The full version of Charice’s “New World,” which will be FINAL FANTASY XIII-2′s theme song for the English version of the game (and the Xbox 360 version in Japan), has surfaced online.
Is the song good at all? i dont want to waste my time hearing it O_O
Not really... But I hate Pop. They need something less... soft. Something with some beat to it, some speed. Not these random pop songs. Hell SE got Your Favorite Enemies for Dissidia, get them again, they did good.
I'd say it's better than the awful My Hands. I personally don't mind My Hands as a song, but using it as the theme song for FFXIII is just dumb
About to say you couldn't stand to waste one minute to listen to the first minute, but the actual sound quality is just crap. And the song still isn't that good.
It's actually the same song Yakusoku no Basho, but in English. If you guys are still complaining...Then you're nitpicking because Hikari/Simple and Clean for Kingdom Hearts did this in the same manner.
iamtehpwn: actually u r quite right, with the exception that Utada rewrote the whole song for the English version and change a few beat, notes and rhythms for the translation, same apply Sanctuary and Passion. As a musician this a half-bake production but I rather prefer this compare to My Hands with FFXIII to be honest. If S-E could do 1000-words/real Emotion on both Japanese and English and both sounds great, I wonder why same does apply here... give a thought.
It's not amazing, but it's a definite improvement on some of the crappy songs that have been in FF games recently. I miss the days of songs like Eyes on Me and Melodies of Life. Hell, even 1000 Words. Those songs were all amazing and perfectly fitted the theme of the games (I still get chills watching Rinoa appear out of the darkness at the end of FFVIII as soon as the song starts playing, or when Garnet jumps into Zidane's arms at the end of FFIX just as the music swells). This song just seems to be a "stick it at the end of the credits and hopefully people will buy the CD" sort of thing. I hope I'm wrong, but I can't imagine such a light poppy sort of song making a scene any more...moving or emotional, or anything.
Oh! I found the scenes I was talking about. First video: The scene where Rinoa appears just as Eyes on Me begins to play...amazing. Second video: The music swelling as Garnet jumps into Zidane's arms. Followed by Garnet's song being played over the credits...amazing. Third video: Yuna and Tidus' first kiss. Say what you want about the game, that was a really well-done scene with a great use of music. Fourth video: Does One Winged Angel count as a lyrical song? I remember when I first played this game I thought I'd finally killed Sephiroth, then the moment the song started playing I thought "...oh shit!"
quality of the vid is crap , song is alright .. "My hands" can die in a fire by the way ...
It's meh not really bad but "my hands" Leona Lewis was a better song IMO
so what happen when they use to add japanese songs to final fantasy games for america
Actually, using the original Japanese songs is more of a recent (post FFX-2) thing.
I love Charice but I must admit, when I first heard this yesterday, yeah I listened to that same low-quality track, I didn't like it. But now I do. This is a grows-on-you kind of music. It's actually better than 'My Hands'.
Why SE can't make some theme song like FF VIII ~ Eyes on Me, FF IX ~ Melodies of Life, and FF X ~ Suteki da Ne? they're not just beautiful but also memorable
Why not just let linkin park make a song for every FF series, that will be epic..
I don't get you guys. I like it.
....dissapointing... SE...are so blind to what FF fans want....
I wish Square stayed with their past roots by using Japanese theme songs. Final Fantasy X theme song, Sudeki Da Ne, is something I'll remember throughout my life.
What happended to those amazing classical-like theme songs in all the FF's, 10 and before. Now this pop crap. I don't like it. Square! when will you learn!!
Btw, Eyes on you is pop, no one seems to care that it was pop back then. Just get over yourselves.
I think people are more mad at the fact that it seems like random pop for the sake of appealing to mainstream audiences, as opposed to the song being pop in itself. Eyes on Me was a pop song, but it had relevance to the plot. It was Julia's song, and the moment it started playing at the end of the game is the moment you realize Julia finally did manage to achieve her dream of becoming a singer before she died. The lyrics are also describing the moment where she met Laguna, and relates to the feelings shared between Rinoa and Squall. I don't want to judge this song right away because for all we know it might be used in a good way in FFXIII-2, but the superficial use of My Hands in FFXIII has left a bad taste in many fans' mouths, so no wonder people are skeptical.
This song is crap. In no way is it better or as good as "My Hands". Not that "My Hands" was great; it was simply acceptable. This song is where between acceptable and bad, depending on how much the crappy video quality took from the song.
Just leave it japanese and just put subtitles ffs, no need to make an English revision...
Guess SE searched for the most eastern looking singer in the west or something. IMO since FFX the main themes got out of hand for the series. They are just not memorable anymore to me. You can really hear that the music was arranged for japanese lyrics, especially in the chorus. This just doesn't fit together
you got it backwards. Charice is from south east asia.