The Load Game menu music - How often do you just sit and listen?

#1 Posted by Tesla (1921 posts) -

One of my absolute favorite things about this game is that song. I can't possibly be the only one that almost always hangs out at the load screen for a few moments before I start playing.

#2 Edited by CptBedlam (4451 posts) -

@Tesla: You're not alone. I love the load menu and the character creation screen and I always sit there for a while before I start playing as well.

#3 Posted by Svenzon (720 posts) -

It reminds me of the Save Room themes from various Resident Evil games. Very relaxing.

#4 Edited by ShaggE (6452 posts) -

Dragon Age Origins always finds me sitting at the menu for awhile. So good. This one doesn't grab me, though.

#5 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

Not very. Skyrim when It was released.

#6 Posted by CptBedlam (4451 posts) -

@TheDudeOfGaming: Nothing bores me more than cookie cutter epic and bombastic stuff. Skyrim is no exception. All around just boring.

#7 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6078 posts) -

@CptBedlam:

#8 Posted by Akeldama (4246 posts) -

@CptBedlam said:

@TheDudeOfGaming: Nothing bores me more than cookie cutter epic and bombastic stuff. Skyrim is no exception. All around just boring.

Totally agreed. I don't mean to spoil anything, but hearing the final boss music in Dark Souls for the first time contrasted with the on screen imagery was sublime. An understated and beautiful soundscape will always outdo loud, obnoxious bullshit every time I learn a new dragon chant, level up, pick a flower, loot a corpse or take a shit.

#9 Posted by Tesla (1921 posts) -

@CptBedlam said:

@Tesla: You're not alone. I love the load menu and the character creation screen and I always sit there for a while before I start playing as well.

Yes! Glad to hear it, at least I know I'm not crazy.

@Svenzon said:

It reminds me of the Save Room themes from various Resident Evil games. Very relaxing.

Good call!

#10 Edited by CptBedlam (4451 posts) -

@Tesla said:

@Svenzon said:

It reminds me of the Save Room themes from various Resident Evil games. Very relaxing.

Good call!

Sometimes, I started RE4 just to spend a few minutes in the first saveroom in the village... love the melancholic atmosphere.

#11 Posted by Bell_End (1208 posts) -

@CptBedlam said:

@TheDudeOfGaming: Nothing bores me more than cookie cutter epic and bombastic stuff. Skyrim is no exception. All around just boring.

the game i like is better than the game you like...

#12 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4676 posts) -

@CptBedlam said:

@TheDudeOfGaming: Nothing bores me more than cookie cutter epic and bombastic stuff. Skyrim is no exception. All around just boring.

I'm with you on this. Skyrim did have some good music however. Mainly when walking around at night.

#13 Posted by lightsoda (541 posts) -

There's music in Dark Souls? Wut.

#14 Posted by Stokes (192 posts) -

I probably need to beat this game again...

#15 Posted by Sackmanjones (4701 posts) -
@Svenzon
It reminds me of the Save Room themes from various Resident Evil games. Very relaxing.
Nailed it. It's sounds almost identical to the re4 save system. Man they really like to fuck with you. Give you nice relaxing music before you have to go to hell
#16 Posted by supamon (1333 posts) -

I've left the character creation mode on while I used the computer for awhile and completely forgot I had the xbox on! Love the music in Dark Souls overall. Just so epic and minimalistic.

@Stokes said:

I probably need to beat this game again...

Just wait for the PC version/DLC next month and bam! Perfect excuse, for me at least.

#17 Edited by MrKlorox (11209 posts) -

Nearly every time I have to break up my, uh, immersion intensification material, I do so while sitting at the main menu/load screen of a game. So, pretty often, I'd say. But not with this game so much since I just rented it a couple times. That'll probably change next month when I buy it on PC.
 
The start/load screen music for LA Noire is burned into my mind, and the flutter of horns that happens when you fail a mission in Driver San Francisco reactivates that part of my brain every time and makes me cringe.

#18 Posted by Twiggy199 (498 posts) -

@Svenzon said:

It reminds me of the Save Room themes from various Resident Evil games. Very relaxing.

This sooooo bad!.

#19 Edited by MiniPato (2737 posts) -

@CptBedlam said:

@TheDudeOfGaming: Nothing bores me more than cookie cutter epic and bombastic stuff. Skyrim is no exception. All around just boring.

Which is why I prefer the music in Demon's Souls to Dark Souls. Dark Souls has very bombastic music, mainly in boss battles, compared to Demon's Souls. Demon's Souls' music was done by a smaller orchestra and had a very minimalistic sound which made the whole game much more eerie and creepy, especially when you run into the corrupt abominations that make up the bosses.

#20 Posted by Spoonman671 (4633 posts) -

Yo.
  

#21 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3866 posts) -

Thats some great menu music, but it's still not as good as this.

#22 Posted by gaminghooligan (1443 posts) -

totally did that with dark souls and demon souls. also with fallout's radio stuff and crusader kings 2 because all that music makes every choice you make in the game feel epic.

#23 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -

Given that I work at a gaming center, I hear load music, menu music, etc all day long. There's some that I thoroughly enjoy, while there are others that I detest. Typically, the former is stuff with songs that I like (Borderlands, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, Grid), while the latter is any form of MMA or wrestling game. That bullshit hard rock is annoying as fuck!

As for original compositions, though, Dark Souls ranks high up there for me.

#24 Edited by CptBedlam (4451 posts) -

@MiniPato: Demon's Souls music is awesome but Dark Souls has several quiet pieces of music, too. Menu theme, Gwyn's Theme, Sif (kinda), Daughter of Chaos, Firelink Shrine... which is the predominating soundscape of the game.

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