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    Favorite track on this mediocre soundtrack?

    Yeah... the most underlooked teenage-pop infested final fantasy soundtrack? I think so.

    However, there WERE some tracks that stood out to me, that I liked. What are some of your favorite tracks on the *cough* X-2 soundtrack?

    To be honest I think this soundtrack was hated by a lot including myself because it didn't have any of the recurring Final Fantasy themes. So what if Uematsu left, he wasn't around for XII yet they kept the Chocobo theme, the prelude, the fanfares... X-2 didn't have ANY of those, I think ruined it. However, I played X-2 again recently paying close attention to the soundtrack (I've been playing all the games lately again this time going on a "soundtrack crusade") and I found that some tracks are actually pretty high-ranked and comparable to Uematsu's work:


    Eternity Memory of Lightwaves! - Sure there is no prelude, but I actually find this better than the recurring prelude. Same with the band performance version on it.

    Guadosalaam - Better than X's Guadosalam, that's for sure. I still can't figure out how X's Guadosalam made the piano collection.

    Under Bevelle - This is high up there as well, and definitely could pass for one of the "Hurry" tracks from previous games, as it is defintely comparable to them. (not to be confused with "Bevelle's Secret", which is the slow temple-ish music. This is the fast chase music played during the Paragon fight and for some reason in the Cactuar Nation in Ch 5 when Angra Mainyuu attacks.)

    Gullwings March - I couldn't care less for the other two Gullwing themes, but I loved this one.

    Mi'hen Highroad - It's repetitive-ish, but it's catchy. Sometimes I forget it's even from X-2.

    Summoned Beast - GREAT boss music. Best battle theme in a while.

    "Infiltration" and "Labyrinth" - Two different tracks, but very similar like the first 40 seconds of them are identical up to a certain point. Either way, perfect Cave music.

    Leblanc has Everything - Catchiness.


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    ZOMG IT DOESN'T RECYCLE OLD MUSIC SO IT MUST BE CRAP

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    Way to completely ignore the second half of my post.

    I hope you're not taking me for one of those idiots that despises the game because of "nostalgia fanboyishness" like most people who hate X-2, because X-2 is actually one of my favorite games.


    EDIT: And also, it's not really about not recycling old tracks, it's the fact that most of the tracks here sound like teenage pop. I mean, do you actually LIKE "Real Emotion"? No problem if you do, but while I see many reasons to defend this game (much like you do), "Real Emotion" is not one of them.

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    I liked some of the music, but much of it was too repetitive and mindlessly upbeat. Plus the whole mood of the game was a bit too light-hearted for my tastes (though I'm hardly a brooding emo kid either).

    As for the tunes that I did like, though I'm not aware of all their names I'll try to give a brief description.

    1) The main menu theme; this is self explanatory.

    2) Bevelle Theme (as in the theme which normally plays in the city itself) and also 'Bevelle's Secret', though the latter sounds extremely clunky in MIDI form.

    3) The music that plays at Clasko's Chocobo ranch.

    4) The piano theme that plays while you fight Bahamut at the end of Chapter 3 (?).

    5) Zanarkand Ruins theme.

    To be honest I'm going to have to play this again now next time I go back home, as it's been a long while since I've done so and there are very possibly some notable tracks I'm missing from this little list.

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    4) The piano theme that plays while you fight Bahamut at the end of Chapter 3 (?).
    Heh, you realize that's the exact same theme played most of the times when Yuna is reminiscing ("Yuna's Ballad")? and it's Chapter 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prak View Post
    ZOMG IT DOESN'T RECYCLE OLD MUSIC SO IT MUST BE CRAP
    X2

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    • Eternity Memory of Lightwaves
    • Yuna’s Theme
    • Sir Rupuran Has Everything!
    • Besaid
    • Rikku’s Theme
    • Under Bevelle
    • Yuna’s Ballad
    • Nightmare of a Cave
    • Vegnagun Starting
    • Epilogue (Reunion)

    I don't know why the FFX-2 soundtrack has such a bad reputation. All the above tracks are great and most of the ones I haven't listed were at least pretty good. I think the only really low-quality track is 1000 Words and even that has some decent piano arrangements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zak6009 View Post
    Heh, you realize that's the exact same theme played most of the times when Yuna is reminiscing ("Yuna's Ballad")? and it's Chapter 2.
    As I said, it's been a long time since I've played X-2.

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    the first battle theme? i think its called YRP1 or sumthing. that one was ok, i guess...

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    I actually don't really think it's that bad of a soundtrack. I haven't played the game in a while so I don't recall most of the tracks, but what I do remember is that a few of them were pretty catchy.
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    1000 Words was okay, but I really really liked the menu song; one played on the piano.

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    Eternity Memory of Lightwaves
    rikku's theme
    paine's theme
    1000 words piano arrangement that plays in the farplane
    shuyin's theme
    anything goes for leblanc
    guadoslam
    lol real emotion (stays in my head)
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    1000 Orchestral. It`s just romantic and soulful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FainaruFantaji View Post
    1000 Orchestral. It`s just romantic and soulful.
    Like freeform Jazz?

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    Eternity ~Memory of Lightwaves~. This is basically the only track I actually enjoyed (As in, it actually gave a lasting impression).

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    Quote Originally Posted by IDX Rider View Post
    1000 Words was okay, but I really really liked the menu song; one played on the piano.
    Yeah that one was good. Favorite of all has to be Hadashi no kiseki (full version, not the orchestral version from the game)! Took me hours to get that damn song but it was worth it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prakatron View Post
    ZOMG IT DOESN'T RECYCLE OLD MUSIC SO IT MUST BE CRAP
    I agree, the BEST part was before you put the disk into your PS2. That bit cycled!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lurker View Post
    Yeah that one was good. Favorite of all has to be Hadashi no kiseki (full version, not the orchestral version from the game)! Took me hours to get that damn song but it was worth it!
    oh yeah that one is good It was one of the reasons I became a fan of marika matsumoto (the vocal version)

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    KUON / The Troupe Performs and Yuna's Ballad are possibly my two favorites.

    1000 words piano arrangement that plays in the farplane
    This is called "A Wish That Spans the Ages" -- I like it too. Also, "Hametsu," one of the ending battle themes.


    Actually, I rather like a lot of this game's soundtrack. Sure, it was marred by some mediocre / lame tracks that really shouldn't have been in it at all, but there were a lot of good ones too.


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    I completely agree sure we could have done without the annoyance that was mushroom rock road but nothing is perfect. yuna's song morning glow is really good too. It's strange that if I ever had anything in common personality wise with a game/anime character it's with her yet she is not my favorite well anyway I also liked the djose temple music. I think it might be gippal's theme? Well it fits well with him either way. I personally think the soundtrack was a strong point of this game. By the way anyone else think lenne should have had a character album.(All kumi koda of course)

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    I agree, it's a largely mediocre album, but it had it's moments in the delightfully depressing sounds of Yuna's Ballad and KUON/Eternity or whatever the opening them was called.

    Note: "Depressing" is a compliment.

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    The album sounded like Barbie Magic Hair Styler music to me. The only three good songs that really stood out for me were "Eternity ~Memory of Lightwaves~", "Thunder Plains," and "Zanarkand Ruins." I really wish "Wind Crest ~The Three Trials~" was on there, but I don't have the international version.

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    well we all know it's not the best FF game so the soundtrack tends to reflect that.

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    I'm gonna be really tacky and say 1000 Words.

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