Top 12 Sad Songs

May 12, 2009

Well Andy was surfing YouTube one day and happened upon a bunch of top 10 sad song videos – and, to be quite honest – they were all pretty bad. Yes, Final Fantasy has some fantastic sad music, but an entire list of them doesn’t do Video Game Music justice. It merely gratifies the fan boys that justify the FF series as the IT of gaming. Not that Nobuo Uematsu is not deserving of as much recognition, but there are other composers. As for the rest of the lists, I did see some notable choices, such as Sadness from Terranigma, but there were a few suspect songs missing.
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Top 10 Soundtracks: ???

December 30, 2008

super-mario-bros-question-blockWith one article left and a many possible video games left to go, which could it be? There have been many possible considerations for this soundtrack, but there’s one that has stood the test of time. If you were thinking it was Final Fantasy… then you’re completely right. Mitsuda, Kondo, Shimomura, and Wise have all had their place and Uematsu has been absent other than through an assisting role. Now of course, which game is it?
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Top 10 Soundtracks: Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

December 26, 2008

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Now who would have seen this game coming? Mario had done pretty well as a platformer and now he’s going to level up?! If anyone had concerns about the quality of the game, seeing Square as the developer should have solved all that. Square just makes some of the best (and worst) RPGs ever, but in any event, it also houses some of the best composers. In this case, Yoko Shimomura was chosen for the task.
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Top 10 Soundtracks: Breath of Fire

December 21, 2008

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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.

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