...and soundtrack of 2013 goes to Anarchy Reigns...

#1 Posted by Vlaphor (197 posts) -

I haven't heard good Japanese written, English sung rap in a video game since the Dreamcast days, and this game has it on every level. Raps about mutated monsters, street fights, toxic environments....it's all beautiful.

#2 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19308 posts) -

Beautiful is right.

#3 Edited by Yummylee (21251 posts) -

Wrong forum and you didn't even post any examples to further your case!

...Anywhoo after listening to some of the tracks, I dunno, it all sounds well made but it's just not pulling me in like it is for seemingly everyone else. I might grow towards it when I've listened to it more within the context of the game.

#4 Posted by beard_of_zeus (1669 posts) -

I like the sound of that! I had almost forgotten this game was a thing. But it's a Platinum joint at a $30 price point, so I feel like its worth picking up and giving it a go, even if it seems like a bit of a shallow hack and slash. As a man who plays a lot of Dynasty Warriors and its ilk, I can probably find something to like, especially if the game is super duper weird in that lovable Japanese video game way.

#5 Posted by Yummylee (21251 posts) -

@beard_of_zeus: I don't much care for the typical soundtracks found in the Dynasty Warriors games, but Samurai and Orochi have some fun tracks in there. Especially the character selection theme for the first two Orochi games. I would often just sit there tapping the shoulder buttons to the beat.

#6 Posted by SuperWristBands (2266 posts) -

No doubt. This game has some bomb-ass tracks.

#7 Posted by Nottle (1912 posts) -

What else is there to expect from the follow up to Madworld?

#8 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1439 posts) -

@Vlaphor said:

I haven't heard good Japanese written, English sung rap in a video game since the Dreamcast days, and this game has it on every level. Raps about mutated monsters, street fights, toxic environments....it's all beautiful.

#9 Posted by Yummylee (21251 posts) -

@ll_Exile_ll said:

@Vlaphor said:

I haven't heard good Japanese written, English sung rap in a video game since the Dreamcast days, and this game has it on every level. Raps about mutated monsters, street fights, toxic environments....it's all beautiful.

a hurr dat

#10 Posted by Pepsiman (2459 posts) -

I'm pretty sure all of the songs in Anarchy Reigns were written by native English rappers, no? I know that at least a few of the songs were written by pretty well-known underground talent and that one of the American staff who works at Platinum managed to get a formerly retired trio back together to contribute a song to the game. To my knowledge, if anybody at Platinum had any involvement in their lyrical creation, it was more him and less any of the native Japanese staff.

#11 Posted by GunstarRed (5025 posts) -

I found the vast majority of music in the game to be pretty irritating to be honest. It's really not my kind of thing.

#12 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

It's no ジブラ + アクション

1:18 onwards soooooo good, some of the best rap I've ever heard.

#13 Posted by Nikoran (165 posts) -

You're making my two day wait unbearable, thanks guys.

But yeah, can't wait for Friday!

#14 Posted by Cheesebob (1231 posts) -

Great soundtrack for a great game

#15 Posted by JamesJeux007 (468 posts) -

In Persona's case, it's more hip-hop than rap. But anyway... DAMN ! Listening to Anarchy Reign's soundtrack now. This shit is DOPE !

#16 Posted by Branthog (7342 posts) -

I can't tell if you guys are being serious or not?!

I listened to the three tracks linked at the top and it sounds AWFUL. All three of them sound pretty much like the same song and they all seem like they were ripped from some spastic commercial for children with ADHD played during the breaks of a Saturday morning cartoon block from the 1990s.

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#17 Posted by Nentisys (886 posts) -

@Branthog said:

I can't tell if you guys are being serious or not?!

I listened to the three tracks linked at the top and it sounds AWFUL. All three of them sound pretty much like the same song and they all seem like they were ripped from some spastic commercial for children with ADHD played during the breaks of a Saturday morning cartoon block from the 1990s.

fuck you for having poor taste

#18 Posted by Solh0und (1756 posts) -

@Cheesebob said:

Great soundtrack for a great game

#19 Posted by Vinny_Says (5686 posts) -

@Branthog said:

I can't tell if you guys are being serious or not?!

I listened to the three tracks linked at the top and it sounds AWFUL. All three of them sound pretty much like the same song and they all seem like they were ripped from some spastic commercial for children with ADHD played during the breaks of a Saturday morning cartoon block from the 1990s.

Yeah guys stop it, video games are srious stuff. These songs are stupid, stop putting stupid stuffs in videogames. This doesn't even sound like I can buy a grammy nominated soundtrack for it.

#20 Edited by Branthog (7342 posts) -

@Vinny_Says said:

@Branthog said:

I can't tell if you guys are being serious or not?!

I listened to the three tracks linked at the top and it sounds AWFUL. All three of them sound pretty much like the same song and they all seem like they were ripped from some spastic commercial for children with ADHD played during the breaks of a Saturday morning cartoon block from the 1990s.

Yeah guys stop it, video games are srious stuff. These songs are stupid, stop putting stupid stuffs in videogames. This doesn't even sound like I can buy a grammy nominated soundtrack for it.

Yes! Thank you! Though, it's not that it sounds "stupid", it's just that I couldn't tell if people were being snarky about it or legitimately thought it was great . . . because it just sounds like some manufactured cookie-cutter pseudo-rap laid over some stock no-royalty techno-beats. Kind of like how if I said "Man, American Horror is a fucking amazing show with great writing and plot!", you'd probably rightfully assume I was being a sarcastic asshole.

