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City of the Dark Elves
Publisher: Sonic Legends
by NB N. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 08/31/2010 21:06:42

I love the dissonant piano and creepy chimes in the background. It is more than appropriate for your group as they skulk around the streets of a city in the Underdark or other nefarious place. It definitely conveys a sense of unease and mystery. The only complaint I have is the somewhat techno/computer-y sounding effect that runs much of the track. It seems a bit out of place in a fantasy setting, but can be overlooked. I would recommend this for any night time scenes in a strange place that you want your PCs to be a bit wary of.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
City of the Dark Elves
Publisher: Sonic Legends
by Christopher H. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 07/24/2010 03:03:02

Somber tones, light bells, and vague whispers set a perfect atmosphere for the Underdark. I might be more inclined to use this track for exploring a _emdeserted/em_ drow city than for a well-populated place like Erelhei-Cinlu. A "thinner" sound earlier in the track adds depth as the piece progresses; this works very well, but allows an attentive listener to detect where the piece ends and begins when looping.

Another reviewer commented the price, and this was something I mentioned in my first review or two of Sonic Legends soundscapes. Yes, at first glance, $2.99 seems high if you're used to paying $0.99 in the iTunes Store. But in the iTunes Store, you're paying $0.99 per track for songs that usually top out at 3.5 minutes long. With Sonic Legends soundscapes, you're getting tracks two or three times that length, and that's before you take looping into account. The price-per-minute stands up exceptionally well against the price-per-minute in the iTunes Store.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
City of the Dark Elves
Publisher: Sonic Legends
by Ben G. [Featured Reviewer]
Date Added: 07/08/2010 11:50:27

When I first bumped in to DriveThruRPG I did not expect to see anything even close to mood music and sounds for RPG settings. When I did, I was at first aghast, thinking I'd stumbled on to some horrible form of Muzak. Thankfully, I did stumble into music here and it is certainly not Muzak.

City of the Dark Elves is a moody, deliberate piece with haunting background vocals (or simulated voices) and carries with it a great, dark quality. It puts me in mind of Mike Oldfield or other "new age" artists I gravitated to in my past.

It's probably not something you'll put in your commuting playlist on your iPod but it certainly works for gaming. It's background enough not to take over but pervasive enough to insert itself firmly in to your game.

My only hesitation with recommending this is the price. When you can get 5 minute songs just about anywhere online for $0.99 or $1.29, the current price of $2.99 seems just a bit high.



Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
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