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ACfan443
08-21-2014, 04:29 PM
I just wanna hear the Main Theme of Unity.

That's the only song that matters to me really.

It's used in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NxfYwcIsVGg

I'd love to get my hands on the full thing, sounds pretty catchy.

JustPlainQuirky
08-21-2014, 04:32 PM
Not a fan of it.

Where's the outro theme that goes da da da da da da da DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DUM??

The one with the 4 co-op assassins walking out of the screen.

I like that one most

pacmanate
08-21-2014, 04:35 PM
Not a fan of it.

Where's the outro theme that goes da da da da da da da DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DA DUM??

The one with the 4 co-op assassins walking out of the screen.

I like that one most

Read the "da da da"'s as Blink 182's "Story of a Lonely Guy" haha

Megas_Doux
08-21-2014, 04:37 PM
I have yet to hear a combat/chase tune like these in ACU:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ArYwQ1d9ck


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH1NFziHUxg


So far the soundtrack sounds so boring and generic :(

Jexx21
08-21-2014, 04:38 PM
u guys make me feel ashamed to like these tracks

ACfan443
08-21-2014, 04:53 PM
I have yet to hear a combat/chase tune like these in ACU:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ArYwQ1d9ck


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH1NFziHUxg


So far the soundtrack sounds so boring and generic :(

Access the Animus is beast, my favourite chase theme of all time. I'd love to hear something with a similar style in ACU, something to really induce a heart-pounding sense of urgency. Love the AC2 one as well.


u guys make me feel ashamed to like these tracks

It's purely a matter of taste and preference, don't see why you should be ashamed.

pacmanate
08-21-2014, 04:57 PM
Some of the Unity tracks I can see working well, others just make me throw up in a bucket and pour it over my head

Fatal-Feit
08-21-2014, 04:59 PM
u guys make me feel ashamed to like these tracks

Don't be. I'm sure they'll grow on everyone when they've experienced them in the game.

pacmanate
08-21-2014, 05:03 PM
Don't be. I'm sure they'll grow on everyone when they've experienced them in the game.

Some of them I just don't see fitting in the game. I can however see others fitting in really nicely. This is the only AC soundtrack I have heard so far thats making me slightly worried for its consistancy

Megas_Doux
08-21-2014, 05:08 PM
Access the Animus is beast, my favourite chase theme of all time. I'd love to hear something with a similar style in ACU, something to really induce a heart-pounding sense of urgency. Love the AC2 one as well.

It's purely a matter of taste and preference, don't see why you should be ashamed.


Yep!!!
Access the animus could be to AC what "Nate´s theme" is to Uncharted. And no, nohing to be ashamed of.

FR0ZENZiNE
08-21-2014, 06:05 PM
I think Ubi is trying to create a 'series main theme'. http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2014/08/20/understanding-the-story-and-gameplay-of-assassins-creed-rogue.aspx Rogue's main theme is basically Ezio's Family. We also heard some hints at Ezio's Family in ACU's soundtrack.


I like it.

Dev_Anj
08-21-2014, 06:14 PM
Rogue's main theme is basically Ezio's Family.

Can you point out where Rogue's main theme plays? Also, I'd like one theme, but I wouldn't want the soundtracks to be based off that one theme and not have their own styles.

FR0ZENZiNE
08-21-2014, 06:17 PM
There's a link with a video in my post.

Dev_Anj
08-21-2014, 06:19 PM
Yeah, but I want to know the time at which it plays.

FR0ZENZiNE
08-21-2014, 06:22 PM
Uh.. It almost plays through the whole video?

Jexx21
08-21-2014, 06:53 PM
I like it.

I definitely do not. Homages are fine, and trying to make a main theme for the series is fine. But it should be a new, unique theme, and not Ezio's family.

RafaelAuditore.
08-21-2014, 10:56 PM
Does this song is the main theme of Unity?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvuYl92QF5Q

Is good, but it is very modern, I think needs more emphasis on vocals as in AC2.
What do you think?

JustPlainQuirky
08-21-2014, 11:08 PM
I agree with jexx.

TBH I don't even like the Ezio family theme that much to begin with.

So I most def don't want to hear it crow barr'd into every new AC game

Namikaze_17
08-21-2014, 11:45 PM
Agreed...Homages are fine, but as long it's not a re-hash to get people "interested". But overall, I was never a huge fan of 'Ezio Family'...

Always thought it was over-the-top fairytale like music that's supposed to get you "invested" I guess.

Jexx21
08-22-2014, 12:16 AM
or if they're going to make Ezio's Family into the AC theme... combine it with the AC3 theme.

lulz

Namikaze_17
08-22-2014, 12:25 AM
I don't see how Unity's story and soundtrack have to be based on the other games...

FR0ZENZiNE
08-22-2014, 01:19 AM
Does this song is the main theme of Unity?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvuYl92QF5Q

Is good, but it is very modern, I think needs more emphasis on vocals as in AC2.
What do you think?

It is not.. It was composed by Stephen Anderson for a fan video about ACU...

ACfan443
08-22-2014, 01:25 AM
I don't see how Unity's story and soundtrack have to be based on the other games...

How on earth is it 'based' on other games? Unity's main theme merely samples a tiny sliver of Ezio's Family, and does it in a way that's subtle and perceptibly tenuous.
Rogue's on the other hand is more of a rehash (which, after replaying that video a couple of times, I concede). So it's far more deserving of all this reprehension and disapproval than ACU.

You'd all be jumping for joy if AC3's main theme was sampled. (I for one would have no problem with it, so long as degree of subtlety was maintained and it didn't last for more than a few seconds, y'know, like Unity).

Jexx21
08-22-2014, 01:40 AM
Exactly, it's the main theme, which is sampling Ezio's family. The main theme should be completely original.

Megas_Doux
08-22-2014, 01:42 AM
I just heard the preview track number 13 and I LOVE IT!!!!!

Shahkulu101
08-22-2014, 02:06 AM
I just heard the preview track number 13 and I LOVE IT!!!!!

Do share.

Megas_Doux
08-22-2014, 02:12 AM
Do share.

Here it is!!!!

https://soundcloud.com/assassinscreed-chile/assassins-creed-unity?in=assassinscreed-chile/sets/assasssins-creed-soundtrack

JustPlainQuirky
08-22-2014, 02:26 AM
It's alright IMO...

Shahkulu101
08-22-2014, 02:37 AM
It's uh...okay...

Layytez
08-22-2014, 02:38 AM
Hmmm not as powerful.

Ureh
08-22-2014, 03:04 AM
Here it is!!!!

https://soundcloud.com/assassinscreed-chile/assassins-creed-unity?in=assassinscreed-chile/sets/assasssins-creed-soundtrack

So far all of the tracks they released sound like they're for missions. So they sound pretty appropriate! This one is my fav "mission" song so far. Thanks for posting.

edit: and one of them is for combat, sounds like it.

Namikaze_17
08-22-2014, 03:07 AM
How on earth is it 'based' on other games? Unity's main theme merely samples a tiny sliver of Ezio's Family, and does it in a way that's subtle and perceptibly tenuous.
Rogue's on the other hand is more of a rehash (which, after replaying that video a couple of times, I concede). So it's far more deserving of all this reprehension and disapproval than ACU.

