Retro Forum

Topic: The point is Mute

Showing 1 to 20 of 27

AuthorMessage
Avatar

CowLaunch

1. Posted:

Which game would suffer most if you played it on mute? I'm not asking which game has the best soundtrack necessarily, but which one would be a far lesser experience without the sound and music?

I'd say that Super Mario Bros. just wouldn't be the same without the bleepy sounds and the clunky music.

What do you reckon?

CowLaunch

AuthorMessage
AvatarAdmin

Dazza

2. Posted:

I don't think Bit.Trip Beat would be the same for starters!

Operations Director @ Nintendo Life and Push Square

3DS Friend Code: 3179-6058-7975 | Nintendo Network ID: dazcee | Twitter: dazcalvert

AuthorMessage
AvatarAdmin

Corbs

3. Posted:

Any shmup.

Retro Editor, Nintendo Life
Vita Editor, Push Square

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Omega

4. Posted:

Any Adventure with spoken dialogue and no subtitles. :-)

Ωɱɛɡɑ

AuthorMessage
Avatar

KoKoO_Psy

5. Posted:

I would just like to say, that the OST for Mariokart is Daftpunk-Discovery.

KoKoO_Psy

AuthorMessage
Avatar

grenworthshero

6. Posted:

Wii Music, anyone?

PSN ID: grenworthshero
Steam: grenworthshero
WiiU: grenworthshero
3DS Code: 3823-8687-7682
***
YouTube--backloggery--tumblr--Facebook--last.fm

Nintendo Network ID: grenworthshero

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Noire

7. Posted:

For me it would be Mega Man. If I had to be more specific, either Mega Man 2, 9, or X. If I had to be even more specific, then Mega Man...

9. One of the reasons that game is so awesome is because I think it has the best soundtrack of every Mega Man. Don't get me wrong, both 2 and X are classics, but I just love 9.

Edited on by Noire

Lieutenant Commander of the Lesbian Love Brigade
There can only be one, like in that foreign movie where there could only be one, and in the end there is only one dude left, because that was the point.

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Adam

8. Posted:

Bit Trip Core would be even worse than Beat. Also, Guitar Hero would be even worse than it already is.

Come on, friends,
To the bear arcades again.

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Dezner

9. Posted:

Final Fantasy VI or Chrono Trigger/Cross, games with gorgeous music deserves to be listened to at all times. :3

Wii: 6882-4334-4721-0727 --- PSN: OrangeGouf --- XBL: Orange Gouf

Uguu!

Twitter: OrangeGouf

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Odnetnin

10. Posted:

Rhythm Heaven would be even more brutal!

Six word TV reviews
The Worst Firework Displays of all Time

3DS Friend Code: 3093-7077-1059 | Twitter: Odnetnin

AuthorMessage
Avatar

warioswoods

11. Posted:

weirdadam wrote:

Also, Guitar Hero would be even worse than it already is.

Amusingly enough, however, you can actually play and win at Guitar Hero with no sound, which only goes to show how little its gameplay has to do with music.

Twitter is a good place to throw your nonsense.
Wii FC: 8378 9716 1696 8633 || "How can mushrooms give you extra life? Get the green ones." -Lakitu 64
Join us in the epic Nintendo Life Wii Music Thread

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Machu

12. Posted:

Metroid Prime Trilogy. I walk around those games, listening out for the noise that health and missile upgrades make. Once I hear it I know I'm close, then I can narrow it down. Yum!

Same goes for Lovikov Balls in No More Heroes. I hear that damn noise while I'm walking around the house, ffs!

And a Skulltula hunt would be ten times harder without sound.

I've known folk who play games without sound and it bugs the hell out of me. That's half the experience gone right there. A game's sound and music are very important to me, as it creates the atmosphere.

And Guitar Hero on mute wouldn't make any difference, it's not about music, it's about pressing stoopid coloured buttons in the order you are prompted to.

Rawr!

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Adam

13. Posted:

Guitar Hero would not be harder, no, but it'd be less enjoyable, which is what the topic was asking.

Edited on by Adam

Come on, friends,
To the bear arcades again.

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Bigdog

14. Posted:

Sonic 2, and 3. You try playing those games without sound and it's empty. Hard to explain.

For current games, I'd have to give a big shout-out to de Blob. There's been many times I didn't play this game because I would have had to keep the volume low/on mute. It's just not the same without the sound.

"Maybe you're MY puppet"

AuthorMessage
AvatarStaff

WaLzgi

15. Posted:

Odnetnin wrote:

Rhythm Heaven would be even more brutal!

that, Elite Beat Agents and any other music game for that matter would be very difficult to play

If you care so much for your privacy, what are you hiding?

Nintendo Life moderator and duck.

My BUY_A_WII_U_loggery

3DS Friend Code: 2234-7139-4188 | Nintendo Network ID: LzWinky

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Token_Girl

16. Posted:

The obvious answer would be rhythm/music based games.

But dang...a skulltula hunt sans sound would be tough!

I am way too lazy to think of something clever.
My Backloggery
Pokemon Platinum FC: 0517 9582 3270
Pokemon SS FC: 4512 4783 5710
Mario Kart DS FC: 4211 7712 2928

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Machu

17. Posted:

You know what I'd find difficult? Standing there with a plastic guitar, thinking I'm cooool. I watched the vid to that DJ one and it looks similarly laughable.
Untitled

Rawr!

AuthorMessage
AvatarStaff

WaLzgi

18. Posted:

@Machu: the idea of a DJ Hero is laughable. I would also say certain rpgs would suffer because they have some good scores in them

If you care so much for your privacy, what are you hiding?

Nintendo Life moderator and duck.

My BUY_A_WII_U_loggery

3DS Friend Code: 2234-7139-4188 | Nintendo Network ID: LzWinky

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Outrunner

19. Posted:

NiGHTS into dreams... would suffer from lack of sound. Not because it hurts the gameplay but because the music is part of each world. Hard to describe. The music changes depending on how well you treat the A-life creatures in the game. It's part of the fun.

"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins." Matt. 1:21.

AuthorMessage
AvatarAdmin

theblackdragon

20. Posted:

Dance Dance Revolution (and any other Bemani game, for that matter) is pretty brutal without sound (done it before for purposes of screwing around with my friends... yeah, it was hilariously bad, lol). Other than that... i dare say I wouldn't have enjoyed Super Mario Galaxy half as much without sound.

as for games that were noticeably improved by a lack of sound (not that you asked), I would have to put Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island on that list. the Baby Mario wailing really gets on my nerves sometimes. D:

BEST THREAD EVER
future of NL >:3
[16:43] James: I should learn these site rules more clearly
[16:44] LztheBlehBird: James doesn't know the rules? For shame!!!
[16:44] Vintage: We have rules?
[16:44] Reala: don't expose the staff to sunlight, don't get them wet and don't feed them after midnight

3DS Friend Code: 3136-6802-7042 | Nintendo Network ID: gentlemen_cat | Twitter: theblackdragon