Welcome, one and all, to day eight of the thirty day gaming challenge! Today’s topic is … best soundtrack.
OK, there are a lot of really good gaming soundtracks out there. There are a ton that I really love too, like the Sonic and BlazBlue franchises. When it comes to declaring one to the best though, there’s only logical choice: Final Fantasy VII.
At the time that I first played FFVII, I’d never heard anything so well put together. It was easily the closest that I’d come to seeing a game with a film score quality soundtrack. Everything on there is superbly atmospheric, and some of the tunes are outright icons of gaming music. And it’s not even just the originals. Both the full band versions from FFVII: Advent Children and the Piano Collection versions of the songs are also wonderfully performed. As examples, I’ll post one original, one film and, one piano track below.