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Day 3 – Your favorite Final Fantasy theme/song?

I generally like the music in FF games, and I recognize just how important the games' scores are to making the playing experience amazing. But for the life of me, I can only recall a handful of songs! Of the ones I can remember right now, my favorite is probably VIII's "Breezy (Balamb Town Theme)". I fell in love with Balamb Town when I first visited it with Squall and Quistis, in large part because I liked this song so much. It has a nice folksy twang that gave Balamb Town a solid sense of place. Granted, it can get really damn annoying if you listen to it too much, BUT HEY. Small fishing villages-turned-tourist destinations can grate on your nerves if you stay too long, so I'll just claim that the tune "stays true to the source material".

The crazy Latin chanting of "Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec" gets honorable mention for being awesome, while Dissidia's "Cosmos" gets a shout out for being strangely incongruent with the rest of the game.

Good choice!

Date: 2011-07-03 02:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] danchekker.livejournal.com
Breezy was one of my early musical obsessions (along with FLFW, the Chrono Cross opening and the Metal Gear Solid theme song - the summer before ninth grade D. burned them all on CD for me) too. I learned how to play it on guitar, if you are ever interested and have a guitar handy.

And "Cosmos" - all I know is that the first time I fought Chaos, when I was way underleveled, I kept hearing "Marching band" in the lyrics, but couldn't take enough focus away from the fight to actually listen. And then the second time when I was way overleveled I beat him long before it got to that point in the lyrics. Still, I liked it as a boss song. I like it when boss songs use sad or slow music (here I am thinking of Aeris' theme continuing through the boss battle immediately after her death)

but FYI

Date: 2011-07-03 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] danchekker.livejournal.com
your breezy link only leads back to your main page