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Wolf Kanno
02-06-2016, 08:49 PM
Stealing this idea from Forsaken Lover, but let's broaden this category to the genre itself. You're allowed one track per category and you can't use the same choice for multiple categories.

Favorite Normal Battle Theme
Favorite Special Battle Theme
Favorite Boss Theme
Favorite Special Boss Theme
Favorite Final Boss Theme
Favorite Dungeon Theme
Favorite Final Dungeon Theme
Favorite Normal Map Theme
Favorite Special/World 2/Unique Map Theme
Favorite Transportation/Airship Theme
Favorite Character Theme (Male)
Favorite Character Theme (Female)
Favorite Villain Theme
Favorite Town Theme
Favorite Ending Theme
Favorite Song/Lyrical

Get cracking.

Galuf
02-06-2016, 10:31 PM
hmm. well mines is mostly FF still. but gives me a chance to use alternatives.

Battle theme: FFII Battle theme
Boss theme: FFIV Battle 2
Special Battle: Man With the machine gun FF VIII
Special Boss: The Legendary Beast FFVIII
Final Boss: Dialga's Fight to the Finish! PMD EoT EoD EoS (im unsure if Pokemon Mystery Dungeon is classed as RPG but this song <3)
Dungeon: Temporal tower PMD 2 EoT EoD EoS (technically a final dungeon... technically not)
Final Dungeon: Searching the light FFV
Normal Map: Yearnings of the Wind CT
Special Map: Terra FF IX
Airship Theme: Searching for Friends FFVI
Male character theme: Tidus Theme FFX
Female character theme: My mind FFVIII
Villain theme: Evil lord Exdeath FFV
Town theme: My home Sweet home
Ending theme: Ending PMD 2 Eot EoD EoS
Singy Song: :mad2: the only one i can tolerate is Melodies of Life

Forsaken Lover
02-06-2016, 10:34 PM
Thief! THIEF!!!!!

But oh man, this is infinitely harder than just FF games... In fact, to be fair, I'll leave out all Final Fantasy games.

Favorite Normal Battle Theme - "The True Mirror" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4FdfaRX8EM) from Baten Kaitos

Favorite Special Battle Theme - "For Achieve (Brass Remix)" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-371CuxB6I) from Star Ocean The Last Hope

Favorite Boss Theme - "Eternity" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3aEQuxQEOw) from Blue Dragon. And I am 100% serious.

Favorite Special Boss Theme - Hepatica (KOS-MOS) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uV_g76ThygI) from Xenosaga Episode III

Favorite Final Boss Theme

Favorite Dungeon Theme - "Dead Sea" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOSrK7plwg0) from Chrono Cross

Favorite Final Dungeon Theme - "Giant Mechat" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmbTUZGUlqU) from Blue Dragon. Title is way wrong as this is the song for the Primitive Cube, the final dungeon.

Favorite Normal Map Theme - I have to choose two songs here.
"Corridors of Time" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NUrIGAMT3M) from Chrono Trigger
"Dream of the Shore Bordering Another World" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpCky-jmIFk) from Chrono Cross

Favorite Special/World 2/Unique Map Theme

Favorite Transportation/Airship Theme - "Wings" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IyyXO5nP1c) from Xenogears

Favorite Character Theme (Male) - Frog's Theme (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yigc4z1gFA4) from Chrono Trigger. Also I just realized "Battle with Magus" could fit like three different categories all on its own.

Favorite Character Theme (Female) - Star Stealing Girl (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoEMaWrQBQM) from Chrono Cross

Favorite Villain Theme - "The One Who Is Torn Apart" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miOizLxOD4E) from Xenogears

Favorite Town Theme
Favorite Ending Theme
Favorite Song/Lyrical

It's at times like this I realize just how far non FF JRPGs I've played. I'm gonna leave these other categories blank for now because I've already spent like 30 minutes trying to cobble together what I have thus far. I'll do the rest later.

Galuf
02-06-2016, 11:17 PM
i love blue dragon. Glad someone mentioned the music :jess:

i love "The seal is broken"Final boss theme

Forsaken Lover
02-06-2016, 11:28 PM
"The Seal Is Broken" is indeed a very good final boss theme but I dunno if I'd say it's my favorite of all time, which is why I left that blank for now.

Butyes, Blue Dragon's music and battle system were totally the best thing about it. It was a very fun game. I think I might make a video of my favorite BD songs and post that sometime...

Mr. Carnelian
02-07-2016, 12:12 AM
I have answers for some of these. I considered the others, but either they weren't applicable to my gaming experience (I had to ask Formy what "World 2" even meant), or I didn't have any strong preference. For instance, I don't really like boss themes: they're usually far too bombastic and over-the-top.

