View Full Version : I think the music for this game is actually pretty great.

05-02-2014, 08:50 PM
I mean for real, listen to this prelude!


And I've always liked how perky and cheerful the theme for Rabanastre is:


And how quirky things get when you go underground:


What are some of your favorite tracks from this game?

05-02-2014, 09:12 PM
It fucking is. At the Distant Worlds concert I went to this past weekend, a combination of visuals paired with The Dalmasca Estersand (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgvaZ1F7Ox8) blew me the fuck away, despite having not played the game. It was lovely.

05-02-2014, 09:32 PM
It is absolutely amazing. Have you listened to the Piano Collections album? It's a very nice listen.

05-02-2014, 09:34 PM
It is absolutely amazing. Have you listened to the Piano Collections album? It's a very nice listen.

The Piano Collections of any game are amazing. XII is one of the great ones though.

Wolf Kanno
05-02-2014, 11:41 PM
Like many of Hitoshi Sakimoto's OST's I feel it lends itself well for a very strong atmosphere for the game.

My favorite tracks tend to be one-off tracks that get maybe 15 seconds of air time in the game such as:







It is kind of amusing to listen to how many tracks actually sample stuff from FFTactics and other Ivalice titles.

05-03-2014, 03:57 AM
FFXII had a fantastic soundtrack. I was especially fond of the boss themes.


05-03-2014, 02:34 PM
No mention yet of the completely awesome, one-of-the-best-in-the-series Final Boss battle theme? :eek: eoff, I am dissapoint!

05-03-2014, 09:11 PM
You didn't click my link :cry:

05-03-2014, 09:48 PM
White Room is one of my favourite tracks from any FF game. When it is played at Mr Bur Omisace it gives me such a feeling, it fits so well.

The soundtrack overall is probably my second favourite of the whole series.

Colonel Angus
05-04-2014, 07:28 AM
FFXII didn't get everything right, but when it did, oh man, it was the best! The music is incredible. Best version of the FF theme.

Huckleberry Quin
05-04-2014, 08:54 AM
I can't believe nobody's mentioned how awesome the boss themes were yet!

05-04-2014, 11:22 AM
You didn't click my link :cry:
Well, to my defence, you said "boss themes", not "final boss theme", so I assumed your link would lead to one of the boss themes, not the final boss theme.

Forsaken Lover
05-04-2014, 05:03 PM
Why i will never hate the Great Crystal like so many others do.

That song is just so beautifully eerie.


Gonna be honest here, it took me a long, long while to be sold on XII. Everything at the beginning was so boring - just desert and more desert and you couldn't really explore or do anything. However once you can finally begin to explore the fabulously constructed world of Ivalice ie. once you head for the Garif village, you begin to comprehend XII's greatness. Every time I replay this game, I just wander about and listen to this song, breathing in how addictive and atmospheric and expansive this beautiful world is.

05-04-2014, 05:35 PM
Have you heard the piano version of the Great Crystal theme?


05-05-2014, 01:48 PM
The Mosphoran Highwaste is a jaw-dropper. I want to record a black metal take on it someday.

This is definitely a top 5 OST for me. I can't hear The Dalmasca Estersand without immediately wanting to stop what I'm doing and start a new game.

05-05-2014, 05:04 PM
Phon Coast always makes me feel great whenever I hear or think about it. Sakimoto's one of my favorite composers and I like the lulls and rises in the songs to complement both the wonder and curiosity of exploration as well as the danger of combat.

Loony BoB
05-05-2014, 06:01 PM
My favourites are...

- Royal Capital Rabanastre
- Giza Plains
- Final Fantasy XII Theme
- Secret Practice
- Clan Headquarters
- Rebellion
- Nalbina Fortress Town Area
- Chocobo XII Arrangement Version 1
- Basch's Reminiscence
- The Skycity Of Bhujerba
- Ozmone Plain
- The Mosphoran Highwaste

The only downside of this kind of thing is that they don't stand out as much as the Uematsu's VII/VIII/IX/X works tended to. But I feel these pieces age much better than the majority of Uematsu's works.

Silent Warrior
05-12-2014, 06:39 PM
Aaack! Debateth ye this topic without me??

I basically agree - this game's soundtrack is surely the one I'm most likely to enjoy playing at a concert myself, in a symphony orchestra. While no single track beats Liberi Fatali, the whole has real qualities. By far the most concert hall compatible FF-soundtrack to date. It's... just a damn shame I don't truly enjoy listening to a single minute of it... :(

BoB: I agree 900% with what you say about aging - couldn't have said it better myself.

05-15-2014, 08:15 AM
I've been listening to the piano collections (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cL1_Yu-oi9w) lately, it's fantastic! After playing FFX HD Remaster and listening to FFXII's music, I really must have a PS3 HD Remaster of this game! I MUST HAVE!

Dat Matt
05-23-2014, 07:17 PM
Anyone noticed that Final Fantasy Tactics Advance A2 uses some of the same songs from FF 12?

For eample
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I think there are about 5 more or so, but these are the two I know off the top of my head.