I recently started looking around for the best battle themes, and Tales of the Abyss has blown me away by the battle theme "Meaning of Birth". I think its one of the best by far, at least in my opinion. What do you guys consider an amazing, if not the BEST RPG battle theme. I wanna find the bestest one out there, and thus far this and Saga Frontier II for PS1, called Feldschlacht IV have the best themes. I guess ANY battle theme would do, cuz I luv the FFIV boss battle theme, it's classic and one of the best, I got the remake for DS just for that reason. It's also a masterful remake, something you don't usually get from "we don't really care about our fans and WONT make a true Crono trigger sequel" Square Enix these days.
Here is the Tales of the Abyss theme called... The Meaning of Birth?
Last Edit: May 9, 2009 18:41:03 GMT -5 by lindaluv
Yes, this. Shame he didn't use that knowledge for Grandia 3's >_>
Great Assize felt like a turn in the right direction... at the very end of the game... for half of the song...
Also! agH! I had no idea Masquerade of Lies was a battle song. FFFFFFFFFF I got to that track on the SnK 3rd OST and must've replayed it 30 times before I moved on to the rest of the soundtrack. How I wish I could understand that game. ;_;
I dunno, man... Man With the Machine Gun from FF8 is pretty freakin' awesome! So is FF8's regular battle theme, for that matter.
I don't even regard FFVIIIs music that highly in the series. While I did like Man with the Machine Gun when I played the game, I wouldn't put it at the top of my list. "The Landing" and "The Mission" are the only songs that have really stuck with me over the years. :)
Post by Incog Neato on May 10, 2009 4:37:31 GMT -5
I'll contribute to the thread later with something relevant but for now, I must say, I really despise Man with a Machine Gun.
It's so bloody cheesy and reminds me too much of some sort of corny 70 - 80's music. That tune is the equivalent of running fingernails down a blackboard or scraping a fork across a ceramic dish to me.
Exactly why I love it. (: Corny 70s/80s music is the best music of all! Why do you think I love old JDK Band stuff so much? It's not ACTUALLY 80s music, but it sounds it, and I love it!! (:
Yes but there is good corny and bad corny! That FFVIII tune falls into the latter in nunuuland! XD!
Oh man! I forgot! Speaking about cheese, I must say that I really enjoy that Seymour battle tune (toward the end of FFX). The irony is that I was playing that fight around 2 AM in the morning so I had to keep the volume so low that I couldn't heard the awesomeness. I can't remember exactly why I didn't use headphones but I think using the C64 monitor had something to do with it. ^^
Have to say there's some pretty good stuff in nunuu's list. I prefer Gates of Hell from Remnant though.
I really need to get round to listening to the Kingdom Hearts OSTs. I didn't like the games one bit, but I've liked her compositions before and could do with some more. Really looking forward to the FF13 Versus OST from her, particularly.
I actually kind of liked FFVIII's Man with the Machine Gun.... :'D But then, I pretty much loved ALL of FFVIII's soundtrack! I think I actually particularly liked that track because... at the time it popped up, it was such a shockingly bouncy surprise after all the mild and serious toned stuff that had been going on till then?
But anyways, methinks almost everyone here has pointed out some of my most liked battle themes. (I really love that TotA theme that lindaluv pointed out! As well as FFIV's normal battle theme. And Saga Frontier II's Feldschlacht IV!!!)
The one that is the best of them all~!
And then, since no one pointed these out - I really really liked this one particular battle theme in Chrono Cross.
And then the Innis fight theme from .hack//G.U.
(I'm sure there were more stuffs which I liked but since I can't seem to remember them right now... I guess they must not have been that great, ne? X'D)
Oh wait! I remember! This Xenogears battle theme! It used to play in some major boss-Gear fights, ne?
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh, now I'm remembering all manner of other awesome stuff.
Aaaaaaaaand Chrono Cross :O
Oho, I gotta pre-empt this one, I really really like the Final Fantasy XIII battle music. It's mostly just nice background beats, but Hamauzu's little 20 second burst of high energy string beauty blows me away; really makes the song shine.
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And here is Run Past Through the Plain from Final Fantasy Tactics. So awesome~~~ ;___;
And d0000000des, World Revolution from Chrono Trigger. <3 <3 <3
Gothic Neclord from Suikoden II -- admittedly I like the one from Suikogaiden Volume 1 more but I can't seem to find it on YouTube.
Battlefield without Light from Suikoden II as well.
The FFIV Piano Collection Battle Medley XD!!!! (It has some improvision too though.) I love it so much. If I didn't suck so much at piano, I'd be able to play the entire thing. Instead, I only choose bits of it to play! XD
Clash at the Big Bridge from FFV:
And because I didn't post it last time. FEEL THE EPIC CHEESE:
J-E-N-O-V-A (FFVII Advent Children version because IT IS AWESOMESAUCE):
Dude, no joke about it... that song is awesome. I love its cheese factor, and the actual composition and instrumentation are simply outstanding! ... The singing's awful, but that kinda works for the song, somehow.
Thats why I said it might infect you. I started off hating it like most people, but then it just grew on me to the point that I couldn't get enough. Next thing I knew I had it on my ipod an I was singing right along with it.
Also I know you listed one, but pretty much all of the Digital Devil Saga battle themes are awesome