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smudge
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(01-10-2017, 10:10 AM)
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1. Doom
2. Stellaris
3. Dark Souls 3
yurinka
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(01-10-2017, 11:22 AM)
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1. Furi
2. Uncharted 4
3. The Last Guardian
Arminsc
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(01-10-2017, 11:35 AM)
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1. DOOM
2. Tyranny
3. Oxenfree
Yabberwocky
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(01-10-2017, 12:00 PM)
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Phew, finally finished off my list. It changed about three times! I'm glad I took a bit longer than I had originally intended, as I had the opportunity to play Virginia in the meantime, and experience its incredible soundtrack. I love GAF's GOTY Soundtrack threads, it's like one giant rec list for me to slowly dig away at for the year to come. What I've heard of VA-11 HALL-A's soundtrack sounds amazing. Doom suitably seems to be unnerving as hell.

Originally Posted by fidelio_forte

1. The Last Guardian

It was hard not to go into The Last Guardian as a game with high expectations, considering what had come before. I also had concerns about the soundtrack itself. Considering the incredible legacy of Kow Otani's Shadow of the Colossus score, and with the Miller's Crossing main theme being used for the original announcement trailer... how do you compete with that? Much to my shock and surprise, Takeshi Furukawa does so beautifully, and to the point that I can't even contemplate The Last Guardian without his work. After finishing the game, the game's primary leitmotif always makes my breath catch - which made compiling this track list quite hard, because I was getting a lump in my throat whilst making sure the tracks were correct. Thanks for all the awkward teary typing, Furukawa.

We have the gentle scene setting Overture, followed by the quiet and thoughtful beauty of Forest. Sentinel is a perpetual, organic, and ominous driving beat, and Flashback starts with wonder, and ends in dismay. The building horror of Finale I - Apex, gives way to the heartbreaking hopeful beauty of Finale II - Escape. When I heard Epilogue for the first time outside of TLG's promotion trailers, it took my breath away, and may have lead to some undignified teary sniffing. Epilogue encompasses TLG as a whole for me - it is absolutely breathtaking and utterly awe inspiring, much like Trico himself. An absolutely beautiful soundtrack.

2. World of Final Fantasy

A big surprise for me this year was World of Final Fantasy, in both the game and the soundtrack. Fool on me for assuming that just because it's a spin-off game, that there wouldn't be some phenomenal work from Masashi Hamauzu. Both WoFF itself and the soundtrack are incredibly likeable, charming, and bizarrely addictive. A highlight of the soundtrack is some new arrangements of old Final Fantasy musical classics, which is previously an area where a lot of spin-offs in the franchise have fallen extremely flat for me. WoFF's arrangements are genuinely fantastic, and perfectly capture the spirit of the original pieces whilst still fitting tonally into WoFF. In the case of Prismelody - Terra and Prismelody - Eternal Wind, I think they are now my favorite arrangements of the song. The first time Terra's Theme played, I stopped dead in my tracks in the middle of the desert, and stood there until the song finished. A mournful and powerful rendition of an incredibly iconic theme.

One thing I really have to praise WoFF's soundtrack is the incredible synergy it has as a whole throughout. Hamauzu's soundtracks are usually quite good at feeling cohesive as a whole (one of the reasons I have a love/hate relationship with XIII-2's soundtrack is that it doesn't always mesh that well together), but I think WoFF is one of his strongest soundtracks yet. Every track feels extremely individual, whilst still feeling strongly cohesive as a whole. I also have to applaud the entire soundtrack for never being remotely grating, which would have been so easy to accidentally do considering the tone of the game. With JRPGs, even FF games, I often find myself listening to other music for level grinding, etc, because I get a bit sick of the inevitable repetition. I tried that for WoFF out of habit, but I actually found myself missing the music, which is extremely rare. Battle themes can often become grating for me in particular in the long term, but I never found that to be the slightest issue in WoFF. This is surprising, considering there isn't that many of them. There is the likeable and rousing World of Battle, the more humorous and bouncy Another World of Battle, and the tentative then confident Mega World of Battle for boss battles.

