Monday, November 5, 2012

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - Till the End of Time Edition

Last week we dipped our toes into the Star Ocean for The Second Story/Second Evolution. This week. We once again head into the Star Ocean, but this time around we are paying tribute to the music of Till the End of Time, the third game in the series. Motoi Sakuraba once again brings his "A" game and composes a marvel of a soundtrack. Listen to these five samples and you should agree.

v231. Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (PS2) - Into a Storm Not Memorized


A forlorn song for a kingdom covered in snow, Into a Storm Not Memorized is a theme with militant and winter feeling to it. From the snare of the drums to the sleigh bells, this kingdom's theme isn't especially inviting, nor are the soldiers that inhabit the city.

v232. Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (PS2) - Influence of Truth Appearance


One of the many boss themes in Star Ocean: Till the End of Time, Influence of Truth Appearance has no hesitation in kicking things into high gear. The bold brass leads the charge accompanied by high flutes and woodwinds.

v233. Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (PS2) - Expiration


What Japanese RPG would be complete without an electric guitar-driven dungeon track? To clarify even further, what Japanese RPG with a Motoi Sakuraba soundtrack would be complete without an electric guitar-driven dungeon track? That is exactly what players get with Star Ocean: Till the End of Time's Expiration. The theme plays during a lot of the dungeon and field areas of the game.

v234. Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (PS2) - The Divine Spirit of Language


We go from one rocking tune to another with The Divine Spirit of Language, another battle theme with Star Ocean: Till the End of Time. Motoi Sakuraba loves songs with lots of guitar shredding, and if you love songs like that, too, then you should feel right at home. 

v235. Star Ocean: Till the End of Time (PS2) - Brilliant Future


After the fast paced themes we've experience for the last three volumes, let's head to a quiet and beautiful place with a quiet and beautiful theme. It's Brilliant Future, a theme played entirely on a keyboard, whether it be an electric keyboard or a piano. It is an immensely touching track that clutches onto your heartstrings and doesn't let go until long after the track has ended.

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While we haven't reached the end of time, we have reached the end of another edition of SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs. Next week we will be spotlighting yet another game soundtrack. Until then, check out my VGM Database for every track ever listed.

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