I hate most fighting game music. It’s never been particularly inspiring for me, and seems to have gotten worse as time goes on. MvC2 music - what the freaking hell is that crap?
Probably the only exception to the rule is Chun and Ryu 3S music. But even that is borderline shite. The rest of the game’s music is just irritating - I usually turn it all the way down and listen to something else in the background. CvS2 and Tekken 3/5 have maybe one or two tunes that don’t completely bug me. Everything oldschool is just god awful.
Streets Of Rage and Streets Of Rage 2 (Called “Bare Knuckle” in Japan) were some old Megadrive/Genesis beat-em-up brawlers that had GREAT music. Written by composer Yuzo Koshiro, that was the best music I’ve ever heard from a biffo game. Definitely in the theme of the game. Game music these days just seems to be some random crap licensed by the development studio. Nobody seems to put thought into matching the music with the overall mood of games any more.
Whinge, bitch, piss, moan, grumble, fart, old man rant…