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Wolfmeister1010
10-09-2013, 01:59 AM
So apparently the FULL soundtrack is on itunes, where you can listen to some samples of the music. I have to say, it is absolutely STUNNING. You guys should definitely check it out on itunes! Then come back and post your thoughts! Im surprised no one has noticed or posted about this yet?!

I can definitely point out the ones that will likely be ambient tracks for the cities and open world. Does this soundrack beat all the rest?

In my opinion, in this soundtrack, Brian Tyler amplifies the classic "pirate" sound of violins, drums, and spanish guitar, with a very very far cry 3 like flavor. Amazing work really. I feel that this score goes above and beyond what has come to be expected for an AC soundtrack.

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag/id719456977?i=719456999&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

LoyalACFan
10-09-2013, 02:43 AM
I'm pretty sure I've heard all there is to be heard at this point on YouTube, and yeah, it's pretty great.

DisbandedBox359
10-09-2013, 02:53 AM
I like,guess that puts an end to wondering what the main theme is, plus 10 more tracks than AC3 had :)

Megas_Doux
10-09-2013, 02:56 AM
Links?

DisbandedBox359
10-09-2013, 03:01 AM
Links?


https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag/id719456977?i=719456999&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Wolfmeister1010
10-09-2013, 03:01 AM
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/assassins-creed-iv-black-flag/id719456977?i=719456999&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

Thanks for putting that there

Wolfmeister1010
10-09-2013, 03:02 AM
Links?

Look forward to hearing your review! :)

Megas_Doux
10-09-2013, 03:02 AM
Thanks!

Wolfmeister1010
10-09-2013, 03:04 AM
Everyone be sure to participate in the poll I just put in!

DisbandedBox359
10-09-2013, 03:06 AM
Thanks for putting that there

No probs, was hard to find without actually using i-tunes haha.

Layytez
10-09-2013, 03:07 AM
Listening to it right now. From what iv'e heard I really like it but for some reason I can't think of suitable place or cutscene where "The Ends of the Earth" would be played.To me is doesn't really seem to fit well with the style of music AC has been getting.

DisbandedBox359
10-09-2013, 03:08 AM
Everyone be sure to participate in the poll I just put in!

Gonna wait til I get to the end but so far its looking a 5.

DisbandedBox359
10-09-2013, 03:11 AM
Did anyone the end of "On The Horizon" remind anyone else of the rains of castermere melody from Game of Thrones? haha

Wolfmeister1010
10-09-2013, 03:11 AM
Listening to it right now. From what iv'e heard I really like it but for some reason I can't think of suitable place or cutscene where "The Ends of the Earth" would be played.To me is doesn't really seem to fit well with the style of music AC has been getting.

Well a rock song doesn't "belong" in a wild west game, but RDR used it in an epic fashion.

Layytez
10-09-2013, 03:14 AM
Well a rock song doesn't "belong" in a wild west game, but RDR used it in an epic fashion.

Not really much of belong but it depends how it's used. Since it's not something we normally hear and I don't how or where it's being used in the game I can't seem to imagine it's use in my head. With some of these songs we have had gameplay to compliment it which make the overall experience better.

Wolfmeister1010
10-09-2013, 03:19 AM
Not really much of belong but it depends how it's used. Since it's not something we normally hear and I don't how or where it's being used in the game I can't seem to imagine it's use in my head. With some of these songs we have had gameplay to compliment it which make the overall experience better.

I am sure there will be a scenario that is befitting of it.

DisbandedBox359
10-09-2013, 03:37 AM
Yeah this gets 5 stars from me, as far the samples the favourites go to "The Fortune of Edward Kenway" and "Queen Anne's Revenge", what about everyone else?

Wolfmeister1010
10-09-2013, 03:45 AM
Yeah this gets 5 stars from me, as far the samples the favourites go to "The Fortune of Edward Kenway" and "Queen Anne's Revenge", what about everyone else?

My favorites as of now are "a merry life and a short one" and "meet the sage"

I-Like-Pie45
10-09-2013, 05:08 AM
Voted 1 Star because the soundtrack spoiled the game

remember wolfie, if you're reading this, act like we haven't done this routine already. If you're not Wolfmeister, you are a bad person

AlexEzio89
10-09-2013, 05:26 AM
great soundtrack this the best ac after ac 2

roostersrule2
10-09-2013, 07:10 AM
I give it a 4.

pirate1802
10-09-2013, 08:04 AM
I don't think any AC game's soundtrack deserves less than 4, this one too. I'll always hold AC2's tracks as a 5 star favourite.

roostersrule2
10-09-2013, 08:06 AM
I don't think any AC game's soundtrack deserves less than 4, this one too. I'll always hold AC2's tracks as a 5 star favourite.Agreed, every AC has had awesome music, I can't even pick a favourite.

ladyleonhart
10-09-2013, 11:22 AM
My favourite AC soundtrack is ACIII so far, but I really like ACII's as well. :D

As for ACIV, I'd give it a 5 going by what I've heard already, and I actually pre-ordered the 'Skull Edition' just to get the soundtrack CD. ;)

Then, I think it's great and I can't wait!

