When it comes to choosing game music a developer must always keep his
target audience in mind. Not everyone likes the so-called "up to date"
music you speak of. I know several people who absolutely hate hip-hop
and I know a few people who think it is the best music on earth. I
personally dislike hip-hop, I am an 80's rock fan myself, so I would not
be inclined to include that sort of music in my games.
One way to resolve this problem is for a developer to use music that is
acceptable to just about everyone such as by using cinematic music
tracks. I've got plenty of mainstream games here that use cinematic
music tracks like Star Wars, Tomb Raider, Indiana Jones, Star Trek Elite
Force I and Elite Force II, etc. The music is something that is there
and doesn't disrupt your concentration while playing.
Now, could you imagine playing something like Star Trek Elite Force and
instead of the Star Trek cinematic music in the background you have some
hip-hop music in the background instead. Not only would it sound
completely out of place for that kind of game, but I would find it
totally distracting. For me it would kill the mood, and be come a major
Now, let's assume the game was about gang warfair in L.A. Then, I could
see some hip-hop music in the game. Something like natural Born Killer
would fit right in with the games kill or be killed game play. However,
that style of game is completely different from Star Trek.
CSF inc. wrote:
Your the man, and can't wait for your football game, dude, call me
personally.. As for a fighting game. I can only wish, and allot of
other blind gamers I know is starving for it.. And what about up to
dat music? Rock, Hip - Hop, club, dance.. Come on it's almost 2010..
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