The reworked cutscene music

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The reworked cutscene music

Postby Lunar Eclipse » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:04 pm

Anyone a major fan of some of the new work Iwadare did for the cutscenes for the North American version of SSH? It was pretty subtle at most points, but I was blown away by the drama he added to the Azure City's appearance. It wasn't what I expected (since I had just anticipated more powerful and/or flowery organ work), but it was awesome.
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Re: The reworked cutscene music

Postby MaroonChan » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:09 pm

To be honest. I didn't notice for that. Probably should of since I did just re-play that before SSH came out.
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Re: The reworked cutscene music

Postby Lunar Eclipse » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:28 pm

Assuming you have a file with the Reminiscer, you should check it out in comparison to a YouTube of the original. Unfortunately, there aren't YouTube versions of the SSH cutscenes yet for easy comparison.
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Re: The reworked cutscene music

Postby MaroonChan » Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:51 pm

Yeah I got that. Maybe sometime I'll check it out. Depends. I'm kinda lazy. :lol:
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Re: The reworked cutscene music

Postby Silver Phoenix » Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:38 pm

It would be interesting to see the comparisons and differences between the Japanese and the English releases for SSH. It would be easier to have the PSP connected to a tv or monitor, and then use a capture card. I still think it was very interesting that Iwadare himself made the alterations to the music for the North American audience.

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Re: The reworked cutscene music

Postby Lunar Eclipse » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:25 pm

Well, basically, I just really like that there's more variance to each repeat of the main melody. The original version starts off with just the voice and then adds layer after layer of louder echoing of the same notes, plus the little tag between the repeats with the synth brass. The new version has a really cool rise and fall with the first part still being just voice, the second section being similar to the original with voice layered over deep strings echoing the voice, the third section incorporating quick runs on higher strings as the waves emanate out toward the crystals, and the fourth section having a running lead-in as the burst of light heads for the Tower. I just really like the drama it adds to the cutscene. ^.^;
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Re: The reworked cutscene music

Postby Silver Phoenix » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:35 am

Aside from the US release, it gave Iwadare a chance to change things he wanted to after the Japanese release was already out. It's very rare you find a composer who aids in making changes to a localized game's music.

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Re: The reworked cutscene music

Postby Alunissage » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:04 am

I'm looking forward to checking these scenes side by side. Slightly easier since I have the two versions on two different PSPs.

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Re: The reworked cutscene music

Postby Silver Phoenix » Tue Mar 23, 2010 10:03 pm

Hopefully we can get a comparison on youtube with the files played back to back.

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Re: The reworked cutscene music

Postby Alan_Geitz » Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:22 pm

I noticed the reworked cutscene BGM right off the bat, but are you telling me this is only in the ENGLISH version of the game?! O.o
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Re: The reworked cutscene music

Postby Lunar Eclipse » Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:13 pm

Yep. The cutscenes are exactly the same as Silver Star Story in terms of music for Japan's Harmony of Silver Star. Iwadare redid the cutscene music only for the North American release.

Still disappointed that it's not up on YouTube yet, though. ;_; I hate having to boot up my PSP for the Reminiscer just to listen to it.
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Re: The reworked cutscene music

Postby Zhane Masaki » Fri Aug 27, 2010 5:42 am

Lunar Eclipse wrote:Assuming you have a file with the Reminiscer, you should check it out in comparison to a YouTube of the original. Unfortunately, there aren't YouTube versions of the SSH cutscenes yet for easy comparison.


If you know Japanese, you can find all of said cutscenes on Nico Nico Douga.
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Re: The reworked cutscene music

Postby Lunar Eclipse » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:48 am

Anything on Nico Nico would likely be inconsequential since the Japanese version has the exact same cutscene music as Silver Star Story Complete. Only the North American release has remastered cutscene tracks.

Of course, that doesn't really matter any longer considering it's on YouTube now too, right here.
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