« on: October 10, 2010, 06:44:29 AM »
Speaking of MMOs, did anyone ever play Asheron's Call 2? It was my first MMO experience, and I still have very fond memories of that game.
Not only was the game world beautiful (amazing engine for it's time), the music was essentially generative ambient music. And it would change depending on the situation. If there were no enemies around, the music would be fairly calm. Otherwise it would become more active, especially during combat. This is very different from what most games do, where a totally different soundtrack will play/loop depending on the situation. The music in the game never really fully changed. It was all based on 10-20 second loops that were chosen at random.
Anyway I'm rambling, but I've yet to see such a unique music experience in a game since. If anyone's curious to hear it, I could post a track I had compiled years ago.