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Soriku said:
If you guys are saying graphics than you honestly must not have played many games. I'm very sure everyone's favorite games have memorable music and graphics are likely an afterthought seeing as how many people love games from the last gens.

Also, good music can help a bad game. It makes the game remembered as the bad game with good music. If a game is bad and has bad graphics then it's usually not remembered.
Rofl...I've noticed that 100% of Ninty fans said music, but please don't say such a thing. Halo? When you look back at the game do you honestly think of music before graphics? False...

 

 



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Obliterator1700 said:
Soriku said:
If you guys are saying graphics than you honestly must not have played many games. I'm very sure everyone's favorite games have memorable music and graphics are likely an afterthought seeing as how many people love games from the last gens.

Also, good music can help a bad game. It makes the game remembered as the bad game with good music. If a game is bad and has bad graphics then it's usually not remembered.
Rofl...I've noticed that 100% of Ninty fans said music, but please don't say such a thing. Halo? When you look back at the game do you honestly think of music before graphics? False...

i'm probably the furthest thing from a ninty fan, but i can tell you right now music makes the game.

despite graphical updates, new features, original katamari> other katamari

before evyone gets on my case about the "furthest thing from a ninty fan" i don't mean i hate ninty, i mean i am apathetic to it.

 

 



Tons of games have memorable graphics and tons have memorable music.  It just depends on how well it's done.

That said, this theme from Mario Galaxy ALWAYS brings a tear of joy to my eye:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNqEfB6IYmE  (embed didn't work)



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The graphics ,if good, enhances the experience greatly, but it does not stay with the gamer for long after he/she beats the game. music, on the other hand, has the lasting impact. SMB is the best possible example of that.
Eg. Are the visuals of Crysis more memorable than the music of SMG?



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Music.

For example. I wasn't a huge fan of Ocarina of time... at least not as big as everyone else... but that main Ocarina theme is always stuck in my head.

I can't find it right now... the real happy one.

 

Edit: Saira's song.



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theprof00 said:
Obliterator1700 said:
Soriku said:
If you guys are saying graphics than you honestly must not have played many games. I'm very sure everyone's favorite games have memorable music and graphics are likely an afterthought seeing as how many people love games from the last gens.

Also, good music can help a bad game. It makes the game remembered as the bad game with good music. If a game is bad and has bad graphics then it's usually not remembered.
Rofl...I've noticed that 100% of Ninty fans said music, but please don't say such a thing. Halo? When you look back at the game do you honestly think of music before graphics? False...

i'm probably the furthest thing from a ninty fan, but i can tell you right now music makes the game.

despite graphical updates, new features, original katamari> other katamari

before evyone gets on my case about the "furthest thing from a ninty fan" i don't mean i hate ninty, i mean i am apathetic to it.

 

 

Grahics don't? Wake up...

 

 



graphics IMO but the right music can make any game stand out.



Obliterator1700 said:
Soriku said:
If you guys are saying graphics than you honestly must not have played many games. I'm very sure everyone's favorite games have memorable music and graphics are likely an afterthought seeing as how many people love games from the last gens.

Also, good music can help a bad game. It makes the game remembered as the bad game with good music. If a game is bad and has bad graphics then it's usually not remembered.
Rofl...I've noticed that 100% of Ninty fans said music, but please don't say such a thing. Halo? When you look back at the game do you honestly think of music before graphics? False...

 

It's probably because a lot of the Nintendo fans are older.  They know what it's like rockin out to some kickass 8bit and 16 bit midis.

Like these....

Oddly as musical technology has increased the general soundtrack of the average game has gone down in quality as they can just throw in some uninspired music.



Obliterator1700 said:
Soriku said:
If you guys are saying graphics than you honestly must not have played many games. I'm very sure everyone's favorite games have memorable music and graphics are likely an afterthought seeing as how many people love games from the last gens.

Also, good music can help a bad game. It makes the game remembered as the bad game with good music. If a game is bad and has bad graphics then it's usually not remembered.
Rofl...I've noticed that 100% of Ninty fans said music, but please don't say such a thing. Halo? When you look back at the game do you honestly think of music before graphics? False...

The music is the first thing I think about when it comes to Halo. I hate the games, but I have the main theme on CD.



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Obliterator1700 said:
theprof00 said:
Obliterator1700 said:
Soriku said:
If you guys are saying graphics than you honestly must not have played many games. I'm very sure everyone's favorite games have memorable music and graphics are likely an afterthought seeing as how many people love games from the last gens.

Also, good music can help a bad game. It makes the game remembered as the bad game with good music. If a game is bad and has bad graphics then it's usually not remembered.
Rofl...I've noticed that 100% of Ninty fans said music, but please don't say such a thing. Halo? When you look back at the game do you honestly think of music before graphics? False...

i'm probably the furthest thing from a ninty fan, but i can tell you right now music makes the game.

despite graphical updates, new features, original katamari> other katamari

before evyone gets on my case about the "furthest thing from a ninty fan" i don't mean i hate ninty, i mean i am apathetic to it.

 

 

Grahics don't? Wake up...

sorry to disagree with you "itashi", but the op specifically asked what makes a game more memerable. imho (and probably factually as well) music makes for longer more persistant memories, just like smells. Remember, our video memory works only in frames, whereas our olfactory and audition memory recognition persist in entirety.