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#52 Feb 16 2011 at 5:22 AM Rating: Good
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Rinsui wrote:
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XI - well beyond background music - created memories of locations and adventures.
XIV - basic background music - not even close to XI music.


The second poster already finished the thread.

Even in FFXI, some of the songs not made by Uematsu were better than those that were (e.g. Gustaberg).
Stop being Uematsu fans for the sake of being fans of someone a lot of people are fans of -.-/

Uematsu has made some very good music in the past, but FFXIV is sub-par.
Can't stand that stupid upbeat yeah-yeah-bang-bang guildleve theme.


Which guildleve theme, there are multiple ones.

IMO, I find most of FFXIV's music genuinely better than FFXI's. To me most of the songs in XI have this tribal sound I don't like, they're mostly woodwind based and have this xylophone like percussion. There are songs I do like in XI but they are far fewer than XIV. Now XIV has a more upbeat, rock based soundtrack and I see that turning people off, but I really think it's because people hear the same songs over and over in this game. The zones are bigger than XI's zones and since there isn't much to do in this game yet, most people are doing the same things over and over, thus hearing the same thing over and over.

Also the second poster is probably comparing his years of playing FFXI with his months of playing FFXIV which is not a fair comparison. Anyway all this stuff is relative, as time goes on and as the game gets better, I hope the people that dislike the music can enjoy it as much as I do.

EDIT: Also I'm comparing between the initial XIV soundtrack and XI soundtrack. No music from the expansions.

Edited, Feb 16th 2011 6:28am by TerraSonicX
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#53 Feb 16 2011 at 8:05 AM Rating: Good
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Rinsui wrote:
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XI - well beyond background music - created memories of locations and adventures.
XIV - basic background music - not even close to XI music.


The second poster already finished the thread.

Even in FFXI, some of the songs not made by Uematsu were better than those that were (e.g. Gustaberg).
Stop being Uematsu fans for the sake of being fans of someone a lot of people are fans of -.-/

Uematsu has made some very good music in the past, but FFXIV is sub-par.

Can't stand that stupid upbeat yeah-yeah-bang-bang guildleve theme.


You do realize this is all subjective opinion right? There is no definite right or wrong answer despite how you feel. Some people prefer one or the other, or both about equally. Stop assuming your opinion is the "right" asnwer -.-
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#54 Feb 16 2011 at 9:52 AM Rating: Decent
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Ipwnrice wrote:
Rinsui wrote:
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XI - well beyond background music - created memories of locations and adventures.
XIV - basic background music - not even close to XI music.


The second poster already finished the thread.

Even in FFXI, some of the songs not made by Uematsu were better than those that were (e.g. Gustaberg).
Stop being Uematsu fans for the sake of being fans of someone a lot of people are fans of -.-/

Uematsu has made some very good music in the past, but FFXIV is sub-par.

Can't stand that stupid upbeat yeah-yeah-bang-bang guildleve theme.


You do realize this is all subjective opinion right? There is no definite right or wrong answer despite how you feel. Some people prefer one or the other, or both about equally. Stop assuming your opinion is the "right" asnwer -.-


If you read a lot of his posts he's generally just trolling and people aren't catching it.

As for the topic since I played XI from the start eh I'm torn.

In XI I loved:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVoSAc6-ei8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=90hI_JyAZIU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_nhoVbuH7I

In XIV I love:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmtRBTl3gAg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t042qMzieaw&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5UQ7Lr4mVU&feature=related

Both are really good, but since we're in vanilla for XIV it's all people hear and get tired of quickly, people got tired of the starter areas songs too in vanilla XI.

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#55 Feb 16 2011 at 10:20 AM Rating: Decent
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If you read a lot of his posts he's generally just trolling and people aren't catching it.

Hu-hu. Now you hurt my feelings.
Then again, it's just another opinion.

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people got tired of the starter areas songs too in vanilla XI.

Not my impression; btw, how would you know?
I was there - were you?

... and while we are at it: "Higashikuni" is not Japanese. In case
you attempted to give your character a Japanese-sounding name. ^.^/

Edited, Feb 16th 2011 11:24am by Rinsui
#56 Feb 16 2011 at 2:49 PM Rating: Good
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Rinsui wrote:
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If you read a lot of his posts he's generally just trolling and people aren't catching it.

Hu-hu. Now you hurt my feelings.
Then again, it's just another opinion.

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people got tired of the starter areas songs too in vanilla XI.

Not my impression; btw, how would you know?
I was there - were you?

... and while we are at it: "Higashikuni" is not Japanese. In case
you attempted to give your character a Japanese-sounding name. ^.^/

Edited, Feb 16th 2011 11:24am by Rinsui



Never got tired of the starter area songs in XI and never will.

In XIV it's different because I do like the starter area tracks but there's an ABSOLUTELY MASSIVE GINORMOUS AREA to listen them in. Sartutabaruta was big but all of Coerthas could fit east and west sides of it many times within it's area with one main song =(
#57 Feb 16 2011 at 4:21 PM Rating: Decent
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I've listened to the soundtrack for FFXIV and I'd say that outside of Coerthas' music, there aren't really any songs that I like enough that I'd put them on my iPod (and have).