There's the gentle and warm World of Beauty, which nicely encompasses the tone of the entire game. It feels like WoFF's equivalent of the FF prelude theme, or KH's instrumental versions of its theme songs. World of Nine Wood Hills is a track you'll not-so-coincidentally hear every time you'll visit Nine Wood Hills, and is one of the most relaxing tracks of the game. There is also the breathy trance of Labyrinth of Dragons, and the sharp beauty of Labyrinth of Ice. WoFF's soundtrack alternates between calming trance-like tracks, tracks with personable charm, and then, not to be outdone, we've also got our fair share of atmospheric horror. Both World of Babil and World of the Coliseum have a relentless beat - Babil's is off-kilter and more organic, whereas Coliseum's is more mechanical. In comparison, World of Sunshine is a gentle, delicate breath of fresh air. One of my favorite songs on the soundtrack is Labyrinth of War, which starts with an odd-ball charm and turns into a rousing, weighty march. The Prismelodies are new arrangements of old FF classics, and they are all genuinely fantastic. Personal stand-outs alongside Terra and Eternal Wind mentioned above, are the suitably ominous and atmospheric Prismelody - Mako Reactor, the electric (literally!) rendition of Prismelody - Those Who Fight Further, a more unique rendition of Prismelody - Balamb Garden, and the shining Prismelody - Blitz Off!/Zanakard.

World of Final Fantasy, as both a soundtrack and a game, was something I didn't realize how much I needed in my life. Of all the soundtracks this year, this has definitely been the one I've listened to the most. Such a pleasant surprise all-round, I can't recommend it enough.

3. Oxenfree

Oxenfree was one of my most memorable gaming experiences from the last few years. It's a clever game with charismatic characters and phenomenal art direction, with an almost palpable atmosphere thanks to scntfc/Andrew Rohrmann's incredible score. Half of the soundtrack is charming and relaxing, but with a constant ominous and relentless undertone. The other half is, well, hair-raising. I'm always in awe of soundtracks that have a perfect synergy with the games they were written for, and my top three gaming soundtracks for 2016 encompass this well. Oxenfree does steal the show in this department, and there are very few soundtracks that enhance both the pacing of the game and the art direction with the score alone. Oxenfree would be a wonderful game without its soundtrack, but Rohrmann takes it to another level, and the two feel irrevocably intertwined in both a beautiful and deeply uncomfortable experience.

There is the relaxing beachy chill of Beacon Beach, that also happens to have a darker, non-musical twist when understood in context of the story. The calming and beautiful Epiphany Fields still has an unnerving undercurrent. There is the perky, yet deeply uncomfortable Against the Rocks, and the breezy and cathartic Towhee Grove. Cleanslate is beautiful and mysterious, and the chilling and disturbing Cold Comfort is one of the most memorable tracks in the game. My favorite track from the soundtrack is the quiet and reflective The Beach, 7AM. Oxenfree's soundtrack enhances the game itself, whilst still stepping into the the spotlight on its own merit. It's extremely hard to do both, and is very memorable because of it.

Honourable Mentions:

- Virginia

It took me a bit of time to get this list together, and I'm glad that I did, because in that time I got to play Virginia. My jaw dropped from the very beginning with the Main Titles. As pretentious as it sounds, the cinematic synergy between the soundtrack and the visuals was superb. The soundtrack is such an incredible achievement, and is absolutely integral in holding the game together, and provides the pacing. Since there is no dialogue (or even moving lip flaps on the characters), the soundtrack itself becomes the dialogue, the narration... it sets the pace, and it takes you and holds you throughout the game. It's the glue that holds the game together, and is the drive that pushes you forward, and the gentle hand that holds you back. Virginia is very much worth playing for the soundtrack alone.

Inauguration beautifully sets the tone of the game, with a brisk and heart thumping musical build. The scenic and inquisitive Taxi Ride is definitely one of my most memorable tracks. The Twin Peak's inspired Sojourner's Truth is a highlight both in-game and out. Departures/End Credits is a masterpiece, and drives the end of the game into the End Credits, and keeps you spellbound throughout.

- Civilization VI

Civilization VI is a bit of an odd one of my list, as I haven't played the game, but have been obsessed with the soundtrack. The gradual builds from the Ancient - Medieval - Industrial - Atomic Eras was fantastic. The Ancient/Medieval eras ended up being my favorites due to the striking simplicity, before they became a lot more expansive and orchestral for the Industrial and Atomic Eras.

