I hear it, anyway.
The Final Fantasy song also happens to be the theme song of Terra, the game’s main character during the first half, which seems strange to me since there’s a more appropriately morose, contemplative version of song that plays during her scenes. In the second half of the game, Terra becomes more of a supporting character, and the lead character more or less is the game’s other female lead, Celes. (Terra? Celes? Terrestrial and celestial? There’s symmetry here, my English major brain tells me.) The overworld theme in this half starts out downright mournful, to the point that you’d sometimes just want to get the hell off the map screen to escape it. But there’s a pop song that reminds me of even this track: “In the Forest,” from The Coral’s 2003 album Magic and Medicine.
This seems relevant at the time.
Video game music, previously:
- Deirdre in the Final Dungeon
- Left-Handed Ghosts
- Misplaced Nostalgia
- Luigi in the Dining Room With the Vacuum Cleaner
- She’s… So Popular
- Wizards and Warriors and Montagues and Capulets
- Owen Pallett in the Star Maze