[NOTE: This article has
an absolutely enormous amount of song links. You may want to reserve reading it
for a time when your ears are available.]
Though not a rule, I
generally don’t review current, popular games here on this blog. The reason for
this is the same that I’m confronted with trying to talk about Final Fantasy 6:
Everything I could say has already been said. The music of Final Fantasy and
series composer Nobuo Uematsu
is some of the most publicly beloved in all of video games. For many people,
Final Fantasy 6 is the highlight of his musical career. In spite of my love of
game music and some previous experience as a musician, I’m no music critic. Far
more qualified and knowledgeable people have spoken on these songs. No matter
how I try, this post will never be anything close to definitive. It may not be all that deep or insightful.
But sometimes, as someone
who produces creative or critical content, you just have to accept that. I’m
not writing this post to be the one true post to rule them all. I’m writing it
because I love this music, I want to share this music, and I want to talk about
this music. With any luck, what I lack in technical knowledge can be made up
for in enthusiasm.
So first, let’s follow
up that introduction with a second one.
“Oh, no yeah that’s
cool. I love introductions. Who even needs real content, let’s just have an
article full of those.”