Sogni vi Volare is a soothing balm to 2016 as a whole, and is filled with wonder, strength, unity, and hope. I think it actually beats out Baba Yetu for me, which is an incredible song in its own right. Along with Sogni vi Volare, some of favorite tracks from this year out of all the soundtracks in general ended up belonging to America and its variations. The rustic, mournful charm of America - Ancient Era and the more upbeat hopeful America - Medieval Era, followed by the powerful and proud America - Industrial Era. Sorry, Atomic Era, it was all downhill from there, both literally and figuratively. I also really loved Arabia - Medieval Era and the build into Arabia - Industrial Era. Other Medieval Eras of personal note were the rich and airy France - Medieval Era, the delicate drumming of Egypt - Medieval Era, the comforting warmth of India - Medieval Era, and the heartpounding build of Russia - Medieval Era.

- Final Fantasy XV

I have a few frustrations with FFXV's soundtrack, and feel that overall WoFF's soundtrack came out stronger in both focus and cohesion of the two games. Whilst there are a lot of lows for me personally with the soundtrack, the highs with FFXV are extremely high. ARDYN is one of the strongest FF character themes in years. It's deliciously slimey, without being remotely overstated - the track has a perfect balance. Wanderlust beautifully encapsulates the open world aspect to the game, and takes the listener on a journey that builds in scale. The grandiose and charming Starlit Waltz is a highlight, as is the gentle NOCTIS. I love the contrasts between the driving yet thoughtful Hunt or Be Hunted, and I particularly enjoy the winding build that starts at around 55 seconds in. The decadent The Fight is On! makes for a very refreshing battle theme. One doesn't really need to introduce Somnus, as it's just as captivating as it first was all those years ago. The relentless The Hydraean's Wrath and the God of War-esque worthy Hellfire were my boss theme highlights. FFXV's peaceful and regal Main Theme from Final Fantasy is a wonderful rendition of an old mainstay, with a fantastic climatic finish. It's definitely one of my favorite versions of the FF theme.

LiK
(01-10-2017, 01:18 PM)
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1. Final Fantasy XV
Valse di Fantastica

2. World of Final Fantasy
Decisive Battle

3. Tokyo Mirage Sessions
Reincarnation

Honorable Mentions:

Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice
Steins;Gate 0
Hitman
DOOM
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The Emperor
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(01-10-2017, 01:27 PM)
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1. Final Fantasy XV

Hellfire. Seriously Hellfire. Best track in any game ever imo. Across the Waves, Bros on the Road I & II, Somnus, Cleigne battle theme, Dawn, Main theme, Cindy's theme. I could go on but I'll stop with those.

2. World of Final Fantasy

Almost tied with FFXV's one for the sheer variety and breadth of quality! Great soundtrack!

3. Pokemon Sun/Moon

Loved the soundtrack here. Fit the mood and setting well.
lcap
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(01-10-2017, 01:30 PM)
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1. Final Fantasy XV
2. Furi
3. The Last Guardian
OléGunner
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(01-10-2017, 02:13 PM)
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1. DOOM
2. The Last Guardian
3. Uncharted 4

Honorable mention
x. Firewatch
His Majesty
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(01-10-2017, 03:31 PM)
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1. The Witcher 3: Blood & Wine
2. Oxenfree
3. Doom
GSY Miguel
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1. Stellaris
2. Battlefield 1
3. Unravel

Honourable Mentions
- The Division
- Steep
- No Man's Sky
- Pokémon Sun/Moon
- Gears of War 4
- ReCore
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Mokoi
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(01-11-2017, 02:45 AM)
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1. VA-11 Hall-A
Soundtrack is ace, and really helpds establish the type of world you're in. Sippin on the turks with A Star Pierces the Dark on all twelve slots of the jukebox really got me thinking about things.

2. DOOM
Man this reminds me of the djent shit I used to listen too back when I would go to every warped tour. Mike Gordon done good. It was hard to choose, but I'll have to go with BFG Division for fav track.

