Awesome Music: Etrian Odyssey
Etrian Odyssey 1
Etrian Odyssey 2
Etrian Odyssey 3
Etrian Odyssey 4
- Is that blood thine or the enemy's? Well, given how difficult FOEs are, probably yours...
- Even the basic battle music is all sorts of awesome.
- Those that Slay and Fall's drums are metaphorically intoxicating...
- Then there's the Sea Battle theme, End of the Raging Waves.
- Waterfall Woodlands, the theme of the first stratum.
- The Blue Sea Temple of Ritual from the fourth stratum and Chalky Woods from the fifth.
- Scatter About returns for the third time, no less awesome.
- Between these Azure Skies and Seas is just the kind of music needed when going about in town.
- Hoist the Sword with Pride in the Heart, a great boss theme.
- Great Voyage, the sailing theme.
- Their Own Brand of Justice not only manages to be an awesome Final Battle theme, but it's also a symbolically fitting one, as no matter which of the three final bosses you face, its always someone who genuinely believed they were doing the right thing.
In general, thanks to the live orchestration, it's a little tempting to link the whole thing. Yuzo Koshiro
really blew it out of the park this time.
Etrian Odyssey Untold
- Battlefield - Storm is the normal fight music for the early dungeons. And when that's just the normal fight music...
- The second battle music, Battlefield - Faith is my Pillar is even better, with a great mixture of moods interwoven with incredible composition that makes the piece tireless to listen to.
- The Burning Crimson Sword Dances is easily one of the best boss themes in the series.
- All of the music in the Scarlet Pillars land is great; The Red Stone Forest lets you know you aren't dinking around in kiddie land anymore, Led Astray In The Lost Woods is suitably grim-sounding for places like the poison-filled first cave where you must find the fuel to make the skyship go higher, and The Misty Ravine balances the mystery, wonder and danger of the second dungeon perfectly.
- On that note, of course, Windy Plains is also fantastic as music for the first overworld area; you've got an AIRSHIP! And you're going on ADVENTURES! And then you get punched by a kangaroo.
- So you liked End of the Raging Waves? You did? Well, how about End of the Raging Winds? Warning: your ears are probably not ready for this.
- The Legend's Successor, the theme for The Heavenbringer.
- What better way to introduce players to the Difficulty Spike that is the Hall of Darkness than With Eyes Blazing as the normal battle music?
- The frantic pace of The Fall of The Final Enemy, especially in the opening, perfectly sums up what it feels like to run afoul of a FOE.
In general, the whole game made the music from the original game come alive and it shows.