Fellow Final Fantasy Fans!

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    Jan 12, 2011 5:02 AM GMT
    I've noticed that some threads on here are about video games, from fighting to shooters, from RPG's to classic arcade hits, it's good to see fellow gamers to talk about there love of pixelated magic (cheesy, I know icon_razz.gif).

    Directing back to RPG's, some of these threads talk about one game in particular, and that would be the cult classic, Final Fantasy. From it's debut in 1987 (my birth year, woohoo!), it's garnished the reputation of being one of the most recognizable game series in video game history. What's not love to be able to set your opponent on fire, or eradicate them with the ridiculously awesome spell Ultima (all-time favorite!)? But more to say, Final Fantasy is also popular because of it's music.

    Nobuo Uematsu would be the mind behind the biggest majority of Final Fantasy's music. Ranging from the first Final Fantasy to the latest in the series, Final Fantasy XIV, and even the next possible game Fantasy Life (haven't researched this yet, so it could very well be something new to the series!), he's used his talent in musical composition to create some rather beautiful music. Which leads me to the actual subject of this thread, haha!

    What is some of your most favorite Final Fantasy compositions? It can be anything, from the ever-enduring prelude, to the heart-pounding boss themes. There is no right or wrong answer to this question; just an opportunity to show others what Final Fantasy compositions you adore the most. icon_smile.gif

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    After taking loads of time, I wasn't able to find all the music that I had hope to find, grrr! So, I'll just list them instead. There are as follows (most of theme are battle themes, huzzah!).

    Final Fantasy I

    -Normal Battle Theme
    -Chaos Battle Theme (Final Battle)

    Final Fantasy II

    -Normal Battle Theme
    -Final Boss Theme

    Final Fantasy IV

    -Boss Theme (second favorite of all boss themes!)

    Final Fantasy VI

    -Normal Battle Theme

    Final Fantasy VII

    -"Still More Fighting" (I don't think you understand...I FUCKING LOVE THIS THEME! xD)
    -"J-E-N-O-V-A"
    -"Aerith's Theme"
    -"One-Winged Angel"
    -"Chocobo Theme"

    Final Fantasy VIII

    -"Don't Be Afraid"
    -"The Extreme"
    -"Force Your Way"
    -"Liberi Fatali"

    Final Fantasy IX

    -Normal Battle Theme
    -Final Battle Theme

    Final Fantasy X

    -"The Prelude" (snazzy electronic/dance version of the original, hay!)
    -Normal Battle Theme
    -Final Seymour Battle Theme
    -"Challenge" (Yunalesca's battle theme")
    -"A Fleeting Dream"
    -"Assault"

    Final Fantasy X-2

    -"real Emotion" (in-game version)
    -"Let Me Blow You A Kiss"
    -"Y.R.P. Battle Theme 2"
    -"Rikku's Theme"
    -"Eternity - Memory of Lightwaves"

    Final Fantasy XII

    -Prelude (most favorite version of the classic prelude; the voices give me chills, just by listening to them sing)
    -Boss Theme
    -Final Battle Theme
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    Jan 12, 2011 5:49 AM GMT
    Roughly in descending order from my most favorite. I consider FFVI and FFVIII to have the best of Uematsu's work for FF.

    FFVI: Aria di Mezzo Carattere
    Dancing Mad
    Overture
    Interlude/Wedding Waltz/Duel (Duel being the favorite of the three)
    Ending Theme
    Rachel's Theme
    Tina's Theme (being a complete snob here and using the Japanese original name ;D)
    Locke's theme
    The Magic House (LOVE)
    Celes' Theme
    Spinach Rag
    Shadow's Theme
    Blackjack
    Gau's Theme

    FFVIII: The Successor (Ultimately my favorite piece. It touches me in a very personal way). The Piano Collections version.
    The Extreme
    Liberi Fatali ( The opening FMV coupled with this gem set the bar extremely high)
    Ending Theme and Prelude - Though extremely brief the orchestral score at the end where Balamb Garden floats at night is fucking, exquisite. I may consider it the most beautiful passage of music in the game.
    The Man with the Machine Gun (Fucking. Epic.)
    Force Your Way (Such an awesome boss theme)
    My Mind (Rinoa's theme, so beautiful).
    Succession of Witches (Again, so stunning in its malevolence).
    Compression of Time






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    Jan 12, 2011 6:03 AM GMT
    I really love 7 and 8's soundtracks the best. 7's main theme brings back memories of when I first got the game lol..and Aeris's theme always makes me want to cry lol.

    8's soundtrack always gives me the urge to play the game again.
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    Jan 12, 2011 6:18 AM GMT
    There are so much good compositions in the Final Fantasy series its hard to choose from! Here are some of my favorite that reminds of me some good times playing the game.

















    okay hahaha I got carried away... to much good music in the Final Fantasy series! I also like the music from the Kingdom Heart series as well!
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    Jan 12, 2011 6:29 AM GMT


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    Jan 12, 2011 7:45 AM GMT


    I remember turning on my PS2 just to listen to this song. icon_redface.gif

    Still gives me the goose bumps up to this day
  • joncfernan

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    Jan 12, 2011 2:15 PM GMT
    Have tons but the two that most stand out:

    "The Oath" (FFVIII)

    Last boss battle (FFXII)....truly epic in my opinion
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    Jan 12, 2011 3:39 PM GMT
    All time favorite has to be Aria di Mezzo Carattere from FFVI.
  • MusicMan87

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    Jan 12, 2011 8:48 PM GMT
    Years and years ago, a quartet I was in, played an arrangement of some final fantasy themes. Really out of tune, but hope you enjoy icon_smile.gif

    I'm the first violin btw

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    Jan 13, 2011 2:56 AM GMT
    Aerith's Theme Orchestrated makes my heart cry







    One of my personal favorites

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    Jan 14, 2011 1:33 AM GMT
    I only like FF7 and FF X-2&3 icon_biggrin.gif


    One Winged Angel FTW and Tifa's Fighting Theme! XD

    FTWWW!!!





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    Jan 14, 2011 3:20 AM GMT
    MusicMan87 saidYears and years ago, a quartet I was in, played an arrangement of some final fantasy themes. Really out of tune, but hope you enjoy icon_smile.gif

    I'm the first violin btw



    firstly, i loved it
    secondly, you were amazing
    thirdly, ravish me

    I know this may not count, but I loved the Advent Children soundtrack, and the end of that movie always makes me feel sad and happy at the same time.