Monday, March 20, 2017

SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs - "An Extra Spring in SPC's Step" Edition

It's officially the first day of spring here in Central City! The temperatures will get warmer, the flowers will begin blooming, and the skies will shine brighter. Oh, and SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs are only going to get better! Okay, maybe they'll stay as awesome as they were before. I don't want to over-promise here!

This first day of spring edition of SuperPhillip Central's Favorite VGMs begins with a upbeat city theme from the new batch of Pokemon games, Pokemon Sun and Moon. Then, we kick it up with some hard rock from Hyrule Warriors. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride soon follows with a delightful town theme, and 7th Dragon III: Code VFD and The Last Remnant close this edition with equally intense battle themes!

And you know the drill by now, but even if you don't-- just click on the VGM volume name to hear its song, as well as look at the VGM Database for all past VGM volumes. Now, let's get on to the music!

v1356. Pokemon Sun/Moon (3DS) - Hau'oli City (Day)

It might be the first day of spring here in Central City, but here's a song that's much more fitting for the summer. It's a Hawaiian inspired ukulele-driven theme for Hau'oli City's day version. It's a relatively short theme in how quickly it repeats, but it's not a problem since it's so darn catchy. Get mellow as you prepare for your Pokemon journey!

v1357. Hyrule Warriors (Wii U) - Skyloft

Master, there's a 100% chance that these renditions of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword's Skyloft town and Ballad of the Goddess themes are absolutely awesome. Hyrule Warriors was a delight for Zelda franchise fans, and it was one of the more enjoyable Musou-style games for me because of its source material. Everything from the characters, to the settings, to the items, to the music was all incredibly wonderful and a divine love letter to Zelda fans.

v1358. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride (DS) - Town

With Dragon Quest XI being hotly anticipated by many RPG fans around the world (mostly in Japan), I wanted to showcase one of the better classic entries in the franchise, Dragon Quest V. Western gamers didn't get a chance to play a localized version until it arrived on the Nintendo DS courtesy of Nintendo and Square Enix with Hand of the Heavenly Bride. This town theme brings such a warm feeling to my weathered old heart.

v1359. 7th Dragon III: Code VFD (3DS) - Battlefield - Invasion of the 7

The name of the game might be a mouthful to say (and a confusing thing to remember if you're trying to type it like me!), but 7th Dragon III: Code VFD is a tremendous RPG for the Nintendo 3DS, which is a piece of hardware that has no shortage of amazing games in its vast library. Code VFD's soundtrack, as exemplified by this tense battle theme, is an astonishing body of work, and it makes me want to play the game right now.

v1360. The Last Remnant (360) - Schismogenesis

From one climactic theme to another, we turn our attention to The Last Remnant from Square Enix. The Last Remnant was one of the Xbox brand's attempts to seriously branch out to the Japanese market. I really wish Microsoft didn't complete forgo trying to breach the Japanese market like they stopped doing with the Xbox One. That's a topic for another day, as we're here to listen to some awesome music, and this rocking theme for one of the big battles in The Last Remnant is an epic masterpiece.

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