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monsieurdavid
02-18-2005, 09:53 AM
The minimalist music in Riven was one of the main elements that contributed to the immersive nature of that experience - - in that particular instance the slightly paranoid sense that you were being watched. Please (!) don't let the music (which thank God you can turn off) currently on the UbiSoft Myst V website (http://myst5.ubi.com/us/) be a forecast of what we can expect of the music (if any) in End of Ages. I can do without this Arabian-Nights-meets-Tahitian-War-Chant now playing there.

Mysthints
02-18-2005, 11:14 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by monsieurdavid:
The minimalist music in Riven was one of the main elements that contributed to the immersive nature of that experience...I can do without this Arabian-Nights-meets-Tahitian-War-Chant now playing there. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

If you like minimalist style, you would probably like some of Tim Larkin's stuff. But as for that piece on the teaser site, yeah, I didn't really care for it either. Not awful, but I thought it was a little cut below his work in Uru, fairly un-Mystlike. It was more suited for Prince of Persia. But I'm looking forward to hearing some of his other Myst V music http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

In case you didn't play Uru, here's a 6mb sampler mp3 (http://www.cyanworlds.com/music/UruSoundtrackMedley.mp3) of his music.

Deg__
02-18-2005, 01:05 PM
It's not my favorite spot of music I've heard, but I think it's a safe bet that it will sound appropriate when implemented in the game. Tim Larkin is great at capturing the environments in his music.

Cheers,
- Deg -

monsieurdavid
02-18-2005, 03:44 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> In case you didn't play Uru, here's a 6mb sampler mp3 of his music. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Cirque du Soleil . . .

GadrenURU
02-18-2005, 04:07 PM
eh?
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif
oh, and what's wrong with Cirque du Soliel? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Mystical Explorer
02-18-2005, 06:18 PM
I think it's a lovely piece! However, I do agree it is a little inappropriate for in-game ambiant music. Really it depends on the setting it's done in - the music should reflect the area in which it is playing. E.g. the music in Er'Cana in Uru is really good for that type of age http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Zoonishii
02-18-2005, 07:52 PM
Cheesy? I dunno... I think it's cool that the D'ni have this... half-Imperial, half-Eastern smell to themselves.

I do agree that the music in the newer Myst games has gotten a bit over the top. I think those subtle, incidental sounds make you feel like you're more there. In the newer games, I felt more like I was watching a movie than actually being there. I kinda wonder if the makers of the games have forgotten what a huge impact those subtle sounds make when you're looking at these pictures.


~Zooneysheez

Eat_My_Shortz
02-18-2005, 11:46 PM
Its quite good music, in the right context.
It depends where it is used.
I anticipate that this piece would be used as the player walked from a quiet inside area out into the open, a wide open place. Either that, or it could be used as music for a linking book flyby. In Myst the flybys were done very well as they appeared with the music in the background. It kinda disappointed me that music wasnt used for linking books in any of the games since Myst.

monsieurdavid
02-19-2005, 06:08 PM
"Soundtrack" music - - whether it's for a movie or for a video game - - should enhance, not intrude. And as to "what's wrong with Cirque du Soleil?" Absolutely nothing! But keep that Cirque du Soleil music under the yellow and blue tent, and out of my (?!) Myst games! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Alahmnat
02-19-2005, 09:15 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by monsieurdavid:
"Soundtrack" music - - whether it's for a movie or for a video game - - should enhance, not intrude. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I agree, and that's something I found fault with in the Exile soundtrack, honestly. However, given Tim's penchant for writing stuff that never gets used in the game (like, say, the Badlands track on the Uru soundtrack CD, and the numerous mixes of it that were distributed over the years prior to Uru's release, or Feast of the Maker, or "First Link"), I think it's probably just as safe a bet to say that it's *not* in the game as it is to say that it's somewhere in a cinematic or other appropriately-themed location.

Dark Screen
02-19-2005, 09:17 PM
Pretty soon someone is going to complain about something like "In Uru there is this one pixel, if you look at it a certain way, it sucks."

I keep hearing all this **** about various things ruining the Myst series. It's not ruined, it's awesome. The music has changed but Myst games are still awesome. If you think it's ruined, go play Myst 1 over and over.

Don't get mad at me too much, I'm just a little annoyed with people complaining about everything that isn't exactly like Myst 1.

Coronagold
02-20-2005, 06:37 AM
Frank Barone - "I coulda eaten a box of AlphaBits & crapped a better interview!"

Dark Screen
02-20-2005, 08:56 AM
What?

monsieurdavid
02-20-2005, 02:52 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> ... I'm just a little annoyed with people complaining about everything that isn't exactly like Myst 1. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
I don't think that's what's taking place.

Dark Screen
02-21-2005, 09:46 AM
Ok.

so what's this trash: "Frank Barone - "I coulda eaten a box of AlphaBits & crapped a better interview!" "?

Dark Screen
02-21-2005, 09:53 AM
I think it is taking place. Not only in this thread, it was just my choice of placement. People complain about the realtime 3d/graphics/etc, people complain about the puzzles, people complain about the music, people complain about the story, etc. I'm not claiming to not be any part of this either. Then we've got me who's complaining about complaining. It's all just a big complain or something.

GadrenURU
02-21-2005, 10:25 AM
i think you're right...it's what we do when we don't have much information...we start worrying every five seconds. let's all just sit back and trust Cyan to make something that will knock your socks off -- while you're still wearing shoes! :P

Mystical Explorer
02-22-2005, 12:09 AM
ok just don't worry. Have Cyan ever failed to deliver great games? NO. I'm looking forward to a great Myst game with beautiful graphics, nice music, fun puzzles, expansive ages, freedom of movement, and more... C'mon! Let's look on the bright side! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Mysthints
02-22-2005, 02:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>C'mon! Let's look on the bright side! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Ditto here. I think I was a bit too negative in my last post, and I'd think we should give Tim and the whole team all the support and encouragement we can. Optimism rules http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif!

Eat_My_Shortz
02-22-2005, 05:11 PM
I agree Dark Screen.
Although, for the record, I *havent* been doing any complaining. I'm just letting all this good stuff we've had over the past erm... 15 or 16 months roll!

DMeister5888
02-23-2005, 12:59 AM
Yeah, I didn't think that the music on the site was quite up to par with what I enjoy the most. And Music is one of the reasons I like the series. I really like Jack Wall's music though. I would have to say my favorites are a tossup between the menu theme from Revelation and Saavedro's theme from Exile. I'm hoping Myst 5 will be just as good.

lotr-sam0711
03-05-2005, 06:21 PM
I thought the music was great. I'm a big soundtrack fan. I don't hear anything wrong with the music....