Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by babadook, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. babadook

    babadook Legislative Senator oTO Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
    So, tickets are on sale. Go go go!

    The Stockholm opening event is the 4th of december for the curious.


    Links:
    http://www.ffdistantworlds.com/main.php
    http://blog.wired.com/games/2007/10/worldwide-final.html
     
  2. Kyuu

    Kyuu Insert Awesome Title Here

    Jul 19, 2007
    Ah god. I wish I had the time and money to go to Chicago (the only place in the US where that show is going, that I'm aware of). Such a huge fan of Nobuo Uematsu's work... :(
     
  3. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Sandman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    I would go but Im going to California for NTC training.
     
  4. fallout ranger

    fallout ranger Vault Dweller

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    Sep 18, 2004
  5. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Sandman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    What's Barstow?
     
  6. fallout ranger

    fallout ranger Vault Dweller

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    Sep 18, 2004
    Twentynine Palms then?
     
  7. DoughboyJones

    DoughboyJones It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Apr 24, 2006
  8. babadook

    babadook Legislative Senator oTO Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
    oh boy oh boy oh boy! It's like what, 15 hours til' the concert?! Can't wait!

    weehoo. Lets sleep some shall we?
     
  9. Carib FMJ

    Carib FMJ Nuka-Cola Chaser

    Nov 8, 2003
    Man, I'd love to go... Alas, I am in Kuwait waiting to go to Iraq. Oh, well, another time and another place I suppose.
     
  10. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    Whether you like JRPG's or not everyone can admit that the music in most of them is awesome. FF in particular...every game has multiple tracks great enough to enjoy listening even out of the context of the game. This is even more remarkable considering that alot of the older games were made with only electronic synthesizers and not actual instruments. I often wonder how great they would sound played by an orchestra.

    I've never been to a music concert and I won't go to this one. Not much of a fan of music to pay money for it. I always would rather get a game or book. Yet this does entice me and that's surprising.

    Sincerely,
    The Vault Dweller
     
  11. Thorgrimm

    Thorgrimm A Smooth-Skin

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    Dec 16, 2003
    You can leave me out of that statement, I can't stand the JRPG's or their music. In fact, there is precisely three games ever made that I did not turn their music off it was so irritating to me. Fallout 1 and 2, and the original Command and Conquer Red Alert.

    To me, game music is some of the worst made by mankind, and not worth listening to. :shock:



    Cheers, Thorgrimm
     
  12. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Sandman oTO Staff Member Moderator Orderite

    Apr 1, 2005
    I don't agree with that statement, but thats what makes us unique! Hooray for individuality. I do agree that a majority of game music is garbage though. There are exceptions though in my opinion.
     
  13. xdarkyrex

    xdarkyrex Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 28, 2006
    Some of the worst made in mankind?
    It's atmospheric music, it works perfectly imho.
     
  14. Thorgrimm

    Thorgrimm A Smooth-Skin

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    Dec 16, 2003
    If you mean the type that is intended to irritate and annoy, then I can agree with you. :D But except for those three games I listed, no other game's music has added to the atmosphere of the game to me. :shock:




    Cheers, Þórgrímr
     
  15. xdarkyrex

    xdarkyrex Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 28, 2006
    Haha, what about GTA: Vice City?
    If that is not appropriate game music, I don't know what is.
     
  16. Stag

    Stag Guest

    I think he's referring to original game music?

    GTA music is pretty much all licenced stuff.
     
  17. Thorgrimm

    Thorgrimm A Smooth-Skin

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    Dec 16, 2003
    Stag is correct, I mean original game music and not normal music licensed for a game. :D Sorry about that.

    But hey, this is just my opinion, not meant to be forced on anyone else. :wink:



    Cheers, Thorgrimm
     
  18. xdarkyrex

    xdarkyrex Vault Senior Citizen

    Aug 28, 2006
    But mine is :twisted:
     
  19. Yamu

    Yamu Le Fromage Vieux oTO Moderator Orderite

    Jul 26, 2003
    Not even Starcraft? I know it was repetitive, but I think it was pretty fitting.

    Then again, I've got the annoyance threshhold of the Dalai Llama, so perhaps I'm not qualified to judge.
     
  20. babadook

    babadook Legislative Senator oTO Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
    It was amazing. To me, who have yet to play any of the final fantasy games for more than 10 minutes, it revealed the importance of all those songs. I probably recognized all but for one or two of them which says something about its impact on the world. I bought the cd on the spot during the first break. It just was that good.

    It was also cool to see a shining Nobuo Uematsu enter the stage. He seemed proud and he should be. The pieces performed could easily have told the story on their own but together with footage from the series they brought it to another level. With the choir in traditional black clothing bathing in red light and the orchestra in blue the atmosphere were truly amazing. Yet it is on this point, in my opinion, that the show fell "short". It could have gained so much more with a much more dynamic lights setup. Still I'd like to salute both Roth and Uematsu for a truly outstanding performance. Congratulations! That's all I have to say.