If they can't use the REAL music, what should they use?

#1 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3532 posts) -


#2 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3532 posts) -

We all know what we really want...

#3 Posted by Simplexity (1382 posts) -

If they can't get the original music they should stop making this game, it would be completely pointless without it.

#4 Posted by McGhee (6094 posts) -

@SpaceInsomniac said:

We all know what we really want...

Fuck Yes!

#5 Posted by billyhoush (1192 posts) -

The ability to add custom soundtracks then mysteriously torrent online a "fan made" mixtape of the original music.

#6 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7613 posts) -

@Prodstep said:

If they can't get the original music they should stop making this game, it would be completely pointless without it.

This isn't the original game though, it's a completely new one, just using levels from the first two.

I imagine it'd be far too difficult for them to re-licence the old soundtracks.. But we have custom soundtracks, so that shouldn't exactly be a dealbreaker for anyone.

#7 Posted by Ksaw (341 posts) -

I'm surprised to see people so hung up on the soundtrack. After about a billion hours playing those games I'd think people would be permanently done with those songs.

#8 Posted by Baillie (4025 posts) -

@Ksaw: You're joking right? Fantastic soundtrack. Would you prefer Vice City without its soundtrack?

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#9 Posted by Master_Funk (728 posts) -

I mean 90% of the reason I'll buy this game is for the nostalgia, but if they don't have at least some of the music from the first two games, then I'll be very disappointed

#10 Posted by AlmostSwedish (542 posts) -

Just put the music on the the hard drive and play it from there? That's what intend to do, so I don't really care what they use.

#11 Edited by Vexxan (4612 posts) -

No Goldfinger, no gold for them.

Could play the music from the HDD thou, but still!

#12 Posted by Ksaw (341 posts) -

@Baillie said:

@Ksaw: You're joking right? Fantastic soundtrack. Would you prefer Vice City without its soundtrack?

That's kind of a crazy comparison. Vice city had over 80 songs covering several genres of music. The original release of pro skater had 11 punk and alternative rock songs. I get your point though, hearing that goddamn Goldfinger song definitely brings back memories of that game.

#13 Posted by Baillie (4025 posts) -

@Ksaw: I wouldn't call it crazy at all, both of these games had STRONG music soundtracks, that when you hear a track from either, you instantly recognise it from their respective game. :)

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#14 Posted by billyhoush (1192 posts) -

@Ksaw said:

@Baillie said:

@Ksaw: You're joking right? Fantastic soundtrack. Would you prefer Vice City without its soundtrack?

That's kind of a crazy comparison. Vice city had over 80 songs covering several genres of music. The original release of pro skater had 11 punk and alternative rock songs. I get your point though, hearing that goddamn Goldfinger song definitely brings back memories of that game.

Vice City was a post modern video game because it was set in a 80s pastiche. I highly doubt Pro Skater HD will be because Tony Hawk said that they are updating the game to reflect modern skate boarding culture which would make it lame in the eyes of people who actually want a remake for nostalgic purposes. I think skate board culture was at a high in 1999-2000 and the first two games are definitely major artefacts from that time.

#15 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

100% Nickleback!

#16 Posted by Ghostiet (5208 posts) -
@Prodstep said:

If they can't get the original music they should stop making this game, it would be completely pointless without it.

#17 Posted by Tylea002 (2295 posts) -

Host levels like you'd host a track mania server. With your own music.

A MAN CAN DREAM.

#18 Posted by Vegetable_Side_Dish (1723 posts) -

Custom soundtracks. 

#19 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

Never played Tony Hawk 1, except for the levels on that Tony Hawk 2.1 or whatever for X-Box, but I couldn't take TH2 without it's original tracks.

#20 Posted by Kandycane2029 (511 posts) -

@Vegetable_Side_Dish said:

Custom soundtracks.

Pretty much this.

#21 Posted by mnzy (2911 posts) -
#22 Edited by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@Prodstep said:

If they can't get the original music they should stop making this game, it would be completely pointless without it.

This right here. I'm okay with additional tracks being added as long as the originals are still there.

#23 Posted by Apparatus_Unearth (3095 posts) -

The original music is so integral to the experience. I don't know though, I'd probably go with different songs by those bands or something.

#24 Posted by Napalm (9020 posts) -
@Prodstep said:

If they can't get the original music they should stop making this game, it would be completely pointless without it.

This is true if you're nostalgic about shitty, late nineties pop punk. 
 
