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Best RPG battle themes?

Post by Megamixer » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:00 am

Been listening to a few of these on Youtube the other day and it got me wanting to replay a load of my favourite RPG's again. Three of my favourite battle themes would have to be:

'Man With the Machinegun' (Final Fantasy VIII)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jho-peCAKs

'Disruptor' (Mana Khemia)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE_An-4qRp0

The main Valkyrie Profile 2 battle theme
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHZADdy_pmM

Does anybody else have any favourite RPG battle themes? Doesn't matter if they're JRPG, Western, any age, whatever :)
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Re: Best RPG battle themes?

Post by koopa42 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:22 am

Oblivion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0J5gN1DwNDE

It tops even Skyrim (which is a close second)

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Re: Best RPG battle themes?

Post by nakamura » Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:44 am

Is that a battle theme?


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Re: Best RPG battle themes?

Post by koopa42 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:57 am

Yes. I don't know what you mean by battletheme but I think it is and I'm right.

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Re: Best RPG battle themes?

Post by Misery » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:13 am

For me, my choices on this one are easy:


Final Fantasy Mystic Quest main battle theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP-AK4rmNjM

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest boss theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOTI8j1egZg

Particularly that boss theme. Those 2 are easily my favorites.



Followed by:

Wild Arms 4 battle theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NVhg1LDMko Though really, I like most of the music in this series as a whole, but this track is my favorite.

Another particularly memorable one from that series though is the fight VS Liz and Ard in the second game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24lAH0ecg40


And then, one of my all time favorite RPGs, Okage: Shadow King (is what it was called in the States anyway, I've heard other names for it elsewhere):

Normal Battle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nreW6Rk0EHc

Evil King (boss) theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4tL18Vfzfg I never get tired of this one.

Dungeon battle theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BFuQ2AxQ5mQ

Final Boss theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPjU44r9TVA This one always sounds so completely warped to me.



And also these from Nocturne:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qyd3Y-vrwSI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzbPNNX9LxI

That game has ALOT of battle/boss themes though (I swear, they're like half the soundtrack), and they're pretty much ALL epic, worth looking up.



I could keep this list going for AWHILE, but I'll stop there.

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Post by Hiro » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:39 am

Too many to choose from! :) I'll go in random order...

Atelier Iris Eternal Mana - Beat of Illusion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpgjzXtiEmg

Star Ocean 3 - Cutting Edge Of Notion http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFj-zNYb9n4

As for Final Fantasy, I love IX battle theme http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r50bTK49Gzc

Lunar has some gorgeous music, for example Brave Warriors http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIDu1RqdSOI

Steadfast Determination from Suikoden Tactics is majestic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gDgYsKOJJo

Tales of Phantasia - Fighting of the Spirit too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsMZXl15FRU

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Re: Best RPG battle themes?

Post by ShadowNeku » Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:17 pm

Some great suggestions so far. I'd like to add:

Koudelka - Regular battle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj_sgpk8g9o

Tales of Graces F - School battle theme (this only plays if a member of your team is wearing one of the school outfit DLC costumes): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yqocs3WYbY

Golden Sun 2 - Felix's battle theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dp0zicqZLIY
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Re: Best RPG battle themes?

Post by nakamura » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:21 pm

Great stuff in here.
Misery I missed Okage and it looks quite nice. Short and simple, I might have to look into that.

I really like Shoji Meguro, his themes are strong and varied.

DDS. Big Battle.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o08Ir0Mf ... 7CF3DC119A

Burn My Dread.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSq_nfTs4Ko

Mitsuda? Oh go on.

Xenogears. One who Bears Fangs at God.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19swM5L7_UQ

Knight of Fire.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67zWnRcNaNc

Chrono Cross. Dragon God.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFiSb9SBOW0

Chrono Cross. Prisoners of Fate.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-nHIY-ahn8
This ^^ theme is amazing. A boss battle which is extremely dramatic and very beautiful. It's not your typical boss theme.

Suikoden II. Neclord.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXuJ2cHx7Aw
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Re: Best RPG battle themes?

Post by Richtendo » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:59 pm

Really like the boss theme from Golden Sun- Dark Dawn:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2ik0DQfpUE

A medley of all Final fantasy battle themes:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjZuxAWb8a8

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Re: Best RPG battle themes?

Post by Fightersmegamix » Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:20 am

I always go for blue dragon, cheesy rock at its best. I'm not posting a link mind.

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