Monday, May 5, 2014

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs - Mother May I Edition

Mother's Day is this Sunday, so what does SuperPhillip Central have to share to our readers? Well, music that has nothing to do with the holiday! On this week's installment of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs we have music from Pokemon X and Y, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII, and Okami to name a few! After you've given your mother a kiss on the cheek, strap yourselves in and start listening to these five video game music faves of ours!

v616. Pokemon X and Y (3DS) - Gym Leader Battle

The excitement of taking on a new gym leader in order to acquire one of the eight gym badges required to face off against the Elite Four ranks high up there with activities in Pokemon X and Y. Of course, there's no better rush of adrenaline than taking down a rare Pokemon you've been struggling with for ages and finally capturing it. And then there's the aforementioned Elite Four, obviously!

v617. Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP) - A Flower Blooming in the Slums

The PSP's hardware allowed for realistic instruments to be heard from its small speakers, bringing numerous synth-only Final Fantasy VII themes into the 21st century. A Flower Blooming in the Slums is still a theme related to Aeris/Aerith (whichever you prefer) that has a beautiful yet melancholy feel to it.

v618. Okami (PS2, Wii) - Rising Sun

Okami's soundtrack is suitably Far Eastern in its influence, and that only makes sense since the game is set in fictional version of Feudal Japan. Out of all of the excellent titles to come out of the now-defunct Clover Studios, Okami is seen as one of the best and brightest games the studio delivered onto gamers.

v619. The Bouncer (PS2) - Sion Barzhad's Theme

We can't get enough of the PlayStation 2 apparently. We move onto a game that Squaresoft released close to the PlayStation 2's launch. Who knew a system that would explode in popularity and be remembered for having a brilliant library would start off so modestly? The Bouncer was a brief 3D brawler that doesn't hold up all that well today, but it still shows off some of the early power of the PlayStation 2.

v620. Sonic Riders (PS2, GCN, XBX) - Sand Ruins

Before Sonic the Hedgehog hopped into a kart and raced with the best of SEGA's all-stars, he hopped on a board and flew through the air with the Sonic Riders series. While many find a dislike for this series, we did enjoy the first two games in the series, Riders and Zero Gravity. We won't talk about the Kinect-only third installment, okay?

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