Posted on November 24, 2016
You know what triggers me?
Catchy ‘exotic’ music. Tribal even if you will.
Listening to some live Irish tunes – and watching the accompanying performance known as riverdance – thrusts me right back to the quirky-themed towns and villages in the fantastical worlds of RPGs.
Have you experienced the same joy of entering and re-entering these locales, just to hear your then-favorite tune kick in, up until the moment your brain can’t take it anymore and you want to catapult the game straight into the sun?
I love it.
Themes that spring to mind – and I’m sure some of these will trigger something for you as well, regardless of previous game or music experience – are…
… the desert town of Kakkara, from Secret of Mana (aka Seiken Densetsu 2), on the Super Nintendo.
… the sacred grounds of Cosmo Canyon, from Final Fantasy VII , on the PlayStation 1.
… the harbor town of Queens, from Dark Cloud, on the PlayStation 2.
What are your favorites then?