3. Oxenfree
Smooth tracks that really help set the vibe of the Island. Fav track would have to be Cold Comfort.
Trust me, I'm a PhD
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(01-11-2017, 03:00 AM)
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1. Let it die; If Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Dark Souls, J-Rock, and Suda51 had a baby, it would be this sound track. The majority of the music only plays when in your waiting room, either before or after a run, so it functions mostly as "hype" tunes. And what a glorious job it does^^


https://youtu.be/x42Yssbcxpk

https://youtu.be/JfUyM9eFZms

https://youtu.be/Be3YWqaRPI8



2. Final Fantasy XV; Just the tunes you can buy for your car alone would make it top 3 for me this year, but thankfully its original songs are just as good, with the songstress behind Kingdom Hearts giving us her best soundtrack yet, which runs the gambit from fun, heart pumping, and somber.

https://youtu.be/6NbkFFnhAAI

https://youtu.be/LbnwfjeQuiQ

https://youtu.be/lXGUrj2oLMw

3. Street Fighter V; Rashidoooooooooo!^^ Mostly great remakes of old songs, the new ones are good enough as well to put it on the list.

https://youtu.be/C2J0Clf1IbQ

https://youtu.be/UZVLUSj-Kwo


https://youtu.be/5w0rNC0jzTw


I am Setsuna; My honorable mention is the OST that hit my personal weird tastes right on the head. I collect piano versions of RPG music, so you can imagine an OST that is all piano is right up my proverbial ally^^
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How About No
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(01-11-2017, 08:47 AM)
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1. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (Jake Kaufman bah gawd)
*Sky Bridge
*Counterfeit Mermaids

2. Doom (Mick Gordon)
*Argent Combat
*Welcome To Hell

And...that's...all I got I guess.

I did not play many games in 2016 :[
nelsonroyale
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(01-11-2017, 01:01 PM)
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1. Final Fantasy XV - This is probably my favourite OST this gen. Nothing much else stood out to be this year...Somnus is a beautiful title track, sadly underused in the game. Apocaplyses Noctis is a better reimagining of the Elder Scrolls theme, super hype. Hellfire and the final boss theme are also both dope. Ravus Aeturna is also pretty effective in creating an intimidating atmosphere.

2. Uncharted 4

3. Witcher 3: Blood and Wine


Figures that there are a lot of metal heads in here. Was my thing in my teens, not any more though. I can see it is a good fit for Doom.
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GeordieMark
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(01-11-2017, 04:22 PM)
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Wrong thread. Spent ages on that bloody post too.
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Arondight
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1. Uncharted 4 OST is my top favourite OST this year. It might not have as much instrument diversity as the previous uncharted games but something about this soundtrack stuck with me far more than the all the others. The music elevates each of the battle sequences with my favourites being "Cut to the Chase", "The Twelve Towers", "New Devon" ,"Brother's Keep " which are kind of fast paced and lively which really helps with my enjoyment. I also liked the more subtle, quieter music like "A normal life" which was really great especially used in the driving sections later on when Elena and Nathan are together.

2. Final Fantasy 15. I think the game doesn't utilize how great this soundtrack is. The anticipation for this Soundtrack was probably one of the few things left that made me excited for FF15 and it went beyond my expectations particularly the battle music.

3. The Last guardian. Beautiful soundtrack. "Forest" first time riding on Trico to the edge and looking out left a huge impression on me and the experience only got better as the game continued.
McArkus
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(01-11-2017, 09:29 PM)
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1. Destiny: Rise of Iron
2. Doom

3. Uncharted 4

Special Mention:
Odin Sphere leifthrasir
Dark Schala
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(01-11-2017, 10:22 PM)
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I've counted up to Page 3 on 100 ppp (it makes for less work for me during a final count so that's why I start counting in advance), so a few things:

1) Wow, I'm happy that the turnout is so good this year! I don't remember having to count this many votes before... if I did, that was probably when I just took over these threads. It's a genuine surprise, and I hope folks stick around for the 7th gen vote whenever AniHawk makes that happen and I make the companion thread for it.

2) Some of you are, uh, voting twice. It's only a handful but what I'm doing in this case is I'm using your second vote instead of your first. Please double check if you have voted twice and you're sure your second ballot is the one you want to stick with. Just let me know if you've changed anything.

3) Some folks have incomplete lists (ie: "I'm posting this part but I'll write the rest of the list later", etc) and since I don't really have time to go after everyone who has an incomplete list, I'm just counting what you have.

4) I'm being pretty generous if you're not following the sample ballot format, but writing something only like "Massive Toasters XVI: The thread" or "heckin flashlight action - I liked that soundtrack" in your post leaves me unsure as to whether or not I should count that as a vote.

5) I use sentences or little writeups you have in the OP of the results thread so it helps if you do write something even if it's the tiniest comment ever.

6) Some of you have ineligible soundtracks in your list (like maybe 2-3 people) which fall under the "no ports which don't have massive soundtrack changes" category, so please double check your ballot.

