halo soundtrack

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  1. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    is there a way to get a preview? i dont have xbox, i dont have halo, but i am interested with the soundtrack. amazon doesnt have a preview.

    so please, halo fans, tell me how does it like? is it space opera-like music ala starwars? or what?
     
  2. John Gates

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    Felix,

    the best way I can describe the Halo soundtrack is "driving orchestral mix." It includes string-type instruments, drums, etc, to create a sense of environment or urgency or momentum in the game. The opening screen is a space scene showing halo with an airy "men's choir" sound with lots of reverb. Very spacey and cool.

    Top knotch score, IMO.

    John G
     
  3. Jay Mitchosky

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    You should be able to find soundbytes on the Net. It's a fantastic soundtrack.
     
  4. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    what is soundbytes?

    how does halo soundtrack compare to metalgear2 soundtrack then?
     
  5. Benjamin_L

    Benjamin_L Stunt Coordinator

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    Felix,
    I think he means sound clips.
    In addition to the amazing gameplay, it's Halo soundtrack that really cemented my love for the addictive little game. In a word: Epic.
    That being said, I'm not sure if it would sound as excellent if listened to outside of the game. As you pass a checkpoint or a particularly difficult encounter in a level, the musical number will frequently develop in turn- we're talking immersion central. I remember freaking out whenever the "Hunter" music kicked in and REJOICING when the development kicked in after an extended bloodbath.
    I don't think it's a stretch to say Halo's soundtrack is up there with games like Star Control 2, GTA 3, or the Warcraft/Diablo series. Though you can't dance to it. [​IMG]
     
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    Didn't Rolling Stone give it Game Soundtrack of the Year?
     
  7. felix_suwarno

    felix_suwarno Screenwriter

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    is there a topten list? i want to know the rest!
     

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