First post, by JayAlien
I’m a big fan of retro hardware and games, but I particularly like the sound aspect. Some games have great music, some great sound effects, or some just great sound design in general. I have a soft spot for the AWE32 and the MT-32, they’re of an era that just sounded so great, before developers started streaming audio directly off CD/DVD.
Some of my favourites are:
Descent (1,2 & 3, but particularly 1 and 2’s AWE32 option)– amazing techno soundtrack
Discworld Noir – some nice musical pieces, and sound effects
Kyrandia 1 and 2 - Great MT-32 music
Monkey Island 2 – both SoundBlaster and MT-32 sound great to my ears
Half-life 1 – great sound design
What game audio do you think stands out and on what sound device do you think it sounds best?
DOS: P75, SB32, Adlib, 8MB
DOS: P100, S3 Virge DX, AWE64, 32MB
98SE: P233MMX, Rage128Pro, AWE64, 128MB
98SE: P3-1Ghz, Voodoo3, SBLive, 256MB
98SE: Athlon3200+, X850pro, Audigy2ZS, 512MB
2K: P4 3.4G, 6800XT, Audigy2, 1GB
XP: i7-975, GTX570, X-Fi, 3GB