Well, it has been a few weeks since our last instalment. This time we take a very Final Fantasy-centric look at music. Starting with…
Final Fantasy VII (PS1) – Tifa’s Theme
Emotional with a tinge of the ominous. The sustained notes are brilliant touch at creating so effective a mood with this one.
Final Fantasy IV (DS) – Theme of Love
This theme will instantly make you believe that, yes, love and magic are real and wonderful experiences.
Final Fantasy X (PS2) – Suteki da ne
Once again I will have to say this: I haven’t played a lick of FFX, but boy do I enjoy the music immensely. Suteki da ne (which means “isn’t it wonderful?”) was the first time I heard a song from Final Fantasy that had vocals, and I instantly fell in love with it. I don’t often find myself listening to Japanese music a whole lot (with vocals even less), but there’s a certain Studio Ghibli-esque vibe to it that I couldn’t pass up on!
Final Fantasy X (PS2) – Otherworld
Now this is more like it! Those wailing, cauling guitars; those gruff, growling vocals; those industrial metal-like lyrics. Heavy metal in Final Fantasy? Surely you jest. The last place I’d expected to find such a thrashing, headbanging composition, Otherworld hits you like a spiked wall at full speed.
Final Fantasy VIII (PC) – Don’t Be Afraid
This is the kind of tune I used to hum to myself whenever doing something extraordinarily epic and daring:
i.e., ramming my Hot Wheels cars into each other and imagining Michael Bay-esque explosions and John Woo-esque slow-motions.