Monday, November 26, 2012

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - Crystal Clear Edition

As stated last week, this edition of SP's Favorite VGMs will be the final edition where I highlight one particular game. We're going back to normalcy next week. The game we'll be looking at today is Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, a game with a spectacular soundtrack. The game itself was received with mixed reviews across the board. However, I think most, if not all of us, can agree that the entire score is marvelous.

v246. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Wii) - Lett Highlands


A gentle theme for the hero's journey across the verdant plains of Lett Highlands, this song possesses a great acoustic guitar melody and accompanying fiddle. The entire theme is a perfectly peaceful one, which is terrific for scampering between towns in the world of The Crystal Bearers.

v247. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Wii) - Alfitaria Capital


The theme to the capital city of Alfitaria, an early stop in The Crystal Bearers, starts out with some funk. That part precedes the main melody which is brought to the listener by the bagpipe. Funk and the bagpipe? What kind of sorcery is this?

v248. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Wii) - Catch and Throw


The battle theme of Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers, Catch and Throw is quite unlike any other Final Fantasy battle theme. It rocks players with its country roots, its guitar, its piano, its harmonica, its banjo, and its fiddle. Certainly it sounds like something straight out of The Dukes of Hazzard.

v249. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Wii) - Selkie Guild


The Selkie tribe's home is aboard a shipyard with the sunset beating down on it. Though the Selkies are nothing but thieves, they do help Layle out during his adventure. This theme, Selkie Guild, has a nice rustic, worldly feel to it.

v250. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Wii) - Neighborhood Tinkerer


If you haven't guessed by now, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers' soundtrack is full of wonderful variety. This last theme is fitting for the old oaf it was composed for, Cid's theme, Neighborhood Tinkerer, is a slow, plodding theme that one cannot help but snap one's fingers along with.

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When SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs return next week we'll be going back to the standard formula-- five games in five volumes. I hope to see you around then. Until then, check out my VGMs Database for all my favorite video game songs.

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