why are the most iconic, catchy and/or SOVLful video game soundtracks almost always japanese?

why are the most iconic, catchy and/or SOVLful video game soundtracks almost always japanese? do they just have the better composers?

  1. 3 days ago
    Anonymous

    Probably. I would assume it also has to do with their style of education when it comes to arts.

  2. 3 days ago
    Anonymous

    I blame John Williams and Hans Zimmer

    • 3 days ago
      Anonymous

      Hans is good, but I know where you're coming from.

      • 3 days ago
        Anonymous

        Well yeah it's more about their imitators and style

      • 3 days ago
        Anonymous

        Zimmer is absolute shit.

  3. 3 days ago
    Anonymous

    play more games zoom zoom

    • 3 days ago
      Anonymous

      Not an argument.

    • 3 days ago
      Anonymous

      Playing more games will just reinforce this opinion.

  4. 3 days ago
    Anonymous

    >tetris
    >japonese

    • 3 days ago
      Anonymous

      that is just a google image i got from searching best video game soundtracks, most results and lists are 80% japanese games

    • 3 days ago
      Anonymous

      He said almost always
      Which implies that there's exceptions

  5. 3 days ago
    Anonymous

    The best soundtrack in any game is fable 1 and it isn't japanese.

  6. 3 days ago
    Anonymous

    Even midtier shit games like Octopath Traveller have banging fucking OSTs. I think I watched a video once that explained that Japanese game composers like melodies and they also design their scores' tracks to be repeated, so they have to be catchy. Once they are catchy, they are both memorable and not grating. It's a delicate balance they have mastered. Western games on the other hand uses environmental pieces of music, more cinematic and aesthetic than melodious. They're more forgettable because they blend in to the game so much.

  7. 3 days ago
    Anonymous

    >meanwhile japanese soundtracks

    • 3 days ago
      Anonymous

      avant garde

  8. 3 days ago
    Anonymous

    >Tetris
    >Undertale
    ??

    • 3 days ago
      Anonymous

      Korobeiniki is Russian, but it was rearranged by Hirokazu Tanaka for Gameboy release

      Toby Fox is effectively Japanese at this point

  9. 3 days ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, even some shit games by japanese devs make a good effort with the ost

  10. 3 days ago
    Anonymous

    >David Wise
    >Eveline Novakovich
    >Grant Kirkhope
    >Jake Kaufman
    >Lee Jackson
    >Bobby Prince
    >Tim Folin
    >Marty O'Donnell
    These are the names that come to mind. I know there are others. Blizzard games had pretty cool music but I don't know the names if the composers.

    • 3 days ago
      Anonymous

      Mick Gordon

    • 3 days ago
      Anonymous

      Stephen Rippy
      Jeremy SOULe

    • 3 days ago
      Anonymous

      Solar Fields

  11. 3 days ago
    Anonymous

    The only western game I can recall having a catchy soundtrack on par with Japs was the original Deus Ex

    • 3 days ago
      Anonymous

      You might like the Unreal OST. It’s is by the same 3 composers, and sounds very similar, but is much less refined.

  12. 3 days ago
    Anonymous

    The halo main theme killed western osts

  13. 3 days ago
    Anonymous

    Jesus, another silly weebo

  14. 3 days ago
    Anonymous

    OH LE CATCHY TUNE FROM LE JAPAN!
    DING DING DONG! DING DING DONG! x8
    Brain rot

  15. 3 days ago
    Anonymous

    just few that comes in my mind
    also final fantasy soundtrack is kinda lame

    • 3 days ago
      Anonymous

      >also final fantasy soundtrack is kinda lame
      but it's le hecking FF7, the one where the protagonist is an edgylord that looks like SSJ Gohan and there's le heckin' epic Sephirot, its the best jrpg ever made ! All the articles online says it's the best so it must be true !

      • 3 days ago
        Anonymous

        But le sephiroth theme!

        WOOOM
        WOOOM
        WOOOM
        WOOOM
        and then it yells "SEPHIROTH!!!!"

        • 3 days ago
          Anonymous

          epic based sir, here take my wholesome upvote ! 😉

    • 3 days ago
      Anonymous

      I forget how good the Divinity soundtracks are.

  16. 3 days ago
    Anonymous

    Literally Journo tier chart. Grow up, play some more games and form your own opinion, zoomer gay

  17. 3 days ago
    Anonymous

    They have traditionally put together teams where the musician was valued equally to writers, programmers, and artists.

    This means they're involved to a much greater degree than in the west, where music is often thought of as something you can buy on the side.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *