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Topic: The NintendoLife VGM Tournament: Best Credits Theme (First Round)

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Maelstrom

2,761. Posted:

1) Twilight Princess: Dark Lord Ganondorf - wonderful song, has the "epicly evil" feel. Zreo did an incredible job redoing this one.
2) Haven't played either game and both sound great, so I'll abstain
3)Dust - Let's end this. Simply awesome. And I really didn't like the jet set radio one.
4)Final Fantasy IV - Zeromus - Has a great change from piano to ...whatever that is. Final Fantasy Boss battles usually are long multi-faceted songs.

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2,762. Posted:

1, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Dark Lord Ganondorf
2. Okami - Rising Sun
3. Dust: An Elysian Tale - Let's End This
4. Donkey Kong Country - Gang-Plank Galleon

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UGXwolf

2,763. Posted:

brewsky wrote:

@UGXWolf You've apparently never played Okami, and that's fine. I'm not expecting you to, and I'm pretty sure I haven't even played half of the games here. It's just that people who played Okami have an understanding of the context of the music. I knew going into this by nominating Okami that it's going to be tough for the music to compete if people are unaware of the context.

The music plays in the final phase of the fight, and it can quite difficult only because I'm trying to fight back tears. (Don't make fun of me, you cried too!)

Actually, I have played Okami, though I never finished it due to the second half of the game getting really tedious. In context, it's still an aural treat and I do really love the song, but it still just doesn't say "final boss" to me, and IMO, the best final boss theme shouldn't need context to stand tall. But that's just my opinion.

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2,764. Posted:

1) The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess - Dark Lord Ganondorf
2) Final Fantasy VII – XXXXXXTRRRREEEEMMMMEE!!!!!
3) Dust: An Elysian Tale - Let's End This
4) Donkey Kong Country - Gang-Plank Galleon

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UGXwolf

2,765. Posted:

As with last time, I got bored and tallied up the scores. Currently, we're at:

9-4 (In favor of Twilight Princess)
10-2 (In favor of Okami)
8-5 (In favor of Dust)
8-5 (In favor of Final Fantasy IV)

I'm honestly surprised that Dust has managed to pull a come-from-behind on this one. The first four votes were all against it, but this isn't necessarily over, yet. All the rest were pretty heavy blow-outs, though. Fair enough. I thought all of these were pretty good songs, even if FFIV didn't make awesome use of the SNES sound chip. It's probably been redone and sounded awesome.

EDIT: I'm even counting votes below this post. :p

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Geonjaha

2,766. Posted:

1) Guitar Hero III - The Devil Went Down to Georgia (The Zelda one was a bit generic to be honest. It wasn't bad I just appreciate the uniqueness of this entry more).
2) Okami - Rising Sun (Disregarding the constantly changing tune on the other entry, this one was more enjoyable to listen to)
3) Dust: An Elysian Tale - Let's End This (Epic track, and good to see an indie PC game of all things doing well [even if this is the first round])
4) Final Fantasy IV - Zeromus (Because it better fits the theme in my eyes)

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Red_XIII

2,767. Posted:

1) Guitar Hero 3: The Devil Went Down to Georgia.
2) Okami-Rising Sun
3: Dust: An Elysian Tail- Lets End This
4) Donkey Kong Country: Gang Plank Galleon

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CapnPancakes

2,768. Posted:

Twilight Princess wins 9-4
Okami wins 10-2
Dust: An Elysian Tale wins 8-5
Final Fantasy IV wins 8-5

Here is a link to the current bracket
Here is a link to the Best Mario Kart Theme Tournament

1) Bravely Default - Serpent Eating the Ground vs. Kirby's Return to Dreamland - Vs. Magolor

2) Donkey Kong 64 - King K. Rool Duel vs. Kingdom Hearts - Guardando nel Buio

3) Shadow of the Colossus - Demise of the Ritual vs. Professor Layton and the Last Specter - Last Battle

4) Sonic Adventure 2 - Live and Learn vs. Devil May Cry 3 - Final Boss

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Maelstrom

2,769. Posted:

1) BD: Serpent Eating the Ground: As good as Maglor is, this one is easy. The Bravely Default one not only has a good boss theme, it also remixes most of the songs in the game and gives such an incredible feeling at the end of the game.

2) Kingdom Hearts: Guardando nel buio I just think it sounds more epic and don't really like the other

3) Shadow if the Colossus- Demise of the Ritual: I Appreciate the subtlety of this song and how it is menacing without overstating it.

4)Devil May Cry 3 - Final Boss This song sounds great and I'm not a fan of lyrical boss themes.

