Yeah, I was assuming I was just having a bad reaction to change at first but I can't get into them either. I know a lot of the original soundtrack used samples from a library so maybe they wanted it to be more original this time? But that doesn't explain some of the other changes which I agree don't work. It's nice that the songs are so much longer so things are less repetitive, but eh.As someone with a lot of love for the original soundtrack, I don't really get what they're going for with the Reload version. I figured they might use the opportunity to do some cool remixes of the tracks, but in the end they just seem like off-brand versions of the originals? The few changes they've made don't really add anything, and the new instrument samples are cleaner but also way less cool and interesting than the old ones were. What happened to the deafening, thousand-ton drums on Master of Tartarus?
I think the exam music is a good example. This one of one of my husband's favourite tracks of the original game and when I got to this in Reload he strongly disliked the new one. It's overall very similar, there's a new flute section which I do think is fun, but something about it just isn't as good.
Wonder if they'll offer the old soundtrack as an option (for free I hope but probably not). P3P just came out last year so doesn't seem like there would be a new licensing issue this year? I dunno.
Still having a good time. Also rumor has it people are finding files related to The Answer in here, so seems like that might be coming as DLC. Still very much a rumor of course.