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Submitted by Pozzle 845d ago | opinion piece

Final Fantasy: 30 Defining Pieces Of Music

WC writes: Some inclusions may come across as surprising and some exclusions may come across as head-scratching, but without further ado, here are thirty tracks that will contribute to the legacy of the Final Fantasy series for many years to come.

There may be mild spoilers for those unfamiliar with some of the series’ storylines. (Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy Tactics, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VIII, Final Fantasy X, PC, PS2, PS3, Retro, Xbox 360)

gemugurl  +   845d ago
Final Fantasy soundtrack is the best.... so beautiful. One winged angel is my favorite track ever
izumo_lee  +   845d ago
Great list! Many of my faves are on this. My personal top 10.

1: FF X - To Zanarkand
2: FF VII - Aerith's theme
3: FF IV - Zeromus The Last Battle
4: FF X - Ending theme
5: FF X-2 - Eternity ~Memory of Lightwaves~
6: FF VI - Terra
7: All FF - Prologue
8: FF VIII - The Extreme
9: FF VII - Tifa's theme
10: FF VII - Cloud Smiles

Notable mentions

FF VII - The Great Warrior
FF VII CC - The Price of Freedom
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NeXXXuS  +   845d ago
Liberi Fatali has to be #1 for me. Very good list you have though. I like it.
izumo_lee  +   845d ago
Thanks!

I agree Liberi Fatali has to be one of the best intro themes to a Final Fantasy game EVER!

For me i tend to enjoy the slower more emotional songs for the series cause they bring me calm & relaxation.

Either way the music of the Final Fantasy series are forever etched in the memories of those fortunate enough to have played these games.
Pozzle  +   845d ago
NGL, Liberi Fatali is one of the main reasons I bought FFVIII. I saw the intro to FFVIII playing in EB Games waaaay back when the game was first released. I barely remembered the cutscene itself, but the song stuck in my head for months while I saved up my money for it. :)
NeXXXuS  +   845d ago
To me, Final Fantasy VIII has been the one I have most connected with. More because it has more connectivity with other people as well because of where it starts out. The garden can easily relate to school (which is technically what garden is), and because friends are made along the way and have struggles together. It is easily one of the greatest Final Fantasy games that was ever made.
RPG1201  +   845d ago
Trisection from FFT- really gives me goosebumps... specially after those final hard earned battles! BTW compositions are not my cup of tea at all... J-e-n-o-v-a was completely broken... (in my opinion) Birth of a God is really epic. One winged angels is done to death (almost a cliche) but that is the culmination of that whole game in my view. FFVII, FFVIII and FFT are my personal favorite gotta have those in my car at all times.
Snookies12  +   845d ago
Hahaha, you keep copies of FFVII, VIII, and FFT in your car? That's awesome man! I have hard copies of every FF up to FFX, (I have XII and XIII/XIII-2, but they're not quite the same caliber in my opinion.) as well as digital copies for those that I CAN get digitals of...

It was probably the most defining game series of my childhood. I owe a lot of that to Uematsu-san, his music was an integral part of the series' lifeblood.
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Pozzle  +   845d ago
I love love love Someday The Dream Will End. I know a lot of people think To Zanarkand is the best FFX tune, but STDWE is easily my favorite. I remember walking into Zanarkand the very fist time and getting shivers as soon as the haunting music started paying.

I have such a soft spot for FFVIII's music too. I'd even go as far to say it's my favorite Final Fantasy soundtrack, so I couldn't pick my all-time favorite. Though I do have a soft spot for The Extreme, but I LOVED Succession of the Witches. It's just so goddamned CREEPY!

And One Winged Angel is really good too, but I always preferred Sephiroth's main theme Those Chosen by the Planet. It was eerie and always creeped me out whenever Sephiroth showed up and the song started playing. It just fits the tone of his scenes so well without any need for lyrics or an epic orchestra.

I could go on, but I'd end up writing an essay. lol
Drithe  +   845d ago
Final Fantasy Tactics = greatest game soundtrack ever.
chobit_A5HL3Y  +   845d ago
jenova, boss battle theme, main fight theme, tifa's theme, and one winged angel are my fave game musics of all time. was the first rpg i ever played~
cr33ping_death  +   845d ago
servants of the mountain is my favorite, i can actually workout to it... beautiful.

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GrimMedia  +   845d ago
i can't tell if you meant Defining, or you were going for Deafening but spelled it wrong. Where is that Fry meme when i need it. Works either way though

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