View Full Version : Bought anything here that was somewhat disappointing?
03-19-2005, 12:29 AM
So I pulled out my Rockman X1-6 boxset I bought quite awhile ago... and still can't get into it. I have the Zero Remastered s/t's and love them, and I even liked most of what I heard of the Rockman X stuff while playing the games for many hours, sadly the music doesn't seem to have a life to me beyond the games. Could be the lack of guitars, not sure but the songs just seem to drone on and on. Of course I do have my fave tracks like Web Spider on RX4, and the packaging is beautiful, but overall it just doesn't move me. And RX1-3 are quite honestly lost to me, I liked them when I played the game but the type of hardware used to make the music is just grating to me.
03-19-2005, 03:45 AM
Ah, I like the SNES-quality of X1-3! Of course, it's very nostalgic to me. I really liked the X3 arranged tracks, too.
X4 was good, but way too hard-rock/metal; could have used a little more variety.
X5 is the best CD in the set and worth buying the box just for this disc. Music is a bit lighter than X4, and the heavy songs were done better in my opinion. Has arrangements to classic Rockman themes, too. Great stage & boss themes.
X6 is my least favorite - too jazy. The same reason I was disappointed with Brink of Time and the jazz disc of the Super Mario World OST.
Hmm... this is just turning into another Rockman music discussion...
I was disappointed with the Famicom 20th Anniversary mini-CDs not because of the music, but because Scitron later released full-length albums with the same music on them and more, thus to get the "and more" I had to buy the full-length albums with repeated music (ex. I bought "Mario the Music" to get the Yoshi's Cookie soundtrack, however it contains the music to SMB1, 3, & USA, all of which I already own on mini-CDs). It's an efficiency issue with me - I feel like I wasted my money buying all of the mini-CDs and then I was forced to buy duplicates of them on albums because they contain music not released on the mini-CDs. Oh well; I should have known better. That's why I never buy jpop/anime singles - a year later they'll all be released on one album that's cheaper than all the singles collectively, plus the album will have a bonus song I have to have, too.
03-19-2005, 09:17 AM
I should add perhaps it's a case of "too much too soon". I mean had I purchased each s/t seperately "in their time" perhaps it wouldn't seem so nebulous to me. Instead of the set, I think I would actually prefer each disc in it's own case, own packaging, own timeline, instead of being unleashed with so many tracks to wade through long after I have played these games. Of course, maybe I need to replay them all now:) But overall they seem to lack a knockout punch.
And to the above poster; I highly respect the nostalgia factor for I too am quite the pondering yesteryear type of person... however that only seems to stretch so far. And I agree X5 is very good but as with most of them it seems to largely only apply to the "level" music (8 songs or so) and with 30+ songs on these I often just feel... lost.
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