Conversely, I have about a dozen XI tracks on my iPod.

This could easily be chalked up to the fact that since the zones are so large, there's less music overall, but one of the finer points of FF games over the years, to me, has always been lots of zones and lots of music tracks.

A wish I have for XIV is that they take a similar approach to WoW in the respect that the zones should be contiguous , but the music should change as you transition. For example, if you walk into a cave area (e.g. the underground portions of the map outside Limsa), you get cave music. Note how some areas around Ul'dah are more sparsely planted and some look like an oasis; have the oasis type areas change the music somewhat.
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#58 Feb 16 2011 at 4:29 PM Rating: Default
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Mikhalia the Picky wrote:

A wish I have for XIV is that they take a similar approach to WoW in the respect that the zones should be contiguous , but the music should change as you transition. For example, if you walk into a cave area (e.g. the underground portions of the map outside Limsa), you get cave music. Note how some areas around Ul'dah are more sparsely planted and some look like an oasis; have the oasis type areas change the music somewhat.


It does this already but only for the battle music. I do miss FF dungeon music, but maybe it'll happen one day since XI had a few dungeon tracks and even added one to previous "wind only" dungeons in WoTG versions.
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Mistress Theonehio wrote:
Mikhalia the Picky wrote:

A wish I have for XIV is that they take a similar approach to WoW in the respect that the zones should be contiguous , but the music should change as you transition. For example, if you walk into a cave area (e.g. the underground portions of the map outside Limsa), you get cave music. Note how some areas around Ul'dah are more sparsely planted and some look like an oasis; have the oasis type areas change the music somewhat.


It does this already but only for the battle music. I do miss FF dungeon music, but maybe it'll happen one day since XI had a few dungeon tracks and even added one to previous "wind only" dungeons in WoTG versions.


Yeah, I know it phases you in and out of battle music and leve music; I was referring to just general zone transition music.

Also, not sure what you mean by "wind only" dungeons. Could you clarify?
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#60 Feb 16 2011 at 4:43 PM Rating: Default
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Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
Mistress Theonehio wrote:
Mikhalia the Picky wrote:

A wish I have for XIV is that they take a similar approach to WoW in the respect that the zones should be contiguous , but the music should change as you transition. For example, if you walk into a cave area (e.g. the underground portions of the map outside Limsa), you get cave music. Note how some areas around Ul'dah are more sparsely planted and some look like an oasis; have the oasis type areas change the music somewhat.


It does this already but only for the battle music. I do miss FF dungeon music, but maybe it'll happen one day since XI had a few dungeon tracks and even added one to previous "wind only" dungeons in WoTG versions.


Yeah, I know it phases you in and out of battle music and leve music; I was referring to just general zone transition music.

Also, not sure what you mean by "wind only" dungeons. Could you clarify?


Zones like Castle Oztroja in present time had just the "wind" sound but in WoTG it had a dungeon theme that is also played in Beadeux or w/e.
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I was always under the impression that Uematsu did some of the most memorable themes from ffxi, like Awakening, Vanadiel March, Sanctuary of Zi'tah, and Selbina. Not bashing Tanioka or Mizuta, because I occasionally have a FFXI song pop up on my ipod shuffle playlist, and man, it brings solid memories of the game back. FFXIV has more energizing battle music IMO, the "Overall Theme" that has been linked with Susan Calloway's vocals is as equally amazing as Distant Worlds, but like others have said, some of the city themes and zones don't feel as memorable because to me they don't match the theme of their zones.

For example, Selbina felt like this quaint little irish port town, whereas Ul'dah's music doesn't match a bustling center of trade and "metropolis feel"
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#62 Feb 16 2011 at 4:54 PM Rating: Decent
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For example, Selbina felt like this quaint little irish port town, whereas Ul'dah's music doesn't match a bustling center of trade and "metropolis feel"


Yeah, Limsa and it's surrounding sreas fit since it has a piratey/navigator feel to it, but the others just felt thrown in, which is why if this isn't Ishgard's theme I'll be disappointed:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aasYWxy71aE&feature=related

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Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
I've listened to the soundtrack for FFXIV and I'd say that outside of Coerthas' music, there aren't really any songs that I like enough that I'd put them on my iPod (and have).

Conversely, I have about a dozen XI tracks on my iPod.

This could easily be chalked up to the fact that since the zones are so large, there's less music overall, but one of the finer points of FF games over the years, to me, has always been lots of zones and lots of music tracks.

A wish I have for XIV is that they take a similar approach to WoW in the respect that the zones should be contiguous , but the music should change as you transition. For example, if you walk into a cave area (e.g. the underground portions of the map outside Limsa), you get cave music. Note how some areas around Ul'dah are more sparsely planted and some look like an oasis; have the oasis type areas change the music somewhat.


I totally agree. One of my favorite things about WoW (and I'm not joking, I'm a super nerd) was the fact that different areas had different music. I'll never forget walking into a tavern and getting the fun pirate tavern music, or going into the raid Karazhan and the creepy organ and harpsichord music that just made you feel totally unsafe in there.

Final Fantasy titles have always had great music in my opinion so hopefully with the addition of more content and more zones will come more (fitting) music.
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