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Topic: The NL Special Video Game Music Tournament: Best Sky Theme (First Round)

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ThePirateCaptain

Eliminate:
1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Lake Hylia (Really down to personal preference.)
2. Mario Kart 8 - Dolphin Shoals (I'm torn between two songs I really love here. As good as Dolphin Shoals is, The Great Sea really makes you feel like you're on the ocean.
3. Kid Icarus: Uprising - Seafloor Palace (Mainly due to the fact that the first half of the song is more desert themed.)
4. Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX - Under the Sea (I prefer to keep Disney songs out of my video games, but that's just me.)

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Eliminate:
1) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Lake Hylia — (The flowing water sound effect is way to loud and distracting)
2) The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker - The Great Sea
3) Kid Icarus: Uprising - Seafloor Palace
4) Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX - Under the Sea

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Captain_Toad

Drop Lake Hylia

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Shirma_Akayaku

@Captain_Toad, you have to vote for all 4 of them.

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Captain_Toad

Drop
The seafloor palace [had this have the word "At" my opinion would've shifted]
The great sea
Under the sea

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ELIMINATE
1) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Lake Hylia — I really wanna see 3D World in the actual tournament. There will be plenty of other serene songs to vie for first, I'm sure.
2) The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker - The Great Sea — Unfortunately first match-up. Dat sax, yo!
3) Kid Icarus: Uprising - Seafloor Palace — Gotta go with my own nomination. Plus, Lockjaw's Keep has some amazing drums that they carried over into this game.
4) Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix - Under the Sea — One vote away from matching @Rosalina vote-for-vote, but I just can't stand this song. Not in instrumental form, not in rhythm game form, not in any form. The less I have to hear of it, the better. @__@ Maybe that's unfair, though. My sister's a Disney nut and I'm really anything but.

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1) Super Mario Galaxy - Buoy Base Galaxy
2) Sonic Generations - Seaside Hill (Modern)
3) The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap - Temple of Droplets
4) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Irate Eight (Tension)

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1) Super Mario Galaxy - Buoy Base Galaxy
2) Sonic Generations - Seaside Hill (Modern)
3) Ys Origin - Water Prison
4) Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Hydrocity Zone (Act 2)

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Shirma_Akayaku

1) Kirby's Return to Dreamland - Happy Mambo
2) Sonic Generations - Seaside Hill (Modern)
3) Ys Origin - Water Prison
4) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Irate Eight (Tension)

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Captain_Toad

>_< Don't know about the first one.
secret island
water prision
Irate Eight

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1) Kirby's Return to Dreamland - Happy Mambo — This theme reminds me of the levels from Yoshi's Story with the sea and the pirate ships in the background. It makes me think back to my childhood and I can't seem to separate the sea from it. A pretty good, if overly simple theme. Besides, Buoy Base Galaxy doesn't even remotely sound like a water theme. More like a space armada. You could remove water from the level entirely and I think this theme would work just fine.

2) Sonic Generations - Seaside Hill (Modern) — I can already tell this category will be preying hardcore on my nostalgia. This feels so much like Sonic Adventure 2 without inherently being SA2. Honestly, I'm not big on either of these options, though. While "Happy Mambo" reminded me of Yoshi's Island, I didn't feel like it was directly striking at that. I almost feel like these two ripped-off SA2 and NSMB Wii. Oh well. The one that actually feels a bit different wins for me. Plus I prefer this instrumentation.

3) The Minish Cap - Temple of Droplets — Tough one. Very tough one. They have that similar ancient feel. But I really like the use of cold imagery in Temple of Droplets. I can just picture a Viking ship docking at a cold port or seashore. Maybe in icy waters. The use of sleigh bells is odd but not at all unwelcome.

4) Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze - Irate Eight (Tension) — Not even close. Not only was this my own nomination, David Wise is one of the first composers I really got familiar with. Despite not ever owning DKC2 as a kid, the significance of the reference is certainly not lost on me. This is, IMO, my favorite rendition of "Lockjaw's Saga" and I couldn't be quicker to vote to keep it in. Besides, I've never been fond of Sonic classic music, and this one certainly hasn't changed my mind. There are elements in play that I don't think Sonic's classic themes were even capable of. DKCTF, hands down.

VOTE:
1) 4-3 (In favor of "Happy Mambo")
2) 6-1 (In favor of "Seaside Hill (Modern)")
3) 4-3 (In favor of "Water Prison")
4) 5-2 (In favor of "Irate Eight (Tension)")

Updated down to Geonjaha.

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1) Kirby's Return to Dreamland - Happy Mambo
2) Sonic Generations - Seaside Hill (Modern)
3) The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap - Temple of Droplets
4) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Irate Eight (Tension)

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1) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Crystal Teardrops
2) Kirby's Epic Yarn - Blub-Blug Ocean
3) Final Fantasy III - Boundless Ocean
4) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Amiss Abyss

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UGXwolf

1) Mario Super Sluggers - Daisy Cruiser — Day and night. These two can easily represent a beach or seashore at day and night. Personally, I think of the day theme, but I really like both of these. This could go either way and I'll probably be fine with it.

2) Kirby's Epic Yarn - Blub Blub Ocean — This light and happy theme kinda reminds me of Rayman Legends, in a way. A good way. It's a fun theme that really makes me think of swimming around in a bright ocean, still near the surface, but far enough from it that you really feel completely submerged. On the flipside, I'm having trouble relating "Submerged Queen Dido to water without context. I'm aware of how it relates, but I just don't think it's a good water theme.

3) Super Mario Sunshine - Gelato Beach — I swear I'm not really THAT biased towards the happier themes! X3 I just like this one better! They're both really good songs.

4) Super Mario 3D World - Sunshine Seaside — This was a really tough one. I love David Wise's composition, here, but while Amiss Abyss only gets that deep water feeling, "Sunshine Seaside" gets both the light waters and the beach feel to it. This is a tough one, but I'm gonna go with this one because honestly, I think there are better water themes in DKCTF, anyways.

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ThePirateCaptain

1) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night - Crystal Teardrops I really like how mysterious this track is.

2) Kirby's Epic Yarn - Blub-Blub Ocean Just a happy-go-lucky day at the beach.

3) Final Fantasy III - Boundless Ocean Both tracks fit the theme well, but I prefer the adventureous tone to this one.

4) Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze - Amiss Abyss Sunshine Seaside is a fantastic song, but nothing comes close to Amiss Abyss for me. David Wise is an expert at making songs feel emitional and that accordion at the 1:00 mark is just too good for words.

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