Best and worst RPG Battle Music?

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  1. VBKirby
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    The question is simple. What are some of the best and worst RPG battle songs. It can be any form of battle, be it boss music, character specific themes, just so long as it's during a battle.

    The best battle music has to go to Magical Star Sign's Space Police Battle Music. You only hear it when fighting members of the space police, and it's the greatest battle song ever. It actually SOUNDS like battle music! Magical Star Sign in general has awesome battle music.

    Also on the list is the Popple and Rookie Theme from Mario & Luigi Super Star Saga. I LOVE that song! Super Mario RPG LotSS Battle music is all really great too.

    The gym leader song in Pokemon Red is a personal favourite of mine. (though some argue that Pokemon isn't a real RPG)

    And one of the other greats is Jenna's Battle music in Golden Sun The Lost Age. That song also sounds like it would be battle music.


    As for the list of clunkers, they include,

    Despite my Golden Sun fanboyism, every other Golden Sun battle song stinks. Though I admit that they sound a LOT better with headphones.
    Paper Mario battle themes ALL get on my nerves.
    Pretty much everything else in the Pokemon Battle themes are annoying or mediocre.
    And while people may hate me for this, the Final Fantasy battle theme in the first game really gets annoying after a while.
     
  2. SkankyYankee

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    Sephiroths One Winged Angel Theme (Sing a song 'bout what they singin'!) lol - pretty annoying even thought the game is awesome
     
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    Xenosaga Ep. I's music was a little annoying as it was the same for every single battle in the game apart from the final boss. A little uninspired, you know? At least the second and third games did it right by having a lot more themes.

    I especially like the themes in Earthbound and Mother 3, if only because there are so many. Mother 3 had from what I found of the album at least 36 battle themes and not counting the boss themes. XD
     
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    Yes I agree with you!
     
  5. Shabadage

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    The Breath of Fire 2 battle tracks were fucking awesome.
     
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    Skies of arcadia boss battle

    In 3 parts

    1st part is when you and the boss are at good health
    2nd part is when your at low health (boss is winning)
    3rd part is when your winning (boss is losing)

    The music changes accordingly.
     
  7. sparky28000

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    hmmm. lets say kingdom hearts music ^,^ like passion and Sanctuary but the battle music kicks ass fast
     
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    One winged angel and Fire Emblem GBA Music. Awesome.
     
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    I like the boss battle theme from Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean. I dont know the name but during the song it says, "Feelin Gay".
     
  12. cupajoe

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    I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the atrocity that is the Blue Dragon boss battle music. I would rather eat shit and die than listen to that again.
     
  13. Galacta

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    Ive havent played BD
    But I love al Music.. Weirdly but I hate The Xenosaga EP. OMG Id fall off a rollercoater! [​IMG]
     
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    Kingdom Hearts 1/2 OST's
     
  15. UltraMagnus

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    dunno, i really liked the music and kingdom hearts and skies of arcadia. chrono trigger's music is good for such an archaic game too.

    worst, custom robo arena.... drove me nucking futs
     
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    I think Celestial Troupe from Valkyrie Profile 2 is the best RPG music, but there's a lot of awesome stuff out there.

    I seriously disliked the music in FFX-2, which is one of several reasons I dropped it 2 hours in [​IMG]. Sure there's worse out there though.
     
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    Golden Sun, awesome music there for the "gem" of the GBA. [​IMG]
     
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    Eternal Sonata's battle music is quite good.
    FFX Battle theme is awesome.
    Twilight Princess Boss themes are awesome when you start beating the boss, with that awesome melody.
     
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    I'm not quite sure on battle music, but if we are talking about overall music, Chrono Cross wins that one.
     
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