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Adventure Games: The Musical!

Postby Datadog » Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:15 pm

Does anyone else find it interesting how easily adventure games can get away with having musical numbers and songs? I've seen it done in a few other genres too (like in some Square RPGS,) but rarely do adventure games come under fire for it.

Anyway, I thought it might be fun to start a thread where we post up game songs that we like and want to share. There's quite a bunch out there, and you can also post up songs from other game genres too if you like. Or if even if it's not really a song, but a really, really, really great piece of music, that can count too.

I'll get the ball rolling with some of my favorites...

Curse of Monkey Island - A Pirate I Was Meant To Be
Gabriel Knight 2 - The Opera (video contains SPOILERS)
Sam and Max Season 1 - The War Song <-- my personal favorite
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Re: Adventure Games: The Musical!

Postby Collector » Sat Jan 16, 2010 10:09 pm

There is the Troubadour opening song after the credits of Conquests of the Longbow. Another reason that a talkie version would have been nice.

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Re: Adventure Games: The Musical!

Postby Jules » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:54 pm

KQ7's Land Beyond Dreams is one of my faves.

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Re: Adventure Games: The Musical!

Postby Rath Darkblade » Sun Jan 17, 2010 5:38 am

If ye try ta fight us, you will get a nasty whackin'!
If ya disrespect our singin', we will feed ya to a kraken!


:lol: Genius. I wonder why they don't make them like that any more. ;)
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Re: Adventure Games: The Musical!

Postby BBP » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:52 am

Grim Fandango - The Rusty Anchor

And I love the little bit of Oklahoma! that Gabe sings in GK3, prompted me out to watch the movie.
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Re: Adventure Games: The Musical!

Postby Jules » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:28 am



Forgot about that one! Definitely a goodie.
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Re: Adventure Games: The Musical!

Postby Datadog » Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:49 pm



:o

I've played that game so many times and this is the first time I've seen that!
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Re: Adventure Games: The Musical!

Postby Rath Darkblade » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:40 am

Datadog wrote:


:o

I've played that game so many times and this is the first time I've seen that!


Show Glottis the "Rusty Anchor" card (before he rushes off to gamble and get blotto ;)) and you'll see that song too! :)
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Re: Adventure Games: The Musical!

Postby BBP » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:42 am

Not to mention the poetry you can score from Olivia for it...

Another favourite:
Skeletons In My Closet - The 7th Guest.

And I love the theme song from Putt-Putt Saves The Zoo, which was also by The Fat Man. Just don't tell anyone.
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Re: Adventure Games: The Musical!

Postby Datadog » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:43 pm

Gonna stretch the adventure game rule a bit by bringing you another of my all-time favorite video game songs.

Portal - Still Alive (by Jonathon Coulton)
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Re: Adventure Games: The Musical!

Postby BBP » Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:31 pm

Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly Ending Song
Never played the game, but I watched the playthrough with much interest.

^^ Thanks for the link Jules!
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Re: Adventure Games: The Musical!

Postby Maiandra » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:41 am

Datadog wrote:Gonna stretch the adventure game rule a bit by bringing you another of my all-time favorite video game songs.

Portal - Still Alive (by Jonathon Coulton)

I love that game and that song. :D The humour was a great surprise. As was the fun physics (kind of). If anyone who normally only sticks to adventure felt like branching out a little, without too much of a shock to the sytem, that's a great game for that.

This isn't technically a musical number, since it's not sung by any of the main characters, but I love The Archaeologist Song from Laura Bow 2. It's hilarious. :mrgreen:
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Re: Adventure Games: The Musical!

Postby Collector » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:25 am

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Re: Adventure Games: The Musical!

Postby Datadog » Sat Jan 23, 2010 3:24 am

Classics. I'd forgotten about the Archaeologist song.

KQ6's bone number reminded me of this version:

Monkey Island 2 - The Bone Song

If I recall, the order of the lyrics to that one change every time because it becomes part of a puzzle later on (so obviously, the lyrics never make sense.) But I'll always dig the skeletons' dance. They're just so enthusiastic!
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