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OCR01425 - Sonic the Hedgehog 3 "Aquatic Pressure"

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Yeah, I don't really have anything specific to add, but this is definitely one of my favorite tracks to come out of here in a while, ESPECIALLY by someone who isn't already one of the more "established" names here. Great stuff.

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I'm glad to see this one up here, as I enjoyed it a lot on VGMix, and thought it would be a great addition to the OCR repertoire. Nice job, RTF! The improvements over the VGMix release really add a lot and make this worth listening to. :)

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nice. love the jazzy tunes. Something seemed a little bit off on the pan positions in the drum lines. the rythms were excellent. i wont nit-pick over instrument quality. some of it was good others ok. ic an tell you mixed a lot of different elements into this.

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Gee, This was one of my favorites when it was posted in the S&KIII Project forums. Glad to see it make it to the front of OCR, and such a wonderful addition it is. Great job RTF, Can't wait to see what else you cook up.

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Been waiting for a remix of Hydrocity for a while, and what I heard doesn't disappoint. It's varied and section 2:00 to 3:45 is just awesome. Great job, I'm definitely looking forward to your next work. :D

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I admit I've been a Nintendo-Fanboy back in the days, so I don't really know the original. But I still enjoyed this mix, especially the slower (1:57) and melodic parts (4:04) as well as when it picks up some speed (3:01).

Awfulness at its best.

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Wow. This is absolutely freaking awesome. I loved the original song (Especially act 2) and this does a VERY good job at staying true to the original song and still keeping varied. It never really sticks with one style, but somehow manages to keep the original beat almost intact. Definitely going on the favorites list.

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This may be my favorite Sonic remix on the site. It's definitely in the top 3 at least. When the theme finally kicks in at 1:28, I get shivers. This has variety, stays close enough to the original without being a carbon copy, and it just sounds incredible. Absolutely amazing.

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I absolutely love this remix. I've grown up with Sonic, and everytime I pop in Sonic Jam to in my Saturn, and play Sonic 3 locked on to Sonic & Knuckles, I ALWAYS love getting to Hydrocity Zone and listening to the music. ALWAYS.

With this remix, I no longer have to play the game to hear the music. It is similar to the original, but has such a twist to make it into a song I can love more. What I ABSOLUTELY love though (even though I know it's not intentional because it's kinda my mind's judgement)is how at around 2:50-3:00, I ALWAYS think that it's the end of the song. But then I look at my CD Player, and omg I have about half of the song left. Hell yes.

But I'm not sure how I would judge this on terms of those who haven't played the game. In terms of music, I'm not skilled in trying to see things from the other side. However, for fans of the game, and the Hydrocity Song, this remix is STRONGLY recommended. Very good work, does the original justice.

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I don't know what I can add, but this mix is great for the most part. Some of the more abstract sequences in between the more conservitive coverage bore me a little, but I've always enjoyed a straighter cover to a song then a really abstract mix. The Hydrocity Zone is indeed one of my favorite game tunes of all time, and this is some excellent and much-needed coverage of it.

A big thumbs up. 8/10

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I'll be perfectly honest - this did not appeal on first listen. Not that the production was poor, or the arangement horrible .... it just didn't click for me initially.

Well, I listened to it a few more times, and it grew on me considerably. The gunshots are cheesy-awesome. There's a flow to this that builds and fades at least twice throughout the track.

And it's decently suited to walking at a relaxed pace.

Comfortable 6 (>75%).

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thanks :) ill give Reason a shot, considering i have no clue of how to use Acid in any useful way :P. i don't know how to make original sounds and thus use loops, and nothign will come of that that sounds nearly as good as this.

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Im pretty sure this was the first OCR track I heard :P

Excluding the Hedgehog Heaven remix album, since I downloaded that from elsewhere

Yeah, this track I thought was pretty okay at first, and actually couldnt remember what it was from (I had only briefly played Sonic at that point, and couldnt get anywhere in Hydrocity Zone) but it eventually became a favourite on my commonly played tracks. You could say this track is what made my initial dislike of the Hydrocity theme into lov xD

Great track, clearly

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I can't believe I had overlooked this until now. Sonic 3 & Knuckles is gotta be my favourite soundtrack (I probably know all those songs by heart) and this mix took me waaaay back. :-D

Can't wait to hear more stuff from you in the future.

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For me, early Sonic (read: not the drastically modified soft-rock moods of the 3D games) were always about catchy 90s electropop. So the lesser quality samples in this mix are totally redeemed by the fact that they suit the source material. Whereas if you did the same thing to something like more traditionally inspired music like Super Mario Bros., it would seem more out of place.

However, I'm not a sample freak. If it is arranged well, then sample quality shouldn't come into it. And the mix is arranged more than well enough. Never boring, very Sonic, very Hydrocity. The break in the last third might have seemed completely tacked on if it wasn't so charming. Nice work all round. I'm a fan.

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