Tis the Christmas season (or Advent to be theologically accurate), and in the spirit of the season, the lovely blogger over at Later Levels has decided to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas a few days earlier with 12 gaming related questions for all of us good, little gaming elves out there. These are my responses.
🎶 22 December 2017: It’s now Christmas Eve and you’re throwing a lively party for all your friends, family and favourite characters. Which video game soundtracks would be on your playlist?
Can I say Advent Children just for the lulz? Because…it’s the season of Advent, huh? Tiny factoid: Final Fantasy VII actually started on December 9. Yes really! Look up the timeline. That means FFVII takes place…during Advent #mindblown
Anyway, I’ve always thought the orchestrated ending theme to Final Fantasy IV had a part that sounded like sleigh bells starting around 3:00.
Then there’s the Voices of the Lifestream version of “Buried in Snow” titled “Frozen Landscape,” which is better than the original (and I wish/hope they’d use it in the Remake). It just seems like a song best realized in the minor key. The OST version is kind of dowdy, and doesn’t capture the wilder, fiercer, desperate need to break through the blizzard that Voices does.
Hey look! There’s a suggestion for 70 minutes of Nintendo winter and holiday music! I could just put that on ad call it an Eve(ning). Okay, I don’t really like that one, but the hour of festive holiday video game music is much better.
Oh…well I know why, the first song is from FFXIV, called “Starlight Celebration.” Wow, this is…amazing.
What video game soundtracks would you have on your holiday playlist? Would you just pick one or would you have a mixture? Sound off in the comments!