Why Doesn't Balrog have his own theme ?

#1 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -

He did in street fighter 2 ....but he doesn't have a remixed theme in street fighter 4 :/ 
 
 

   

Maybe in super street fighter 4 he will have :)
#2 Edited by lordofultima (6270 posts) -

Well they've said in developer blogs that they're bringing back everyone's classic theme songs in SSFIV. Of course they won't be featured prominently in the game, as the current characters in SFIV with themes you'd never know had them -- since they aren't traditional stage music and only appear in rival battles. But that's ok, custom soundtracks for the win. 
 
This is the best version of Balrog's theme, without a doubt...PUNCHIN' MY WAY ON THROUGH LIFE! 
  
  

#3 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -
@lordofultima said:
" Well they've said in developer blogs that they're bringing back everyone's classic theme songs in SSFIV. Of course they won't be featured prominently in the game, as the current characters in SFIV with themes you'd never know had them -- since they aren't traditional stage music and only appear in rival battles. But that's ok, custom soundtracks for the win. "
I  suppose you barely hear the Themes anyway so its not such a big problem :/
#4 Posted by lordofultima (6270 posts) -
@turbomonkey138 said:
" @lordofultima said:
" Well they've said in developer blogs that they're bringing back everyone's classic theme songs in SSFIV. Of course they won't be featured prominently in the game, as the current characters in SFIV with themes you'd never know had them -- since they aren't traditional stage music and only appear in rival battles. But that's ok, custom soundtracks for the win. "
I  suppose you barely hear the Themes anyway so its not such a big problem :/ "
Well I usually kick the SFIV soundtrack while I'm playing SFIV, character themes exclusively. Magic of the Xbox my friend.
#5 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19377 posts) -
@lordofultima said:

" since they aren't traditional stage music and only appear in rival battles.  But that's ok, custom soundtracks for the win.

Well, I'm pretty sure you're talking about SFIV with this, but I just want to point this info out: In SSFIV, every online battle will have the theme of the character you are going against if you change certain matchmaking settings.
#6 Posted by Jeffsekai (7049 posts) -

PUNCHIN MY WAYY ON THREW LIFEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

#7 Posted by Alphonzo (756 posts) -

Wait, Street Fighter? Whatever.   

 
#8 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19377 posts) -
@lordofultima said:

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You know, hearing that song for the first time and reading up on some of the Street Fighter story makes me think that it could have such a better plot behind it than it does now, at least for the character's history side of things.  Vega being scarred and turning evil 'cause he saw his mother being killed by his father in front of him, Balrog being evil because of a messed up childhood and wanting to be at the top so everyone would finally respect him...  It's interesting.
#9 Posted by jakob187 (21731 posts) -

YOU....    SHALL NOT...    PASS!!! 

 
Wait...  >.>   <.<   O_O
#10 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -

GET BACK ! 
 
@lordofultima said:

Well I usually kick the SFIV soundtrack while I'm playing SFIV, character themes exclusively. Magic of the Xbox my friend. "
Hmmm, that's interesting. I have the 3rd strike soundtrack but maybe I should get the SF4 one too. I tend to listen to trance/techno music when playing for some reason. I never listen to that stuff outside of playing SF4, but when I'm playing it gets me in the right mood I guess? 
 
I also listen to silence, because nobody in this game uses a michrophone to talk for some reason.
#11 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19377 posts) -
@AniMoney said:
"  I also listen to silence, because nobody in this game uses a michrophone to talk for some reason. "
I'm not that into talking while playing a fighting game, unless they're really casual matches (and even then...).
#12 Edited by monkeyroach (175 posts) -

  

  ehonda don't have a theme either.
#13 Posted by Jeffsekai (7049 posts) -
@lordofultima: Man screw you I can't get that song out my head now.
#14 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -
@monkeyroach: That song sucks. 
 
@FluxWaveZ: Talking makes playing much more entertaining. Seriously I'm pretty much done playing randoms online at this point until Super comes out. Hopefully I can just play player matches with people on my friends list.
#15 Posted by demontium (4710 posts) -

He is black.

#16 Posted by Alphonzo (756 posts) -
@demontium said:
" He is black. "
Good observation.
#17 Posted by Rayfield (2097 posts) -

Because his SFIV crotch is too big.
#18 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -
@Rayfield said:
" Because his SFIV crotch is too big. "
So I guess Sagat has even less of a theme? 
 
