W.A.C., on 02 March 2012 - 09:19 PM, said:
As far as I'm concerned, when it comes to Sonic Team's access to their sound team, Naofumi is best with Classic Sonic styled music, Jun Senoue is best at guitar driven music, Richard Jacques is their best man for electronic music, and Tomoya Ohtani does the best job with orchestrated music. Why SEGA didn't just hire Naofumi to do the soundtrack, I'll never understand. Imagine Sonic 4 with a Sonic CD styled soundtrack or a soundtrack styled similar to what he did with the Classic Sonic stages in Generations.
But who is the guy that everybody credits for every single track in a Sonic game? Jun Senoue! He's obviously a perfect fit in this case, composing the Bonus Stage tracks from Sonic 3 & Knuckles. Let's not forget the Sonic 3D Blast MD track where despite people crediting him for everything, we actually know who did what
Yeah I don't get it either. You had people like Hataya
handling classic Sonic tracks in Generations and you got good stuff out of them. Jun just offloaded his stuff to the likes of Cash Cash
It's a silly decision that Iizuka probably made just to please the fans who ended up with a terrible soundtrack. Sure, changing the instrumentation
makes it a lot better, but they would have got a better soundtrack under Hataya - trying to restrict the instrumentation obviously failed too. At least Jun is addressing the instrumentation issue for Episode II by the sounds of it.
This post has been edited by SOTI: 03 March 2012 - 08:50 AM