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My Top 10 JRPG Battle Themes!

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Because of the overwhelming need to grind in most games within the JRPG genre, there are 2 pieces of music every player is subjected to, more than any other: the over-world sequence and of course the BATTLE THEME!


I don't know much about music myself, therefor I can't offer you an in-depth look into the creation and meaning of each track. All I can offer is my humble opinion on what I consider to be some of the greatest battle themes to ever be composed. That said, the list below , while it is numbered, are in no particular order EXPECT for #1 which I consider to be the greatest battle theme of all time, but by now you should have guess what that is.

EDIT: First of all, love all the songs everyone has been posting. Some of these games I've never played but if I had they may have made my list. Others are from games that are mentioned in my list and while they are fantastic songs, arguably better than the ones I've posted, the main reason they aren't on the list is because I tried to stick as close to the basic battle themes as I could (one winged angel being the one exception :p ) because the basic theme is the song you tend to hear the most as a player, and I just wanted to recognize the ones I feel don't make you want to break something after hearing it for the 50 Billionth time.


Now lets see how about we start with...


Title: Stage of Death
Game: Xenogears
Composed by: Yasunori Mitsuda


Title: Normal Battle
Game: FF-X
Composed by: Nobuo Uematsu


Title: When The Heart Ignites
Game: Wild Arms 5
Composed by: Noriyasu Agematsu


Title: Battle Theme
Game: FF-VII
Composed by: Nobuo Uematsu


Title: Confidence in the Domination
Game: Valkyrie Profile
Composed by: Motoi Sakuraba



(Last FF song I swear!)

Title: One Winged Angel
Game: FF-VII
Composed by: Nobuo Uematsu


Title: Battle Theme
Game: Chrono Trigger
Composed by: Yasunori Mitsuda


Title: Cutting Edge of Notion
Game: Star Ocean 3
Composed by: Motoi Sakuraba


Title: Fierce Battle
Game: Ni No Kuni
Composed by: Joe Hiraishi

Now pretend for a second that you can't actually see past this sentence, because without further ado I present to you the battle theme I consider the greatest battle theme of all time from one of the greatest JRPG's of all time!



Title: Fight!
Game: Grandia 2
Composed by: Noriyuki Iwadare

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