Fallen Earth had a surprisingly tender side for as much as it liked to portray itself as a rough-and-tumble trip through the apocalypse. This track may not be catchy, but it oozes a beautiful loneliness that might well exist after the end of the world. I like how the strings reluctantly come in in the middle.
Starting off with an organ, this track sets you up for a gothic journey but then quickly transitions into something more beautiful and etheral. It’s very dreamlike and lifts my heart every time I hear it.
Let’s close out Video Game Music Week with a few MMO tracks, shall we? Cove isn’t necessarily the best track from Ultima Online, but I appreciate how complex it attempts to be in weaving an aura of mystery and magic.
No boring, tired rehash of “One Winged Angel” for my Final Fantasy VII pick — I’d much rather be listening to this insane barnyard track. The chocobo themes are always a fun listen, although I could see them being pretty annoying if you’re not in the mood.
Favorite part? The “YAHOO!” voice in the middle.
Has there ever been a better pirate video game theme?
No there has not.
This is a very different kind of “victory music” from Chrono Trigger. It almost… almost sounds like the theme to a sitcom. Doesn’t it? I like that it’s jubilant without being totally obnoxious, which is a line that is often crossed.
This track absolutely, positively screams “80s” in that fast-tempo, synth-heavy fashion. And yes, I love it. Love it love it. If this comes on my MP3 player in the car, I will start breaking all sorts of speed limits.