7) If you made any changes to your list please let me know via PM or twitter or a post in here or whatever so I can make the change in my count.

I think that's it?

Please continue voting until Sunday.
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Nocturnowl
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(01-11-2017, 10:43 PM)
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Heckin flashlight action never made searching the cupboard under the stairs sound so badass.
SatelliteOfLove
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(01-11-2017, 11:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dark Schala

I've counted up to Page 3 on 100 ppp (it makes for less work for me during a final count so that's why I start counting in advance), so a few things:

1) Wow, I'm happy that the turnout is so good this year! I don't remember having to count this many votes before... if I did, that was probably when I just took over these threads. It's a genuine surprise, and I hope folks stick around for the 7th gen vote whenever AniHawk makes that happen and I make the companion thread for it.

2) Some of you are, uh, voting twice. It's only a handful but what I'm doing in this case is I'm using your second vote instead of your first. Please double check if you have voted twice and you're sure your second ballot is the one you want to stick with. Just let me know if you've changed anything.

3) Some folks have incomplete lists (ie: "I'm posting this part but I'll write the rest of the list later", etc) and since I don't really have time to go after everyone who has an incomplete list, I'm just counting what you have.

4) I'm being pretty generous if you're not following the sample ballot format, but writing something only like "Massive Toasters XVI: The thread" or "heckin flashlight action - I liked that soundtrack" in your post leaves me unsure as to whether or not I should count that as a vote.

5) I use sentences or little writeups you have in the OP of the results thread so it helps if you do write something even if it's the tiniest comment ever.

6) Some of you have ineligible soundtracks in your list (like maybe 2-3 people) which fall under the "no ports which don't have massive soundtrack changes" category, so please double check your ballot.

7) If you made any changes to your list please let me know via PM or twitter or a post in here or whatever so I can make the change in my count.

I think that's it?

Please continue voting until Sunday.

"One of their guys pulls a knife, you pull a gun. They put one of our guys in the hospital, we put one of theirs in the morgue. She asks us to vote once on OSTs of the year, you vote twice. It's the Chicago way!"
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wiper
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(01-12-2017, 01:20 AM)
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It's been a good year for electronic music, it seems:

1. Mirror's Edge Catalyst
I'm a bit of an oddity in really, really digging the game, and a large part of my love for it, as with the original, is in its perfect blend of visuals and audio. The ambient soundtrack is just awe-inspiring, and it's even more sublime when encountered in context. Breathtaking.
2. VA-11 Hall-A
A delightful, eclectic mix of synthy goodness; one of my frequent disappointments in the game was finishing a night at the bar without having made it to the end of my jukebox playlist.
3. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Some moments of brilliance in this game, particularly in the quieter moments and hub areas. Really nicely realised.

Honourable Mentions (in descending order):

Rez Area X (if the rest of the game were new it would be in the list proper)
Oxenfree
Furi
Thumper
No Man's Sky
Stellaris
The Witness
Brigador
Offworld Trading Company
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spiritfox
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(01-12-2017, 01:46 AM)
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One thing I took from this thread is that I need to play Va-11 Hall-A.
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Originally Posted by Dark Schala

I've counted up to Page 3 on 100 ppp (it makes for less work for me during a final count so that's why I start counting in advance), so a few things:

1) Wow, I'm happy that the turnout is so good this year! I don't remember having to count this many votes before... if I did, that was probably when I just took over these threads. It's a genuine surprise, and I hope folks stick around for the 7th gen vote whenever AniHawk makes that happen and I make the companion thread for it.

early may?

also i have to vote. i'm basically done with the games for this year. don't think i can reasonably squeeze in dqvii.
Rappy
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(01-12-2017, 05:51 AM)
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1. Final Fantasy XV
  • Somnus (instrumental)
  • Valse di Fantastica
  • Omnis Lacrima
2. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
  • Dream Catcher
  • Maybe Friends, Maybe Lovers
  • Smile for Me
3. Rhythm Heaven Megamix
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Milijango
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(01-12-2017, 10:34 AM)
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1. Hyper Light Drifter
  • Vignette: Visions
  • Cult of the Zealous
2. Furi
  • Danger 6:24
  • Enraged
3. VA-11 HALL-A
  • A Neon Glow Lights the Way
  • Every Day is Night
x. Brigador

Originally Posted by spiritfox

One thing I took from this thread is that I need to play Va-11 Hall-A.