You'd all be jumping for joy if AC3's main theme was sampled. (I for one would have no problem with it, so long as degree of subtlety was maintained and it didn't last for more than a few seconds, y'know, like Unity).

Um, no I wouldn't be "jumping for Joy" if it was a rehash of AC3, AC4, or ACR's main themes either...I'm just saying that I feel like they are trying to base Unity off the other games rather than let it stand of it's own two feet.
Don't get what I'm saying? Alright.

Templar love interest? Oh, yeah..it's not like Altair hasn't done that.
Death of family members? Yeah, I'm sure Connor and Ezio say hi to that...
Arno quest for redemption? Yeah, Edward's already done that buddy.

You see what I'm saying? Not to mention this "Homage" of Ezio's family doesn't make it any better either.

And that doesn't go to say that I don't think the same about Rogue so...

But Gameplay-Wise? It looks TOTALLY different. ;)

RafaelAuditore.
08-22-2014, 04:14 AM
The soundtrack of AC2 was remarkable, but there were many songs that were dull, were good just to listen while I played, but the main songs that were on the story were very exciting. I hope to see Unity follow the same path of AC2, toward success!

Frank9182011
08-22-2014, 04:33 PM
Have ambient tracks been heard in any of the demos/videos shown so far?

Trying to stay on media blackout myself so thought I would ask the community.

jayjay275
08-22-2014, 04:40 PM
The soundtrack for Unity is very average, considering the soundtracks we've received so far.

Ureh
08-22-2014, 04:47 PM
Have ambient tracks been heard in any of the demos/videos shown so far?

Trying to stay on media blackout myself so thought I would ask the community.

No ambient tracks in the demos, so far, iirc.

aL_____eX
08-22-2014, 04:53 PM
No ambient tracks in the demos, so far, iirc.
Hmm... I believe Notre Dame demo definitely had some background ambient sounds in it?! It was very subtle and calm although the demo showed a mission in progress.

Ureh
08-22-2014, 05:01 PM
Oh right, I was quick to assume that "ambient tracks" was along the lines of free-roam music (ex: home in florence, dream of venice, etc). But actually it's a lot broader than that. :p

FR0ZENZiNE
08-22-2014, 05:42 PM
Sarah Schachner should've been Unity's only composer, she could've pulled it off IMO. Just listen to this: https://soundcloud.com/assassinscreed-chile/assassins-creed-unity-3

Shahkulu101
08-22-2014, 05:54 PM
Yeah, I really like Sarah Schachner's work. I didn't even know she did any work on AC4 at all and then I found out she composed some of my favourite tracks like Under The Black Flag and On The Horizon. Like Kyd, Balfe and Tyler she has a distinctive style which works very well. That style lending it's self to the whole of Unity's soundtrack would be great IMO, as the tracks I can tell are composed by Sarah Schachner have been the highlights for me. I don't really think they sound pirate-y as some have suggested, the instruments sound similar but nothing that would feel out of place.

I hope Sarah gets to compose an AC game by herself in the future.

Layytez
08-22-2014, 07:20 PM
Number 8 sounds like An Uncertain Present from AC3.

FR0ZENZiNE
08-22-2014, 07:29 PM
Now, that I look back, I'm kinda sad Lorne Balfe (probably) won't be returning to AC. His music had a really cool touch, something really unique and cinematic, dunno. :/

GH0STSoldier00
08-22-2014, 07:33 PM
I really like the music that played at the end of the co-op demo at 4:50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpJ6GICqQyc

jeordievera
08-22-2014, 07:36 PM
I really like the music that played at the end of the co-op demo at 4:50

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RpJ6GICqQyc
Me too I think it could be the main theme

rrebe
08-22-2014, 09:02 PM
I really like the music that played at the end of the co-op demo at 4:50

I agree, the little that can be heard sounds very interesting :)
I want a full version :(

JustPlainQuirky
08-22-2014, 09:34 PM
Yeah that outro is the only unity song i like

RafaelAuditore.
08-22-2014, 11:06 PM
The music that plays in this new video of Unity looks great, I really liked it!

Here's the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAQiGrHK84k

FR0ZENZiNE
08-22-2014, 11:13 PM
The music that plays in this new video of Unity looks great, I really liked it!

Here's the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAQiGrHK84k
This is just some stock music...

Frank9182011
08-23-2014, 12:13 AM
This is just some stock music...

How do you know that?

RafaelAuditore.
08-23-2014, 02:29 AM
This is just some stock music...
I think not, the videos of AC most of the time are always accompanied by a song from its soundtrack.

Iggy1eco
08-23-2014, 02:36 AM
I'm inclined to say some lack a certain...charm, that the previous OSTs had. Not getting the feel from these.

But then they are only a few from what usually is 20+ album. (probably)

FR0ZENZiNE
08-23-2014, 11:46 PM
This is a video for UbiBlog, EVERY video for UbiBlog hat stock music in it so far IIRC. Also, the music doesn't fit to the music we've heard before...

RinoTheBouncer
08-24-2014, 02:17 PM
I like the tracks so far. I mean they’re not as memorable or as theatrical as those of AC:Revelations but they’re good. I wonder if we’ll have more piano oriented tracks like that of the Paris Horizon trailer.

aL_____eX
08-24-2014, 02:28 PM
I like the tracks so far. I mean they’re not as memorable or as theatrical as those of AC:Revelations but they’re good. I wonder if we’ll have more piano oriented tracks like that of the Paris Horizon trailer.
The Paris Horizon Trailer music gave me the chills. :)

RinoTheBouncer
08-24-2014, 02:31 PM
The Paris Horizon Trailer music gave me the chills. :)
Same here. It is so original and new to the franchise, not to mention how it fits the whole atmosphere. I really wish we get to hear it in-game or have similar tracks in the soundtrack album.

aL_____eX
08-24-2014, 02:39 PM
I love how some of the piano sounds are so dissonant in relation to the whole piece, but as a whole thing it's amazing. Yes, having piano tracks similar to this in-game as ambient sounds would be awesome. Like the organ in the Notre Dame demo, which gave me gossebumps

Fatal-Feit
08-24-2014, 02:42 PM
I like the tracks so far. I mean they’re not as memorable or as theatrical as those of AC:Revelations but they’re good. I wonder if we’ll have more piano oriented tracks like that of the Paris Horizon trailer.

That is what I want from Unity.

RinoTheBouncer
08-24-2014, 03:12 PM
That is what I want from Unity.a

Same here. It’s very original. I want Piano tracks as well as epic themes for a finale or a critical scene and of course some amazing modern tracks for the modern day segment or first civ. parts like those in AC:R.


I love how some of the piano sounds are so dissonant in relation to the whole piece, but as a whole thing it's amazing. Yes, having piano tracks similar to this in-game as ambient sounds would be awesome. Like the organ in the Notre Dame demo, which gave me gossebumps

Yeah. My thoughts exactly. I think it’s a whole new direction for the series’ soundtracks and a beautiful one.

Reptilis91
08-24-2014, 04:13 PM
Track #4 is amazing (http://youtu.be/jHYpxKIk63w), that european classical/baroque influence should be more present. I hope the unrevealed tracks have it.

Megas_Doux
08-24-2014, 05:14 PM
Track #4 is amazing (http://youtu.be/jHYpxKIk63w), that european classical/baroque influence should be more present. I hope the unrevealed tracks have it.

Now we are talking!!!!

