PFFFT. What DOESN'T work?EVENThttp://youtu.be/RFWkNdRzr7A
Lose One's Illusions -- Plays at the start of disc 2 on Nede, lovely redone version of Rena's theme and the Venerable Foresthttp://youtu.be/boRCmchdgP0?list=PL4272CFF71FF5C27D
We Form in Crystals -- Ending theme, a rather melancholy yet lovely tunehttp://youtu.be/xDxRKMC1YhI?list=PL02269E339590713C
The introduction version of "Star Ocean Forever" with that very "intro" sound that captures a narrator talking about the sights and struggles and context of the game. Eh. Added here for completion sake, but if you went this route I'd go for one of the nicer versions from SO3 or 4. Star Ocean 3 having an aamaaazzing 7 minute long Jazz version
that was toe-tapping and smooth.http://youtu.be/jq3cFBwmRsY?list=PL4272CFF71FF5C27D
Theme of Rena -- I feel like Venerable Forest is better, but I like the use of deeper vocals.http://youtu.be/7o8vwBFUGys?list=PL4272CFF71FF5C27D
Field of Nedehttp://youtu.be/hYbFnoRSW6M?list=RDdqKWA1HIN0A
Field of Expel
The main planet's themes. I like how they're both epic but still somewhat melancholy sounding. Certainly the fact both planets are in deep trouble and teetering towards disaster are conveyed within.BATTLEhttp://youtu.be/zogwJRiHgzA?list=PL4272CFF71FF5C27D
Incarnation of the Devil -- Boss theme that kicks a bunch of butthttp://youtu.be/QjVmw8M_Lq0?list=RDdqKWA1HIN0A
Stab the Sword of Justice -- Main battle theme, makes me want to stab someone with the fork I'm holdinghttp://youtu.be/gQE3Y5gC-xA?list=PL02269E339590713C
Dynamite -- Main boss theme; again, doesn't suffer from harsh sounds of more 'serious' boss fights. I like the bit of crazy here. And ya, it's 'dy-no-MITE'.http://youtu.be/X8bhnZJXgYc?list=PL02269E339590713C
This epic track!!! ... No I'm kidding, don't do it.DUNGEONShttp://youtu.be/NzD5MnpTZ2w?list=PL02269E339590713C
Pyroxene -- One of the nicer dungeons themes. The game has good dungeons themes, well, some, but this one is possibly the least "noisy" and less reliant on harsh synth sounds, or like, against shit like this which is almost impossible to love
Rescue Operation -- Cool dungeon theme that's named after what it honestly sounds likehttp://youtu.be/OlrJaZ2qx_Y?list=PL4272CFF71FF5C27D
Mission to Deep Space -- Personally I like the more jazzy SO3 one, but a great bonus dungeon theme if there was one with all the techy synthy goodnessTOWNShttp://youtu.be/4h5FzzXKjLA?list=RDdqKWA1HIN0A
Venerable Forest -- The song I hear in the back of my mind when I go for a hike...y'know, along with this one
. Shut it! I'm not weird!http://youtu.be/BLYsbCaf7K8?list=PL4272CFF71FF5C27D
White the Heart -- Town theme for a completely...optional Snowy Town, actually. Very chill (hah) and lovely.http://youtu.be/IKNZoEPbCfI?list=PL02269E339590713C
In a Lightsome Mood -- And HOW! Makes me wanna take a trip on a ship [rhyme points!!!!]http://youtu.be/QraFfjq1C1o?list=PL02269E339590713C
Walk Over - I love how this song feels rich and proper of a port town. It's busy, it's beautiful.http://youtu.be/XzShumL0Ous?list=RDdqKWA1HIN0A
Pure a Stream -- I don't think any village song is better to convey leaving a gross, polluted place to a clean and pretty one. Arlia's theme is really nice.http://youtu.be/v_8vgQS3do0?list=PL02269E339590713C
Moderate --- Mars village theme. Fucking lovely. I love the weird flute work that kicks in about 40 sec. Very peaceful and becoming of a magical planet theme.http://youtu.be/a5ALxL9Gf6c?list=PL02269E339590713C
Sacred Song -- Great tune used for the Castles on Expel. I especially like that it doesn't sound completely archaic and medieval since the game depicts levels of technology even on its more "middle ages planet".http://youtu.be/aw2zRnCAXAU?list=PL02269E339590713C
Cuddle -- The "nighttime" theme. Again, this song works well in game and on its own for being relaxing, but I like how the game shifts the mood from Earth, Melancholia, and the Calnus to Expel being something completely different.
Yeah sorry, I honestly love the town themes in Star Ocean games and a lot of Sakuraba's more "pleasant tunes". Except the song that plays in Salva, only because it's much more [appropriately] depressing sounding.
I always liked the weird use of, what may or may not be (when it comes to synthesized tunes), the bandura. Odd choice, but works against some of the medieval backdrops. But I do have some reservations is that in the harder-hitting and heavy synethesized songs I tend to tune out a bit more. I love the Final Fantasy Tactics OST, but again, some songs are just really heavy on the electronic strings and it bugs my ears even despite a pleasant melody. I also should admit that I'm not as BIG into battle and dungeon tunes, or when I am, they're more few and far between compared to other types of tracks (like event music or more relaxing town/world themes).
Don't get me started on doing Star Ocean 3... c-cuz I WILL!! >:(
I also confess I can probably do a game journal on this game without even needing to replay it though.