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Remakes & Remasters: Soundtracks done right

Hulk_Smash

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Everyone focuses on graphics when it comes to remakes or remasters. A few focus on quality of life and other gaming mechanic upgrades. Rarely, though is there a focus on the soundtracks. This year, I have heard some absolutely beautiful remakes of soundtracks on games that already had a good soundtrack. So, how do you make a good soundtrack even better?

Command & Conquer Remastered: How about getting the original composer to come in with his live band that does nothing but tour around the country playing C&C songs?

Final Fantasy Remake: Or how about updating the audio technology from chip tunes and synthesizers to live orchestra?

Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition: Or you could allow the player to switch between old chip tunes and new orchestrated while still in-game.

Any other examples of remakes/remasters getting the audio treatment that you liked? I wonder if the Tony Hawk remasters will get an audio remaster on the OG songs?
 
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I don't think Konami ever put these gothy metal tunes in an actual Castlevania game, but these are awesome.

 
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Aggelos

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Resident Evil Remakes! A.k.a. Biohazard Remakes.

Better quality digital versions/samples.























 
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Hulk_Smash

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I don't think Konami ever put these gothy metal tunes in an actual Castlevania game, but these are awesome.



The Japanese version of Castlevania 3 had an enhanced audio clip that sounded like something you’d hear in a Sega Genesis game. So, it’s like a remaster of sorts:

 

NeoIkaruGAF

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The Japanese version of Castlevania 3 had an enhanced audio clip that sounded like something you’d hear in a Sega Genesis game. So, it’s like a remaster of sorts:

But that's the original soundtrack. It's the western version that's kind of a... demaster.
 

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The FF7R Soundtrack is so absolutely freaking amazing. The battle music gets you so pumped, while the ambient music puts you right back into your childhood. Its the first OSt I have ever bought. 7 CD's and sooo many awesome tracks. Plus they also made a few new original tracks which are also terrific. Like A Broken World and Midnight Rendezvous. The last one has a special place in my heart. It was an instant hit in my feels when it came on. I could not describe what it was. Someone else put it best when he/she said "its like feeling nostalgia for something you've never had".

I did not think I could become any more of a fanboy for FF7 than I already am, but hot damn this game.