Monday, May 3, 2010

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - Final Knight Man of War Edition

I'm pretty busy these days, but I always have time for SPC and especially my favorite VGMs! What's in the lineup this week? How about God of War? White Knight Chronicles? Final Fantasy? Or how would you like some 8-bit Mega Man music? We've got it all here this week save for the things we're missing. Tune in, turn up the speaker volume, and get ready for some epic music!

v546. God of War - The Great Sword Bridge of Athena

The Great Sword Bridge is literally what it sounds like-- it's a giant sword as the bridge. This theme plays showing off an impressive field of view as you cross the bridge. The sense of wonder and depth would be trumped by the sequel which I STILL have yet to play all the way through. Hopefully, I'll finally get around to it, but darn all these new games to review!

v547. White Knight Chronicles - Prelude to Battle

Of all the themes played and heard during White Knight Chronicles, this is the one you'll quickly become familiar with. It's the theme of battle. WKC didn't have that memorable of a soundtrack, and perhaps I chose this song because I heard it the most. Regardless, the soundtrack did a great job of capturing the mood and provided great ambiance to the many towns and dungeons the game possessed.

v548. Mega Man 10 - Solar Man's Stage

Mega Man 10 was a game that I deeply enjoyed no matter the difficulty I played on. It was much more approachable than the balls-to-the-wall difficult Mega Man 9. It had less cheap death traps and "how the hell was I supposed to know to avoid that" moments. This theme plays during Solar Man's stage, and I must say it's one of the few tracks I enjoyed.

v549. Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles - When the Northern Sky Clears

We go from 8-bit to 128-bit with Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles for the Gamecube. I enjoyed this game as it was a fun dungeon-crawler to play by myself, or if I luckily had all of the pieces of hardware needed, with friends. When the Northern Sky Clears is a dreary dirge that plays in one of the last dungeons of the game. It's infectious, no?

v550. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance - Undefeated Heart (Regular Version)

Final Fantasy Tactics Advance gives me warm memories. It was much more whimsical than the deathly serious original, but it was a lot of fun in its own right. It wasn't as good as Final Fantasy Tactics, but what tactical RPG is? The soundtrack was composed by both Hitoshi Sakimoto and Nobuo Uematsu, a great team if there ever was one.

That's all we have time for this week, but next week we'll do it all over again only with different VGMs! If you're interested in catching up with past episodes of SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs, just type what you see in bold in the search box at the top left corner of this page.

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