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The following is my collective Master's Thesis titled "Quality Video Game Music, Personal reflections, and Considering the Standards Set". Upon review by NYU, it was given an A. I recommend this work to those engaged in academic research regarding game audio.

 

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Parts 1 & 2

Parts 3 & 4

Parts 5 & 6

Parts 7 & 8

Adaptive Audio (9) & Bonus (10)

Here are the works which were presented to NYU:
From the East!
Ragnarok 2 intro theme.mp3 Yoko Kanno Ragnarok 2
16 Anu Orta Veniya~~.mp3 Hayato Matsuo Panzer Dragoon ORTA Original Sound Track
205 Short Circuit~spectral~.mp3 Go Shiina Tales of Legendia Original Soundtrack (DISC 2)
114 Enemy Attack~.mp3 Go Shiina Tales of Legendia Original Soundtrack (DISC 2)
103 Opening Movie (Theme of FINAL FANTASY XII)~~.mp3 Hitoshi Sakimoto Final Fantasy XII Original Soundtrack (DISC 1)
324 The Mosphoran Highwaste~~.mp3 Hitoshi Sakimoto Final Fantasy XII Original Soundtrack
04 Debris~~.mp3 Hitoshi Sakimoto Radiant Silvergun
125 Giza Plains~~.mp3 Hitoshi Sakimoto Final Fantasy XII Original Soundtrack
319 The Phon Coast~~.mp3 Hitoshi Sakimoto Final Fantasy XII Original Soundtrack
105 Boss Battle~~.mp3 Hitoshi Sakimoto Final Fantasy XII Original Soundtrack
113 The Dalmasca Eastersand~~.mp3 Hitoshi Sakimoto Final Fantasy XII Original Soundtrack
18 - A Meeting~.mp3 Hitoshi Sakimoto Vagrant Story
08 - Catacombs~.mp3 Hitoshi Sakimoto Vagrant Story
06 - Awakening~.mp3 Hitoshi Sakimoto Vagrant Story
19 - Ifrit~~.mp3 Hitoshi Sakimoto Vagrant Story
29 - Staff Roll~+.mp3 Hitoshi Sakimoto Vagrant Story
01 Chapter 1 ''Iselhaus ~ The Legend of Heroes'' (Opening)~ J.D.K. ELECTRIC ORCHESTRA, Tamiya Terashima Symphonic Poem Dragon Slayer ~The Legend of Heroes~
103_unwavering_resolve~.mp3 Junichi Nakatsuru Soul Calibur II Original Soundtrack (Disc 1)
302 Endless World (II)~.mp3 Koichi Sugiyama London Philharmonic Orchestra Symphonic Suite "Dragon Quest" Complete CD-BOX (Disc 3) and 8-bit version
611 Brave Fight (VI)~.mp3 Koichi Sugiyama London Philharmonic Orchestra Symphonic Suite "Dragon Quest" Complete CD-BOX
709 Triumphal Return~Epilogue (VII)~.mp3 Koichi Sugiyama London Philharmonic Orchestra Symphonic Suite "Dragon Quest" Complete CD-BOX
111 Prestissimo~.mp3 Mamoru Samuragouchi Biohazard Symphony Op. 91 - Crime and Punishment (Disc 1)
122 Impetuoso sempre accelerando~.mp3 Mamoru Samuragouchi Biohazard Symphony Op. 91 - Crime and Punishment (Disc 1)
418 Decisive Battle~.mp3 Masashi Hamauzu Final Fantasy X OST
202 Marching Tune~~.mp3 Masashi Hamauzu DIRGE of CERBERUS -FINAL FANTASY VII- Original Soundtrack (DISC-2)
119 Sneaky Cait Sith~.mp3 Masashi Hamauzu DIRGE of CERBERUS -FINAL FANTASY VII- Original Soundtrack
204 Reflected Moon~.mp3 Motoi Sakuraba Star Ocean Till the End of Time Original Soundtrack Vol.1 (Disc 2)
117 March for Glory~.mp3 Motoi Sakuraba Star Ocean Till the End of Time Original Soundtrack Vol.1