Very good track, thanks!

jayjay275
08-25-2014, 05:14 PM
So, have we heard the ambient tracks in this game yet?
Nothing will be able to beat this though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPIRx6oGGdE

ACfan443
08-25-2014, 06:27 PM
So, have we heard the ambient tracks in this game yet?
Nothing will be able to beat this though:
[video=youtube;HPIRx6oGGdE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPIRx6oGGdE

Or these

http://youtu.be/wwVvkf5CeJU

http://youtu.be/6mn_PIAh72A

http://youtu.be/9qX_WOD4EaI

http://youtu.be/QzHRmlCbdFs

jayjay275
08-25-2014, 06:46 PM
There are a lot of ambient themes that Unity has to live up too! :p

ACfan443
09-01-2014, 12:20 AM
Brand new stealth tracks
(This one played during the short infiltration section of the E3 demo)

http://youtu.be/pQx2e7ulM88

http://youtu.be/oQ8vPkBYv0k

JustPlainQuirky
09-01-2014, 12:31 AM
bland moosic is bland.

Fatal-Feit
09-01-2014, 12:33 AM
you're bland

I-Like-Pie45
09-01-2014, 12:35 AM
This music is so bad...

It's gonna kill my mom and dad.

But they better not blame me.

Cause it's not my fault.

Megas_Doux
09-01-2014, 12:38 AM
I liked those two tracks.

Ureh
09-01-2014, 02:26 AM
The first one is really really good. It sorta feels like some of the stealth music from the Ezio games.

The end of the second track sorta reminds me of God of War (which probably got it from somewhere else). It sounds like the intro to a longer piece... maybe.

Shahkulu101
09-01-2014, 03:58 PM
First one has some nice electronic-y bits.

Second one is plain awful.

wvstolzing
09-01-2014, 04:08 PM
They wouldn't sound out of place in an Arkham game.

AdamPearce
09-21-2014, 02:45 AM
A glimpse of ACU soundtrack;

1 https://acunity-unite.com/paris/popin/501_eYPQ7EbVb889z7aN
2 https://acunity-unite.com/paris/popin/503_POqUFDjMxzgmf7uW
3 https://acunity-unite.com/paris/popin/504_tV7oErKed0lITRgQ
4 https://acunity-unite.com/paris/popin/505_cVW0Bpa0l7RW50gz
5 https://acunity-unite.com/paris/popin/506_L1cI8OcdkLbuSrcT
6 https://acunity-unite.com/paris/popin/507_QgChFVT15LB5BHRX
7 https://acunity-unite.com/paris/popin/508_P4WPuMkDnOjhqi8E
8 https://acunity-unite.com/paris/popin/509_Wu6OZn0xMFfsgfZb
9 https://acunity-unite.com/paris/popin/510_f6pHqgyMdJiCPF6a
10 https://acunity-unite.com/paris/popin/511_zacsP5KS5Cs4wYTf
11 https://acunity-unite.com/paris/popin/512_Pr67u2s5qJDrZqRP
12 https://acunity-unite.com/paris/popin/513_y9warIYNfLKJMdE5
13 https://acunity-unite.com/paris/popin/514_stqQnE0uSfmQ9zXt

*repetitive eargasms*

haterzgonnahate

LieutenantRex
09-21-2014, 02:54 AM
Meh, Jesper and Lorne were better.

JustPlainQuirky
09-21-2014, 02:57 AM
The music is unimpressive, tbh.

3 composers seemed to not help.

Shahkulu101
09-21-2014, 03:00 AM
It was generic from what I remember listening to in the old thread, but damn the first track is actually really good...

Namikaze_17
09-21-2014, 03:09 AM
My ideal composers would've been Zimmer, Balfe, and Kyd.

But this Soundtrack atm is just lame.

Nothing about it screams: "REMEMBER ME!"


This year is just a dark age for soundtracks... :(

andreycvetov
09-21-2014, 10:38 AM
Could this be the first AC soundtrack that is bad?

rrebe
09-21-2014, 11:09 AM
I really like the new soundtrack, but like with all the soundtracks I've listened to I don't usually love them until playing the game itself (well, most of the time at least). Like with AC3 and AC4 I wasn't completely sure if I liked the songs, but after playing the games and getting the feel, the spirit of the game, something just clicked. They're both amazing soundtracks! I'm hoping to get the same feel with ACU. (For whatever reason I don't get that same feeling with the other AC soundtracks, as great as they are..)

m4r-k7
09-21-2014, 10:59 PM
I wonder if the first track is the main theme tune.

SixKeys
09-21-2014, 11:02 PM
Could this be the first AC soundtrack that is bad?

Nah, AC3 was the first.

Shahkulu101
09-21-2014, 11:05 PM
Nah, AC3 was the first.

Really downright bad? I didn't like it as much as Jesper's work but tracks like Connor's life and even the main theme are rather memorable for me. The main theme is bombastic, but honesty not that generic - and incredibly catchy to boot. The tracks that's aren't as memorable do their job, nothing hurt my ears per se so I'd say bad is a stretch...

SixKeys
09-21-2014, 11:54 PM
Really downright bad? I didn't like it as much as Jesper's work but tracks like Connor's life and even the main theme are rather memorable for me. The main theme is bombastic, but honesty not that generic - and incredibly catchy to boot. The tracks that's aren't as memorable do their job, nothing hurt my ears per se so I'd say bad is a stretch...

I thought most of it was extremely forgettable. There are a few gems, but the rest....Meh. I don't know if I would call it "bad", per se, just like from what I've heard Unity doesn't sound bad either. Both are just very forgettable and generic.

Assassin_M
09-21-2014, 11:59 PM
Six "Anything AC III is bad, anything ACB is good" keys:rolleyes:

SixKeys
09-22-2014, 12:07 AM
Six "Anything AC III is bad, anything ACB is good" keys:rolleyes:

Not everything, but pretty damn close.

Assassin_M
09-22-2014, 12:28 AM
Not everything, but pretty damn close.
okay, six "pretty close to everything AC III is bad, anything ACB is good" keys

Fatal-Feit
09-22-2014, 12:34 AM
AC:U's soundtrack will grow on you when you hear it in action.

It's not bad, we just haven't truly experienced it yet.

SixKeys
09-22-2014, 01:08 AM
okay, six "pretty close to everything AC III is bad, anything ACB is good" keys

I'm totally okay with that title. I almost want to put it in my sig.

Assassin_M
09-22-2014, 02:42 AM
I'm totally okay with that title. I almost want to put it in my sig.
It's actually not that bad of a name, just capatilize six and keys and it'd be pretty stylish.

JustPlainQuirky
09-22-2014, 02:44 AM
oh oh oh M! Me next! Me next! Paraphrase me!

[flailing intensifies]

Assassin_M
09-22-2014, 02:46 AM
oh oh oh M! Me next! Me next! Paraphrase me!

[flailing intensifies]
May ":rolleyes:" Rice

JustPlainQuirky
09-22-2014, 02:46 AM
Well that was underwhelming.

Though not inaccurate.

Assassin_M
09-22-2014, 02:51 AM
Well that was underwhelming.

Though not inaccurate.
Okay, how about May "the female pie" Rice

Shahkulu101
09-22-2014, 02:53 AM
I want one!

But I'm pretty boring so it might be tough trying to think of one...

JustPlainQuirky
09-22-2014, 02:53 AM
Oh come now.