Farlander1991
10-09-2013, 11:37 AM
So far the soundtrack seems to be on the level of ACII in terms of its outside-of-the-game 'listen-ability'. There are some strong themes there (like in the ACII soundtrack), but at the same time, a lot of it seems to need gameplay/visual supplement.

So, as of now, ACR soundtrack still remains my favourite simply because almost every game track is listen-able outside of the game, very hard to do that for me with other AC soundtracks.

DisbandedBox359
10-09-2013, 12:59 PM
Agreed, every AC has had awesome music, I can't even pick a favourite.

This series really does have some of the best soundtracks I've heard in games.

Megas_Doux
10-09-2013, 01:53 PM
4.5 stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Really like Meet the sage, Spanish Empire, I`ll be with you, the main theme,The queen Anne´s Revenge The Islands of the west Indies, The British Empire, Secrets of the maya, and The buccaners. As you may see, I am fond of the background/freeroaming esque tracks.....

So far, I would rank them like this:

1 AC II
2 AC IV
3 ACR
4 ACI
5 AC III
6 ACB


Please!!!!!!!!!! I am begging you, ubi......INCLUDE BACKGROUND MUSIC AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I-Like-Pie45
10-09-2013, 02:48 PM
all AC soundtracks are overproduced happy crappy

I listen to REAL music like classical music by Beathooving and Muzort

Wolfmeister1010
10-09-2013, 03:13 PM
all AC soundtracks are overproduced happy crappy

I listen to REAL music like classical music by Beathooving and Muzort

I assume you are the one who gave it one star

GreySkellig
10-09-2013, 03:57 PM
Giving it a 4...some really great tracks, cool melodies, exciting atmosphere, etc...but I have to confess I'm not enamored of the main theme, and those boomy chunka-chunka drums and chakka-chakka clacks are waaaaay overused throughout the entire soundtrack.

ladyleonhart
10-09-2013, 04:14 PM
@ Wolf: Maybe you should do another poll once most people have played ACIV.

Then, it would be really interesting to see if and how opinions have changed.

Of course, I agree with you right now, and what we've heard so far is simply stunning! :D

Wolfmeister1010
10-09-2013, 05:41 PM
@ Wolf: Maybe you should do another poll once most people have played ACIV.

Then, it would be really interesting to see if and how opinions have changed.

Of course, I agree with you right now, and what we've heard so far is simply stunning! :D

Once the soundtrack comes out I will make another soundtrack thread. good idea.

Wolfmeister1010
10-09-2013, 05:42 PM
Giving it a 4...some really great tracks, cool melodies, exciting atmosphere, etc...but I have to confess I'm not enamored of the main theme, and those boomy chunka-chunka drums and chakka-chakka clacks are waaaaay overused throughout the entire soundtrack.

We got 30 second snippets of each track. The main theme could sound completely different for most of it.

Bastiaen
10-09-2013, 06:04 PM
Nowhere near as good as AC3, I give it 4 stars. Some of the stuff is absolutely amazing. They sure can play that fiddle.
Plus it sometimes sounds way too much like pirates of the caribbean.

pacmanate
10-09-2013, 06:12 PM
How you can judge music by 30 second samples I do not know.

Megas_Doux
10-09-2013, 06:34 PM
How you can judge music by 30 second samples I do not know.

LIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some of them last 90 seconds :P

Bastiaen
10-09-2013, 06:52 PM
LIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Some of them last 90 seconds :P

Track 4 has some stuff that is distinctly like POTC.

DisbandedBox359
10-09-2013, 08:53 PM
Bet all the tracks are completely different for 1 minute just to throw people off in the samples ;)

Chipworm
10-09-2013, 09:57 PM
Anyone got any idea if the Skull Edition contains the full OST? I'll preorder this if not.

ladyleonhart
10-09-2013, 10:02 PM
Anyone got any idea if the Skull Edition contains the full OST? I'll preorder this if not.

Hmm... I've ordered it. All it said was official soundtrack and it's on CD at least.

I remember when I ordered a collector's edition for one game and it was a download. >_<

Anyway, I'm not really sure, but I will let you know if I find some information on this.

Chipworm
10-09-2013, 10:03 PM
Hmm... I've ordered it. All it said was official soundtrack and it's on CD at least.

I remember when I ordered a collector's edition for one game and it was a download. >_<

Anyway, I'm not really sure, but I will let you know if I find some information on this.

I'd appreciate it, thank you. I have the skull edition ordered so I hope its the full soundtrack. I'll buy it either way though.

Love the samples. The main theme in particular is superb.

ladyleonhart
10-09-2013, 10:08 PM
I'd appreciate it, thank you. I have the skull edition ordered so I hope its the full soundtrack. I'll buy it either way though.

