful title theme]] in the series.



* The song "Defend and Escape" in ''[[VideoGame/{{Ys}} Ys: The Ark of Napishtim]]'' is a rather depressing piece, played during an intense EscortMission.
** "Quatera Woods", is a relaxing downtempo synth-rock tune, played in a forest with EverythingTryingToKillYou.
** "Valley of Quicksand" is a relaxed Latin-ish beach tune, played, of course, in a harsh quicksand pit-riddled desert.

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* The song "Defend ''[[VideoGame/{{Ys]]'' series does this a lot, with soundtracks consisting of hard rock, funk, electronic music, and Escape" world music in ''[[VideoGame/{{Ys}} Ys: a standard fantasy setting. [[TropesAreNotBad It's awesome]].
** "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0KbYMIpv_Y Defen! And Escape!]]" in ''Ys:
The Ark of Napishtim]]'' Napishtim'' is a rather depressing piece, played during an intense EscortMission.
EscortMission with downright mournful strings set to Drum N' Bass.
** "Quatera Woods", is a relaxing "[[ Naturally, the relaxing, downright triumphant downtempo synth-rock tune, tune of "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTZheAo7nCs Quatera Woods" is played in a forest with EverythingTryingToKillYou.
** "Valley "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLvOEXoAiuc Valley of Quicksand" Quicksand]]" from Ys IV: Dawn of Ys is a relaxed Latin-ish funky Latin beach tune, played, of course, in a harsh quicksand pit-riddled desert.desert.
** From Ys Book I-II from the Turbo-CD, there's the PointOfNoReturn, The [[TheDefinitelyFinalDungeon Tower of Darm]]. It's so huge it takes up half the first game where the BigBad dwels, so you buy your best gear, ready your potions, prepared for hell, only to be greeted by [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbqL-yo-oEg a jazzy, electronic rave tune]]...for a song called "Shadow of the Tower of Death", it almost feels like there's a joke at the player's expense. There's also "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp4NNv8LTmU Palace of Destruction]]", which is suitably epic, but in this case a bit much, as it sounds like a final boss theme for what's only the first dungeon in the game.
23rd Nov '16 12:51:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis,'' you are given the arduous task of rescuing Sophia from the Atlantean prison and the single [[MadeOfIron nearly-invincible]] Nazi soldier guarding her. The solution is to power up an ancient guard robot, which [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments stomps the Nazi to death before malfunctioning and shattering into useless rubble.]] And it does this to ''the lively tones of a marching band!''

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* In ''IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis,'' ''VideoGame/IndianaJonesAndTheFateOfAtlantis,'' you are given the arduous task of rescuing Sophia from the Atlantean prison and the single [[MadeOfIron nearly-invincible]] Nazi soldier guarding her. The solution is to power up an ancient guard robot, which [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments stomps the Nazi to death before malfunctioning and shattering into useless rubble.]] And it does this to ''the lively tones of a marching band!''
13th Nov '16 9:34:03 PM Gingerkitteh
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** Speaking of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'', the credits theme does not ''quite'' match the sopia-toned shots of [[spoiler:Raccoon City's destruction via nuke]], especially considering the President's solemn speech that came before it.

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** Speaking of ''VideoGame/ResidentEvil3Nemesis'', the credits theme does not ''quite'' match the sopia-toned sepia-toned shots of [[spoiler:Raccoon City's destruction via nuke]], especially considering the President's solemn speech that came before it.
28th Oct '16 6:39:36 AM morenohijazo
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* VideoGame/MegaMan3 has incredibly cheerful music at one point which sounds more fitted to the credits of a GoldenEnding than a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DBNRClTb20 Game Over screen]]. Also notable is that this game is ''[[NintendoHard very]]'' [[NintendoHard hard]], meaning you'll hear this song a ''lot''.

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* VideoGame/MegaMan3 ''VideoGame/MegaMan3'' has incredibly cheerful music at one point which sounds more fitted to the credits of a GoldenEnding than a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DBNRClTb20 Game Over screen]]. Also notable is that this game is ''[[NintendoHard very]]'' [[NintendoHard hard]], meaning you'll hear this song a ''lot''.''lot''.
* ''Franchise/AloneInTheDark'': The second game keeps a light, upbeat track for most the game, even when Elizabeth is summoning black magic.
** Of particular note is the third game, which uses bouncy banjo music (albeit with a more appropriate dark tune playing alongside it) for most of it.
16th Oct '16 1:29:51 PM Jake18
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** In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', there's Too $hort's "So You Wanna Be a Gangsta" and MC Eiht's "Streiht-Up Menace" on West Coast Classics, "If You Leave Me Now" by Music/{{Chicago}} & "What A Fool Believes" by the Doobie Brothers on Los Santos Rock Radio, and also in the enhanced version, there's "I Want It That Way" by Music/BackstreetBoys on Non-Stop-Pop FM.

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** In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV'', there's Too $hort's "So You Wanna Be a Gangsta" and MC Eiht's "Streiht-Up Menace" on West Coast Classics, "If You Leave Me Now" by Music/{{Chicago}} & "What A Fool Believes" by the Doobie Brothers on Los Santos Rock Radio, and also in the enhanced version, there's "I Want It That Way" by Music/BackstreetBoys on Non-Stop-Pop FM. A non-radio example occurs in "Unknowing the Truth," where the Epsilon program theme-[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Iwi-TAEYc0 a trippy-sounding ambient piece]]-continues to play [[spoiler:even if you choose to fight the Epsilon {{Mooks}}.]]
15th Oct '16 5:39:00 AM ZorotheGallade
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* The Frost Moon event in ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' is an event where you slaughter (or get slaughtered by) hordes of elves, living Christmas trees, Santa Mechs and frost spirits. The music playing during the event is [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBCR-yMtTBM a rock piece interluded with jingle bells and merry chimes]. In a game where every boss or invasion has an ominous or frantic musical score, it's quite the change of pace.

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* The Frost Moon event in ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' is an event where you slaughter (or get slaughtered by) hordes of elves, living Christmas trees, Santa Mechs and frost spirits. The music playing during the event is [https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBCR-yMtTBM a rock piece interluded with jingle bells and merry chimes].chimes]]. In a game where every boss or invasion has an ominous or frantic musical score, it's quite the change of pace.
15th Oct '16 5:38:27 AM ZorotheGallade
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* The Frost Moon event in ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' is an event where you slaughter (or get slaughtered by) hordes of elves, living Christmas trees, Santa Mechs and frost spirits. The music playing during the event is [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBCR-yMtTBM a rock piece interluded with jingle bells and merry chimes].

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* The Frost Moon event in ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' is an event where you slaughter (or get slaughtered by) hordes of elves, living Christmas trees, Santa Mechs and frost spirits. The music playing during the event is [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBCR-yMtTBM a rock piece interluded with jingle bells and merry chimes]. In a game where every boss or invasion has an ominous or frantic musical score, it's quite the change of pace.
15th Oct '16 5:31:30 AM ZorotheGallade
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* The Frost Moon event in ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' is an event where you slaughter (or get slaughtered by) hordes of elves, living Christmas trees, Santa Mechs and frost spirits. The music playing during the event is [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBCR-yMtTBM a rock piece interluded with jingle bells and merry chimes].
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