I do have to agree that some parts of the music sounded generic. And the orchestral music they’ve got planned for the Reboot is just plain weird in a game like that.
But, I personally have as much expertise in music as your average slice of toast (hmmm… me want…!). My way of judging goes as the following:
“I don’t tag music. I don’t call obvious Trance, Chillstep or Techno music Trance, Chillstep or Techno. All i care about is that it has musical tones and i don’t affiliate it with anything else. I just listen to what I am given and if i like it i like it, that’s my ideology.”
I don’t want to judge music based on other music. If you expect a sequel of a game to be exactly like the previous one, and it’s something completely different, doesn’t mean it’s a bad game. Something as simple as a Tag given to that game can ruin your entire experience and I just don’t want to look at things from that viewpoint. An excellent example of this is the Tiberian universe in the Command and Conquer series.
Off course, if you reboot a game you do rightfully expect it to look a lot like the original, and that’s something else. I recognised what music track it was based on, felt a lot of nostalgia and just made me feel happy. It was good enough for me, and I don’t want anything else to ruin that experience for me.
Doesn’t mean there is no room for improvement, in fact i would suggest the opposite, that it’s good enough doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be any better! Make this game as memorable and amazing as it can possibly be!