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I am a fan of the Final Fantasy series, and my top 5 tracks from games I’ve played is listed here:
5. “The Final Battle,” from Final Fantasy IX:
I haven’t actually beaten Final Fantasy IX yet, but rather heard this song on YouTube. Upon confirming that this was indeed from a FF game, I loved it. The beginning gives me the CHILLS. Then when we get into the song proper…oh YEAH!
4. “The Extreme,” from Final Fantasy VIII:
Upon reaching the final battle with Ultimecia, I almost immediately freaked out. Not only because of how freakish Ultimecia looked, but because of this music. Starts out calm…then it’s like “HOLY CRAP I AM SO SCREWED!” Which I was. I died quickly.
3. “The Darkness of Eternity,” from Final Fantasy IX:
2. “Only a Plank Between One and Perdition,” from Final Fantasy VIII:
This song is no. 2 on my list only because there’s another song I like more. It was hard enough to REACH the glowing blue thing in the Deep Sea Research Center, then when you reach it, you fight two Ruby Dragons, and the GF King Bahamut. When entering the battle with Bahamut the first thing you hear is the sound of pure awesomeness being unleashed upon our mortal ears. But no. 1 on my list…
1. “Cantata Mortis and God in Fire” from Dissidia [duodecim] 012 Final Fantasy:
I never expected the battle with Feral Chaos at the Edge of Discord to be so hard. I eventually beat him, however, and upon seeing this song in my Battle BGM list…I nearly had a heart attack, it was so awesome. The Latin chanting at the beginning, followed by a rock band, then looping back to the Latin…I prolonged battles just to hear this song longer.
Top five favorite songs from non-FF games:
5. "Veldin in Peril" from Ratchet and Clank-
When I first got to this point in the game, I wasn't really expecting Veldin to be the site of the final boss. Naturally, though, Ultimate Supreme Executive Chairman Drek just has to pick this world to fight you on. In my opinion, fighting the battle on Drek's own pathetic 'new world' would have been much more satisfying, although the music that plays during this level makes up for the disappointment I had.
4. "The Countdown", followed by "Zombie Ambiance" and then by "A Few Seconds" from Combat Arms-
Please note that the first and last of these are not the official names of the tracks. As I couldn't find the names anywhere, I called them after what went on during Quarantine. During the twenty second countdown at the start of each round, a very ominous track would play, as if warning that you need to get prepared to fight off the Infected. After that countdown ends and the Host Infections are chosen, the soundtrack "Zombie Ambiance" plays. Just listening to this track was creepy enough without being scared by an Infection popping up around the corner to Infect you. The end of the round is when you really get paranoid, and the fact that the music changes yet again just makes it worse. "A Few Seconds" highlights the fact that if you aren't careful, that will be how long you live. And it sucks to become an Infected right when the timer hits 0:00.
Sad to say that I haven't heard "The Countdown" play since about two months after Quarantine was released. I think they might have removed it, but I still know it quite well.
3. "Boss Theme" from Jak: II-
This was a very fast paced song. During each boss fight there were very subtle changes to the theme, such as during the final boss fight, it has a longer intro and slightly faster guitar riffs (that I've noticed. Others may not hear it.) It's a somewhat dark theme compared to the final boss theme of Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy, IMHO.
2. "Planet Dobbo: Outside the Factory" from Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando-
Right, I'm not sure if that's what the VGM is called, but the level at Dobbo was one of the hardest in the game. The robotic troopers would constantly be teleported to your location to fight you off, and were ridiculously hard to kill at times (making the Skill Point "Old Skool" hard as well, since you needed to use only five weapons from the first game that are weak until you get the Mega versions.) Regardless of how I felt about the level, the music was cool enough that I liked replaying it after a while.
1. "Doctor Nefarious", "The Biobliterator", and "The Battle for Time". The first two are from Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal, while the third is from Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time.
When you fight against the mad robotic Doctor for the first time (as Ratchet, anyway), he pulls a very cheap trick to make you think that the battle is over. Then when you actually get his HP to zero, the jerk and his butler teleport into a big-arse mech and try to kill you again. "Doctor Nefarious" is the theme that plays when you actually fight the Doctor in UYA, and then "The Biobliterator" is the actual final boss theme. Both are fast paced and rather somber, but when you hear "The Battle for Time", it takes your feelings about the Doctor and brings them to a whole different level.
In "A Crack in Time", the Doctor has returned, and naturally, when he sees you walking up to him before the battle, he has one of the classic "YOU SHOULD BE DEAD!" moments. Unfortunately none of Nefarious' attempts to kill you have succeeded, so then he wants to kill you. He wouldn't have stopped with just killing you either.
Doctor Nefarious: When I'm finished killing you, I think I'll rewind time! So I can do it again... And again! AND AGAIN! MWAHAHAHAHAHA!
Kicking his robotic rear end never sounded so good with this theme to back it up.
You'll notice that I have three songs for No. 1. That's because they all tied (and since they all played when fighting the guy in some way, shape, or form, I thought it would only be appropriate.)
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