207 Mission to the Empty Space~~.mp3 Motoi Sakuraba Star Ocean Till the End of Time Original Soundtrack Vol.1
208 Soul and Sword (Siegfried's Stage)~.mp3 Namco Sound Team(Junichi Nakatsuru) Soul Blade COMPLETE Original Game Audio (DISC 2: ARRANGE TRACKS)
04 Divinity II.mp3 Nobuo Uematsu FINAL FANTASY VII ADVENT CHILDREN Original Soundtrack Disk2
20 Western War Front - Battlefield ~ Western Army~.mp3 Reijiro Koroku Kessen Original Soundtrack
27 War Merits -Battlefield ~ Superior Power~.mp3 Reijiro Koroku Kessen Original Soundtrack
14 The Western Army~.mp3 Reijiro Koroku Kessen Original Soundtrack
104_guided_by_wind~.mp3 Rio Hamamoto Soul Calibur II Original Soundtrack (Disc 1)
24 Offense and Defense~.mp3 Soshiro Hokkai Castlevania Circle of the Moon & Castlevania Concerto of Midnight Sun Original Soundtrack
12 Fifth Chapter Sky, One~~.mp3 Takayuki Aihara Drag-on Dragoon Original Sound Track Vol.1
02 Weapon Select~.mp3 Takayuki Aihara Drag-on Dragoon Original Sound Track Vol.1
316 Vergil Battle 3~.mp3 Tetsuya Shibata Devil May Cry 3 Original Soundtrack (DISC 3)
08 Catalina~~.mp3 Yoko Kanno Uncharted Waters II Special Edition
14 The Chase~+pat metheny influence~.mp3 Yoko Kanno Uncharted Waters II Special Edition
97_05 ÝÑÒ°¤è¤¦×Ó - Clutch~jazz~+.mp3 Yoko Kanno Cowboy Bebop PS2
02 Mid-Air Battle~~.mp3 Yoshie Arakawa, Yoshinori Kawamoto Star Fox Assault Orchestra Sound Track
202_quest_for_glory~orchestral midi~~.mp3 Junichi Nakatsuru Soul Calibur II Original Soundtrack
113_confrontation~orchestral midi~~.mp3 Junichi Nakatsuru Soul Calibur II Original Soundtrack
103_unwavering_resolve~orchestral midi~~.mp3 Junichi Nakatsuru Soul Calibur II Original Soundtrack (Disc 1)
03 Wind that Spans the Earth~~.mp3 Kouhei Tanaka Alundra Original Soundtrack
03 Wide Current ~ Uprising ~ Blue Sky~orchestral~~.mp3 Hungary Phillharmony Orchestra, jun Nagao composer Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV
Capcom - 14 - Soul Asylum - Crimson Palace Stage 2~Rockman X7 Original Soundtrack
From the west!
Ninth Heaven~mexican music~.mp3 Grim Fandango
Tomb Raider 1 - 01 - Title~+great piece~+.mp3
13 After the Storm~.mp3 Bill Brown, Seattle Symphony Orchestra Lineage II The Chaotic Chronicle
Track01 - If You Still Believe -The Legend of Dragoon Main Theme~fade out earlier ~.mp3 Dennis Martin The Legend of Dragoon OST
215 Debriefing~+.mp3 Harry Gregson-Williams METAL GEAR SOLID 3 SNAKE EATER ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK (Disc Two)
102 ''METAL GEAR SOLID'' Main Theme (METAL GEAR SOLID 3 Version)~.mp3 Harry Gregson-Williams METAL GEAR SOLID 3 SNAKE EATER ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK (Disc Two)
04 CORRIDOR OF DEATH~+.mp3 Howard Drossin Dynamite Deka vs Wing War Original Soundtrack
05 DOE BOY'S DUNGEON~+.mp3 Howard Drossin Dynamite Deka vs Wing War Original Soundtrack
11 FLOOR #13~+.mp3 Howard Drossin Dynamite Deka vs Wing War Original Soundtrack
