View Full Version : *NO* Breath of Fire 2 'Mountain Pass'
09-01-2002, 04:19 PM
I'd like to submit my BoF II remix. It is the one and only file at this URL:
For the site...
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Web site: http://kadath.org/
09-01-2002, 06:06 PM
Chiptunes are *very* hard to pull off (don't start telling me that that this isn't exactly a chiptune cause of the precussion or whatever). And unfortunately I don't think this is pulled off well. Something about the way the sounds are used just rubs me the wrong way. Not just rubs me the wrong way - more like hurts my head. I think it's the long, drawn out notes that really get to me.
If you're going to go retro like this, practice making it sound good. For now, No.
09-01-2002, 08:50 PM
Well right off the bat this guy is getting points in my book for being on
Kadath is a city from HP Lovecraft lore. That's cool, but still no criteria for
posting. Also points for doing a chiptunes. Chiptunes are awesome.
I enjoyed the harsh strained sounds and complex overtones of the
chosen chips along with the 808esque drum lines. A neat interpretation
of a gameboy track using very high quality chip sounds. Cool
09-02-2002, 05:04 PM
The description on the page:
"This is the music from the mountain pass you encounter about 10 minutes into the game, between HomeTown and the ruins. The original was done with a plink-plonk piano background melody supporting a lilting flute lead. This arrangement uses much more powerful instruments to invoke a feeling of vastness (the scene in question takes place HIGH above the forest floor)."
I'm not sure why a piano and a flute wouldn't do just the job for a feeling of vastness, since there's usually a sense of emptiness included in that description.
AND WHAT IS THAT ANNOYING BUZZING?!?
Ok, maybe I don't know what a chiptune is, but this doesn't sound like any I've heard before. I can't imagine this being on the NES. Not even just the drums. Sounds like a bad bagpipe. This is way too cluttered and loud and annoying for me to say yes to. I'm sorry. Chiptune or not, I have no bias in that matter, but this seems very sloppy.
The only part that seems to evoke what he's talking about, remotely, is the part from 1:53 to about 2:20 before that awful buzz/bagpipe noise. This is ick
NO says I.
09-03-2002, 05:02 PM
Damn. 1.54-2.20 was really nice - that was the only part of the song without the buzzing synth on top of everything. I liked everything else, but the buzzing really didn't agree with my ears.
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