#19 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

More to the point why hasn't Capcom fixed the three rotated names :-

  1. Balrog The Boxer is actually meant to be M. Bison (a takeoff Mike Tyson, who he styled off)
  2. Vega the Brazilian fighter is actually meant to be Balrog
  3. M. Bison the holder of PsychoPower is meant to be called Vega
I just think it's silly that Capcom never bothered to put their real names back.
#20 Edited by lordofultima (6270 posts) -
@SeriouslyNow said:

" More to the point why hasn't Capcom fixed the three rotated names :-

  1. Balrog The Boxer is actually meant to be M. Bison (a takeoff Mike Tyson, who he styled off)
  2. Vega the Brazilian fighter is actually meant to be Balrog
  3. M. Bison the holder of PsychoPower is meant to be called Vega
I just think it's silly that Capcom never bothered to put their real names back. "
Claw will forever be Vega, Balrog does not suit him as a name at all. He's Spanish, not Brazilian. M. Bison also cannot be called Vega, that's whimpy for a man wielding psycho powers. BIISSSOONN!! *flames rise up* Balrog however is fine as Balrog, Boxer, or Mike Bison. People in America would be pretty puzzled and upset if they changed the names of these characters IMO. 
  
@FluxWaveZ:
I agree, the story could be dealt with better, but what can ya' do? Also, what you say about being able to turn on these rival music in player vs. player battles is awesome. Hopefully that's true, although I may get tired of hearing Akuma's theme over and over again since I fight Akuma's 90% of the time. 
#21 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -
@lordofultima: I still want to fight you, btw.
#22 Posted by lordofultima (6270 posts) -
@AniMoney said:
" @lordofultima: I still want to fight you, btw. "
Haven't seen you send an invite in at least 3 days, I thought you just gave it up. Indeed, if you are on we will fight.
#23 Posted by SuperSecretAgenda (696 posts) -

It's because he's black that he doesn't get a theme.

#24 Posted by lordofultima (6270 posts) -
@SuperSecretAgenda said:
" It's because he's black that he doesn't get a theme. "
Well DeeJay is getting one, but everyone loves those Jamaican-style black people. So festive and friendly! </racism>
#25 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19377 posts) -

Speaking of black characters, I hope to hell that one of the remaining characters to be revealed is Elena.

#26 Posted by Demigonis (192 posts) -

I really wish that they would remix everyone's theme (and make good themes for all the new/returning characters) and set it so that when you do a versus match there's a chance it'll play the stage music of the stage you selected to fight on, player 1's character theme, or player 2's character theme. It's such a shame we hear the awesome  nostalgia-inducing tracks that everyone wants to hear only during rivals matches against the computer. A damn shame!
 
Or they could just give us a BGM select on the stage select screen.

#27 Posted by AniMoney (957 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:
" Speaking of black characters, I hope to hell that one of the remaining characters to be revealed is Elena. "
Seriously doubt it, that rumor list from way back was spot on. Dudley, Makoto, Ibuki, and Hakan most likely. 
 
@lordofultima said:
" @AniMoney said:
" @lordofultima: I still want to fight you, btw. "
Haven't seen you send an invite in at least 3 days, I thought you just gave it up. Indeed, if you are on we will fight. "
Been busy with school stuff. I won't ever give up though.
#28 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19377 posts) -
@AniMoney: With the recent news concerning SSFIV, that rumor list has had several points proven wrong.  So it wasn't all precise.  And I'm certain that Capcom said there was going to be one new, new character (ala Juri, El Fuerte...).
#29 Posted by lordofultima (6270 posts) -
@Demigonis said:
" I really wish that they would remix everyone's theme (and make good themes for all the new/returning characters) and set it so that when you do a versus match there's a chance it'll play the stage music of the stage you selected to fight on, player 1's character theme, or player 2's character theme. It's such a shame we hear the awesome  nostalgia-inducing tracks that everyone wants to hear only during rivals matches against the computer. A damn shame!  Or they could just give us a BGM select on the stage select screen. "
There will be an option to listen to your opponents music in SSFIV in versus and online play.
#30 Posted by Demigonis (192 posts) -
@lordofultima: Whhhhaaaaaaaatttttt??!!?! Source please!!
#31 Posted by Scooper (7881 posts) -

Black characters don't get a theme unless they are graced with one by capcom. It's the rules, I'm afraid.

#32 Posted by Demigonis (192 posts) -

I hope Vega's new theme is good, I love his original SF2 theme.

#33 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19377 posts) -
@Demigonis: I'm not sure if it was Famitsu or whatever, but here's the translated quote:  

" There is an option to play the opponents music theme, instead of stage theme for versus, it is unknown if it's the same for online."
 
But I also heard that that option was available for online by putting in certain requirements or options, so it's probably true.
#34 Posted by Demigonis (192 posts) -

Thanks for finding a quote. That'll be fantastic if it's a toggle in the options menu or something. Hopefully something easy to swap back and forth, because I do like the themes for the SFIV stages, but the character themes just have to be heard!

#35 Posted by Geno (6477 posts) -

Balrog's Theme should be the theme from Punch Out. 

#36 Edited by lordofultima (6270 posts) -
@Demigonis said:

" @lordofultima: Whhhhaaaaaaaatttttt??!!?! Source please!! "

It's in one of those Japanese blogs I think, don't feel like looking it up now. Either that or Seth Killian confirmed it, not sure which.
#37 Posted by Demigonis (192 posts) -

Cool, between that and the quote above that's good enough for me. Exciting!! I was expecting that feature to be left out. Very glad it isn't.