I may be nonsensical, but I'm not nonsensical 24/7. I have my moments. :rolleyes:

But if that's what you deem most fitting, then so be it.

http://static.gamespot.com/uploads/original/363/3632305/2527719-9543516824-igK1d.gif

Assassin_M
09-22-2014, 03:09 AM
I want one!

But I'm pretty boring so it might be tough trying to think of one...
Shah "fabulous Scotsman" Kulu
Shah "i'm a Connor kenway guy" Kulu
Shah "i got banned once, it was awesome" Kulu

oh oh, i have one for Pacmanate. Pac "I don't always get banned but when I do, it's for spamming" Manate

and one for Shade. Mr "I'm sometimes antsy" Shade.
Human "i have a big nose" Towel
Will "Draco Malfoy" Lucky

Shahkulu101
09-22-2014, 03:12 AM
I'll take the first one! :D

JustPlainQuirky
09-22-2014, 03:14 AM
Assassin "I will defend AC3 to the death" M
Assassin "Ezio is overrated and here's a thousand page explanation why" M
Assassin "MORGIA! PALESTINE!" M

:rolleyes:

SixKeys
09-22-2014, 03:15 AM
I like Pac's.

Assassin_M
09-22-2014, 03:22 AM
I like Pac's.
somebody should tell him.


Assassin "I will defend AC3 to the death" M
Assassin "Ezio is overrated and here's a thousand page explanation why" M
Assassin "MORGIA! PALESTINE!" M

:rolleyes:
third one for me, as much as I love the first two...

or how about Assassin "MORGIA > Ezio!" M

JustPlainQuirky
09-22-2014, 03:23 AM
I still require a third option to choose from, M. :rolleyes:

Namikaze_17
09-22-2014, 03:42 AM
Okay, how about May "the female pie" Rice

Oh! Do me next!

Megas_Doux
09-22-2014, 04:01 AM
AC:U's soundtrack will grow on you when you hear it in action.

It's not bad, we just haven't truly experienced it yet.

I Agree.

Fatal-Feit
09-22-2014, 04:44 AM
Oh! Do me next!

Nami ''the wannabe yellow-flash'' kze

Nami ''who loves everything about Assassin's Creed 3'' kze

Nami ''the role-playing dilf'' kze

I'm not good at these.

Namikaze_17
09-22-2014, 04:52 AM
Nami ''the wannabe yellow-flash'' kze

Nami ''who loves everything about Assassin's Creed 3'' kze

Nami ''the role-playing dilf'' kze

I'm not good at these.

Option 1 - What are you talking about? I'M MINATO!!!!

Option 2- Pfft...not everything. I didn't like Dobby.

Option 3 - Okay, you win with that one.

Winner: Option 3

Plus you forgot one:

Nami "Who has an unhealthy obsession for Konan" Kze ^.^

And for you:

Fatal "I'm a pampaca" Feit

Fatal "Everyone thought I was a girl" Feit

Fatal-Feit
09-22-2014, 05:20 AM
You thought I was a girl?

I-Like-Pie45
09-22-2014, 05:22 AM
Arnocorps should've composed the soundtrack instead of these jabronis

Namikaze_17
09-22-2014, 05:25 AM
You thought I was a girl?

At first...well at least assumed.

I had a voice in my head. I really thought so when I saw that anime girl in your sig.

*Looks at own Sig* DON'T SAY ANYTHING. Konan is my senpai. :)

LoyalACFan
09-22-2014, 06:53 AM
Been gone so long I missed out on the fun nicknames...

http://www.reactiongifs.com/r/2012/12/tiniest_violin.gif

Shahkulu101
09-22-2014, 06:57 AM
Loyal "God damn it I hate this username" ACFan

Farlander1991
09-22-2014, 07:25 AM
I don't want to say 'Jesper is overrated', because he's awesome. But I think most of his AC soundtracks sound very boring and unmemorable without the context of the game.

Which is not a bad thing. But, for example let's take AC1, stuff like 'Dunes of Death' and 'Trouble in Jerusalem' is just so meeeeeeeeeeh when sounding out of context, and I LOVE Acre Underworld, but I think that had I listened to that soundtrack before playing the game, I'd go 'eh, whatever'. Though, in later games generally speaking his ambiance becomes not just original but awesome on its own right (not just in terms of the game context), but his combat music is still really-really boring.

The point being, there are Unity tracks that I like out of those which were released, but quite a few of them seem 'eeeeeeeeeeeeh'-ish, but given history we've had with Jesper, I'm sure they will sound awesome in-game.

LoyalACFan
09-22-2014, 08:15 AM
Loyal "God damn it I hate this username" ACFan

10/10 will use if needed


I don't want to say 'Jesper is overrated', because he's awesome. But I think most of his AC soundtracks sound very boring and unmemorable without the context of the game.

Which is not a bad thing. But, for example let's take AC1, stuff like 'Dunes of Death' and 'Trouble in Jerusalem' is just so meeeeeeeeeeh when sounding out of context, and I LOVE Acre Underworld, but I think that had I listened to that soundtrack before playing the game, I'd go 'eh, whatever'. Though, in later games generally speaking his ambiance becomes not just original but awesome on its own right (not just in terms of the game context), but his combat music is still really-really boring.

The point being, there are Unity tracks that I like out of those which were released, but quite a few of them seem 'eeeeeeeeeeeeh'-ish, but given history we've had with Jesper, I'm sure they will sound awesome in-game.

SHOULD we take it out of context though? I mean, if a soundtrack is specifically composed to complement the game's atmosphere, is it really fair to yank out individual tracks and say "meh, nothing special?" AC1's soundtrack was PERFECT for setting the tone of that game, but it didn't really yield any tracks I'd want to put on my iPod. I think that's why AC2's soundtrack is so well-remembered (well, aside from the fact that it's amazing); it had a bunch of ambient-y songs that sort of melded you into the game world (i.e. Leonardo's Inventions, Stealth, Notorious) and some other ones that were composed for specific scenes that were more memorable and had more of a "hit single" appeal (i.e. Earth, Ezio's Family, Salvation of Forli).

Farlander1991
09-22-2014, 08:31 AM
SHOULD we take it out of context though? I mean, if a soundtrack is specifically composed to complement the game's atmosphere, is it really fair to yank out individual tracks and say "meh, nothing special?" AC1's soundtrack was PERFECT for setting the tone of that game, but it didn't really yield any tracks I'd want to put on my iPod. I think that's why AC2's soundtrack is so well-remembered (well, aside from the fact that it's amazing); it had a bunch of ambient-y songs that sort of melded you into the game world (i.e. Leonardo's Inventions, Stealth, Notorious) and some other ones that were composed for specific scenes that were more memorable and had more of a "hit single" appeal (i.e. Earth, Ezio's Family, Salvation of Forli).

Well, no, we shouldn't, that was kinda my point (though maybe not so clearly stated). We're doing somewhat of a disservice to the soundtrack by critiquing it before hearing in-game.

BTW, AC2 doesn't really have any music written for specific scenes. Salvation of Forli fit VERY good the scene it was, but it was just an ambient theme cut and arranged to the cutscene. Honestly, though, when it comes to cutscene music, AC2 is so bad at it in comparison to ACR/AC3/AC4. Tracks haphazardly cut and arranged with a hit and miss style, where the result incredibly fits some scenes, but others just... eh. For example, Earth/Ezio's Family as the main theme of the game is put so unorganically in so many places, and I didn't notice it at first, but after seeing how ACR/AC3/AC4 handles the inclusion of their respective main themes in arrangements that perfectly fit the mood AND the length of the piece (as they were written specifically for those) it's just really striking.