04 Helron's Castle~+.mp3 Howard Shore Soul of the Ultimate Nation Original Soundtrack
06 The Valley of Dragons~+.mp3 Howard Shore Soul of the Ultimate Nation Original Soundtrack
09 The Epitaph~+.mp3 Howard Shore Soul of the Ultimate Nation Original Soundtrack
12 Immortal Emperor~+.mp3 Howard Shore Soul of the Ultimate Nation Original Soundtrack
13 March to Victory~+.mp3 Howard Shore Soul of the Ultimate Nation Original Soundtrack
jade empire - 30 - torment; the way of the closed fist~.mp3 Jack Wall Jade Empire (Xbox)
03 - Harmonielehre~+.mp3 Jeffrey L. Briggs, Mark Cromer, Michael Curran, Christopher Tin, John Adams Civilization IV
02 - Chairman Dances~+good chords~+.mp3 Jeffrey L. Briggs, Mark Cromer, Michael Curran, Christopher Tin, John Adams Civilization IV
Track 05~~.mp3 Jeremy Soule Giants: Citizen Kabuto
03 Volcano~+.mp3 Jeremy Soule Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War Soundtrack
218 Sim City 4 - Oasis~electroacoustic instrumental world~+.mp3 Jerry Martin Sim City 4
01 Dreamfall Theme~+.mp3 Leon Willett Dreamfall - The Longest Journey Original Soundtrack
03 Casablanca~+.mp3 Leon Willett Dreamfall - The Longest Journey Original Soundtrack
06 Northlands Forest~+.mp3 Leon Willett Dreamfall - The Longest Journey Original Soundtrack
11 - After the glory~+.mp3 London Symphony Orchestra Symphony SEED DESTINY (Whoops this is a Japanese composer)
13 - Demolition Soviet Charge~+.mp3 Mark Ganus Call of Duty 2
20 - Downtown Sniper Soviet Tension~+.mp3 Mark Ganus Call of Duty 2
26 - Duhoc Assault Victory Relief~+.mp3 Mark Ganus Call of Duty 2
13 the last spartan~orchestral~+.mp3 Martin O'Donnell & Michael Salvatori HALO 2 original soundtrack volume one
17 earth city~orchestral~+.mp3 Martin O'Donnell & Michael Salvatori HALO 2 original soundtrack volume one
11 Tombs~electroacoustic orchestral live & midi~+.mp3 Matt Uelmen Diablo II Soundtrack
02 Rogue~electroacoustic orchestral midi & live~+.mp3 Matt Uelmen Diablo II Soundtrack
14 Sturmgeist's Armored Train~~.mp3 Michael Giacchino Medal of Honor Frontline Original Soundtrack Recording
12 The Battle of Monte Cassino~~.mp3 Michael Giacchino Medal of Honor Frontline Original Soundtrack Recording
13 The Motorcycle Chase~~.mp3 Michael Giacchino Medal of Honor Frontline Original Soundtrack Recording
209 Greywolf~.mp3 Richard Jacques, London Session Orchestra HEADHUNTER: REDEMPTION / HEADHUNTER Original Soundtrack Recording (DISC TWO: HEADHUNTER)
205 Jack's Theme~.mp3 Richard Jacques, London Session Orchestra HEADHUNTER: REDEMPTION / HEADHUNTER Original Soundtrack Recording (DISC TWO: HEADHUNTER)
25~Stronghold.mp3 Rob King, John Romero, Steve Baca Heroes of Might and Magic 3
25~Castletown.mp3 Rob King, John Romero, Steve Baca Heroes of Might and Magic 3
10 Crypt~electroacoustic orchestral live & midi world Matt Uelmen Diablo II Soundtrack
14 Mesa~electroacoustic orchestral Matt Uelmen Diablo II Soundtrack

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