Monday, December 16, 2013

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGM - Winter Warm-Up Edition

SuperPhillip Central is preparing for the upcoming official beginning to winter. Sure, we could have taken the easy way out and sat down with some cocoa, but we'd rather warm up with some genuinely fantastic video game music. From Mega Man Battle Network to Gods Eater Burst, the range of music is unspeakably wide.

v526. Mega Man Battle Network (GBA) - Home (ACDC Town)

Oh, good old ACDC Town, the hometown of hero Lan in the Mega Man Battle Network series. We've featured a theme from this game's sequel, but this is actually the first time we've had the original Mega Man Battle Network on our list of favorite VGM. While there have been many versions of Home throughout the Battle Network series, nothing beats the original.

v527. Gran Turismo 4 (PS2) - Soul Surfer

Dakota Star was a band that did a lot of work with Daiki Kasho, a composer who has done work for games like F-Zero GX, Gran Turismo, and other projects outside of gaming. One of our favorite Kasho compositions comes from Gran Turismo 4, Soul Surfer. It's perfect for making the minutes pass much faster in one of those confounded endurance races.

v528. Jeanne D'Arc (PSP) - Take the Fortress

The PlayStation Portable was home to so many excellent games. Between the PSP and the DS, both handhelds had the greatest number of stellar and noteworthy titles. That's right, consoles-- move it on over. Jeanne D'Arc was a strategy RPG with great art, interesting characters, and fun gameplay. Its music was sometimes forlorn, sometimes cheery, but always entertaining.

v529. LocoRoco 2 (PSP) - Uwauwau

One of the best PlayStation Portable franchises that came out and premiered on that system is the LocoRoco series. Its innovative and functional control scheme, stylized visuals, and clever design made it a series to remember. Its eccentric music, meant to come across as being performed by the LocoRoco themselves, might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it fits our tastes just nicely.

v530. Gods Eater Burst (PSP) - Merciless Lord

Go Shinra is a fabulous composer, who has also done work on the Ace Combat series. His signature style is readily apparent in Gods Eater Burst, a game made to ride on the success of the Monster Hunter series. While the player in the game can kill immense beasts and creatures, the Gods Eater series couldn't come close to killing Monster Hunter.

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