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Old May 15, 2012, 04:54 PM
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Default Favorite Battle Tracks

Yes, we're doing that now. For the sake of including as many artists as possible, let's say that non-RPG battle tracks (like 2D fighters) count.

It's hard to pick, so you guys go on without me!
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Old May 16, 2012, 02:11 AM
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I don't play that much, hence I usually don't even know if the track that I'm listening to is a battle track or not.

Two examples from Ar tonelico I: Fenrir (phase 1 battle track I think) and Vidarr (phase 2 I think)

EDIT: And because I feel like it, one example from Radiant Historia: An Earnest Desire of Gray (final battle IIRC)

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Old May 16, 2012, 02:41 AM
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So many great battle themes... here are just a few that I've particularly enjoyed recently:

Saber's Edge - Final Fantasy XIII (Masashi Hamauzu)
The True Mirror - Baten Kaitos (Motoi Sakuraba)
ZETEC - Grandia III (Noriyuki Iwadare)
Limitation - Tactics Ogre (Hitoshi Sakimoto)
Dragon God - Chrono Cross (Yasunori Mitsuda)
Grabacr - Ace Combat 5 (Junichi Nakatsuru)
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I love damn near all of the battle tracks in Shadow Of The Colossus. Such great compositions.
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Old Jun 10, 2012, 02:49 PM
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Field Battle - Field Battlefield, Medium Scale (Reijiro Koroku) [Kessen II]
One word: Epic.

Ling Xiaoyu ~PlayStation Ver.~ (Nobuyoshi Sano) [Tekken 3]
The young girl has "pwnage" written all over her, and so does her Theme.

Blowin' up the Enemy (Kazuhiro Nakamura) [Tekken 6]
It reminds me a bit of Brad Fiedel's "The Terminator" Theme.

Battle with Lord Mei-oh (Noriyuki Asakura) [Tenchu: Stealth Assassins]
Available as a Redbook Audio track on the game's CD.

The Second Malformation Of "G" (Masami Ueda) [BIOHAZARD 2]
Back in the day I used to run around like an idiot simply to have it loop. Same goes for "Escape From Laboratory": yeah, I understand that technically it isn't really a battle track, but you get to face a few opponents while it plays... thus... fine by me to include it here.

The Wind that Crosses the Earth (Kohei Tanaka) [Alundra]
What I've wrote in support of "Escape From Laboratory" may apply for this, too, I guess.

Ozar Midrashim (Kurt Harland) [Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver/Defiance]
It works damn well as a battle theme, that's all I have to say.

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Old Jun 10, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Let's see... from the top off my head, these are my favorites:


From the works of the Gust Sound Team:

Duke of Stratosphere (Atelier Iris 1 and 2)

Terrestrial (Atelier Iris 2)

The Menace (Mana Khemia 1)
Running Shadow (Mana Khemia 1)
Crystallized (Mana Khemia 1)
Nefertiti (Mana Khemia 1)
STIGMATA (Mana Khemia 1)

Chaotic Moon (Mana Khemia 2)
Namenloses Licht (Mana Khemia 2)


From the Ar tonelico series:

Fenrir (Ar tonelico 1)
Vidarr (Ar tonelico 1)
Loki (Ar tonelico 1)
EXEC_PAJA/.#Misya extracting (Ar tonelico 1)
EXEC_PAJA/.#Orica extracting (Ar tonelico 1)
EXEC_LINCA/. (Ar tonelico 1)
Imperatrix (Ar tonelico 1)
Final Chapter ~Illusory Gene~ (Ar tonelico 1)
EXEC_HARMONIUS/. (Ar tonelico 1)

Agni (Ar tonelico 2)
METHOD_REPLEKIA/. (Ar tonelico 2)
EXEC_METAFALICA/. (Ar tonelico 2)
EXEC_SPHILIA/. (Ar tonelico 2)
EXEC_HARMONIUS_FYUSION/. (Ar tonelico 2)
EXEC_DESPEDIA/. (Ar tonelico 2)
The entire EXEC_over.METHOD_SUBLIMATION/. suite: lamenza, ee wassa sos yehar and omness chs ciel sos infel (Ar tonelico 2)

EXEC_CUTYPUMP/. (Ar tonelico 3)
EXEC_METEMPSYCHOSIS/. (Ar tonelico 3)
EXEC_ViiBaCii_MjiiRa/. (Ar tonelico 3)
EXEC_COSMOFLIPS/. (Ar tonelico 3)
EXEC_Z/. (Ar tonelico 3)
XaaaCi. (Ar tonelico 3)
Au GuMu (Ar tonelico 3)
Both versions of Ec Tisia ~Tarifa~ (Ar tonelico 3)


From the Final Fantasy series:

Battle 2 (Final Fantasy IV)

Battle in the Big Bridge (Final Fantasy V)

The Decisive Battle (Final Fantasy VI)

Those Who Fight Further (Final Fantasy VII)
J-E-N-O-V-A (Final Fantasy VII)

Don't Be Afraid (Final Fantasy VIII)
Force Your Way (Final Fantasy VIII)
Premonition (Final Fantasy VIII)
The Extreme (Final Fantasy VIII)

Battle #1 (Final Fantasy IX)
The Messenger of Destruction (Final Fantasy IX)


And from other games:

Battle #1 (Chrono Trigger)
Lavos' Theme (Chrono Trigger)

Prisoners of Fate (Chrono Cross)
Dragon God (Chrono Cross)

Trainer Battle (Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow)
Gym Leader Battle (Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow)
Final Battle (Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow)
(and their respective remixes in Gold/Silver/Crystal)

Warring Men (Breath of Fire IV)


And these are all the ones I remember right now.
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I know I may be stretching the term battle theme a bit far here, but my nr.1 favorite battle-type song is probably from Power Rangers Zeo: Battle Racers on the SNES, music by Hiroyuki Iwatsuki & Haruo Ohashi (track Enemies Town).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcH0Vg4EG3Y

Closely followed by the much loved Mystic Ark (track Now, Full of Power, I'm Your Opponent!) and Mystic Quest (track Battle 1). Then a wealth of others but these 3 are probably at the top.
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Junya Nakano:
Final Fantasy X - Summoned Beast Battle
Final Fantasy XIII - Desperate Struggle

Hiroki Kikuta: Secret of Evermore - Meridian Dance

Ryo Kawakami: Rockman ZX Advent - Trap Phantasm

NON:
Gunstar Heroes - ..fuck it, I'll just say all the boss themes. This soundtrack blows me away.
Bleach 1 & 2 (DS) - Everything

Mega Man X5 - Boss
Mega Man X7 - Decisive Battle~vs Boss

Hajime Wakai:
Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker - Helmaroc King
Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker - Ganondorf Battle

Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks - Boss Battle Stagnox

Jun Ishikawa:
Kirby Super Star - Marx
Kirby Super Star Ultra - The Greatest Warrior in the Galaxy
Kirby's Return to Dreamland - Vs. Magolor

Hirokazu Ando: Kirby's Return to Dreamland - VS. Lor Starcutter

Koji Kondo: Yoshi's Island - Bowser

Nobuo Uematsu: Final Fantasy IV - Battle 2 (this one is dear to my heart)

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