LoyalACFan
09-22-2014, 09:12 AM
Well, no, we shouldn't, that was kinda my point (though maybe not so clearly stated). We're doing somewhat of a disservice to the soundtrack by critiquing it before hearing in-game.

BTW, AC2 doesn't really have any music written for specific scenes. Salvation of Forli fit VERY good the scene it was, but it was just an ambient theme cut and arranged to the cutscene. Honestly, though, when it comes to cutscene music, AC2 is so bad at it in comparison to ACR/AC3/AC4. Tracks haphazardly cut and arranged with a hit and miss style, where the result incredibly fits some scenes, but others just... eh. For example, Earth/Ezio's Family as the main theme of the game is put so unorganically in so many places, and I didn't notice it at first, but after seeing how ACR/AC3/AC4 handles the inclusion of their respective main themes in arrangements that perfectly fit the mood AND the length of the piece (as they were written specifically for those) it's just really striking.

Eh? Ezio's Family and Earth only appear once each in the entire game as far as I can remember (the title screen on the church roof and Ezio donning the robes, respectively). Salvation of Forli was in at least two different scenes (leaving Forli on the boat and Ezio thanking Leonardo for the gun) but I think the same arrangement was used in both scenes... I don't recall it being cut or mixed differently. And none of them were ambient tracks, they were all three used exclusively within cutscenes.

Going to have to disagree about AC3's use (and reuse) of the main theme though. That's one thing I don't like about Balfe's work, I feel like he uses the main theme motif WAY too much in his tracks. Hell, AC3's main theme was pretty much just an orchestral variation of ACR's "ah-ah-ahhh, ahh ahh ahhhhh" theme (which was used way too much in ACR too).

Farlander1991
09-22-2014, 09:45 AM
I don't recall it being cut or mixed differently.

By 'cut and mix' I meant that scenes would just cut out a few chunks of the full theme and try to fit them together. It would actually benefit to be a different mix.
For example, when Ezio gets his robes (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njdycLFKsZ4). It's not an arrangement of Earth that was made to fit this scene. It's the beginning of Earth, where when a new musical phrase begins it just cuts to the epic part without any transition at all even, and then when the epic part ends it's just a straight cut to the peaceful end. It's just jarring and unorganic, because they just took the full track and cut it in a way to try to fit to it. Not to mention that Ezio's speaking when the epic part still plays, but to fit musically he should've done it when the peaceful part of the music begins (but they couldn't cut the epic part earlier otherwise it would just be an abrupt sound cue).
Same with the scene on the rooftop, really (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ps7G0Qtw-TE). It's just a part of the full track that was cut in pieces. The part at 0:38 when there's a cut to the slow and quiet part was a lead in to another musical phrase (honestly, I'm not sure about the English musical terminology, so I'm just translating the Russian way of saying things, hope it makes sense), but instead it was an abrupt cut to a cue (though it's not as jarring as the robe example as both cues are slow and melodic in nature).
Compare it to AC4 opening title (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoLR8e7bYHE), for example. The arrangement was written for that particular moment. The lead-in doesn't end abruptly, there aren't any cuts to the main theme, and after it's ended, it doesn't just cut to a more peaceful theme, it harmonically leads in to it and then to a proper end.
Also compare it to the Assassin's Creed III opening section (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg_NHNnOZTs), which has the theme also end what would be mid-phrase (like the AC2 one), but it's arranged in a way that feels natural. Because it was a specific arrangement for that moment, not bits of the whole composition cut to fit.

I remember hearing the main theme a lot more in AC2, though I might be confusing it with ACB, which, I don't remember how better it deals with cutscene music overall. But I have a suspicion that it's most likely just like AC2 that for the most part just puts in ambient music during cutscenes, whether they are a fit or not.

But anyway, my point was, while AC2 does have music that's used only in cutscenes, it wasn't written specifically for cutscenes, instead being cut by scissors to fit.

SixKeys
09-22-2014, 04:18 PM
I don't want to say 'Jesper is overrated', because he's awesome. But I think most of his AC soundtracks sound very boring and unmemorable without the context of the game.

Which is not a bad thing. But, for example let's take AC1, stuff like 'Dunes of Death' and 'Trouble in Jerusalem' is just so meeeeeeeeeeh when sounding out of context, and I LOVE Acre Underworld, but I think that had I listened to that soundtrack before playing the game, I'd go 'eh, whatever'. Though, in later games generally speaking his ambiance becomes not just original but awesome on its own right (not just in terms of the game context), but his combat music is still really-really boring.

The point being, there are Unity tracks that I like out of those which were released, but quite a few of them seem 'eeeeeeeeeeeeh'-ish, but given history we've had with Jesper, I'm sure they will sound awesome in-game.

I completely disagree. I love Jesper's soundtracks even without context. I haven't played Darksiders 2, I have no idea what the game is like or what the story is about, but I love Jesper's score. I love almost every single track on his AC soundtracks and have most of them memorized. Many of them are highly memorable even outside the game's context. In contrast, I find a lot of Lorne Balfe's tracks in ACR and AC3 quite generic and forgettable. Balfe has a talent for making iconic themes that are good for trailers, but his action and ambient music is very bland. Unity has the same vibe so far. I like the throwbacks to Kyd's score and the modern-sounding tracks, so I'm cautiously optimistic. But after Brian Tyler's excellent work in AC4, Unity definitely sounds like a step back.

Farlander1991
09-23-2014, 06:37 AM
I completely disagree. I love Jesper's soundtracks even without context. I haven't played Darksiders 2

I'm speaking only of his AC work, though.


I love almost every single track on his AC soundtracks and have most of them memorized. Many of them are highly memorable even outside the game's context.

I'm sorry, but unless you've loved and memorized every Jesper Kyd AC track before playing the AC game it was made for, then there's no indicator how memorable they are outside the game's context ;)

ACfan443
11-03-2014, 09:31 PM
New full tracks from Sarah Schachner's Soundcloud

http://soundcloud.com/sarahschachner/rather-death-than-slavery-assassins-creed-unity-vol-2-official-game-soundtrack Rather Death than Slavery
http://soundcloud.com/sarahschachner/dantons-sacrifice-assassins-creed-unity-vol-2-official-game-soundtrack Danton's Sacrifice
http://soundcloud.com/sarahschachner/dark-slayer-assassins-creed-unity-vol-2-official-game-soundtrack Dark Slayer
http://soundcloud.com/sarahschachner/spies-taxes-and-the-third-estate-assassins-creed-unity-vol-2-official-game-soundtrack Spies, Taxes and the Third Estate

Rather Death than Slavery and Danton's Sacrifice are my favourite.

Megas_Doux
11-03-2014, 09:36 PM
Danton´s sacrifice sounds so french, I like it.

ACfan443
11-03-2014, 09:42 PM
Danton´s sacrifice sounds so french, I like it.

I love that about it, it's unbelievably catchy.

