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Forsaken Lover
09-20-2016, 09:53 PM

In a long RPG full of twists and turns, it might be hard to look over its soundtrack and single out a single song and say "this...this sums up the whole game."

It's not hard for me when it comes to Final Fantasy X. This track embodies everything about FFX's bleak yet somewhat magical journey. The fact it plays when you finally reach Zanarkand is honestly some of the best musical storytelling in the history of the franchise.

There are a few other great emotional pieces but this one holds a special place in my heart.

How about you all?

09-20-2016, 10:57 PM
Ffv nostalgia.

09-21-2016, 08:23 AM
Aerith's theme.

I mean, it plays when she DIES q-q

09-21-2016, 08:29 AM
I was coming here to say the song in the OP.

I guess this is it from me.

Wolf Kanno
09-21-2016, 06:03 PM
There are really too many good ones to just pick one. I'll have to think about it.

09-21-2016, 07:00 PM
After much thought. I realized sad songs supposed to make you sad. Well only 1 has made me cry. Albeit under specificvcircumstance. And that is Wandering Flame.

09-22-2016, 12:37 PM
Aria di Mezzo Carattere, A Fleeting Dream and Aerith's Theme.

Loony BoB
09-22-2016, 02:39 PM
I don't like Aeris a huge deal and actively disliked her for a lot of the time. But I have always held Aerith's Theme as one of the best ever. Incredibly beautiful.

Rocket Edge
09-22-2016, 06:35 PM
The piano themes in FF are usually outstanding. Yuna's theme from FFX-2 is a good example.

09-22-2016, 11:32 PM
OP has good taste, but I would pick this from FFX instead.


"The pilgrimages have to stop! If they don't... and they get to Zanarkand...

They might defeat defeat Sin. Yunie could... but then she...
Yunie will die, you know!?

You know... don't you?"

Colonel Angus
09-23-2016, 03:19 AM
Celes' Theme

09-23-2016, 09:04 PM
Aerith´s Theme So much Tragic, so much beauty. I just find it sad.

Wolf Kanno
10-01-2016, 07:09 PM
Going for one that hasn't been mentioned yet, but I'll give it to Epitaph from FFVI. Not only is it played during a heartbreaking moment where Setzer talks about losing the person most valuable to him but the theme itself is a melancholic arrangement of his theme itself. It's difficult to imagine such an upbeat track such as this:


Being transformed into this:


It just kind of shows off a greater depth for the character.

Forever Rachel is another really tragic theme.


Awakening is another good melancholic track that usually plays in the moments Terra is filled with doubt. Again, like Setzer's theme is possesses a more melancholic call back to her own theme.


Nostalgia from Final Fantasy V is also a great if underappreciated track of sorrow.


Home Sweet Home is another good and tender song. It's the theme of Bartz hometown but the theme is neither comforting or jolly. Instead it's bittersweet which is how Bartz must see the home he watched his parents die and eventually abandoned to become a wanderer of the earth.


Aria's Theme from Final Fantasy III, which is also the overworld map theme when you first enter the submerged world. The theme speaks of her solitary existence as one of the few remaining people left on the surface world who couldn't escape to the Floating Continent. The fact that she dies protecting the first people she is able to see and speak of in years I always felt spoke droves about her character.