Okay I wouldn't call this DONE, but for the last week or so I've been mildly incapacitated by depression and I'm realizing now how much catching up I've got to do so it's probably as good as it's gonna get for now :DThe Collapse of Civilization
(Made in Reason)
I hope y'all don't mind some constructive criticism?
Increpare: Yours has a lot of tension which I like, and I especially like where it turns kind of reflective just before the 'chase' bit. The suggestions I might make would be to delay introducing the percussion so it makes a bit bigger of an impact. Also, you might want to study how chiptune artists use bass, because the low end seems a little stale compared to the elegance and complexity in the high frequencies.
mjau: Yours reminds me VERY much of Metroid at the beginning. That can only be a good thing! The chase is properly exciting as well, and the one complaint I might have is that it seems a little meandering, like someone just improvising on a theme. The part where I think it sounds most 'purposeful' would be at around 1:25, where the sequence descends. I like this composition very much, I'd just be interested in seeing what it could sound like if it were restructured a little.
RadRuss: Oh man, this reminds me of the music for the heart of the castle from Symphony of the Night SO MUCH. I can't really criticize this one at all, not just because it's awesome but also because this is a style of music I'm PARTICULARLY bad at. I can at least say that while I'm REALLY feeling the tension and suspense, I'm not sure where the chase is in all this. Outstanding piece, regardless.
Obviously, if any of you want to rip my piece apart in revenge, feel free to do so :D