ACfan443
11-04-2014, 01:53 AM
Assassin's Creed Unity full soundtrack has been released in the UK, available to download on iTunes

Volume 1
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/assassins-creed-unity-vol/id931657012

Volume 2
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/assassins-creed-unity-vol./id931665223

rrebe
11-04-2014, 02:03 AM
I'd be curious to know what the soundtrack that comes with the collector editions will be like. Like is it volume 1+2 in one disc or separately in two discs, or just one disc with randomly selected tracks or..? Oh well, not many more days now..

ACfan443
11-04-2014, 02:08 AM
I'd be curious to know what the soundtrack that comes with the collector editions will be like. Like is it volume 1+2 in one disc or separately in two discs, or just one disc with randomly selected tracks or..? Oh well, not many more days now..

According to Sarah and Chris, it'll contain a mixture of tracks from all three composers, so Ryan's music will be exclusive to the special edition.

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Also, since this got buried under the previous page I'll repost it:

Assassin's Creed Unity full soundtrack has been released, available to download on iTunes

Volume 1
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/assassins-creed-unity-vol/id931657012

Volume 2
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/assassins-creed-unity-vol./id931665223

rrebe
11-04-2014, 02:10 AM
According to Sarah and Chris, it'll contain a mixture of tracks from all three composers, so Ryan's music will be exclusive to the special edition.


ah, thanks! I hope it's a mixture of the good ones ;)

ACfan443
11-04-2014, 02:14 AM
Full soundtrack on YouTube! (Volume 1 & 2)

http://youtu.be/gNiWi5PlANU


ah, thanks! I hope it's a mixture of the good ones ;)

I'll have to wait until someone uploads Ryan's tracks on YouTube, I've ordered the standard edition.

GH0STSoldier00
11-04-2014, 02:44 AM
That music that plays at 2:53:00 is epic

Toa TAK
11-04-2014, 05:07 AM
Full soundtrack on YouTube! (Volume 1 & 2)

http://youtu.be/gNiWi5PlANU

I'll have to wait until someone uploads Ryan's tracks on YouTube, I've ordered the standard edition.
YES! Thank you.

king-hailz
11-04-2014, 08:55 AM
Versailles For Sore Eyes and On Fathers Watch and Chandeliers or Carnage are my favorites... actually I think they are the only good ones... The rest sounds the same to me... also this is by far the worst Main Theme we have had... and it is the worst soundtrack for AC although it still isn't that bad... still hope there will be ambient music...

joelsantos24
11-04-2014, 10:02 AM
I have't listened to the whole album just yet, but it sounds decent. I'm still disappointed Kyd wasn't brought in to do the soundtrack, though.

RinoTheBouncer
11-04-2014, 02:10 PM
Who is this Ryan everybody’s talking about? I bought both volumes from the iTunes Store yet non of them had any Ryan composing it.

Farlander1991
11-04-2014, 02:22 PM
Who is this Ryan everybody’s talking about? I bought both volumes from the iTunes Store yet non of them had any Ryan composing it.

Third composer, apparently his music is not on the iTunes version of the soundtrack.

Chipworm
11-04-2014, 02:53 PM
I bought both volumes on Google music for £5.99 each, then added them to itunes. Much cheaper.

Enjoying it so far.

JustPlainQuirky
11-04-2014, 02:54 PM
Even the main theme just feels like repetative background music tbh

Doesn't compare to some of the previous themes.

The AC music this year is terrible and I hope this doesn't continue.

Namikaze_17
11-04-2014, 02:56 PM
Even the main theme just feels like repetative background music tbh

Doesn't compare to some of the previous themes.

The AC music this year is terrible and I hope this doesn't continue.

....That is true. A bad year for soundtracks.

RinoTheBouncer
11-04-2014, 03:14 PM
I got both albums. They’re only good as background music. Like you can’t listen to them as individual songs like AC:R which was phenomenal. However, I couldn’t miss them in my collection. Anyway, I keep wondering why AC:Rogue OST is still not on the iTunes Store...

Toa TAK
11-04-2014, 03:19 PM
Honestly. I actually DIDN'T buy these soundtracks outright. =\ I got a few songs I really like, but this soundtrack isn't as good as ACIV. And ACIV wasn't even that great, I think.

I'm saving myself for Rogue's soundtrack which I really liked the samples to.

ACfan443
11-04-2014, 03:20 PM
I got both albums. They’re only good as background music. Like you can’t listen to them as individual songs like AC:R which was phenomenal. However, I couldn’t miss them in my collection. Anyway, I keep wondering why AC:Rogue OST is still not on the iTunes Store...

Maybe it's some timed exclusivity thing with Amazon? I'm sure it'll eventually make its way to iTunes. If not then that sucks because I like Rogue's soundtrack.

JustPlainQuirky
11-04-2014, 03:37 PM
Rogue's soundtrack is worse, IMO.

Literally the main theme is compromised of 3 recycled songs.

Makes me wonder why they even hired a composer.

They might as well just saved themselves the trouble and meshed the three tracks in garage band.

Tenvern
11-04-2014, 03:41 PM
AC3 had best music.
fact.

Farlander1991
11-04-2014, 03:42 PM
Rogue's soundtrack is worse, IMO.

Literally the main theme is compromised of 3 recycled songs.

Makes me wonder why they even hired a composer.

When AC2, ACB, ACR, AC3 recycle tracks and songs and themes it's all good (to my knowledge AC4 is the only sequel that doesn't reuse songs from previous games, although it does use sound effects from previous games), but when an homeage compilation of several themes is made (which, btw, is not just 'mash a couple of songs' together, it doesn't work that way or it would've sounded awful, it actually takes quite a lot of effort to combine songs of frankly quite different styles and rhythmic phrases) then it's suddenly 'why they'd even bother?'

Dev_Anj
11-04-2014, 05:16 PM
Rogue's soundtrack is worse, IMO.

Literally the main theme is compromised of 3 recycled songs.

They might as well just saved themselves the trouble and meshed the three tracks in garage band.

Mayrice showing off her musical knowledge right here.

JustPlainQuirky
11-04-2014, 05:19 PM
When AC2, ACB, ACR, AC3 recycle tracks and songs and themes it's all good (to my knowledge AC4 is the only sequel that doesn't reuse songs from previous games, although it does use sound effects from previous games), but when an homeage compilation of several themes is made (which, btw, is not just 'mash a couple of songs' together, it doesn't work that way or it would've sounded awful, it actually takes quite a lot of effort to combine songs of frankly quite different styles and rhythmic phrases) then it's suddenly 'why they'd even bother?'

I'm speaking of main themes. I don't support recycled main themes.

And of course I know that. I didn't mean from a literal sense. Thought that was obvious.


Mayrice showing off her musical knowledge right here.

Dev_Anj showing off his saltyness right here.

Namikaze_17
11-04-2014, 05:24 PM
It's good to know everyone loves each other. ;)

rrebe
11-04-2014, 05:24 PM
To those who use Spotify:
I just noticed that vol 1 and 2 have been added to Spotify :cool:



Full soundtrack on YouTube! (Volume 1 & 2)

http://youtu.be/gNiWi5PlANU



I'll have to wait until someone uploads Ryan's tracks on YouTube, I've ordered the standard edition.

"Video not available in your country" :(

Dev_Anj
11-04-2014, 05:39 PM
I'm speaking of main themes. I don't support recycled main themes.

