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Is Retro Game Music Better Than Game Music Of Today?

Posted by Streex on August 10, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Whenever I find myself humming a tune from a game, it's always from something I played years ago. NES and Super NES game music seems to be permanently stuck in my head, but very rarely can I say the same about anything released in the last 5 years. One thing that easily sticks out is that game music back then looped over and over. Usually a 30 second to 1 minute track would repeat, therefore grinding it into our heads. Even with that fact, I can still listen to something today like the Moon Theme from DuckTales and FEEL it more than anything on current or last-gen. Retro music is not orchestrated and there's very few "instruments" being represented, so why does it seem better? Is it just me? Should I get my brain looked at or is there really something special in retro music that can never be matched?

Categories: General, Retro

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