Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Starcraft II's Music

I really dislike comparing Starcraft I to Starcraft II since it's a new game. So I try my best to let issues like these slide, generally when it comes to units, and game-play mechanics. To put it bluntly though, the music on Starcraft II is vastly inferior in my opinion. Each race has 6 themes now compared to Broodwar where each race only had 3, but I feel that they all suck excluding 1 of them.



This theme is really quite excellent it has a very "Zerg" feel to it. It's the only one that stands out to me. The rest of the music feels really half-assed.








Worst theme in my opinion...







I really dislike a lot of the Terran music this time around. It sounds very "country" or "hick". Almost like you're playing a race of rednecks. I suppose it's fitting given the bad story, style, and acting of the campaign mode. But I prefer music that pumps you up as you play. This music just doesn't do it for me. It makes me feel like I'm listening to Dwight Yoakam.




Now let's look at Starcraft: Broodwar's music.



Zerg:







Terran:







Protoss:








All of those are my favourite themes taken from each race. The music feels like it belongs to each race, and I feel they're a lot better. I would post Starcraft II songs for comparison but I don't feel that I would properly pick the right songs for comparison since I find them all equally bad. So if you're really interested just look them up on Youtube.







Enjoy high quality sound with these bad-ass headphones.

32 comments:

joshlajosh said...

you're absolutely right, fuck this music

IOnVash said...

Yes I do agree with you too.

http://ionvash.blogspot.com/

http://attorneyatfail.blogspot.com/ said...

starcraft 2 can get so frustrating sometimes

jadeN said...

yeah SC:BW is definitely better, feels nostalgic.

Ted F. said...

http://turbofallenger.blogspot.com/

That's quite the review you've made there.

Dmitrii said...

yeah totally agree

shirou said...

good post.. keep it up bro

yoshiface2.blogspot.com said...

Wow finally some other people with brains....the terran music from Broodwar was AWESOMEAZING and they took it, and half-country retard mangled it.

Ensine said...

I listen to my own music when I play starcraft.

Too Baked said...

great post, I love starcraft

Dmitrii said...

hate music in starcraft 2 .. but in first one is better

smartbunnies.blogspot.com said...

Love the game, muted the music, playing my own! Didnt need to do that in sc1!

bslatestalbums said...

Meh, music is alright

Music, Video Games, Tacos said...

agreed

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Steven Duncan said...

Amazing game

Follow back

David Davidson said...

The best music for an RTS to me will be the stuff from C&C2 and the Firestorm expansion.

Cool-Beans said...

I totally agree with you

S.Haren said...

A lot of people don't seems to notice it, but music really is a big part of the whole feeling in a game, graphic and gameplay is obviously more important, but still.

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http://mrherpderp.blogspot.com/ said...

Spot on

NSABRADY said...

Good shit man, music is always central to gameplay performance imo.

Le Coq Bleu said...

Music in SC1 was better

http://protrolling.blogspot.com/

Red said...

protoss stuff is nice tbh
http://llcoolred.blogspot.com/

D4 B1GD0G said...

EXACTLY! You read my mind

lockonstratos said...

actually i really liked the soundtrack

Anon said...

I agree bro

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nrrrdgrll said...

Haha, dat music.

Bliss said...

I totally agree

GRblogger said...

I will have to agree with the others...

Vernin The Rat said...

When I die, and my life is flashing before my eyes, it will surely be accompanied by teh Broodwar Terran theme. And probably the sounds of probes mining in there too.