Love the samples. The main theme in particular is superb.

That's okay and you're welcome. :) The soundtrack was one of my reasons for choosing it. Then, I really hope so too.

Yes, they really are amazing. :D

ArabianFrost
10-09-2013, 10:18 PM
God almighty the first part of "On the Horizon" with the smooth violin. Probably my favourite 30 seconds in gaming soundtracks.

ACfan443
10-09-2013, 10:42 PM
Main theme/Under the Black Flag, Meet the Sage and the Buccaneers are my favourite, mainly because I've heard them the most and because the trailers/demos complimented them by bringing out their character and charm, and ultimately making them memorable.

Listening to the ends of the earth was...jarring, the track seems awfully unfitting with not only ACBF's soundtrack, but the style of the series' music as a whole.

Based on the short previews I give it 4 stars - for now. However I'm fairly certain that after playing the game and experiencing the music as it should be experienced, the OST will not only be more memorable, but also worthy of a better rating.

Shahkulu101
10-09-2013, 11:33 PM
I'm hearing similarities with Far Cry 3 and Unchrarted's soundtrack - I like it so far. Ends of the Earth is very different but it sounds great - I wonder how it fits.

Shahkulu101
10-09-2013, 11:45 PM
Guys... I have a really strong feeling 'Ends of the Earth' will be played during Edward's death scene - listen and you may hear why.

EchoFiveKilo
10-10-2013, 12:36 AM
Anyone by any chance know the name of the song playing in the "Tattoo" trailer?

SixKeys
10-10-2013, 12:49 AM
Finally I have a chance to listen to these. I'm not gonna give the whole album a rating without having heard it in full, but it already sounds a lot more promising to me than AC3's. My favorites so far are "On the Horizon" and "The Ends of the Earth" (reminds me of Jesper Kyd's work which is always good). I really hope "In This World or the One Below" is an ambient track. :)

GreySkellig
10-10-2013, 12:53 AM
We got 30 second snippets of each track. The main theme could sound completely different for most of it.

Since the motif we hear in the first track (labelled as the theme) recurs in a number of subsequent tracks, and in a few trailers, I'm gonna go ahead and say it's the main theme. I get that you like the soundtrack--so do I, I gave it a 4. But the theme really feels lackluster to me compared to tracks like I'll Be With You, In the Midst, and The British Empire, as particularly in comparison with the main themes of past games. I like the soundtrack overall, but every time I hear that theme in-game I'm going to feel like I'm playing a Pirates of the Caribbean game...which is NOT a positive thing.

FR0ZENZiNE
10-10-2013, 12:57 AM
Listening to it right now. From what iv'e heard I really like it but for some reason I can't think of suitable place or cutscene where "The Ends of the Earth" would be played.To me is doesn't really seem to fit well with the style of music AC has been getting.

Thats Brian tylers style in music. Listen to Falling in to a dream from Far Cry 3 and then this ;)

Megas_Doux
10-10-2013, 01:00 AM
Spanish Empire, Meet the Sage, Buccaners, On the horizon, In This World or the One Below" <3. Please Ubi, include those as background music!

FR0ZENZiNE
10-10-2013, 01:29 AM
Waaait. Queen Annes Revenge?

I-Like-Pie45
10-10-2013, 01:38 AM
Waaait. Queen Annes Revenge?

Blackbeard's ship

roostersrule2
10-10-2013, 07:13 AM
Blackbeard's shipMaybe we fight for or maybe against Blackbeard at one point.

dex3108
10-10-2013, 11:53 AM
You can hear Soundtrack preview here


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9koembz20Bs

roostersrule2
10-10-2013, 11:58 AM
There's already a thread but I guess it being all in a youtube vid is cool.

DisbandedBox359
10-10-2013, 12:02 PM
Duplicate thread but youtube is easier than itunes haha.

dex3108
10-10-2013, 12:06 PM
Sorry about that. Mr.Shade please merge threads then :D

pineal_gland
10-10-2013, 12:23 PM
They really should have hired Lisa Gerrard to add some goosebump moments.

Maybe a good idea for AC5?
I assume the AC crew is familiar with her music already.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiYqYPEXsJU

Jesper Kyd and Lisa Gerrard working together for an AC soundtrack would be perfect.

MT4K
10-10-2013, 01:05 PM
Sorry about that. Mr.Shade please merge threads then :D

Guess i'll do it for now :p.

ACfan443
10-10-2013, 03:36 PM
One thing I'm disappointed about, having heard the samples again is the absence of human vocals, I've always felt the presence of a choir made the previous OSTs all the more soulful, deep and emotive.

Raibuscus
10-10-2013, 04:47 PM
Lol on the ITunes site it says that the game will be released on the 14th of October

EDIT: I'm dumb, I think they're talking about the soundtracks lol

White24Room
10-10-2013, 05:36 PM
YT version for those who want it :)