But why should the main theme be original? Because these themes have varied a lot with each game. AC 1, there wasn't any main theme, just an ambient eerie track. AC 2 had a medium paced soft theme that was re used throughout the game, AC: B had a quick succession of drum beats that built up to a medium paced music piece, AC: R had a slow paced, tragic theme that was reused throughout the game, I didn't hear much of AC: 3, and AC: 4 had a theme with heavy violin and flute instrumentation that built up to a fast paced music piece and was re used in several places throughout the game.'

Considering AC's tradition of re using parts and pieces of its music, I wouldn't consider AC: Rogue's theme a problem. Especially if it fits the game's theme and setting.


"Video not available in your country" :(

To me it gave this message:

"The video has been removed by the user."

Looks like Ubisoft got to the uploader and asked the person to remove the soundtrack until the game released or later.

Megas_Doux
11-04-2014, 05:41 PM
AC3 had best music.
my humble opinion.

Fixed.

Journey93
11-04-2014, 05:42 PM
Rogue's soundtrack is worse, IMO.

Literally the main theme is compromised of 3 recycled songs.

Makes me wonder why they even hired a composer.

They might as well just saved themselves the trouble and meshed the three tracks in garage band.

wow I just heard it its terrible doesn't fit Rogue at all
lazy Ubisoft at it again,
I haven't heard Unity's yet hopefully its better with Rogue its pretty clear Ubi didn't want to spend any money
at all

JustPlainQuirky
11-04-2014, 05:43 PM
But why should the main theme be original?

http://cdn.meme.am/instances/50554425.jpg

ACfan443
11-04-2014, 05:43 PM
To those who use Spotify:
I just noticed that vol 1 and 2 have been added to Spotify :cool:




"Video not available in your country" :(

Odd, it's been up all day. I checked and it appears that YouTube's removing all uploads of the soundtrack from every channel, perhaps Ubisoft doesn't want it up yet.

Journey93
11-04-2014, 05:44 PM
When AC2, ACB, ACR, AC3 recycle tracks and songs and themes it's all good (to my knowledge AC4 is the only sequel that doesn't reuse songs from previous games, although it does use sound effects from previous games), but when an homeage compilation of several themes is made (which, btw, is not just 'mash a couple of songs' together, it doesn't work that way or it would've sounded awful, it actually takes quite a lot of effort to combine songs of frankly quite different styles and rhythmic phrases) then it's suddenly 'why they'd even bother?'

I guess there is always someone who accepts everything...
ACB had basically the same main theme as AC2 and that was ok, it was the same period with the same freaking protagonist
now we have Rogue with Ezio'S family theme running in the background, its immersion breaking for me
it didn't take any real effort to do that theme stop justifying Ubisoft its pretty clear that they don't care for Rogue at all

Dev_Anj
11-04-2014, 05:45 PM
http://cdn.meme.am/instances/50554425.jpg

Nice way to not answer the question.

Honestly, AC has been re using music from previous installments and from music pieces within the soundtrack's installment itself. Why should the main theme be any different?

Also, AC: R had hints of Ezio's Family in it.

rrebe
11-04-2014, 05:46 PM
Odd, it's been up all day. I checked and it appears that YouTube's removing all uploads of the soundtrack from every channel, perhaps Ubisoft doesn't want it up yet.

If that was the case then I don't think it'd be on Spotify? I'm listening to it there right now.

Dev_Anj
11-04-2014, 05:48 PM
Spotify is a bit different from Youtube. Is the music from Spotify from an official or authorized source? If not, expect the links there to go down too.

JustPlainQuirky
11-04-2014, 05:49 PM
Nice way to not answer the question.

Honestly, AC has been re using music from previous installments and from music pieces within the soundtrack's installment itself. Why should the main theme be any different?

Also, AC: R had hints of Ezio's Family in it.

I didn't answer because I thought it was obvious.

A theme is what represents a game.

By having 3 recycled themes and no original tune whatsoever, it takes away from Rogue's sense of identity. Also, it doesn't well-represent what Rogue is about. Ezio's theme has been about ezio or the brotherhood. Shay is a templar, it doesn't fit. Nor does the pirate theme fit. It does not do Rogue justice. All it does is enforce the idea that Rogue is a recycled mess. (tho admittedly recycled doesn't neccessarily mean poor in quality. It's just really bad for the image) Not to mention the song just doesn't even sound good IMO.

And Revelation's main theme was mainly compromised of its own unique tunes. It was beautiful. and in that case Ezio's theme was forgivable because it was ezio.

Journey93
11-04-2014, 05:50 PM
Nice way to not answer the question.

Honestly, AC has been re using music from previous installments and from music pieces within the soundtrack's installment itself. Why should the main theme be any different?

Also, AC: R had hints of Ezio's Family in it.

those "hints" are nothing compared to Rogue's main theme
and it was still fitting because it was the same protagonist, your justifications are ridiculous

Dev_Anj
11-04-2014, 05:52 PM
those "hints" are nothing compared to Rogue's main theme
and it was still fitting because it was the same protagonist, your justifications are ridiculous

Are they more ridiculous than AC 2 lifting parts and pieces of AC 1's themes? Also, how in the world does having the same protagonist justify anything? Especially when the overall themes covered by AC: R and AC 2 were very different.

RinoTheBouncer
11-04-2014, 05:59 PM
A theme is what represents a game.

By having 3 recycled themes and no original tune whatsoever, it takes away from Rogue's sense of identity. Also, it doesn't well-represent what Rogue is about. Ezio's theme has been about ezio or the brotherhood. Shay is a templar, it doesn't fit. Nor does the pirate theme fit. It does not do Rogue justice. All it does is enforce the idea that Rogue is a recycled mess. (tho admittedly recycled doesn't neccessarily mean poor in quality. It's just really bad for the image) Not to mention the song just doesn't even sound good IMO.

And Revelation's main theme was mainly compromised of its own unique tunes. It was beautiful. and in that case Ezio's theme was forgivable because it was ezio.

Perfectly said.

TheArcaneEagle
11-04-2014, 06:00 PM
I have been listening to that Rogue theme for days. Disappointed that its a recycled theme of the previous titles, but then what in Rogue isn't recycled. Other than that it sounds great.

rrebe
11-04-2014, 06:02 PM
Spotify is a bit different from Youtube. Is the music from Spotify from an official or authorized source? If not, expect the links there to go down too.

I must've misunderstood something. Tracks on spotify are from official sources.

Megas_Doux
11-04-2014, 06:04 PM
I didn't answer because I thought it was obvious.

A theme is what represents a game.

By having 3 recycled themes and no original tune whatsoever, it takes away from Rogue's sense of identity. Also, it doesn't well-represent what Rogue is about. Ezio's theme has been about ezio or the brotherhood. Shay is a templar, it doesn't fit. Nor does the pirate theme fit. It does not do Rogue justice. All it does is enforce the idea that Rogue is a recycled mess. (tho admittedly recycled doesn't neccessarily mean poor in quality. It's just really bad for the image) Not to mention the song just doesn't even sound good IMO.

And Revelation's main theme was mainly compromised of its own unique tunes. It was beautiful. and in that case Ezio's theme was forgivable because it was ezio.

If you look for Recycle in a dictionary, you´´ll find Rogue´s cover art beneath the Word. Having the main theme recycled, makes sense :p

Dev_Anj
11-04-2014, 06:05 PM
I must've misunderstood something. Tracks on spotify are from official sources.

