Breath of Fire IV
I love Truth and Dreams. There's something very nostalgic about it. It's a lovely yet poignant melody. I actually loved the game for taking you to the strangest places, it felt almost like an old school fairy tale.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2agNvwgJ6fU&feature=share&list=PL414272F09DE61244
Kudos to BoFIV for taking Maurice Ravel's
"Pavane for a Dead Princess
" and using it in game as well. The song is both beautiful yet sad and used for a really peculiar part in the game. It's not everyday a game incorporates actual
Also throwing up Fou-Lu's battle theme. Great character, and not often again to see a game use a goddamn citar.... in a battle theme no less!! (and BoFIV had some good battle tunes).Breath of Fire V
Silver Sound always gets me. There's something cold and sad about this tune that strikes me every time.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4Kroakbdqw&feature=share&list=PL91C55D8D730E70BC
Won't lie, I used this ditty when I booted up Windows. Sounded damn finehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwiMOv59fpw&feature=share&list=PL91C55D8D730E70BC
The Upper Layer Area. I love how boisterous this song is, appropriate for the, almost literal, "upper crust" of underground society. But I much prefer...http://youtu.be/jpcPpWlg4c0
The Middle Layer Area counters the above with something more thoughtful and calm. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BksX_ISV5q0&feature=share&list=PL91C55D8D730E70BC
Electric Power Building is one of those songs that's amazing, but you can't half-ass it. You gotta listen from the start and listen to the tune build up. It's a really cool, inspiring dungeon theme that's not without still making you feel a bit anxious.... hell, all the dungeons did to some extent.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pPDs-EyL6Q&feature=share&list=PL91C55D8D730E70BC
Small Departure. For a game that likes to throw a lot of grief your way, some of the more positive and sweet tunes can mean a lot. This was definitely one of them -- and I think this plays when you finally became a complete party.
Star Ocean 3 -- Calm Mind Reflected in the Pupil. FIND A MORE CHILL SONG, I DARE YA. This song is just ridiculously serene, relaxing, and lovely. It suits the city you're in very much.http://youtu.be/NrebiFzG2lA
Eternal Sonata -- Continuous Divider. To go one with chill songs, here's a "chill dungeon"; it's quite lovely.... quite frankly though so is the whole damn soundtrack. Hard to explain, but there's a feeling of "meaningful-ness" in this tune that is both courageous and calm.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcotTRJhQ44&feature=share&list=PL68E09FBCFDD19453
More Sakuraba; Baten Kaitos -- Gentle Wind. I am a big fan of relaxing or exciting music. Sad or "mysterious" tunes tend to get locked out of my play list, I'm less interested in them. I really, really love Sakuraba and his ability to create these relaxing tunes that take me what feels like a million miles away and this is certainly one of those tracks.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JfDxq2z3io&feature=share&list=PL68E09FBCFDD19453
Baten Kaitos -- Rumbling of the Earth. For the lack of any guitar or heavy instruments, this song is damn thrilling. I love the use of chants and vocals to sort of emphasize the "earthiness" part as well.