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    *yawn* Best battle themes

    What it says on the tin, what are some awesome RPG battle themes you've listened to over the years?

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    Are we talking standard battle themes only or any battle themes?

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    Any of them. Just try to keep your examples to a minimum if you're linking videos.

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    Listing just some is always such a daunting task, there are so many amazing battle themes I've heard over the years that narrowing them down becomes harder and harder
    I'll just stick to URL links so the thread doesn't become cursed like another recent thread did.

    I expect most of the themes I'll list in this post will be (final) boss themes, which in a way makes sense because that's probably where you want your battle music to shine the most. That said, maybe if I feel like it I'll make another post later with just regular battle music

    Ar nosurge - Ra Ciel Reincarnation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8tiJ8oHfao
    Ar Tonelico 2 - EXEC_over.METHOD_SUBLIMATION/.~omness chs ciel sos infel: https://youtu.be/G8YOoQ-Py88
    Ar Tonelico - EXEC_HARMONIUS/. : https://youtu.be/28ySSYp8fnQ
    Ar Tonelico 2 - METHOD_REPLEKIA/. : https://youtu.be/4UwIP-gsHHY
    Yakuza 0 - Pledge of Demon: https://youtu.be/K7R_xQUiZvg
    Yakuza 6 - Destiny: https://youtu.be/_ynAxA770tk
    Octopath Traveler - The One They Call the Witch: https://youtu.be/HxprIHuxG_s (See also Daughter of the Dark God, a slightly different version)
    Xenoblade Chronicles X - Uncontrollable: https://youtu.be/xOeb7StJlRc
    Nioh 2 - Tokichiro II: https://youtu.be/-1VaHo4dnng
    Atelier Ayesha - MARIA: https://youtu.be/EVcc16o0SaY
    Caligula Effect Overdose - Peter Pan Syndrome (boss version): https://youtu.be/NiCi_O41a-0
    Ao no Kiseki Evolution - The Azure Arbitrator: https://youtu.be/E4-eqVc_G0U (I can never decide which version of this I like more, so since I posted the other in a different thread, this thread gets the Evo version)
    Trails in the Syk SC Evolution - The Merciless Savior: https://youtu.be/vJO4oJ0Uce4 (same as above really)
    Trails of Cold Steel 4 - Majestic Roar: https://youtu.be/mY3YczOUGcM
    Trails of Cold Steel 4 - To the Future: https://youtu.be/F_8Sh9zL59s

    I'll leave it at 15 for now, don't want to go overboard

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    I'll post a few more later, but I've come to the realization that at Square, if you wanted a battle theme done right, you didn't ask Uematsu, you asked Kenji Ito.

    SaGa series battle theme rock arrangement album ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AL75vuHQhI0&t=43s

    For those wondering what the actual track list is:
    SaGa Battle Medley

    • Burning Blood ~ SaGa 2 (story theme)
    • Dreadful Fight ~ SaGa 2 (Boss Theme)
    • Lethal Strike ~ SaGa 2 (Battle Theme)
    • Save the World ~ SaGa 2 (Final Boss Theme)
    • The Conflict ~ Romancing SaGa (Battle Theme 1)
    • Beat Them Up! ~ Romancing SaGa (Boss Theme)
    • Battle with Kujinishi ~ Romancing SaGa 2 (Boss Theme)
    • Battle 2 ~ Romancing SaGa 3 (Battle Theme)
    • Magical Tank Battle ~ Romancing SaGa 3
    • Gen's Castle Battle ~ Romancing SaGa 3
    • Battle 1 ~ SaGa Frontier (Battle Theme)
    • Battle 3 ~ SaGa Frontier (Battle Theme)
    • Battle 4 ~ SaGa Frontier (Boss theme)
    • Last Battle ~ T260G ~ SaGa Frontier
    • Last Battle ~ Emelia ~ SaGa Frontier
    • Trick ~ SaGa Frontier (Orluge's Manor)
    • Last Battle ~ Asellus ~ SaGa Frontier
    • The Seven Heroes Battle ~ Romancing SaGa 2 (Seven Heroes boss theme)
    • Four Noble Devils ~ Romancing SaGa 3 (Sinistral boss theme)
    • Four Noble Devils 2 ~ Romancing SaGa (True Sinistral Boss theme)
    • Believing My Justice ~ Romancing Saga: Minstrel Song (Boss Theme)
    • Schirach Battle ~ Romancing SaGa (Special Boss theme)
    • Melody of Evil and Divinity ~ Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song (Boss Theme?)
    • Battle 5 ~ SaGa Frontier (Metal Black battle theme)
    • The Last Battle ~ Romancing SaGa 3
    • Last Battle ~ Romancing SaGa 2
    • Beat of the Evil ~ Romancing SaGa (Saruin theme)
    • Coup de Grace ~ Romancing SaGa (Final Battle theme)
    • Decisive Battle, Saruin! The Battle with Saruin ~ Romancing SaGa: Minstrel Song


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    Last Surprise and Take Over are really good in persona 5. There's nothing like hitting an All-Out Attack on "You'll never see it comiiiiiing!"

    Ooh and the final final boss theme with Keep Your Faith yooooo!

    And I do like the boss music in some of the fights in Kingdom hearts. I was trying to find the song, but it's hard navigating the ost for KHIII on YouTube.

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    Since my previous post was all boss themes, some normal battle themes this time:

    Digital Devil Saga 2 - Battle for Survival: https://youtu.be/j_yq5VhWnC0
    Atelier Meruru - Estrella: https://youtu.be/C-568wsfXLU
    Ar nosurge - Mikazuchi: https://youtu.be/Z0UPv26z5Pg
    Yakuza 7 - Ijincho battle: https://youtu.be/ZVFgdIeXC1U
    Wild Arms 3 - Gunmetal Action: https://youtu.be/i_M4gUcrivw
    Wild Arms 4 - Gun Blaze: https://youtu.be/vct85uQ2iIQ
    The Last Remnant - Sword Sparks: https://youtu.be/dQXIhUhIg1U
    Octopath Traveler - Battle II: https://youtu.be/eYnN1m5L17I
    Xenoblade Chronicles X - Black Tar: https://youtu.be/GsN3GWhaxaA
    Ao no Kiseki Evolution - Seize the Truth: https://youtu.be/oxXfJR-6ry0

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