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Top 10 best video game music/themes and why?

What makes good video game music? Its different to all people, to me good video game music is about Nostalgia and emotion. If the music/theme brings out emotions then that's what I consider good.

Here are my top 10 favourite and the reason why, I also like giving stats and ratings to everything:

Honourable mentions:

-Ryu Hayabusa theme Ninja Gaiden ,
-Chrono Trigger frogs theme,
-Skyrim theme,
-Megaman theme,
-Vamo Alla Flamengo FF9,
-Terras theme FF6,
-One winged Angel FF7,
-Place I'll return to some day FF9
-Kingdom Hearts theme (not the song, the tune)
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#10 - Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time: Gerudo Valley

Reason: It sounds good, it develops over time. Reminds me of Mexico and Mexican culture for some reason. It feels soothing.

Nostalgia factor:....................... 7

Emotions factor:....................... 5 (soothing to the mind)

How music sounds:.................. 8.5

http://www.youtube.com/watc... , with 1.5 million views

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#9 - Melodies Of Life - (English) - Final Fantasy IX

Reason: This is a song, and it really makes sense with the video and with the game as a whole. It reminds me of the struggles that humans go through for each other.

Nostalgia factor:....................... 9

Emotions factor:....................... 9 (happiness, sadness, struggle)

How music sounds:.................. 8

https://www.youtube.com/wat... , with 3 million views

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#8 - Final Fantasy IX OST - Loss of Me ~ Beatrix's Theme

Reason: Very classical, bring out a sad emotion :(

Nostalgia factor:....................... 9

Emotions factor:....................... 9.5 (sadness)

How music sounds:.................. 8.2

http://www.youtube.com/watc... with 200K views

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#7 – Aeriths Death Theme (FF7)

Reason: Brings out a sad emotion, the theme and the scene when it played in the game matched. Each bounce of the pearl synchronised with the music.

Nostalgia factor:....................... 9.5

Emotions factor:....................... 9.5 (sadness)

How music sounds:.................. 9

http://www.youtube.com/watc... , with 1.5 million views

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#6 – Final Fantasy 8: Landing on Dollet

Reason: Pumps you with action. Scene is full of action and the song just gets your adrenaline running.

Nostalgia factor:....................... 5

Emotions factor:....................... 5 (adrenaline)

How music sounds:.................. 9.5

http://www.youtube.com/watc... , with 80K views
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#5 – Persona 4: Magatsu Inaba theme

Reason: Similar to Zelda, this song is very soothing to the mind, it fits the situation as if this is the last chance, last hope.

Nostalgia factor:....................... 9

Emotions factor:....................... 7 (soothes the mind)

How music sounds:.................. 9.6

http://www.youtube.com/watc... , with 1K view (original deleted)

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#4 – Halo Theme

Reason: Just so cool, fills you with adrenaline.

Nostalgia factor:....................... 5

Emotions factor:....................... 7 (lots of adrenaline)

How music sounds:.................. 9.7

http://www.youtube.com/watc... , with 4.2 million views
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#3 – Metal Gear Solid: Main theme

Reason: Sounds great, lots of nostalgia for me in this tune.

Nostalgia factor:....................... 10

Emotions factor:....................... 7 (happiness, lots of adrenaline)

How music sounds:.................. 9.8

http://www.youtube.com/watc... , with 100K views

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#2 – Final Fantasy 5: Clash on the Giant Bridge

Reason: Sounds amazing. That’s all there is to it.

Nostalgia factor:....................... 9

Emotions factor:....................... 0

How music sounds:.................. 9.9

http://www.youtube.com/watc... , with 1.3 million views

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#1 – Final Fantasy 10: To Zarnaknd

I will leave you with it *takes cap down to cover eyes*

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

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So what is your favourite video game music/theme and why?

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PhantomTommy1314d ago

Excellent blog. I'd add The Monkey Island Theme simply because the bass line sounds like it was written by Jesus.

The Sight Of Spira from FFX is phenomenal too!

Ranma11314d ago (Edited 1314d ago )

There are so many good themes, I just found it really hard to decide. But FF1-10 have some really good and memorable music

Blastoise1314d ago

These are some awesome choices

guitar_nerd_231314d ago

Ramma1: You may of heard of this guy already but if not you'd probably love it

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

He's done loads, easily the best youtube ff guitarist I've come across.

Also check out PowerGlove for some glorious 80's metal videogame covers, they've done a fair few of Nobou's tunes.

Valenka1314d ago

I am quite fond of the classic Tomb Raider themes, as well as some tunes from older James Bond games.

wishingW3L1314d ago (Edited 1314d ago )

Chrono Cross: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Chrono Trigger: http://www.youtube.com/watc...

Dragon Quest VIII: can't even say which one I like the most. This game has the best OST. Period.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

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http://www.youtube.com/watc...

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