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I was wondering if anyone had played games where they really disliked or didn't enjoy the game, but thought it had a good soundtrack to it. Here are two I can think of off the top of my head:

 

Sinking Island: The game's visuals and atmosphere are great, but the voice acting seemed a little off, plot was so-so, the puzzles felt kind of contrived and I gave up on it after I had to check a walkthrough, only to discover I had managed to do a combination of events that made it impossible for me to finish the game. Has some nice peaceful and mysterious music though.

 

Apocalyptica: Has cool art design, but I found the gameplay tedious and navigation confusing. Has great music though. I haven't been able to extract the audio out of the encrypted files. Somebody released the audio recorded directly from the game, but he did a botched job and has some pops in the audio. I don't really want to play through this game to do one myself, would be nice to have a better quality version of the music.

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Well, there's Bejeweld (it's not that I didn't like it, but I think it gets boring real quick); and I guess Prince of Persia: Sands of Time. I'm just not a platformer guy, but man, I still have the OST-CD lying around here somewhere.

 

Now that you mention it, I think I'll go look for it

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Ha, I haven't heard Bejeweled's music, I'm not much of a fan of casual games (though I don't care where good music comes from). Sands of Time has a great soundtrack, I thought the game was pretty solid too, though if you don't like jumping I can see where that wouldn't be a lot of fun for you.

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Castlevania II: Simon's Quest on NES isn't a terrible game but it certainly is a strange one. Still, the music is quite memorable. Also, "Silver Surfer" on NES has a lot of great powerful tunes, but the game is horrible.

 

Coincidentally, the 3DO version of Doom is considered the hands down worst and most butchered port of the game, but the soundtrack is one of the best renditions I've heard.

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Call of Duty Black Ops

 

wat

Call of Duty: Black Ops

 

 

Did you just need that ":" in there to understand?

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Call of Duty Black Ops

 

wat

Call of Duty: Black Ops

 

 

Did you just need that ":" in there to understand?

I think he didn't understand why KM0 thinks it's a bad game.

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I think he didn't understand why KM0 thinks it's a bad game.

He doesn't know why CoD:BO is crap?!? I thought everybody knew...

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I think he didn't understand why KM0 thinks it's a bad game.

He doesn't know why CoD:BO is crap?!? I thought everybody knew...

Please, don't act like a jerk just because someone has a different opinion.

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I think he didn't understand why KM0 thinks it's a bad game.

He doesn't know why CoD:BO is crap?!? I thought everybody knew...

Please, don't act like a jerk just because someone has a different opinion.

I'm sorry, I forgot to put my [sarcasm][/sarcasm] tags around it...

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Mirror's Edge. One of the most frustrating games I've ever played (platforming from a first person perspective just doesn't work, as anyone who got to Xen in Half-Life aught to know), but damn is the music awesome:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liYGXreM6aE

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dZ7dViEZ9U

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW9tzzVs158

 

And, lastly, the other "Still Alive":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TERyxFfMqDk

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Aeria Games usually has games with good music. It's free and the soundtrack can be found in the game directory once it's installed (ex: Local Disk C:/AeriaGames/MegaTen/sound/bgm). I find that, specifically, Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine is a pretty good game due to its good graphics, music, cinematics and such, but the gameplay is just awful. Every new menu selection you make would open a new window within the game so your screen gets cluttered easily and the keyboard controls are incredibly non-responsive.

 

Here's SMT:I: http://megaten.aeriagames.com/

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Alien 3 on NES had pretty awesome music by Jeroen Tel, who's a bit of a legend among chipmusic enthusiasts. Although the game itself was pretty much a standard movie tie in with not much to offer.

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