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Geonjaha

2,770. Posted:

1) Bravely Default - Serpent Eating the Ground
2) Kingdom Hearts - Guardando nel Buio
3) ~Deciding Later~
4) Devil May Cry 3 - Final Boss

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ClockworkMario

2,771. Posted:

1) Bravely Default - Serpent Eating the Ground – What a great and varied piece.
2) Kingdom Hearts - Guardando nel Buio
3) Professor Layton and the Last Specter - Last Battle – The other one is far too calm and quiet: it doesn't give a feel of a boss battle.
4) Devil May Cry 3 - Final Boss – Ugh, lyrics. By that alone this wins.

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2,772. Posted:

Aw, I had my hopes up that Jet Set Radio would win that last round. :(

1. Bravely Default - Serpent Eating The Ground
2. Kingdom Hearts - Guardando nel Buio
3. Professor Layton and the Last Specter - Last Battle
4. Sonic Adventure 2 - Live and Learn

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2,773. Posted:

1. Kirby's Return to Dreamland - Vs. Magolor
2. Kingdom Hearts - Guardando nel Buio
3. Professor Layton and the Last Specter
4. Sonic Adventure 2 - Live and Learn

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UGXwolf

2,774. Posted:

1) I REFUSE TO VOTE — The reason is that I haven't beaten Bravely Default, yet, and I don't wanna spoil it for myself. The music in that game is so amazing that I really just don't want to hear that song out of context until I've heard it in context. I'm sure you understand.

2) Donkey Kong 64 - King K. Rool Duel — This is such a tough one. Kingdom Hearts has the better instrumentation by a long shot and the feel of the music is so perfect for a final boss. However, even with the limited instrumentation, Grant Kirkhope delivered just as epic of a feel for a final boss fight. The compositions don't help, either. I really couldn't decide on the songs alone, so it came down to Grant Kirkhope vs. Square Enix and I'm sorry, but Kirkhope is my favorite video game composer of all time.

3) Professor Layton and the Last Spectre - Last Battle — You guys are really pushing my decision making skills to the limit, here! This one's another tough choice, but it's a bit different. Last Battle has a very unfitting instrumentation, but a composition that absolutely sparkles while Shadow of the Colossus has the right instrumentation with great composition, but the wrong feel for a final boss. Make no mistake: In context, "Demise of the Ritual" serves its purpose FAR better than "Last Battle" does, but I strongly believe a great boss theme shouldn't require context to be a great final boss theme.

4) Sonic Adventure 2: Battle - Live and Learn — I don't care that it's cheesy. It has such a great vibe to it. Another two really great entries. Man, this tournament is gonna be awesome!

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2,775. Posted:

1) Kirby's Return to Dreamland - Vs. Magolor
2) Kingdom Hearts - Guardando nel Buio
3) Professor Layton and the Last Spectre - Last Battle
4) Sonic Adventure 2 - Live and Learn

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2,776. Posted:

1) Bravely Default - Serpent Eating the Ground
2) Kingdom Hearts - Guardando nel Buio
3) Professor Layton and the Last Specter - Last Battle
4) Sonic Adventure 2 - Live and Learn

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UGXwolf

2,777. Posted:

THE CURRENT TALLY STANDS:

1) 5-2 (In favor of Bravely Default)
2) 7-1 (in favor of Kingdom Hearts)
3) 6-1 (in favor of Professor Layton and the Last Spectre)
4) 5-4 (in favor of Sonic Adventure 2: Battle)

So far a predictable round. :p I'm only disappointed that the are all so one-sided. A lot of these are actually really close for me and I'm not sure some of these songs deserve to lose by such a margin, but you can't stop the vote train from rolling, and roll it shall!

It's also worth noting that while finals are running, we're gonna see votes slow down as they have, but let this post serve as a bump for anyone that hasn't seen this topic, yet.

EDIT: Includes Captain Toad's vote.

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DMC3 Final boss

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CapnPancakes

2,779. Posted:

Bravely Default wins 5-2
Kingdom Hearts wins 7-1
Professor Layton wins 6-1
Sonic Adventure 2 wins 5-4

Here is a link to the current bracket

1)Sonic Generations - Time Eater (Modern) vs. Ys 1+2 - Termination

2) Sonic 3 & Knuckles - Final Boss Theme vs. Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Master Hand

3) Chrono Trigger - Last Battle vs. Skies of Arcadia - Final Battle

4) Etrian Odyssey IV - The Legend's Successor vs. Radiant Historia - An Earnest Desire of Grey

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Maelstrom

2,780. Posted:

Not voting yet, but I noticed a mistake in the bracket. You mixed up the Kirby Return to Dreamland ones. VS. Maglor lost to Bravely Default, not C-R-O-W-N-E-D

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