30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 8

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Day 8: Best soundtrack.


Noooooo!  The impossible question D:  There are so many good soundtracks, and I believe I addressed this question before myself on one of my Final Fantasy Fridays.  There I named FFIV as the game in the franchise with my favorite soundtrack, but VII has many honorable mentions, VI is the game that fully got me into soundtracks in the first place, and Final Fantasy in general just has amazing music.

You can’t talk about soundtracks without bringing up Legend of Zelda, because Zelda is just as good as Final Fantasy when it comes to the music.  Most of the songs on my YouTube writing/editing playlist are from those games.

This medley has gotten me through many an editing session.

This is the best version of Kakariko Village you’re ever going to hear.

This is the most serene song every composed.

This is obviously just a sampling of wonderful music.

So what game has the best soundtrack?  Ironically, impossible for this music lover to answer.  I can hear the merit in any great composition.  Not only that the music perfectly fits whatever mise en scene it’s been written for.

What game/game series do you think has the best soundtrack?  Discussion time!

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Final Fantasy Friday: Favorite Soundtrack

A Final Fantasy (et al) post to welcome you to the glory of Friday (if you don’t have weekends off then may this hopefully brighten the midst of your work week) with more located here!

I am doubly thankful today is Friday and I was able to work from home.  I’ve been sick with something for two weeks or so, and I’m wondering if it’s the flu mitigated by the flu shot I got back in November.  I’m also asthmatic.  Such a bad combination if that’s the case.

Anyway, as I continue to stall on my Final Fantasy Astrology series, I have another FF question for you all.

Which Final Fantasy has your favorite soundtrack?  Would it surprise you to find out mine is Final Fantasy IV?

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While my favorite song of all time is from another game (that’s going to be another question, so I’ll leave it for you to ponder), FFIV has the best music overall (in my opinion).  The Overworld, Baron Castle, the battle music, the boss music, the ending theme/credits, and so many others.

What Final Fantasy soundtrack resonates the best in your ears?  Let’s discuss the genius of Nobuo Uematsu (or Hitoshi Sakimoto if XII has your favorite music) in the comments!

P.S.  I’m also a fan of Koji Kondo, the composer for Legend of Zelda.

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