Video Game Song of the Day – 12/01/03

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  • #1937


    Welcome to the debut of the Video Game Song of the Day! I’d hate to start this whole thing of with something boring, so let’s try something awesome instead…

    Chrono Cross – Scars Left By Time

    Game: Chrono Cross
    Developer: Squaresoft
    Publisher: Square EA
    Platform: Playstation
    Year: 1999
    Composer: Yasunori Mitsuda

    The opening theme of Chrono Cross, and a great way to start off one of the Playstation’s finest RPG’s. Chrono Cross is a pretty good game as far as quotes go too, so I’ve included a few of them underneath. The first quote is the one that appears on the screen as Scars Left by Time plays. Enjoy them for now, and expect something a little different tomorrow.

    Perhaps it is impossible to grasp that answer now,
    From deep within the flow of time…

    But, for a certainty, back then,
    We loved so many, yet hated so much,
    We hurt others and were hurt ourselves…

    Yet even then we ran like the wind
    Whilst our laughter echoed,
    Under cerulean skies…

    Opening Theme, Chrono Cross

    Insanity leads to chaos
    Then to solitude
    The fruitless effort of adding
    Meaning to what is meaningless
    A lone, crimson tear
    Falls to the sea…
    The echo of the remaining star
    Cries out in the infinite vacuum
    The least I can do
    Is send my distant prayers
    Over the wind of time,
    Setting sale on dreams…

    Arni Villager, Chrono Cross

    Wilt thou change this world… Or wilt thou change thyself? Wilt thou live
    on with thy mother planet… Or wilt thou turn thy back on the planet and
    tread another path?

    Water Dragon, Chrono Cross

    Fate has no forgiveness for those who dare stand against it.

    Game Over, Chrono Cross

    There’s nothing in the world as ruthless or impartial as death.

    Miguel, Chrono Cross

    In order to survive, all living things in this world fight desperately and
    devour those they defeat… Must one kill other living things in order to
    survive? Must one destroy another world in order to allow one’s own world
    to continue? The wounded in turn wound and torment those weaker than they
    themselves are… There are only the killers and the killed… The sinners
    who are judged, and the victims that do the judging. What meaning is there
    to such a world?

    Time Devourer (Dragon Gods), Chrono Cross

  • #7567


    God, Chrono Cross was EXCELLENT… I hated beating it, cause I knew it was over. I’m forcing squier to play this soon.

    Congrats on 1000th by the way…

  • #7570


    It’s a great game that not everyone has played, so I decided to start off with it. It’s an awesome song too, one of the few that really stands out. All the music is good, but most of it can’t be enjoyed unless it’s being played in the game, during the scene or town that it was meant for.

  • #7572


    Video game music often requires stellar musicianship, and so you can’t just write it video game music off as “childish.” This proves it. The percussion and strings are amazing.

  • #7575


    You can really see the talent of these composers of video game music of the last 5 years. The sound quality is so much better, and alot more effort has been put into the music then simply a person playing a keyboard. Most of these composers also conduct the music that’s being played. These people have real talent, and not only this, but they have to conform in order to fit the mood of a particular setting or theme. The best music I actually will feature will probably be opening and ending themes, since the composers seem to have the most freedom in these songs. Also, another thing you may notice, most of the music will probably be from RPG’s. In particular, these games feature the richest sound because of their epic nature.

  • #7591


    Zanarkand themes 0//||5 j00

  • #7607


    I was actually going to pick that today…but now since you’ve ruined the surprise, I’m going to have to change it.

  • #7616



    Without Taking The Jewel is also a beautiful Chrono song :D

  • #7624


    I might get around to doing that one. I also like Garden of the Gods, Arni Village, and Magical Dreamers holds a special place in my heart as being the most bitchin’ song ever to grace a video game concert.

    Also, the Arni Village song keeps making me think I’ve heard it in another game before. I keep thinking Final Fantasy X.

  • #7629


    chrono cross hmmmmm……………

    ::As i pop the cd gary just burned for me to play in my psx::

  • #7631


    Nikki is such a rockstar

  • #7651


    Nikki was never in my party :(

  • #7661




    DO IT…………..

  • #7663


    only if you play 8…

  • #7664


    I never got Mel or Guile, but not getting Nikki…

    You deprived yourself of getting one of the best scenes in the game.

  • #7666


    Mel… i forget, but I definately had Guile.

  • #7667


    I could never get her to join my party, that spoiled brat.

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