Welcome to an all-new edition of SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs. Not much of an introduction to speak of this time around. This week we have Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, Goldeneye 007, House of the Dead: Overkill, among others. Let's get to it, shall we?
v531. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers - A Moment of Repose/Ephemeron
These two poignant songs have the same melody, and they're from the same game, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers. The game wasn't well-received because many critics came in with the wrong idea about the game. It's an adventure, not an RPG. SuperPhillip Central gave the game a satisfying 8.25 out of 10. Not bad for a game that bombed at retail.
v532. Goldeneye 007 - Dam
Dam it all to heck! The first level of Goldeneye 007, the Dam level has James Bond infiltrating the dam facility concluding with a leap of faith with a bungee cord. Goldeneye remains my favorite Bond movie of all time, and Pierce Brosnan is my personal favorite Bond. Goldeneye 007, however, isn't my favorite FPS as that title goes to Perfect Dark.
V533. The House of the Dead: Overkill - Torn Out Twisted
Varla Gunz. What kind of name is Varla f***in' Gunz? This is the catchy pop-like theme song to said female whose life turns to Hell when she comes across one Agent G and one Washington. The House of the Dead: Overkill is my favorite rail-shooter of all time. It's a fantastic game with plenty of fun, surprises, and zombie-blasting action.
V534. Kingdom Hearts II - Passion ~ After the Battle
Kingdom Hearts II was a great game with a confusing as all get out story and enough angst to make for twelve CW television shows. This soft-spoken version of Passion plays at the end of the game, after the final battle has been won. It's a smooth vocal piece at first, and then it ends with a driving bass and rock guitar. Quite nice, wouldn't you say?
v535. The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces - BGM 10
BGM 10 isn't the real name of this track. It's just what the ripper put it as. Regardless, The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces is a fun flight game with some anime thrown in for good (or bad) measure. Flying and dogfighting hasn't felt this good in such a long time, and a soundtrack to a flight sim game hasn't been this good in such a long time, too.
Next week we're getting colorful with Boom Blox, Pokemon Stadium, Billy Hatcher, and more. Until then, find past editions of SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs by typing that into the search bar on the top left corner of the screen.