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    And by that I mean, what song would you consider to sum up the entire series? If you like, you can pick one from the series' soundtracks, and one from anywhere you like.

    Obviously Final Fantasy is an obvious choice. Although Terra's theme and the FFVII main theme are both really good, I think.

    As for a non-FF track, I honestly can't think of anything right now. I'm racking my brains but all I think of are funny gimmick songs.

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    I think I'd go with the obvious choice and go with Final Fantasy itself. Or the Prelude. They're both very much a part of almost every game in the series.
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    I'd say the theme song for "Final Fantasy" is the well-known Prelude while "Final Fantasy" is more the ending theme, like it appears as staff roll theme in Final Fantasy VII, for example. Of course it is played in the beginning of Final Fantasy IV, XII, et cetera as well, but for me the prelude is more the main theme of Final Fantasy. It is awesome, it is sad, it is epic, it is fantastic.

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    The Prelude and the one named "Prologue" on FF4's soundtrack. I suppose that's the one that is also called "Final Fantasy".
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    I also feel "Final Fantasy" is the main theme, it suckes that they didnt use it in FFX I think the speech Yuna makes at the end wouldve been the perfect time to let it slowly buid in.
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    Fanfare since it's in pretty much every FF game.

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    Maybe Squenix should have a voiceover playing when the logo appears as you boot up a game like EA Sports.

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    I know this is more than a month old but I thought it was interesting.

    Apart from Prelude and Prologue, I think this rendition of Legend of the Eternal Wind sums the series up kind of nicely:
    YouTube - Final Fantasy III DS - Memory Of The Wind ~legend Of The Eternal Wind~

    Never played the DS version though

    Or maybe this one?
    YouTube - Final Fantasy 2 main theme (instrumental)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mirage View Post
    The Prelude and the one named "Prologue" on FF4's soundtrack. I suppose that's the one that is also called "Final Fantasy".
    I have to go with this here. Every time I hear this song I think Final Fantasy.


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    >>> Final Fantasy, Prelude, Chocobo, Victory fanfare, Matoya`s Cave theme..

    As for a theme to sum up the entire series, I think "Distant Worlds" from the Black mages third album is the perfect choice, all the FF games come to my mind when I hear this music..
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    Prelude is for me the number one theme for Final Fantasy. Not every game has had that theme song, but its always in the back of my mind at any start of a game.

    The music is so whimsy and fantastical without any sort of spike or need to change the tempo through it. It takes you somewhere beyond our realm of reality.

    Truly that sole track keeps volumes about the series as a whole..


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    Definitely the Prelude. I can still see the title screen of FF4 with the crystal and all and the tune playing whenever I hear it. It wasn't in FF8 now was it?
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    Prelude and the variations of the Chocobo theme

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    None. Each game has its own tone and no one song can possibly truly capture the feeling of each game.

    Not for me anyway.

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    the victory theme.

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