Sunday Serenade: FFVIII, Ape Escape 3, Timesplitters 2, and more!

Time for another Sunday morning dose of random songs that I’ve been listening to this past week! Welcome to Sunday Serenade — now let’s crank the jams up with…

“The Extreme” from FFVIII — True story, this came up on my playlist right when I was fighting a rather epic boss battle in FFXIV. Worked pretty well for that setting, too. It’s one of the better Final Fantasy boss themes.

“Theme” from Moorhuhn 2 — Because what techno really needs is a lot of chicken clucks. Superb.

“Biotope” from Zero Escape — Mello synth trance… really relaxing while giving just enough energy and beat to make me want to get up and get moving.

“Wild West” from TimeSplitters 2 — This one starts with a tense high noon standoff… and eventually transforms into a powerful action riff that’s steeped in all of the best western musical tropes. Shockingly good stuff.

“Village” from Monster Girl Quest — Upbeat village tune plus natural-sounding acoustic guitar equals a win in my book.

“Western Village” from Ape Escape 3 — Goofy, light-hearted track hits a lot of those western musical tropes. It’s also a total earworm, so beware before you listen to it!

“Rome” from Asterix (Gameboy) — This tune represents exactly why the Gameboy sound is so beloved. It’s unique and… gutteral. It’s just terrific.

One thought on “Sunday Serenade: FFVIII, Ape Escape 3, Timesplitters 2, and more!

  1. The cyberpunk level from Timesplitters 2 has some of my favorite music from any game. Or at least it used to years ago, it’s been quite a while since I’ve heard it!

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