Licensing new music would be the best option, but adding in custom soundtracks makes this a non-issue for me.
#25 Posted by EuanDewar (4683 posts) -
#26 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

@Prodstep said:

If they can't get the original music they should stop making this game, it would be completely pointless without it.

This. Honestly, what little info we've gotten about this release seems quite lacking and the speculation on the Bombcast really dampened my spirits even more.

Personally I want the original soundtracks, the original levels from 1, 2 AND 3 (Of course some will need a little bit of tweaking for my next wish) and finally, manuals reverts and even spine transfers dammit!

It just get a really half-assed vibe about this the more I think about the release

#27 Posted by thechronodarkness (294 posts) -

No one has yet posted the correct answer. Since this is activision most likely.....

They would use the guitar riffs from the modern warfare trilogy and black ops. Constant dun dun dun dun DUN dun. Save on money, as this is currently a downloadable release

#28 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5137 posts) -

I can't imagine it would very hard to secure rights to the old soundtrack.

#29 Posted by PenguinDust (12436 posts) -

Showtunes...nothin' but showtunes.

#30 Posted by AlisterCat (5469 posts) -

Reading this thread makes me sad. If people aren't willing to play a game just because the music isn't there I feel like they wanted Activision to release a soundtrack CD, not a game. You can play any music you want on Xbox360... so why not make your own soundtrack if music licensing pisses you off so much. Really, really makes my brain hurt with how people are thinking about this.

#31 Posted by Barrock (3525 posts) -

Silence. Because if they can't this isn't worth it.

#32 Posted by TeflonBilly (4713 posts) -

Fireside chats with Bobby Kotick about his plans for the industry

#33 Posted by Binarynova (150 posts) -

@Vegetable_Side_Dish said:

Custom soundtracks.

They can add whatever music they like as long as they have this. :)

#34 Posted by SpaceRunaway (826 posts) -

Period authentic MIDI versions of the original tracks, taken from various Angelfire sites.

#35 Posted by Enigma777 (6057 posts) -

Dubstep

#36 Posted by TheMustacheHero (6655 posts) -

@Enigma777 said:

Dubstep

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

#37 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -
@mnzy said:

THAT IS AWFUL.  You have just murdered the Chemical Brothers.  
 
This is what it really sounds like.
 
    
#38 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8060 posts) -

Offspring

#39 Posted by Witzig (326 posts) -

Alot of JFA and Gorilla Biscuts songs would make me happy.

#40 Posted by bartok (2406 posts) -

They need to kidnap a high school band and force them to perform SKA against their will.

#41 Posted by ShaggE (6288 posts) -

Other 90s music would be just fine.

If they can get the original music back, though, I demand an optional N64 mode. THPS1 music is, to me, a collection of fuzzy lo-fi snippets of full songs. :D

#42 Posted by GooieGreen (453 posts) -

@Enigma777 said:

Dubstep

This. Heavy drops.

#43 Posted by prestonhedges (1965 posts) -

It should be completely dead fucking silent. And not even allow custom soundtracks. And when you try to listen to your mp3 player, all you can hear is that horrible sound of fake skates hitting fake concrete.

#44 Edited by Ben_H (3291 posts) -
@ShaggE said:

Other 90s music would be just fine.

If they can get the original music back, though, I demand an optional N64 mode. THPS1 music is, to me, a collection of fuzzy lo-fi snippets of full songs. :D

Beat me to it.  I need to hear the chorus from Superman over and over and over and over, for like 2 hours while in free skate mode, because somehow the songs went for an infinite amount of time.  Oh N64 THPS, you were so awesome.
#45 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

Other 90's punk/rock/ska would be alright.

#46 Posted by HarlechQuinn (444 posts) -

I voted for "Other songs from different bands of the late 90s".

But in the end I don't really care as I will switch to a custom soundtrack (mostly German, British and American Punk) anyway after one or two days when I can't stand the original music anymore...

This was the case for all entries in the Tony Hawk franchise...

#47 Posted by CABBAGES (517 posts) -

Whats going to be so difficult about getting the same music ?

If theres something difficult about the same music how would getting other late 90s music be any easier ?

#48 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -
#49 Posted by cstrang (2381 posts) -

@CABBAGES said:

Whats going to be so difficult about getting the same music ?

If theres something difficult about the same music how would getting other late 90s music be any easier ?

Actually, yeah, this is really true. I can't imagine Goldfinger or whomever owns the rights to the Suicide Machines would hate a little money coming in.

#50 Posted by phish09 (1109 posts) -

Since it's coming to XBLA I can just play it with whatever music I want playing...so I guess that will work for me.

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