Games give us a unique look into human interaction. Often they will look into how people become friends/comrades, or how a hero and a villain fight against each other. Seeing a friend become a villain, friendships in dire straights, and troubled love triangles, however, are rarely portrayed in games. I find, from personal experience, that each of these situations are very emotionally charged, and they leave deep emotional marks on those involved. Whether watching them happen to other people real life or in games, memories and emotions can’t help but be brought up to the surface as a response – both of experiences I am quite familiar with. One of the games that I believe is a good example of this emotional struggle is a Gothic opera known as Chaos Legion.
The Japanese Role Playing Game. A genre that’s been with us since the 80’s as Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy led the charge for stat-building, NPC tropes, and epic tales on our consoles from across the sea.
Our countdown continues as number 9 of 10, Terrangima, is chosen. Here is another more or less obscure RPG with a soundtrack that does nothing less than amaze. I give a large amount of credit to SNES games for each having their own unique “sound” between the same instruments and Terranigma definitely has an astounding otherworldly tone that pulls you away. Composed by Miyoko Kobayashi and Masanori Hikichi, Terranigma is truly set in another world.
Just slipping into the top 10 is one of the more unknown RPG series to grace Nintendo: Breath of Fire.
Composed by the Legendary Yoko Shimomura and the famous Bun Bun (Yasuaki Fujita) of Capcom, expecting a great soundtrack is not a stretch in the least.