This is the correct takeaway.
Mr. RHC
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(01-12-2017, 01:06 PM)
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1. République

A gloomy-melancholic piano and heavy strings soundtrack with equally paranoid electronic distortions contrasted by sometimes soothing and sometimes sinister synthy pads by Zinc LeMone for the Kickstarter survivor stealth game République caught me with surprise last year.


Tracks:
-Exordium
-The Morning Bell
-Ones And Zeroes
-A call to arms
-To serve and protect
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h3ro
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(01-12-2017, 02:38 PM)
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1. Final Fantasy XV
They nailed it. What an amazing score! Was able to purchase it from the Google Play store at it's launch for $7. Seven. SEVEN. Worth every penny and then some. Listen to it daily.

2. Forza Horizon 3
The Horizon series has introduced me to so many of my now favorite bands. This game was no exception and I LOVE and ADORE the inclusion of the classical music station. Booting this game up and hearing Cut Copy's Lights and Music while speeding around the outback at night with blaring neon everywhere was bliss.
krossj
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(01-12-2017, 02:38 PM)
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Changed up my vote, wasn't sure if Axiom Verge was eligible and I had been considering moving The Last Guardian up since finishing it, music is really effective with how it is used in those moments when it kicks in. It could still climb more if i start playing through it again but those are the three that have been most effective/ enjoyable for me at the moment. Its been kinda difficult to rank them this time for me.

Looking through the thread, lots I still need to give a listen/ play at some point.
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Vostranoid
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1. Final Fantasy XV
2. The Last Guardian
3. Dark Souls III
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Wrong thread. Oops.
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Nuno Pinto
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1. Furi
2. Dark Souls III
3. Final Fantasy XV
R_thanatos
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(01-12-2017, 05:39 PM)
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Here are my picks

1. No man Sky

Gorgeous soundtrack .The music made the experience complete , IMO
hello Supermoon

2. Persona 5

Rivers in the desert is such a great song

3. Fire Emblem fates

Most of the Ablaze tracks are fantastic.
But this one ? Fantastic :Dusk Falls

Road taken is also near perfect

Honorable mentions

Uncharted 4 ( Cut to the chase )
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Furi got robbed everywhere else, is it really gonna get robbed on GAF too?

1. Furi - blood pumping OST that drives you to keep fighting - Waveshaper - A Monster

2. FFXV - the music is just divine in nature. perfect at setting the mood

3. Hyper Light Drifter - in the same vein as Furi, but a lot of the tracks were more ambient than hype
effingvic
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1. Fire Emblem: Fates
End of All Roads
Dusk Falls
Alight
Road Taken (OMGGGGGGGGGGG)

2. The Last Guardian
Overture Lore
Forest
Finale II
Epilogue

3. Pokemon Sun & Moon
Intro
Trainer Battle

Honorable Mentions:
- DOOM
- FFXV
- Uncharted 4
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Kudo
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(01-12-2017, 06:08 PM)
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1. Furi
Waveshaper - Wisdom of rage
Xevren
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(01-12-2017, 06:22 PM)
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!. Furi
2. Doom
3. Deus Ex Mankind Divided
Agent Matt
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1. Owlboy
2. Last Guardian
3. Ratchet and Clank

Honorable Mentions

Overwatch
Hyper Light Drifter
World of Warcraft Legion
Muzzy
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My favorite scores of 2016:

1) The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine
Marcin Przybyłowicz, Mikolai Stroinski, Piotr Musiał

The Mandragora (Marcin Przybyłowicz)
For Honor! For Toussaint! (Piotr Musial)
I Cannot Let You Leave (Mikolai Stroinski)

2) Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Michael McCann, Sascha Dikiciyan, Ed Harrison

Main Menu Theme (Sascha Dikiciyan)
Opening Credits (Michael McCann)
Janus (Sascha Dikiciyan)

3) Dark Souls III
Yuka Kitamura, Tsukasa Saitoh, Motoi Sakuraba, Nobuyoshi Suzuki

Dancer of the Boreal Valley (Yuka Kitamura)
Deacons of the Deep (Motoi Sakuraba)
Soul of Cinder (Yuka Kitamura)

Honorable Mentions:

ABZÛ (Austin Wintory)
To Know, Water

Mafia III (Jesse Harlin, Jim Booney)
Swamp War Stomp

Samorost 3 (Floex)
Main Theme

Civilization VI - Sogno di Volare (Christopher Tin)
A New Course - Opening Movie Theme

LTTP:

Aarklash Legacy (H-Pi, Morusque)
Main Theme - The Goldmongers

Far Cry Primal (Jason Graves)
The Search for Lost Wenja

Dying Light (Pawel Blaszczak)
Horizon
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NathanDiego
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(01-12-2017, 10:05 PM)
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1. Final Fantasy XV
2. Uncharted 4 A Thief's End
3. The Last Guardian
apresmode
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(01-12-2017, 10:07 PM)
1. Hyper Light Drifter
2. Furi
3. I am Setsuna
Sakujou
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(01-12-2017, 10:49 PM)
1.FF15
2.Tokyo Mirage Sessions
3.Furi

honourable mentioning:
TLG
its that kind of a soundtrack in a game, but outside the game, i wouldnt listen to it.
PshycoNinja
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(01-13-2017, 01:18 AM)
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1. Final Fantasy XV
If you couldn't tell from this post or this one (spoilers in linked posts), I love this soundtrack and everything about it. I had a tough time ranking the tracks and it got harder as I got into the top 35-40. This is a soundtrack full of amazing original music that it's hard to pick just a few. Just listen to some of the songs off my top 25 list (spoilers here too) and you'll know that this soundtrack is one of the best Final Fantasy has ever produced. Some amazing tracks...

Somnus Ultima
ARDYN II
Dewdrops at Dawn
Magna Insomnia
Song of the Stars
RAVUS AETERNIA
Bros on the Road II


2. World of Final Fantasy
World of Final Fantasy has a wonderful soundtrack full of callbacks that make it a joy to listen to. That said I didn't place it over FFXV due to how many of the songs are retreads of songs from past titles. That said, it is a strong soundtrack and one I enjoy listening to.

Main Theme of Final Fantasy (Cornelia Plains)

3. Bravely Second: End Layer
While not better than Bravely Default, Bravely Second has a very strong soundtrack that is very well done and one I enjoy listening to on regular occasion.

Altair and Vega's Theme

(Saving Persona 5 for next year.)
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CrocoDuck
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(01-13-2017, 03:44 AM)
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1. Final Fantasy XV

2. The Last Guardian

3. Zero Time Dilemma

Honorable mentions:
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
I am Setsuna
Disgraced
(01-13-2017, 06:18 AM)
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  1. VA-11 HALL-A
    Michael "Garoad" Kelly



    Favorites: "Every Day is Night," "Good for Health, Bad for Education," "Heart of the City," "Synthestitch"

  2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine
    Marcin Przybyłowicz, Mikolai Stroinski, Piotr Musiał
    "Combat Music (For Honor! For Toussaint!)," "The Mandragora," "Searching For Cecilia Bellant," "Title"
  3. Deadbolt
    Chris Christodoulou
    "Blood on the Dancefloor," "Reaped by Death"
Melchiah
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(01-13-2017, 07:11 AM)
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1. Dark Souls 3
Yuka Kitamura
Theme
Premonition
Prologue
Firelink Shrine



2. Thumper
Brian Gibson (Lightning Bolt)
Triangle
Beetle



3. ABZÛ
Austin Wintory
Chaos, the Mother


EDIT: Just played through ABZÛ, and added it to the list.
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Stealth
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(01-13-2017, 07:42 AM)
1. Furi
2. Firewatch
3. Abzu

LTTP: Shatter because Shatter needs to be mentioned in any Game Soundtrack thread.
SirNinja
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(01-13-2017, 08:18 AM)
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1. The Last Guardian
2. Final Fantasy XV
3. Doom

Will hopefully elaborate on these later (favorite tracks, etc) - right now I just wanted to get my ballot in before the deadline.
Genkobar
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(01-13-2017, 02:01 PM)
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1. Hyper Light Drifter
2. Furi
3. Dark Souls 3

Honourable Mentions

4. Abzu
5. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
6. No Man's Sky
7. Thumper
DragonQuarter
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(01-14-2017, 01:34 AM)
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My Ballot:
1. Final Fantasy XV
2. The Last Guardian
3. Street Fighter V

Honorable Mentions:
Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius
DOOM
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Killer Instinct Season 3
Furi

LTTP:
Breath of Fire III

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