Awesome Music: Tales Series
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Tales of Phantasia
Tales of Destiny
- Leon's battle theme and the final boss theme. Both of the songs received awesome remixes in the enhanced remake.
- Bare Its Fangs, the battle theme, and its remix.
- Unfinished World, the first overworld music, gives the vibe of adventure while the second overworld music Utopia is ominous; fitting for that part of the game.
- The themes you hear in the Aeropolis (Aerial City, Concrete, Hidden Sorrow, Scholar, Botanical Garden, Attack! and Dead or Alive) are fitting for their respective areas.
- The main theme of the game.
- Common Destiny.
- And yet another great theme: Decent Into Vice is underrated. Same goes with Betrayal and Perfidious Act.
- The game's' Final Battle theme, Rebel Against Destiny, is one of the best final boss themes in the series.
- While it never appeared in a game, this remix of "Lion - Irony of Fate" from the pre-order bonus DVD for the remake of Destiny is pretty damn epic.
Tales of Eternia
- Mintche. So calm and scerene...
- Celestia Battle and Midboss 2.
- While less awesome than the above two, Midboss 1 and Inferia Battle are still rather nice. But there's also the very awesome Ability Test, notably used in the cameo battle, and Eternal Mind, which also played during the cameo battle of Abyss.
- The main theme of the game: flying by GARNET CROW.
- Ras' Theme. A Badass theme for a badass character.
- Rem's Theme, a mysterious theme fitting for your first battle against a Governing Craymel. There's also Crisis which doubles as the song for OSHI-moments and Shadow's Theme.
- Since we're mentioning Oh, Crap moments, let's go ahead and add Hurry! which basically plays whenever Crisis isn't playing.
- Encounter basically just says, "Hey this guy is important, prepare for a boss battle."
- Regulus Dojo, and its evil remix in Heroic Shadow.
- The Battle Arrange version of Inferia Battle takes the awesome in a whole different direction...
Tales Of Destiny 2
- Tales of Destiny 2's first battle theme, aptly named Theme of Battle, another great piece by Motoi Sakuraba. Then... there's also Barbatos' Leitmotif Coup de Grace, as another proof that he's just that damn awesome for a villain.
- The Tales of Versus version cranks it way up. The Narikiri Dungeon 3 version is also really catchy.
- Dona Nobis Pacem, the last standard battle theme of the game, definitely deserves a mention here.
- The boss theme Zealot is very good.
Tales of Symphonia
- When Mithos saves everyone from Rodyle's ranch.
- The music that plays when Botta sacrifices themself to allow the players to escape.
- The Decision version of "The Last Battle". And the arranged version.
- The final boss song Final Destination is epic, especially given the main villain's backstory.
- There is also It Can Waver and Fight, a remix of the villain's theme, which plays on the penultimate battle with him and is just as epic.
- The songs played at the end of the game, namely Harmony, Revival, and of course Ending Staff Roll.
- Beat the Angel, which is just perfect for epic battles against angelic beings.
- Dry Trail. It gives you the feeling that you are on a epic journey with friends.
- The Sylvarant Dungeon Theme is decent, but is turned on its head when you hear the remixed version from Tethe'alla.
- It is only played twice in the entire game and is never heard from again, but you have to love Moonlight.
- Keep Your Guard Up, which may or may not be the first boss music in the game. High-energy rock in complex meter: something for everyone!
- The End of a Thought, and its arranged version.
- Symphonia had an amazing Leitmotif for pretty much every major character. Presea and Sheena in particular had awesome themes. Presea's theme also has a reprise, which plays as Ozette burns down. Zelos' theme is also great, but only if you're into that sort of thing.
- "Fatalize" incorporates bits of Sheena's leitmotif as well - it plays when you're fighting her as an enemy.
- Kratos's theme is really catchy. There's also the alternate version of Zelos's' theme.
- Like A Glint of Light, the Tethe'alla battle theme.
