Tuesday, February 14, 2012

VGM Of The Day #6: Final Fantasy IV: Theme Of Love

The SNES version which is the original

The DS version of the song

In the celebration of Valentines Day, I thought it would be nice to share the fantastic love theme from Final Fantasy IV. Final Fantasy IV was a groundbreaking game for the time because it was the first JRPG to have a story with this much depth. Add that with the fleshed out characters, plot twists, emotional moments and music to match every situation.

The Theme Of love is a song dedicated to the romance between Cecil and Rosa. They go through quite a lot in the course of the game like Cecil having to find a sand pearl to cure Rosa of a nasty desert fever, her being captured by Golbez and later being rescued, Kain being brainwashed by Golbez Multiple times and of course saving the planet from a evil being on the moon. Their relationship was kinda hard to portray from text and 16 bit sprites, so, this song had to do a lot of the work and it did without even breaking a sweat. This piece is so amazing with the combination of harp and violin and the melancholy feel; it's no wonder how it got it's name. This song has such an impact that apparently it has been known to be taught to children in japan for music class. Granted Japan has gaming more submerged in it's culture, but that is still pretty cool.

Anyway, whether you are with someone today or are forever alone, Happy Valentines Day.

Note: the songs were not uploaded by me but were done by Supradarky and Peyserconly.

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