#38 Posted by lordofultima (6270 posts) -
@Demigonis said:

" Cool, between that and the quote above that's good enough for me. Exciting!! I was expecting that feature to be left out. Very glad it isn't. "

In SSFIV all characters will be getting a remixed version of their theme - how did that come about?

Tomozawa:

The biggest reason was that this was a huge request from a lot of the fans. In the comments on the official blog, even if the entry had nothing to do with music there would be comments such as "no remix theme for such and such character?" We felt that this is something people really wanted, so when it was time to make SSFIV this is one of the first things we decided on. This time, we would definitely have themes for all the characters.

This time, we can hear the remix themes outside of the rival battle, right?

Tomozawa:


That's right. As the people also wanted to hear them during battles, we made it so that this can be easily unlocked. Ms. Shiozawa already mentioned it on her blog last week, but to explain it again - on the Status screen if you set your icon and title, it will unlock the Arrange BGM option. From Sound in the Options menu, set Arrange BGM to on and you'll be able to hear the remix themes during battle. And when you go into an online lobby, you will hear either a stage BGM or the remix BGM randomly. Also, for all rival battles, this time around you will hear your own character's theme.     
  
Source
#39 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -
@lordofultima said:
" @Demigonis said:

" Cool, between that and the quote above that's good enough for me. Exciting!! I was expecting that feature to be left out. Very glad it isn't. "

In SSFIV all characters will be getting a remixed version of their theme - how did that come about?

Tomozawa:

The biggest reason was that this was a huge request from a lot of the fans. In the comments on the official blog, even if the entry had nothing to do with music there would be comments such as "no remix theme for such and such character?" We felt that this is something people really wanted, so when it was time to make SSFIV this is one of the first things we decided on. This time, we would definitely have themes for all the characters.

This time, we can hear the remix themes outside of the rival battle, right?

Tomozawa:


That's right. As the people also wanted to hear them during battles, we made it so that this can be easily unlocked. Ms. Shiozawa already mentioned it on her blog last week, but to explain it again - on the Status screen if you set your icon and title, it will unlock the Arrange BGM option. From Sound in the Options menu, set Arrange BGM to on and you'll be able to hear the remix themes during battle. And when you go into an online lobby, you will hear either a stage BGM or the remix BGM randomly. Also, for all rival battles, this time around you will hear your own character's theme.     
  
Source "
good news :3
#40 Posted by Demigonis (192 posts) -
@lordofultima: Fantastic! I am a happy panda! :D
#41 Posted by Linkyshinks (9880 posts) -

I would like to see a totally new one, I don't think the SF2 original should be used for the basic melody.

#42 Posted by Demigonis (192 posts) -

I disagree, I think to not use the established themes for these characters (albeit remixed) would be criminal.  The beautiful themes from SFII and their connection to the characters they represent is a huge deal to me, I was so sad at their use in SFIV.

#43 Posted by turbomonkey138 (4950 posts) -
@Linkyshinks said:
" I would like to see a totally new one, I don't think the SF2 original should be used for the basic melody. "
I agree . I think using the same basic melody from the original games would be stale . They should make a new one and keep it fresh . New street fighter new theme . 
 
@lordofultima said:
" @Demigonis said:

" Cool, between that and the quote above that's good enough for me. Exciting!! I was expecting that feature to be left out. Very glad it isn't. "

In SSFIV all characters will be getting a remixed version of their theme - how did that come about?

Tomozawa:

The biggest reason was that this was a huge request from a lot of the fans. In the comments on the official blog, even if the entry had nothing to do with music there would be comments such as "no remix theme for such and such character?" We felt that this is something people really wanted, so when it was time to make SSFIV this is one of the first things we decided on. This time, we would definitely have themes for all the characters.

This time, we can hear the remix themes outside of the rival battle, right?

Tomozawa:


That's right. As the people also wanted to hear them during battles, we made it so that this can be easily unlocked. Ms. Shiozawa already mentioned it on her blog last week, but to explain it again - on the Status screen if you set your icon and title, it will unlock the Arrange BGM option. From Sound in the Options menu, set Arrange BGM to on and you'll be able to hear the remix themes during battle. And when you go into an online lobby, you will hear either a stage BGM or the remix BGM randomly. Also, for all rival battles, this time around you will hear your own character's theme.     
  
Source "

hey do you think they should add the original SF2 stages in ...lie Ryu's stage is iconic of that game . Of course they would be remade in HD etc . What do you think ?
#44 Posted by lordofultima (6270 posts) -
@turbomonkey138: You think they should scrap old music, but put in old stages? Color me confused. I'd like old stages but I'm alright with the new ones, and plus there are a few stages sort of re-imagined from SFII anyway (chun-li is crowded downtown, guile is africian airfield). I personally like the stages in Alpha 2/3 and 3rd Strike more, so I'd rather see those remade.

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