Since I said that Maurice Jarre’s score for Roland Petit’s Ballet reminded me of video game music I thought why not just share 10 or so Video Game OSTs that I like. This is not best of list or in any order.
It also gives me the chance to learn more about wordpress’s new editor which I don’t love but I’m just not used to yet.
So there will be a track from each game via youtube. Learning the youtube block which wasn’t hard.
Final Fantasy 6 – This game was a pioneer in video game music and OH boy is it amazing! The main theme a.k.a Terra theme is goose-bump inducing. I love it.
Final Fantasy 7 – This game has some legendary tracks in it like One winged angel, Aerith’s theme and its main theme. The main theme has a dark tone mixed with hopefulness that is an amazing blend. When I played this game I often just found myself standing still to listen to it since it’s the music you hear on the world map. I miss the days of world maps.
I don’t know if I have to gush about One Winged Angel but Frollo would like it. (There would be a weird blog post idea, Music Hunchback characters would like)
Final Fantasy 9 – I recall playing one scene three times through just because I loved the music so much even if meant watching a long unskippable scene with music I hated, worth it!. There are too many tracks I love from this game. I pretty much love all of it.
The track above is the opening and one of the game’s core music leitmotifs.
Final Fantasy 10 – When I was taking piano lessons the only reason I performed at a recital was because I got to play the opening track from this game, To Zanarkand. There are other tracks I love but that opening is so great.
Chrono Trigger – It’s Chrono Trigger, it’s one of the best but Kingdom of Zeal’s music is life.
Chrono Cross – This game was weird and not as good as Chrono Trigger but the music was awesome.
Secret of Mana – My friend and I once tried to do a duet to What the Forest Taught me. She was on the flute and I was on the piano. We never got too far with it because I wasn’t used to playing in time with someone else but it was fun.
I find the music in this game mostly really happy and relaxing.
Dragon Quest 8 – It’s the only one I have played from this franchise. Not sure I can site track I love but I love the music as you run around cities or in the field. Just on the whole I like the music in this game.
Diddy Kong Quest – I love this game. It was a fun challenging platform game. I liked the music for the scary roller coaster, the hot head hop, the ice level and among others.
Mario Bros – Classic though I love the main theme from the third game but yeah classic iconic video game music.
Little Big Planet 1 and 2 – I don’t recall the music from 3 very much. Not all the of the music for these games were original to game but someone had great taste picking the music.