- Aug 30, 2006
- Aug 30, 2006
I don't think they could have possibly chosen worse music for that trailer.
Cyndi Lauper is fantastic! She's an amazing musician and artist. You can trust me, I have a music degree. Also, sounds like you may have some unresolved childhood music issues... Just playing with ya.Makes me feel like I'm back near my big sister's bedroom in the 80s forced to listen to her appalling plastic pop-music,
You can make all kinds of tenuous literal and non-literal connections, but ultimately for me that particular tune doesn't fit all that well with my general interpretation of the quintessential Dark Souls mood.
Dark Souls is a great series, but its music has never been a strong feature. Remixing the music would make it just another trailer with generic dark fantasy music…nobody would ever stop to talk about the game like we're doing now!
Hence, going with a "twisted beauty" theme is perfect. This trailer isn't meant to be an immersion trailer…it's selling the product. And twisted beauty is quite accurate IMO.
Ah, great pull with ABBA. Yeah, that are certains people/groups that are just so creative you have to respect them despite not liking them per se. For that goes for groups like Metallica. I'm no metal fan, but man are those guys world class musicians.Yeah, Cyndi Lauper is one of those performers, like ABBA, that, while not at all to my taste, I can see the quality of the songwriting.
I think I've seen this idea of a juxtaposed song choice
on a game trailer before, but I can't think of it.
Imo, it's not as memorable as what they did with the King's Field series, but it fits the setting perfectly.
Dark Souls music is plenty captivating. Every boss has its own bombastic theme and locations become associated by the player with particular emotions, many of which are greatly assisted by the soundtrack. (Firelink and Majula Hubs, Moonlight Butterfly and Gwyn to name but a few.)
Also, anyone with a music degree trying to sell me Cyndi Lauper would have me doubting the veracity of that particular claim.
No disrespect Brumbek, but I think you should probably speak for yourself rather than everyone else. I do happen to listen to them outside of the game experience and I don't think it's pushing reason to suggest I'm not the only one.Some tracks are nice…at the time…but you don't go and listen to them later…
No disrespect Brumbek, but I think you should probably speak for yourself rather than everyone else.