Favorite Normal Battle Theme: Run, FFXIII-2
Favourite Special Battle Theme: Tavern Brawl, Dragon Age Origins
Favorite Character Theme (Male): Last Journey, FF XIII-2
Favorite Character Theme (Female): Radiance, Lightning Returns
Favorite Villain Theme: The Illusive Man, Mass Effect 2 and 3
Favorite Town Theme: Oakfield, Fable 2
Favorite Ending Theme: Das Malefitz, Mass Effect 3
Favorite Song/Lyrical: Sera Was Never (French version), Dragon Age Inquisition

Forsaken Lover
02-07-2016, 12:35 AM
I have answers for some of these. I considered the others, but either they weren't applicable to my gaming experience (I had to ask Formy what "World 2" even meant), or I didn't have any strong preference. For instance, I don't really like boss themes: they're usually far too bombastic and over-the-top.

Favorite Normal Battle Theme: Run, FFXIII-2
Favourite Special Battle Theme: Tavern Brawl, Dragon Age Origins
Favorite Character Theme (Male): Last Journey, FF XIII-2
Favorite Character Theme (Female): Radiance, Lightning Returns
Favorite Villain Theme: The Illusive Man, Mass Effect 2 and 3
Favorite Town Theme: Oakfield, Fable 2
Favorite Ending Theme: Das Malefitz, Mass Effect 3
Favorite Song/Lyrical: Sera Was Never (French version), Dragon Age Inquisition

It be considerably harder but I might do a thing for WRPG''s now you bring them up...

But you like F2's Oakfield more than F1's Oakvale?] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7Axe5wU33k) That song is justabsolutely gorgeous and summons forth a flood of varied emotions.

Mr. Carnelian
02-07-2016, 12:41 AM
But you like F2's Oakfield more than F1's Oakvale?] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7Axe5wU33k) That song is justabsolutely gorgeous and summons forth a flood of varied emotions.

Fable 2 was the first Fable game I played, years and years ago, and I absolutely loved it. I only played the original (well, Fable Anniversary technically, but the only difference is the graphics) relatively recently, and I wasn't that impressed. So, for me, the Oakfield theme has a lot more emotional resonance.

Forsaken Lover
02-07-2016, 12:45 AM
But you like F2's Oakfield more than F1's Oakvale?] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7Axe5wU33k) That song is justabsolutely gorgeous and summons forth a flood of varied emotions.

Fable 2 was the first Fable game I played, years and years ago, and I absolutely loved it. I only played the original (well, Fable Anniversary technically, but the only difference is the graphics) relatively recently, and I wasn't that impressed. So, for me, the Oakfield theme has a lot more emotional resonance.

I played the whole trilogy for the first time last year. Fable 2 is undoubtedly the best of the trilogy but I really loved the music in 1.

To each their own, though.

TIM's theme is fantastic. If I was gonna pick WRPG music, I'd definitely have chosen his for Villain Theme.

Although for special boss battle, nothing beats this in my experience. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqVqMh8kHHk)

Depression Moon
02-07-2016, 01:34 AM
Favorite Title Screen Theme - The Place I'll Return to Someday (Final Fantasy IX)
Favorite Normal Battle Theme - Fight Against Monsters (Super Mario RPG)
Favorite Special Battle Theme - Protecting Our Devotion (Final Fantasy IX)
Favorite Boss Theme - Final Fantasy IX
Favorite Special Boss Theme - Clash on the Big Bridge
Favorite Final Boss Theme - The Extreme (Final Fantasy VIII)
Favorite Field Theme - Emerald Mist (Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZTCtcixBzQ)
Favorite Dungeon Theme - Beware the Forest's Mushrooms (Super Mario RPG)
Favorite Water Theme - Under The Sea (Kingdom Hearts)
Favorite Ice/Snow Theme - Snowman (Earthbound) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzlhLX-4AW4)
Favorite Final Dungeon Theme - The Castle (Final Fantasy VIII)
Favorite Normal Map Theme - Crossing Those Hills (FFIX)
Favorite Special/World 2/Unique Map Theme -The Evil Mist's Rebirth (Final Fantasy IX)
Favorite Transportation/Airship Theme - The Airship Hilda Garde (FFIX)
Favorite Character Theme (Male) - Zidane's Theme
Favorite Character Theme (Female) - Rose of May
Favorite Villain Theme -
Favorite Town Theme - Serene Town (Threads of Fate) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1RDicKVO_w)
Favorite Ending Theme - Behind the Door (Final Fantasy IX) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsOZaQyl6xM)
Favorite Song/Lyrical - Melodies of Life (Final Fantasy IX)