02-25-2010, 10:31 AM
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New York
Re: "The Video Game Genre"
Title: Mario Party 4
Artist: Ichiro Shimakura
Platform: Nintendo GameCube
Link to Buy: N/A
Favorite Song: Koopa Kid Shuffle
Much improvement from MP3. I think all the songs pretty much fit in. I didn't like some of the boss tunes since they didn't seem evil, more so happy with lower tunes and a slower tempo. But I think for the most part, it was good.
Similar to MP2, actually. But it's kind of okay since they're in the series and they didn't sound too much alike.
Ehhh, I'll let this slide a little since I realize that Nintendo wanted to try to test things out with the new GameCube system. I found that many songs sound the same in this. I think Nintendo just said: "Oh, we like this. We should have all of the songs like this." looplooploop
Nostalgia Value: 8/10
I think they went for a jazz feel in this, because that's what most of it sounds like. I like it, but then again, something can only be good for so long. After listening to it closer, it got repetitive and boring.
Closing comments: About half of the songs are just a simple loop after 30 seconds. Even though they're just mini-games for 5 hours straight, I guess they could have been worse. But y'know... Good improvement, Shimakura.