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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2012, 09:00:57 AM »
When I think about it, I didn't really like the Final Weapon theme. I liked the Space Port theme for what it was, definitely fit the situation, but Final Weapon? It's ok the first few minutes, then it just gets repetitive and easily stuck in your head, but not in the good way.

X5's boss theme, I like it, It's a good listen, it's just a strange boss theme to me though. Not a bad one, just... strange. Definitely unique. Id have to agree on Zero's intro theme in X5 being forgettable. It's good, but just cant hold up to X4's Zero theme. (which set the bar pretty high as far as Zero themes go, and Post X4 has really only the Command Mission's Zero theme to call competition, despite it being more of a slower paced theme like X5's.)

possibly two of my favorute X4 themes are, aside from the obvious X/Zero themes and Jet Stingray, have to be the Double theme and Both Sigma themes. Particularly the second, though the first one is definitely pretty unique IMO.

And the Dr. Light Capsule is still my favorite in the X series, although the X8 one comes close, held back only by the fact that they use a differently instrumented version for the R&D lab.
...When Larry the reploid accountant goes maverick of his own accord, he's certainly formidable during tax season, but he isn't going to provide X the challenge needed to make him grow as a warrior and reach his potential.

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2012, 08:29:01 PM »
I still remember how awesome Zero's theme sounded in X5, so I disagree that's it not as memorable as X4's. I'd say they're pretty even.

Hell, all of Zero's themes are way awesome. A lot of times more awesome than X's. 'Cept his X7 theme.

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2012, 05:40:48 AM »
I still remember how awesome Zero's theme sounded in X5, so I disagree that's it not as memorable as X4's. I'd say they're pretty even.
Agreed.  I find Zero's X5 theme to be one of the best tracks in the game; it's the perfect "guy who saves your ass" theme song.  Unfortunately I don't think the derivative stage clear jingle came out nearly as well; that's yet another area where X4 smoked X5.

And actually, I liked Zero's X7 theme too.  My least favorite is probably X3's (I know, I know, PB wants to bash my head in with his shield for that one), and even that's pretty decent.

In terms of music, Zero is the Bowser of Mega Man: You could give him 20 different theme songs and they'd ALL be badass.

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2012, 06:09:11 AM »
My least favorite is probably X3's (I know, I know, PB wants to bash my head in with his shield for that one), and even that's pretty decent.

Yeah, cannot understand that one at all.

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2012, 06:13:15 AM »
My least favorite is probably X3's (I know, I know, PB wants to bash my head in with his shield for that one), and even that's pretty decent.
Is it wrong I occasionally confuse this theme with Guile's theme?

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2012, 06:18:20 AM »
This thread makes me wanna say how X4 is great for when you're inebriated, but my mind has wandered to wanting to make it my first single-handed Magger game to beat.

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2012, 06:32:27 AM »
Is it wrong I occasionally confuse this theme with Guile's theme?

In some ways, yes. Yes it is!  8D

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2012, 06:40:27 AM »
In some ways, yes. Yes it is!  8D
Yea I dunno how to feel about that. On one hand they're both awesome, so putting them together in one's brain under "positive" is way radical, but on the other hand, the lack of familiarity says to me a lack of appreciation.

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2012, 07:50:28 PM »
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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2012, 08:30:48 PM »
Yea I dunno how to feel about that. On one hand they're both awesome, so putting them together in one's brain under "positive" is way radical, but on the other hand, the lack of familiarity says to me a lack of appreciation.

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2012, 09:25:26 PM »
Im not sure how anyone can like Zero's X7 theme over his X3 one. It's good, but not THAT good.
...When Larry the reploid accountant goes maverick of his own accord, he's certainly formidable during tax season, but he isn't going to provide X the challenge needed to make him grow as a warrior and reach his potential.

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2012, 12:07:38 AM »
Speaking of X7, am I the only one who thinks the whole soundtrack could fit well in snes format?

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2012, 01:50:12 AM »
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I think you're reading me too seriously. :]

I honestly don't remember too much of X7's music. Wasn't the Sigma music great? Or was it awful? For some reason I remember it being some extreme.

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2012, 03:06:48 AM »
I loved X7's Sigma themes. They rocked my balls.

The rest of the soundtrack's not very memorable. The only other songs in X7 I cared about were Rina Aiuchi's Code Crush and Showtaro Morikubo's Lazy Mind.

Well, tbh, I actually liked the cutscene muzacks.

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2012, 03:13:57 AM »
I liked that one piece they reused in Command Mission.
...When Larry the reploid accountant goes maverick of his own accord, he's certainly formidable during tax season, but he isn't going to provide X the challenge needed to make him grow as a warrior and reach his potential.

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2012, 03:27:01 AM »
I love the Japanese themes. Jounetsu Setsuna's great, and my favorite's X4's. Remember the first time you watched the opening to that, and you said to yourself, "Those motherfuckers, CoA." The American X4 opening was cool when I was 10.

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2012, 03:34:37 AM »
I still like the US opening to X4. X series is one where both sides of the pond have good openers.

I DONT however, dig X5's Japanese opening as much. I like the songs themself, they are alright, but they dont seem to mesh as well as the "Zero death/weapon get" theme do.

...When Larry the reploid accountant goes maverick of his own accord, he's certainly formidable during tax season, but he isn't going to provide X the challenge needed to make him grow as a warrior and reach his potential.

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #42 on: August 20, 2012, 03:38:31 AM »
Yea, X5 is the definite exception to the rule. Redone classic themes like that evoke a lot of emotion.

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #43 on: August 20, 2012, 03:45:39 AM »
I really like X6's opening and ending theme. although The Answer is kinda...eh

I always thought Moon Light's lyrics were the subtitles for the opening

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #44 on: August 20, 2012, 04:01:43 AM »
The Answer is an odd song by itself, but the snippet they use for the opening works just fine. I remember being blown away by X6's opening the first time I played it. I was like, WHOOOOOOOOOOA WHAT IS THIIIIIIIS

Not to mention the intro was mostly animated, and had the whole "MEGA MAN X EPISODE 6" which I STILL think is epic.
...When Larry the reploid accountant goes maverick of his own accord, he's certainly formidable during tax season, but he isn't going to provide X the challenge needed to make him grow as a warrior and reach his potential.

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« Reply #45 on: August 20, 2012, 04:11:33 AM »
I like how it became marketing acceptable to leave Japanese themes as-is in games.

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #46 on: August 20, 2012, 04:25:42 AM »
I think animating X5's cutscenes for the intro was really nice.

I remember when I was little I thought I got the wrong version of the game since the voices were in japanese but the rest was in english

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #47 on: August 20, 2012, 04:27:20 AM »
Okay.

I'm very disappointed in all of you.





Not a single mention of Kotono Shibuya. Beautiful themes, them.

Not to mention spectularly smooth, retro animation. I soooooo there was an anime just like that back then. Battle Network got a great anime, but not the X series?

It's not fair.  ;O;

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #48 on: August 20, 2012, 04:43:20 AM »
Believe is one of my favorite songs ever.

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Re: X4 is really overrated
« Reply #49 on: August 20, 2012, 04:57:58 AM »
Gotta love the artistic freedom on X' hand folding into his Buster

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