I usually don't fixate on Soundtracks, perhaps because I tend to focus on Multiplayer games (L4D being the only one I can think of where soundtracks play an important role). In fact, music will usually be the first thing I turn off after an hour or two when I've felt I've heard it all.
But certain tracks from ME3 quite stood out to me which got me thinking about the impact of Soundtracks in games (and I know I am not the first to), and why so many people throw such a huge fuss over them (like those JRPG or Civilization soundtracks and etc). When I hit up the forums, I was surprised that there wasn't a thread dedicated to discussion of soundtracks and their impact in games around here.
So here we go.
Feel free to share any game soundtracks that stood out to you and discuss them!
As certain discussions will most surely cross into spoiler territory, please be considerate of the 'lazy/busy' portion of us that may have not finished certain games and use the SPOILER tags where appropriate.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE CONTINUING FOR IMPROVING YOUR EXPERIENCE IN THIS THREAD!
I initially intended this to be just a humble little discussion thread about soundtracks and their use/impact in games, but it's now evolved into this massive compendium of people's favorite video-game soundtracks (which is just as awesome!). So here are a couple tips for viewing/using this thread.
How to Embed a YouTube video
To embed a YouTube video you use the YouTube tags, but instead of just copy and pasting the youtube link, you have to make sure you only insert the YouTube ID. What is a YouTube ID you ask? What's bolded below is your YouTube ID, basically you need to remove everything in the hyperlink that comes before the ?v= line, as well as the ?v= modifier itself.
So if I were to link that particular YouTube video, I would use the YouTube tags accordingly (remove the spaces in the Tags)
Plugins for Easing the YouTube-embed overload in this thread
Also, browsing some of the pages in this thread may become cumbersome for you OR more importantly the computer you browse it with. Here are a couple tips/plugins that people in the thread have recommended to make your experience a little easier.