It is a wee bit hard picking just one track buuuut~~~
Ultramarine Deep from Ys VI~ <3 Unlike all the other awesome tracks, I somehow never ever tire of this, even if it has been on loop for long. :'D
(Though.... it's odd similar version from the Alma's Trials could easily be the best track ever for me too..... It never got released in any listenable format outside the PSP version [and I'm assuming, PS2 too] itself though, ne?)
Termination has always been my favorite Ys theme. It's just an all-around excellent and epic sounding theme in general, but for a final boss battle, it really sounds like a radiant struggle for a hero to stand tall and put everything on the line for a shot at total victory. The versions of this song are plentiful and each sound a bit unique to the version of Ys they belong to and when it couldn't possibly sound any more awesome, Origin made it even more epic and completely different than all of the other versions, while Chronicles seemed to perfect it with electric guitar.
This is slightly less painful than asking me to pick my one favorite Legend of Heroes track but it's still really hard to narrow it down. In the end I'd have to go with Walking the Path of Legend (Perfect Collection version), with Valestein Castle (OiF version), Mighty Obstacle and Legend of the Five Great Dragons (OST version) very close behind.
Post by Bucketmouse on May 31, 2011 23:48:55 GMT -5
With no qualifications? That's nigh-on impossible. I hardly consider stage themes, battle themes, and all the other junk comparable enough...I mean, we're comparing Termination with Raud's theme.
I'm going to break the rules and choose a battle theme separately from a stage theme. As far as battles go, Scars of the Divine Wing is mine. I didn't think anything, let alone another Ys game, would dethrone Mighty Obstacle, but this one did it for me.
Stage themes. Oh, brother. I have two that constantly butt heads, The Sacred Wind and Silent Desert. Since I have to pick one, I'm basing it off of how fast I realized it was awesome. Going with The Sacred Wind because I liked it when I played the stage, whereas I didn't pay much attention to Silent Desert while I was there...but that may have been because it was just that good that I forgot about it. I dunno.
Ys III on SNES was my first Ys game, so for the longest time Valestein Castle was my favorite song. However, the first time I heard the "Vacant Interference" boss theme in Ys Seven, I was hooked. I pop this on my iPod anytime I need something upbeat, be it washing dishes, working out, or just playing Fruit Ninja.
Didn't that version catch some flack though? I remember people saying it's not as good as the in-game version. I think it's amazing!
I like the original a bit better (which is all it takes when you're asked to pick the best Ys songs ever), though for the most part it's a very nice arrangement. I'll be looking forward to hearing a second rearrangement for the multiplat version, assuming they don't reuse the Sumer 2010 versions for those songs a la SnK using music from the SAV in SC and 3rd. Be nice if they also added a proper Moon Temple and Sanctum and composed new tracks for them but that's neither here nor there.
Be nice if they also added a proper Moon Temple and Sanctum and composed new tracks for them but that's neither here nor there.
Not so sure about that...I was disappointed there was no Moon Sanctum theme, myself (I don't care how small the Sanctum itself is!), but having a "Moon Temple" could be a bit of a problem plotwise considering the adventure essentially begins with investigation of the relatively harmless shrine. Besides, I suppose the Well of Souls is your Moon Sanctum. The first part of it with the lost Iskan city and the lasers or whatever seems to qualify. Might be remembering some of the details incorrectly...
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