Well, there you go. I'm going to say they're pulling down the Youtube uploads because they want to track the response on Spotify first, and let the Youtube uploads be done after the release of the game.

Toa TAK
11-04-2014, 06:33 PM
I actually really like Rogue's theme. Recycled? Yeah, but I always saw it as an end to the last generation, both game-wise and musically.

Farlander1991
11-04-2014, 08:50 PM
A theme is what represents a game.


Ezio's theme has been about ezio or the brotherhood. Shay is a templar, it doesn't fit.Nor does the pirate theme fit.

It's not the Pirate theme, it's the British Empire theme. The Templars help the British in the 7-years war (while Assassins seems to be helping the French) and we know that British presence is pretty heavy in the game, so in that sense it fits.

More than that, since they're using Ezio's theme to represent the Brotherhood in ACR/ACU, Rogue's theme musically mirrors Shay's progression. It starts with the Brotherhood theme transforming into the British/Templar theme, just like Shay goes from being an Assassin to being a Templar, and the AC3 theme elements imply its closeness both to AC3 time period and location.

Also add the fact that Rogue is the last prev-gen AC game and that the theme is used as an farewell homage to the series on last generations, I don't see how Rogue's theme poorly represents it or doesn't give justice. It's an homage to the series that also says what the game is about (and I don't know if it's going to be the case, but it would be nice if the transition to the British theme in the main menu logo would synch with the transition from broken Assassin emblem to the Templar emblem, as we know that's how Rogue's menu looks like: Assassin and Templars symbols transforming into eachother).


I guess there is always someone who accepts everything...


Oh shut it. I criticize a lot of AC elements and am not happy with absolutely anything Ubisoft does, and if you'd care enough to show respect instead of painting me as an apologist who doesn't know any better (unlike you, of course, who knows what's right and everything) not in one but two threads we might have had an interesting conversation.

JustPlainQuirky
11-04-2014, 08:54 PM
It's not the Pirate theme, it's the British Empire theme. The Templars help the British in the 7-years war (while Assassins seems to be helping the French) and we know that British presence is pretty heavy in the game, so in that sense it fits.

More than that, since they're using Ezio's theme to represent the Brotherhood in ACR/ACU, Rogue's theme musically mirrors Shay's progression. It starts with the Brotherhood theme transforming into the British/Templar theme, just like Shay goes from being an Assassin to being a Templar, and the AC3 theme elements imply its closeness both to AC3 time period and location.

Also add the fact that Rogue is the last prev-gen AC game and that the theme is used as an farewell homage to the series on last generations, I don't see how Rogue's theme poorly represents it or doesn't give justice. It's an homage to the series that also says what the game is about (and I don't know if it's going to be the case, but it would be nice if the transition to the British theme in the main menu logo would synch with the transition from broken Assassin emblem to the Templar emblem, as we know that's how Rogue's menu looks like: Assassin and Templars symbols transforming into eachother).

The templars do not support the crown. They are allied with the british in Rogue, yes. But that is not what defines the templars. And there are ways to express themes of goodbyes to a franchise other than a poorly-executed homage. And sorry but I'm not buying the brotherhood to british analogy. I doubt Ubisoft sat down and had a discussion that in-depth.



Oh shut it. I criticize a lot of AC elements and am not happy with absolutely anything Ubisoft does, and if you'd care enough to show respect instead of painting me as an apologist who doesn't know any better (unlike you, of course, who knows what's right and everything) not in one but two threads we might have had an interesting conversation.

What AC elements do you hate, out of curiousity? Not being accusatory. Just curious.

Farlander1991
11-04-2014, 09:20 PM
The templars do not support the crown. They are allied with the british in Rogue, yes. But that is not what defines the templars.

Of course the Templars do not support the crown, but due to their heavy alliance they might've decided to represent the Templars with that theme (we won't know until we hear the game). AC4 Templar theme, for example, was pretty much full of Spanish undertones, no doubt because its Grand Master was a Spaniard. Though I'm not sure why they didn't go with Balfe's Templar theme from ACR/AC3. AC series is pretty crappy at musical theming, to be honest, at least in terms of keeping it consistent between games. They need some lessons from Howard Shore or something :D


What AC elements do you hate, out of curiousity? Not being accusatory. Just curious.

"Hate" might be a strong word. But, based only on games that were released (as I can't properly judge those that weren't), of the top of my head and those that apply to more than one game:
1. Ubisoft lacking a back-up plan or way to patch in content that's intended as a bonus (i.e. online-based or product-based, as those can't be always available for the players to get as already evidenced multiple times)
2. Overcomplicated and messed up in terms of pacing, character progression and story resolution Desmond's Saga (the biggest disappointment for me personally was how the Bleeding Effect was resolved, it had so much potential), and how instead of a Templar vs. Assassins plot with its underlying philosophy they focused on save the world thing and relegated the plot that began in the first game to an e-mail.
3. Combat system in games that's either good but broken because of a single thing (AC1 and its counter), tries to fix it with some new elements but breaks it even more with other additions (AC2-ACR) or is not broken but is quite basic and lacks depth (AC3-AC4).
4. How almost every little part of history is somehow tied to Templars/Assassins (one of the reasons I never truly liked info we got from AC2/ACB glyphs), and how sometimes they add the ties even where they're not needed (judging by the novel, Edward technically has dealt with the Templars pretty much his whole life, which totally ruins the point of him randomly stumbling in AC4 into the conflict without any prior, even hidden, interaction with any of the groups)
5. Optional objectives (not their existence per se, but how they're implemented and used)
6. AC3's mission design, and partially AC2-ACR's as well
7. Broken economy systems
8. ****tons of pointless collectibles

There are more if we go into each game individually, but generally speaking I consider AC4 to be the most well-crafted AC game to date in terms of gameplay, mission design and story (and, well, just its overall quality), so it would have less criticism than other games of the series. I love the series to death, but am not afraid to look at them with a critical eye where deem appropriate ;)

ACfan443
11-07-2014, 01:30 AM
Another full YouTube upload of both volumes, don't know how long it'll stay up so listen to it while you can

http://youtu.be/WF-88EvlzwI

Fatal-Feit
11-07-2014, 04:24 AM
So beautiful... :o


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3onv6buEt4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWng2VgZjKY


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qHd8yRAv4c

Megas_Doux
11-07-2014, 10:56 PM
Another full YouTube upload of both volumes, don't know how long it'll stay up so listen to it while you can

http://youtu.be/WF-88EvlzwI

The first volumer is rather boring!

The second although better, does not live up to my favorites, however it has some really good "french" tracks.

rrebe
11-07-2014, 11:05 PM
So beautiful... :o


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3onv6buEt4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWng2VgZjKY


I'd say that those are my favourite ones of the two volumes :o

ACfan443
11-07-2014, 11:21 PM
The first volumer is rather boring!

The second does not live up to my favorite soundtracks, but it has some really good "french" tracks.

I agree, volume 2 outclasses volume 1. I love Rather Death than Slavery, Danton's Sacrifice and The Mob Accuses, but the rest of them are just okay, I'm sure they'll be more enjoyable to listen to after playing the game.

Volume 1 on the other hand, bar a few in-mission ambient tracks, I just don't like. It suffers from monotony and sameness, but that doesn't come as a surpise because the previews were generic as well.