Anyway, can I just start using some sort of a [INSERT VINNY_SAYS FOR ME] tags into posts from now on and you can follow up after me and say what I'd like to say for me?

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#21 Posted by Bocam (3671 posts) -

You can get this work of art for 10 bucks on Amazon

#22 Posted by Giantstalker (1532 posts) -

Sorry guys, I'm with Branthog on this one

#23 Posted by Piqued_Interest (63 posts) -

A load of the same artists from Madworld.

#24 Posted by beard_of_zeus (1669 posts) -

Haha oh boy, I picked this game up tonight, and you aren't kidding. There are some amazing so-bad-it's-good rap jams up in here. So dumb, but I love it.

#25 Posted by DocHaus (1314 posts) -

Technically this should be the best OST of 2012 but fuck it, OST of all years.

#26 Posted by project343 (2812 posts) -

Man. That music is so fucking busy. It makes me feel like an old man (I'm 22).

#27 Posted by DonChipotle (2693 posts) -

Sometimes I leave it on the menu because that jazz is smooth, son.

But the Bandy Leggz songs are just bad. I Know U Want Me in particular.

#28 Posted by dropabombonit (1484 posts) -

Near forgot about this game until I watched the QL and the soundtrack is something else. I ordered the game right after watching the QL, can't wait to play it tomorrow and listen to some of these dope beats

#29 Edited by Mrsignerman44 (1100 posts) -

I'm with Branthog on this one as well. I'm a fan of the opening menu song and when I was about to play I expected that the soundtrack would be filled with songs like that. Some nice jazz would be good to hype up the game but overall it just sounds like bad rap, and I'm a big fan of rap. I don't know, it just sounds overbearing like the music from the Devil May Cry soundtrack. That or a really bad imitation of some of the songs from the wonderful soundtrack from The World Ends With You (mostly thinking of Twister).

#30 Posted by Sploder (917 posts) -

It's like Madworlds ost, it's hot

#31 Posted by Flappy (2127 posts) -

Man, smokin' fools with Mathilda feels so right when these tracks are being played in the background. Taste my mace, foo'.

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#32 Edited by Sanious (793 posts) -

@Branthog: @Branthog said:

Yes! Thank you! Though, it's not that it sounds "stupid", it's just that I couldn't tell if people were being snarky about it or legitimately thought it was great . . . because it just sounds like some manufactured cookie-cutter pseudo-rap laid over some stock no-royalty techno-beats. Kind of like how if I said "Man, American Horror is a fucking amazing show with great writing and plot!", you'd probably rightfully assume I was being a sarcastic asshole.

People have opinions. Just in case you didn't know.

Also I find it great and a lot of fun that fits the game.

#33 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

uhrap uhrap uh rippity rippity rap.

#34 Posted by Demoskinos (14562 posts) -

Dude this soundtrack. THIS SOUNDTRACK.

#35 Posted by Dragon4234 (131 posts) -

Oh we doing this thing now?

#36 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1803 posts) -

@Bocam said:

You can get this work of art for 10 bucks on Amazon

its also on iTunes if i remember

#37 Posted by Ataribomb (101 posts) -

This game is some of the best fun I've had in a very long time and the soundtrack is some funky fresh icing on the cake. It's just all so perfect in what it sets out to do. I'm in love.

#38 Posted by cosi83 (392 posts) -

is rap still cool?

#39 Posted by mrfluke (5090 posts) -
#40 Posted by cannonballBAM (591 posts) -

@Vlaphor: represent, beautiful indeed.

#41 Posted by Fierrze (171 posts) -

I don't usually like rap / hip hop, but man this soundtrack is something else. Just bought it on iTunes for 8€ and i have to say i feel like i robbed them for this work of art for so cheap.

Best OST 2013 confirmed!

#42 Edited by ArtisanBreads (3748 posts) -

Holy shit the music in this game is the worst.

A strong reminder of how different people's tastes can be that people like it at all.

@Branthog said:

I can't tell if you guys are being serious or not?!

I listened to the three tracks linked at the top and it sounds AWFUL. All three of them sound pretty much like the same song and they all seem like they were ripped from some spastic commercial for children with ADHD played during the breaks of a Saturday morning cartoon block from the 1990s.

Dude I'm with you, but I guess they like it. It sounds just like the awful SEGA music of the Dreamcast era that I was hoping died but somehow it reappeared in 2013.

#43 Posted by DocHaus (1314 posts) -

@ArtisanBreads said:

Holy shit the music in this game is the worst.

A strong reminder of how different people's tastes can be that people like it at all.

#44 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3748 posts) -

@DocHaus said:

@ArtisanBreads said:

Holy shit the music in this game is the worst.

A strong reminder of how different people's tastes can be that people like it at all.

Yeah you nailed it, I don't like it because it's fun. I don't like fun music.

....

Or it's just I think it's really bad.

#45 Edited by jakob187 (21642 posts) -

No. I do not agree.

Branthog actually said the majority of what I would say, although I would've worded it as "every one of those songs sounds like something that Chemical Brothers rejected from Dig Your Own Hole." That is NOT a knock on Dig Your Own Hole btw.

It's all just half-ass techno.

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