- Starry Heavens (Heroic Mix) from the Japanese release of Tales of Symphonia. Not present in the American release
- The Law of the Battle always works for those pesky Grand Cardinals, but Yggdrasil's It Can Waver and Fight is the right amount of overbearing for such a foe - you can't let him off easy.
- Shining Dew. This song requires no words.
- Ymir Forest. Simultaneously conveys "magical place of wonder" and "prelude to an epic fight" in the same track.
- The serious version of Raine's Theme doesn't get nearly enough love.
- Full Force.
- Fighting of the Spirit.
Tales of Rebirth
Tales of Legendia
- Tales of Legendia, despite being the red-headed stepchild of the series, had some pretty damn fine tracks in its own right. Such tracks include the hauntingly beautiful Legendary Sourceror, the super awesome military theme March, The Birds Chirp I Sing,To Deliver the Feelings, Walter's theme, the theme for important boss fights, the theme of the final dungeon, and the theme of the last boss, which qualifies as an infinity plus one remix.
- Seeking Victory was already an awesome song. But the version in VS cracks it way Up to Eleven.
- The main theme song of the game, TAO by Do As Infinity is pretty freaking sweet.
- Battle Artist, the normal battle theme, is really good and catchy.
- Vaclav is a pretty generic villain, but he has an awesome battle theme. Why the hell was this not included on the soundtrack?!
- Short Circuit is one of the best tracks in the game.
Tales of the Abyss
- Meaning of Birth, which is an orchestral remix of their already awesome opening theme Karma.
- Finish the Promise, an epic final boss theme that actually works in the Grand Fonic Hymn (a tune you'll hear frequently in battles if you use Tear, and an important storyline thing as well), making it all kinds of awesome.
- The Edge of a Decision, the second normal battle theme of the game, which has a pretty dang awesome remix/arrangement.
- Awkward Justice, the boss music used when fighting the Six God-Generals.
- At the time of Farewell.
- And then even some more ambient non-battle themes, like Mt. Roneal.
- Sheaf of Soul, which also has a piano version here.
- Happiness in my Hand, which has TWO other versions, one an arrangement with a bit more background to it, and the other a piano version.
- The Look of That Day, the credits music. You must feel something when you watch it. If there is no pulling at the heartstrings; if the pictures don't get to you, and if the piano doesn't get to you, and if the events that happened don't get to you, there is something wrong with you. Or maybe you're just Jade. (Who still felt something after all was said and done.)
- Crimson Pride!
- Fangs Which Want Blood, bitches! Work them shreds!
- Everlasting Fight, the cameo battle theme. "Bare its Fangs", "Inferia Battle", "Dona Nobis Pacem", and "Take Up the Cross". Four of the best battle themes mentioned on this page. Combined into one. And remixed for maximum awesome.
- The Arrow Was Shot. It's only the first battle theme of the game. Heck, there's even an 8-bit version in VS.
- Oracle - Coercion which plays the first time you fight Asch.
- Although it's played fairly often, the track Wish and Sadness is very beautiful and also very fitting in the scenes it plays in.
- As for the obligatory Theme Song, we get Karma by BUMP OF CHICKEN.
- Time For Farewell is a song fitting for the major Boss Battle it plays in.
Tales of Innocence
Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World
Tales of Vesperia
- For the obligatory Duel Boss battle, we have "Fury Sparks."
- Then there's the final boss theme, "When Determination Strikes,", which is remixed a couple of times for each of the final boss's new forms.
- On the non-battle side, there's "Chance for a Big Reversal," which plays during many a Moment Of Awesome.
- The game's obligatory Anime Theme Song, Kane wo Narashite for Japan and "Ring a Bell" for everyone else, both by BONNIE PINK.
- Some dedicated fans have made some awesome arrangements: "Fury Sparks Arranged", A Formidable Foe Stands in The Way Arrangement, and Ring a Bell Battle Theme.
- The PS3 adds various awesome new boss battles such as Lost Memories, the Wandering Skeleton Theme, the Sword Dancer Theme, and the Spiral Draco Theme.
