Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy, Sad, Scared, Tranquil.

Here are 20 video game tracks split up into four groups of five. I did a post like this on my last go 'round with The Save Point and accidentally deleted it. I should have kept it and expounded on it a little, but my delete finger was itchy and it's now gone.
Thus, with hindsight what it is, I'm offering a new list, a little more thought out and offering less of an individual category, yet still varied enough to account for a top 20 list.

NOTE! The requirements for the lists is as follows:

To be considered for the Happy category, a song must invoke a smile or a cheer. The song doesn't have to be bubbly or cute, but it does have to get you pumped up.

To be a sad song, it must invoke feelings of longing, both for the game and for something lost.

To be a scary song it must invoke feelings of unease, dread, or just garden-variety spookyness.

And to be tranquil, it must invoke feelings of introspection, quietness of mind, and perhaps sleepiness.

So, here goes.

My Top Five Happy Songs (in no particular order).

5- Final Fantasy VII, Battle Theme.

4- Street Fighter II, Guile's Theme.

3- Super Mario Galaxy 2, Yoshi Star Galaxy.

2- Portal, Still Alive.

1- Every Katamari Game, All of 'em. Seriously, take your pick. But for brevity, I'll just list a couple from the first two games.

Okay, and now we're on to My Top Five Sad Songs.

5- Chrono Trigger, At The Bottom Of The Night.

4- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, Way To Fall.

3- Final Fantasy X-2, Yuna's Ballad.

2- Donkey Kong Country, Aquatic Ambiance.

1- Chrono Cross, Life.

My Top Five Scariest Songs.

5- The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Light and Darkness (Zant)

4- Earthbound, Giygas Theme.

3- Quake, Castle Of The Damned.

2- Super Castlevania IV, Dracula Battle.

1- Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Abandoned Pit.

My Top Five Tranquil Songs.

5- Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Wings of Kynareth.

4- Ico, Heal.

3- We Love Katamari, Blue Orb.

2- Final Fantasy XII, Eruyt Village.

1- Dragon Quest VIII, Heavenly Flight.

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