Thursday, April 26, 2018

Here's a Sample From Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2's Soundtrack


For your consideration, here's a sample of one of several new, original pieces of music composed for Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2. The new tracks will also be featured in a brand-new album coming out on July 27th in Japan.

Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1+2 is headed to home consoles and PC on July 24th.

22 comments:

  1. A mix of dance and rock...meh...very millenial and aseptic...

    Is it too complicated, Capcom, to hire the old composer staff of the first Rockman X (or something like that) ?

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  2. I don't normally think this about Mega Man music but this is so generic, to me Mega Man music isn't just rock for the sake of rock and stuff, it always for me strives to have a unique style, there's probably more importance that goes into the music of Mega Man than any other aspect even art where you have wildly experimental artists like Tatsuya Yoshikawa and Toru Nakayama doing things.

    I could easily spot an Ippo Yamada MMZ track, I say yeah that's Ippo Yamada making music to MMZ, same for Masaki Suzuki, Luna and gang.

    When I hear MMBN music there is a clear sharp VERY noticeably difference between those that understand how the music works for those games (Akari, Yoshino) and don't (Horiyama, which too has a style all his own for the X games in the franchise).

    Nothing else sounded like MMX music on the SNES before it, which is why whenever something even vaguely sounds like it people immediately say this sounds like a Mega Man X track. Even the screechy, dirty, metal and midi sounds produced for MMZ4's OST is very VERY unique. Akemi Kimura making Mega Man X music is very self evident etc.

    Now take this... What's stopping this from being a generic DBZ Bamco track, or Bleach or any other anime licensed game rock track? This doesn't sound Mega Man-like at all, it just sounds like everyday anime game music, which wouldn't be a problem if it was catchy in composition, but in my opinion it is not even that it is barely memorable. I know I sound harsh but the standards for Mega Man music I think should be high if anything from Mega Man should have some standards it should be that.

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  3. I don't know what you all are talking about. This sound pretty close to PS1 era Mega Man X music.

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    1. You have no ears for music if you think that, also there wasn't any one style of "PSX era Mega Man X music" X4 sounds jack sh** like X6 or X5. All three sound good in their own way though.

      This sounds good too, but it is kinda generic sounding in comparison to older X music I can agree with that or at least see where people are coming from.

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    2. Sounds closest to the PS2 era style of music to me.

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    3. This sounds like Xover if anything. Probably the same composer too.

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  4. IDK, I think this one sounds good, or at least I liked it.
    I guess I thought it would be way worse, like some generic techno stuff like with the classic 20th anniversary soundtrack techno version. To me, at least, it was kinda boring, but this one sounds good and it convinced me to get the soundtrack when pre orders open somewhere else.

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  5. I can't recognize what track this is. That's a bad sign.

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  6. "Generic" is the last thing that comes to my head when listening to this.

    That bass was naughty and is getting slapped super hard in this theme, I love it.

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    1. I agree. In fact, it's one of the best menu themes I've ever heard.

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  7. X series is at its best when the music is heavily rock/metal inspired. Hope we get more of having shredding guitars with new stuff

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  8. I also liked it, guess people who didn't like it might have so called "sensitive" ears. Generic doesn't mean bad either.

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  9. I will be getting PS4 version since they are on two discs. Sorry, Nintendo Switch. I am skilling Nintendo Switch for PS4. I have Nintendo Switch, thought. I dont want One cart and one digital at all. PS4 all the way!

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  10. Reminds me of something you'd hear out of a Visual Novel, like Cho Dengeki Stryker. That's not necessarily a complaint, just an observation.

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  11. That's a Dynasty Warriors track, not Mega Man

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  12. Reminds me of the intro theme to Mega Man X7
    Generic, but kind of nice to listen to, anyway.

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  13. The fact that people are naming anything and everything in regards to what this track sounds like, says something about the lack of direction or genericness of it.

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  14. So this isn't just the music from the trailer? Cause like others mentioned you can't even tell what track this is supposed to be. And it doesn't sound like Mega Man music, let alone X. Doesn't capture what a Mega Man tune should sound like at all. Not digging the weird mix of hyper techno pop or whatever you wanna call it and generic guitar riffs either.

    Music is a big part of Mega Man so it's not a nitpick, it's rather disappointing, if the rest is like this, I'll stick with the original tracks.

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    1. Yeah, it's the track from the trailer. I thought it was supposed to be a remix of Storm Eagle's theme, at first… but, I think it's just an original piece of generic rock music, not unlike the X4/X5/X7/X8 title tracks, outside of Japan.

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  15. This music doesn't feel like Mega Man to me. The song itself isn't bad, it just doesn't feel like a Mega Man song. I already feel that this Legacy Collection is lazy on Capcom's part and this track doesn't help sway my opinion.

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  16. Too generic. They should've hired the original X composers

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  17. Since everyone is adding their 2cents on what this sounds like, I might as well.

    This composition style and instrumentation reminds me of Custom Robo Arena but just you know more mixed with effects and in higher quality.

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