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Final Fantasy VII: Voices of the Lifestream
September 15, 2007 5:53 AM   Subscribe

"Final Fantasy VII: Voices of the Lifestream is an OverClocked ReMix Album featuring free fan arrangements from the soundtrack to Square's legendary Final Fantasy VII for the Sony Playstation."
posted by nthdegx (18 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
That game was so damn good. Also, the first track is pretty enjoyable.
posted by chunking express at 7:06 AM on September 15, 2007


Yeah. This is good.
posted by chunking express at 7:11 AM on September 15, 2007


I never understood why I had to ride a chicken to get a good sword.
posted by four panels at 7:13 AM on September 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


I remember being sad when Aeris died... and then 5 minutes later wondering where the fuck all my materia went.
posted by Mach5 at 7:34 AM on September 15, 2007


I never understood why I had to ride a chicken to get a good sword.

I always had a lot of contempt for those instances where the game makes you play a stupid minigame in order to get the best weapon/attack/whatever. It was only years later, when I was bored in my dorm room, that I pulled out FFVII again and set about maxing everything out, including breeding that damn gold chocobo.

I remember being sad when Aeris died... and then 5 minutes later wondering where the fuck all my materia went.

The worst is when you do the Yuffie subquest, where she steals all of it. At the end, she gives it back to you... in the complete wrong order. I nearly threw the controller at the screen.

The link is neat stuff, though. OC Remix does some awesome work, and I love these albums that they put out. There's a Chrono Trigger one that's quite good, too. If you go to the main website and look at the "Albums" menu at the top, they've covered quite a few games/series.
posted by Kosh at 7:51 AM on September 15, 2007


The worst is when you do the Yuffie subquest, where she steals all of it. At the end, she gives it back to you... in the complete wrong order. I nearly threw the controller at the screen.

Heh, I guess that part of the game was made for people like me. I spent hours rearranging my materia in different combinations to see what the results on combat would be. Of course, I've also played the game from start to finish about four times now, so at this point the total amount of time spent arranging materia might be something like a day.

Thanks for this link, nthdegx. The One-Winged Angel remix lives up to my expectations.
posted by voltairemodern at 8:58 AM on September 15, 2007


Valse Aeris is wonderful.
posted by iconomy at 9:12 AM on September 15, 2007


My favorite mini game was the one where you had to set up different weapons on the side of a mountain to stop the onslaught of rising baddies. I must have reset my game and played it over a dozen times.

Best music from the game had to be the techno boss battle theme and that eerie Temple of the Ancients tune. Fun to see what these fanboys have done with it.

On a side note -- as a young, impressionable 14-year old lad when the game came out, I was absolutely floored by this game. Then Xenogears. And now....I haven't the patience to sit through any video game, much less a RPG.
posted by Mach3avelli at 12:06 PM on September 15, 2007


God, I've finished probably more than several hundred video games in my time, and I never could make myself get in more than about 12 hours into FF VII. Hearing about Aeris (SPOILER: SHE LEAVES THE PARTY TO START A SINGING CAREER) also made me cringe inside.

Lots of people like Final Fantasy, but it marked the beginning of my break from both the Final Fantasy series and JRPGs in general. The artificial plotting, the third-rate fantasy themes, the tremendous number of grinding battles, and the fetishizing of the main villain, these things just drove me away. It didn't help, for FF VII, that one would have to wait around 10 seconds just to start a fight, and sometimes right after one ended another one would start after taking a single step. Man was that infuriating.
posted by JHarris at 12:10 PM on September 15, 2007


Please let them do this with VI.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 12:56 PM on September 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Ooh, I used to listen to OC Remix stuff all the time, forgot all about it. There's remixes for a lot of RPGs, certainly every bit of FF music out there. Just dig around on the site. Here's FFVI.
posted by mek at 1:53 PM on September 15, 2007


Please let them do this with VI.
Jeremy Soule's "Squaresoft Variation."
posted by tickingclock at 3:30 PM on September 15, 2007 [2 favorites]


Very cool. Thanks for the link.

Damn chocobos. I think breeding that fucking gold one took five years off my life. :(
posted by mrgrimm at 3:44 PM on September 15, 2007


Don't forget to check out their other torrents.
posted by jmd82 at 4:04 PM on September 15, 2007


That's awesome. Now I have to dig up my original FFVII soundtrack.
posted by puke & cry at 5:34 PM on September 15, 2007


Jeremy Soule's "Squaresoft Variation."

That was great. Was that synthesized? It sounded like a real orchestra, but that seems unlikely.
posted by gsteff at 5:41 PM on September 15, 2007


I think I'm the only person on earth that had fun/an easy time breeding the gold chocobo.
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:03 PM on September 16, 2007


Goddamn I loved this game. Nice link.
posted by lazaruslong at 8:56 PM on September 16, 2007


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