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Rapture: The End of Days, Sci-Fi Soundscapes Set 1 - Void Souls $2.99 $1.99
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Rapture: The End of Days, Sci-Fi Soundscapes Set 1 - Void Souls
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Rapture: The End of Days, Sci-Fi Soundscapes Set 1 - Void Souls
Publisher: StoryWeaver
by Carl P. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/16/2013 00:36:55
'Soundscapes Set 1' is the kind of supplement you can only produce for a digital age game and is only ever produced by forward thinking game designers. 'Soundscapes Set 1' comes with four audio files, each between five and eight minutes long. The pack also comes with a .PDF that describes the audio files and suggests when you might use them. The .PDF part is really useful and a good quick reference but let's be honest, everybody wants to know how the music is. Gamers have known for years how important music can be but it's so rare to find music that has been specifically written for the game you are playing. Storyweaver has seen the possibilities of modern gaming and used them to meet the desires of the gaming community and that is just all kinds of awesome.

The ambient music files themselves range from low, eerie, repetitive sounds designed to give you the creeps to musical tracks meant to give a feeling of the vast, emptiness of space. And as far as it goes for ambient music, they do a really good job. The second track in particular, 'Atmospheric Depression' has this really tense, foreboding sound like you're alone in some industrial horror, derelict space ship and any moment a monster might leap out at you and all hell will break loose. And that is exactly what a game of Rapture is like so I guess you can call it perfectly suited.

The one track that doesn't work as well is the final track, 'Lab Time'. This one isn't bad, it just seems to have a more narrow usage than the others. 'Soundscapes 1' is a really good intro pack into the Rapture Soundscapes series and the first three tracks feel like they could be used in just about every game for a different kind of scenebut 'Lab Time' doesn't feel like it offers much on the whole. It's similar to 'Atmospheric Depression' but has a more frantic feel. I guess it's something between the tense isolation of 'Atmospheric Depression' and the in your face horror of an action scene but the change from those two moments is so fast, I don't think it needs its own ambience.

But don't let that deter you. 'Soundscapes Set 1: Void Souls' is a fantastic bundle. The audio quality is out standing and I guarantee that your Rapture game will have a place for these files. Three excellent pieces and one pretty good piece is the kind of ratio I usually only expect in a package of cup cakes and I'll be getting far more use out of 'Soundscapes Set 1'.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
Rapture: The End of Days, Sci-Fi Soundscapes Set 1 - Void Souls
Publisher: StoryWeaver
by Alex G. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/12/2011 19:41:09
This item came in the form of a zip file, holding the sound files along with a PDF describing each file. Basically, you play these instrumental MP3 tracks during a game for atmosphere. That's it.

I quite enjoyed the different moods each of these tracks conveyed. I actually ran them through my personal MP3 player before the game. They made the long wait for a bus quite an experience.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Rapture: The End of Days, Sci-Fi Soundscapes Set 1 - Void Souls
Publisher: StoryWeaver
by John L. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 07/07/2011 17:28:42
This music is certainly evocative of the emotions that it is meant to convey. Having said that, though, the number of tracks you get makes the music a bit limited in scope. You'd either need to use it exactly for certain situations, or imaginatively come up with some method of using it elsewhere.

I bought it when it was free, and I'm relatively happy with it as mood music, though I've not had a gaming situation yet where I've actively been able to use it. Hopefully in time, though, I'll be able to.

Rating:
[3 of 5 Stars!]
Rapture: The End of Days, Sci-Fi Soundscapes Set 1 - Void Souls
Publisher: StoryWeaver
by Eric B. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 06/23/2011 21:44:35
I initially gave this product a poor review because each track, which was supposed to loop, had a jarring "audible watermark" appended to the end. I blasted Storyweaver for what I thought was poor design on their part.

As it turns out, they were not aware that this was happening, and immediately set about correcting it. In addition, they sent me a personal apology once they had fixed the problem and asked me if I would re-review it, along a copy of their Rapture RPG.

I have to say, a personal apology goes a long way with me. It speaks of a desire to put out the best product possible, regardless of the demands of ego. I like that.

Because they went the extra mile to make sure I was a satisfied customer, I'm giving them 4 stars.

Rating:
[4 of 5 Stars!]
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