The most under-appreciated aspect of SW:TOR?

The music of The Old Republic

In the past few weeks, I've been playing Star Wars: The Old Republic and I've been enjoying it a lot so far. I've also been reading about in on sites like RPS. And one thing I find amazing about the game, that I think wasn't been noticed by many others is the music.

I like soundtracks of pretty much any media and games are no exception. But quite often, you hear the best of them when you are not actually playing. Those are amazing songs like Shadowsong from Spellforce 2, Song 2 from FIFA 98, Still Alive from Portal or Baba Yetu from Civialization IV. But that's not it. I don't play games to wander through the menu or watch the credits. I play them, to, well, play.

But then it happened. It was a sunny day, doubly so, since I was on Tatooine, walking through its dunes. And then I stopped. I stopped and listened to the wonderful music. It certainly sounds very Star-Warsy, sometimes directly quoting from John Williams. And that's exactly how I like it. More games like this, please!

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Posted by: Petr Onderka
Last revised: 21 Aug, 2014 08:12 AM History

Discussion

Sreen
Sreen
23 Oct, 2012 11:07 AM

I guess you would love the OST of Guild Wars series and Age of Conan, then.

Want proof? Jeremy Soule and Asja - Fear Not This Night: http://youtu.be/qOMQxVtbkik Helene B√łksle - The Dreaming: http://youtu.be/-g5KYv2oqXk

Svick
Svick
23 Oct, 2012 05:49 PM

Hmm, the song from Guild Wars was certainly interesting, thanks.

Adam
Adam
25 Jul, 2013 10:39 AM

I also enjoy paying attention to the music in most modern entertainment mediums. The old Red Alert, Interstate 76, Halo, etc have lots of original music. You can also see a focus in modern films, especially in the likes of Marvel and Dark Horse films (ending of Captain America, Thor, Avengers, Batman, etc).

Good stuff, worth keeping an ear out.

I played SWTOR for a while when it first came out and noticed some very "Star Warsy" music, it's great. Some of the older games are also good for vintage SW music (Jedi Knight, X-Wing Vs TIE Fighter).

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