Lost Music: A track I wish would return.

You ever have one of those tracks in a game that really stuck with you since the first time you heard it, but despite however many sequels the game got they never brought the song back?  Playing through Samurai Warriors 3, I was reminded of how much I missed the theme to the Battle of Yamazaki from the original game.  Don't get me wrong; there's nothing wrong with the music in Samurai Warriors 3, but the Yamazaki theme just isn't the same.  For me, it doesn't really instill the same sense of urgency.  Depending on who you were playing as, you either had to help Nobunaga's traitor escape, or see him dead.
 
  

  
I really like the general feel of the song, as it's actually significantly darker and just in general has a feel that makes it stand out from the rest of the game's soundtrack.  Maybe it's that dissonance that led Koei to not bring it back for the sequels, but in either case, I'd love to hear it brought back.  For comparison's sake, here are the Yamazaki themes from Samurai Warriors 2 and 3.
 
  
  
 
  
  
 
It's just not the same, really.
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Posted by Hailinel

You ever have one of those tracks in a game that really stuck with you since the first time you heard it, but despite however many sequels the game got they never brought the song back?  Playing through Samurai Warriors 3, I was reminded of how much I missed the theme to the Battle of Yamazaki from the original game.  Don't get me wrong; there's nothing wrong with the music in Samurai Warriors 3, but the Yamazaki theme just isn't the same.  For me, it doesn't really instill the same sense of urgency.  Depending on who you were playing as, you either had to help Nobunaga's traitor escape, or see him dead.
 
  

  
I really like the general feel of the song, as it's actually significantly darker and just in general has a feel that makes it stand out from the rest of the game's soundtrack.  Maybe it's that dissonance that led Koei to not bring it back for the sequels, but in either case, I'd love to hear it brought back.  For comparison's sake, here are the Yamazaki themes from Samurai Warriors 2 and 3.
 
  
  
 
  
  
 
It's just not the same, really.
Posted by Guided_By_Tigers

Most game series butcher a good theme as the continue to change it throughout the series.

Posted by Hailinel
@Unknown_Pleasures said:
" Most game series butcher a good theme as the continue to change it throughout the series. "
Or they at least bring it back in an appropriate fashion.  MGS4's use of the Encounter theme from the first Metal Gear Solid was excellent.
Posted by Video_Game_King

The only part of this blog I can relate to is the "what does this have to do with anything" Yu-Gi-Oh card. I will have my revenge.

Edited by Jack268

  

God the nostalgia.
Posted by Hailinel
@Video_Game_King said:
" The only part of this blog I can relate to is the "what does this have to do with anything" Yu-Gi-Oh card. I will have my revenge. "
I will see your Chickenhead and raise you an unbridled horror.
 
@Jack268: I'm feeling it right now!
Posted by Video_Game_King
@Hailinel: 
 
I see your unbridled horror and raise you a Mega Ultra Chickenhead!