Monday, August 1, 2011

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - Final Fantasy VI Edition

Final Fantasy VI is widely considered one of the best RPGs of all time. It has everything from a memorable story and cast of characters to a world full of secrets and an inspired score. We'll be focusing on the latter with Nobuo Uematsu's magnum opus with five themes from Final Fantasy VI, my second-favorite Final Fantasy game in the series. Let these tracks represent the greatness that is Final Fantasy VI.

v756. Final Fantasy VI - Terra

We're devoting the next five vids to one game. Some consider it the best RPG of all time. I've only played through it once, but the soundtrack will always be my personal favorite. For those wondering what my favorite Final Fantasy is, I'd have to go with number four. Regardless, Terra is the name of the main character in FF6 who can summon and control mysterious and powerful beings known as Espers. Terra also just so happens to be the world map theme for the first half of the game. Also, did you know that Terra's name in Japan is Tina?

v757. Final Fantasy VI - Edgar and Sabin

Edgar and Sabin were brothers in Final Fantasy VI, and with a flip of a coin they parted ways. One became the ruler of Figaro Castle while the other moved on to train in the martial arts. This theme, Edgar and Sabin, is a triumphant one that plays during the sandy recesses of Figaro Castle. While Edgar uses tools in battle, Sabin utilizes the martial arts like the Blitz attack to get the upper hand in confrontations.

v758. Final Fantasy VI - Kefka

Kefka is one of my all-time favorite villains. That would logically and obviously make him my favorite Final Fantasy baddie, too. He was one of the only bad guys to fulfill his plan, destroying the planet and creating a World of Ruin. He's also infinitely quotable, has an infectious laugh, looks badass in his final boss form, and has a terrific and catchy theme as you can listen to here.

v759. Final Fantasy VI - Celes

Locked away in an under martial law town of South Figaro, Locke discovers her and from there, a new love slowly builds. Celes is most famous for her participation in the beautifully-crafted opera scene. The accompanying picture displays a CG version of Celes in her wedding gown, awaiting her opera love, Draco. Celes and Locke would become great friends, and at the end of the game, Locke would rescue Celes from falling to her death-- a reminder of his dead love, Rachel, who died that way.

v760. Final Fantasy VI - Mt. Koltz

Mt. Koltz was a mountain passage that players visited early in Final Fantasy VI. The boss battle that occurred there was against a rival of Sabin who we briefly talked about in an earlier VGM. The song shows Nobuo Uematsu's magnificent range. Is there a soundtrack from this man that we could consider bad? I'm having a hard time figuring that one out. Regardless, that ends out journey into the wonderful world of Final Fantasy VI. If you're holding out on playing this terrific title, what are you waiting for?

And with that another episode of SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs comes to a close. If you're interested in scoping out past or present installments of the VGMs, check out my Youtube channel, where there's that and more to listen to. Adieu!

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