Soundtrack (Video Game)
Fallout: New Vegas


4.0
excellent

Review

by ValenDreth USER (42 Reviews)
November 28th, 2021 | 26 replies


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist


This is an epic soundtrack that conveys loneliness, hopelessness, craziness. Obsidian are like Treyarch, and Black Ops 2 is much like New Vegas. They are the crown jewels, no nonsense, and they have the deepest sentiments. Many people don't like to see politics in art, but it's there whether you like it or not. I'm not talking about Democrap or Republicant partisan nonsense either, I'm talking about the issues. Nihilism. Nietzche. Hegel. Rome. History. Fascism. Anti-fascism. Rebirth. Society. Many issues are brought up in Fallout: New Vegas and the soundtrack conveys this perfectly.

The music of the old days, the 40s and 50s, is quite melancholy and is a fittingly playful juxtaposition to the apocalyptic landscapes of the game itself. Vibes and atmosphere used to be important to video games, but now it's all Dark Souls nonsense. Remakes galore. Who cares? Some would argue this was the last game to tell a story, and the thoughtful soundtrack conveys this without a shred of nonsense. One can easily picture Casablanca or Frank Sinatra. Noire, but of the future. A future that is also the past. This is similar to the beginning of Star Wars when it says "A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away." These are playful concepts that convey many things. Things aren't as they seem.

The metaphysical aspect of New Vegas is often neglected. Inon Zur makes a spiritual feeling arise, it is like Cormac Mccarthy's The Road because there are moments of beauty in the desperation and desolation of this future of craziness. When life is a bunch of nonsense from dawn to dusk, you need the beauty. But the characters of the game don't get to hear this music unless they are in a diner or something listening to the radio. It adds to the loneliness of the game's atmosphere.

They don't make games like this anymore, or soundtracks taboot. War never changes, but sadly, video games do. And art suffers for it. Maybe we need more war, less sitting on our butts getting pampered. One wonders if Caesar's Legion is actually the good guy in the game when one sees the world we live in today. There are shades of grey. This game is not Mario. It's for adults.



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4.1
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ghostalgeist
November 28th 2021


637 Comments


I'm not talking about Democrap or Republicant partisan nonsense either, I'm talking about the issues. Nihilism.

Evok
Contributing Reviewer
November 28th 2021


8830 Comments


Ok but what about the actual music

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Get Low
November 28th 2021


11831 Comments


ooh a video game soundtrack, that's an auto-pos

ffs
November 28th 2021


5435 Comments


very good review thank you

Snake.
November 28th 2021


23804 Comments


great game

review not so much

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
November 28th 2021


58369 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

wtf is this lol



best game ever tho

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Purpl3Spartan
November 28th 2021


2341 Comments


Good game

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JJKeys
November 28th 2021


1236 Comments


This is not a video game review site

Purpl3Spartan
November 28th 2021


2341 Comments


Indeed.

MeatSalad
November 28th 2021


17559 Comments


Big iron on his hieeeeeeep

Gameofmetal
Emeritus
November 29th 2021


11012 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"One wonders if Caesar's Legion is actually the good guy in the game"



No we don't lol

Trebor.
Staff Reviewer
November 29th 2021


58369 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

The Romans? Where are they now?



You're lookin at em asshole

Snake.
November 29th 2021


23804 Comments


da fuq is a gollem???

Purpl3Spartan
November 29th 2021


2341 Comments


MY PRECIAAAAAAASSSSSSS

ghostalgeist
November 29th 2021


637 Comments


i got da spurrrss

that jiingle jangle jingleee

(JINGLE JANGLEE)

Demon of the Fall
November 29th 2021


22647 Comments


wish I could auto neg for comparing one of the greatest games ever to bloody Call of Duty.

Also it would help if ya know, you actually talked about the music a little more.

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SteakByrnes
November 29th 2021


25981 Comments


"This game is not Mario."

You're right, Mario games tend to be a lot better than this

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Purpl3Spartan
November 29th 2021


2341 Comments


Get out.

Daisy99
November 29th 2021


125 Comments


" Some would argue this was the last game to tell a story"

..who?

Purpl3Spartan
November 29th 2021


2341 Comments


“This game is not Mario. It's for adults.”

Woah there



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