- Encounter With The Unknown, which plays when fighting any of the cameo bosses.
- Tenacity similar to Indomitable Fighting Spirit is a good battle theme that really gets the feeling you're really about to whip some ass.
- A Vow of Unity and The Villain's Conspiracy and the Mechanical Tower deserve a mention.
Tales of Graces
- The amazing Windol-region battle theme, (Sword) Drawing! Grind!, and the adorably-awesome kid's version, Grasp it with All Your Might, which is played during the prologue.
- Mamoritai ~White Wishes~ gets a special mention for not only being beautiful, but for being one of the few Tales games where the lyrics really suit the theme of the game, and not just pure promotion's sake. It gets a depressing remix titled, Unspoken Feelings, which plays at some of the most touching moments of the game.
- Sophie's Leitmotif titled, erm, Sophie, captures the protagonist's mysterious yet innocent atmosphere perfectly.
- Refreshing Atmosphere is pretty much the Graces version of Vesperia's "Serenade of the Morning Star", in terms of beauty and tranquility.
- Mad Dance The theme that plays when you fight Emeraude.
- Defender Of Life is the beautiful and mysterious theme of Arcadia Forest.
- Risk Everything is a solid,blood-pumping theme that plays for the battles in the final dungeon of the Future Arc.
- The Final Boss theme, Life's Cry, is not only kick-ass, but really haunting, which the haunting holy music in the background.
- Royal Capital ~Majestic Grandeur~ is pretty awesome for a town theme. That opening fanfare, man...
Tales of Xillia/Tales of Xillia 2
- The final boss theme, Battle for a Future to Believe In, is just pure orchestral awesomeness.
- Believe in Me deserves special mention here. It's put to good use in the Hammerzamm boss fight when Milla regains her ability to walk after being stuck in a wheelchair and joins the battle.
- Jude's threebattlethemes makes excellent of a rock guitar, while Milla's three battle themes uses the violin in a way that rivals "Blinded by Light" from Final Fantasy XIII.
- The battle theme against Gaius and Muzet (when by themselves), Indomitable Will.
- After a somewhat disappointing absence in the first Xillia, the cameo fights return in Tales of Xillia 2, and the music that plays in the background, Feast with Those Who Transcend Dimensions, combines "Common Destiny" and "Unfinished World" from Tales of Destiny with the second overworld theme and "Decisive Battle" from Tales of Phantasia to create a battle theme fit for duking it out with the main hero and heroine from the respective games.
- The final boss theme, Following One's Own Purpose, definitely gives off a vibe that pushes you to fight at your absolute best. Then, it transitions over to the Theme Music Power-Up, If It's For You ~Song 4 U~, and it's AWESOME.
- Splendid Dance Performance of a Spirit. Everything from that amazing orchestral intro to the fast-paced battle theme is simply fitting for the return of Milla Maxwell.
- Victor's battle theme, Betting on the Last Guide. Just when you thought combining metal with a choir couldn't get any more intense, this song happens. It definitely fits its corresponding battle since you're fighting a future version of Ludger, complete with his own Chromatus form.
- The music for the obligatory Duel Boss, For the Sake of Mutual Proof.
- Impronta -vague3.rm-, a remix of the TALES EXPO 2003 theme by Zts (of DJ Max fame).
- Those wacky OC Remix fellows have also got their hands on the Tales series: Behold, Summoning of Spirits.
- Sakuraba came back for Tales of Hearts, and of course the results rock. A kind GameFAQser has archived the battle themes.
- Tales of the Tempest more than likely isn't a fan favorite Tales Series game, but come on now, it has some awesome music. Try out Sincerity Solemn, Encounter, Confrontation, Difficult Situation, As For Me, National/I Am The State, and it's theme VS.
- Tales of the Heroes: Twin Brave got some awesome theme songs in the form of SHINE and NEW DAYS.
- Tales of Versus gives us the catchy Be your wings as its theme song.
- Tales of the World: Dice Adventure has a kickass theme in Chizu no Arika.