Monday, March 21, 2016

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs - Ready for a Fight Edition

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs is ready for a fight this edition, leading off with Ryu's familiar theme from Street Fighter V. We then go soft with the main theme from Naughty Dog's The Last of Us, one of the more critically acclaimed games from last generation. Then, we go back to more fighting with music from Bravely Default. Next up is some rockin' credits music from Perfect Dark, and finally, we do even more fighting, except this time it's for our lives, with music from Resident Evil 5.

If you want to keep track of all the VGMs previously spotlighted on SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs, look no further than the VGM Database.

v1101. Street Fighter V (PS4, PC) - Ryu's Theme

Fighting game fans know Ryu's Theme as sort of an anthem of sorts. Sure, it doesn't go with everything like Guile's does, but it's a heroic and triumphant theme all the same. Street Fighter V released last month to lots of criticism for its drip-feeding of content. There isn't much to the game right now, embarrassingly so, but over the months content will come to the game.

v1102. The Last of Us (PS4, PS3) - The Last of Us Theme

The Last of Us soundtrack features plenty of subdued and forlorn sounding songs to it. This main theme from the game has an acoustic guitar playing the main theme supported by occasionally harsh chords, leading to a foreboding sound.

v1103. Bravely Default (3DS) - Fighting to the End

One of several boss battle themes from the imperfect but still worthwhile Bravely Default, Fighting to the End is a magnificent masterpiece of a composition crafted by the composer Revo. Conflicting schedules disallowed him from working on the soundtrack for the sequel, Bravely Second, releasing in April, but I'm hopeful that the sequel will have a soundtrack that I enjoy, though probably not as much as Revo's wonderful work.

v1104. Perfect Dark (N64) - Credits

Rock on with the credits theme from Perfect Dark, one of my favorite first-person shooters of all time. This theme is a perfect (pun intended) end to Joanna Dark's mission after reaching the Skedar home world and taking down the leader of the alien race. This song got a lot of play during multiplayer matches via the superb Combat Simulator.

v1105. Resident Evil 5 (PS3, 360, PC) - A Big Despair (Digital Version)

With the Resident Evil series celebrating its 20th anniversary tomorrow, it seemed like an opportune time to bring in a VGM volume for one of the games from the franchise. This theme from Resident Evil 5 is a boss track, and it's quite intense, perfect for a battle that has you fighting for your life.

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