02-20-2003, 02:32 AM
I've been listening to the Unofficial Soundtrack that was releasd on the new site for a little bit. I haven't listened to it all, but here's my opinion of it so far: it's pretty decent. I like how he uses the original theme and does a pretty flawless transfer into the opening from the game. My one complaint is that the brass is way to quiet for my taste and the strings are too loud. The brass/winds in this game should be overpowering, especially when the force theme is heard on the fourth track (the launch of the dark troopers) or the low brass that you hear on the opening theme. Ohter than that it's decent, though I wouldn't mind if he completed the tracks instead of abruptly cutting them off - it'd sound nicer since it wasn't going to be used in the game. Anywho, that's just my opinion - I'm not trying to tell him to redo it or anything like that, if he likes it how it is, that's fine with me. It's a pretty good soundtrack and definitely better than the original game's .mus soundtrack. It's too bad music has been placed in the back seat when it comes to most modern games - some of the classic games have soundtracks that are as memorable as movie soundtracks (Dark Forces, Tie Fighter, Doom, Duke Nukem 3d) - they proved that you don't have to have an orchestra to have a good soundtrack.