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Sooooo, no classic prelude or opening theme? FaythOfFenrir 19:40, January 2, 2010 (UTC)
This is definitely one of if not the most beautiful soundtrack in FF history. Hamauzu definitely did a wonderful job; this is up there with FFX's OST for me. BoAKaN 02:03, January 8, 2010 (UTC)
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Disc one -> 49,17
Disc two -> 55,43
Disc three -> 1,03,16
Disc four -> 1,15,11
Disc five -> 23,39
Total (with disc five) -> 4,27,06
Total (w/o disc five) -> 4,03,27
- There's bound to be some difference, so...yeah. Aminosa 01:36, January 29, 2010 (UTC)
- Also, the link/video of Homecoming isn't right. That song is 'Dust to Dust'/'Colorless World' Aminosa 01:42, January 29, 2010 (UTC)
The change of theme song Edit
Since we could translate the lyrics to "Kimi ga Iru Kara" and "Eternal Love" and Square-Enix could not, does this mean that their excuse for putting in "My Hands" is even legit.
There's more to translating something that just translating it. You have to have the lyrics fit back into the song's meter, tempo and rhyme and have them make sense
By the tranlated lyrics, KGIK fits FF13's theme perfectly while My Hands sounds like something for a live-action romantic film. It doesn't go with the game's themes of miracles, dreams, destiny, and the future.
What it is is the American Square Enix executives trying to pander to western gamers. They did not want it to be "To Japanese". Load of crap. This is why the executives should not get involved in game design.
Agreed, making a game with concern for what type of people will buy it is totally stupid.
|In Pursuit (talk), 01:11, March 17, 2010 (UTC)|
|Methinks the vocal range of "Kimi ga Iru Kara" is too narrow to yield to Sugawara's singing capability. She lacks the treble as Lewis. Though I don't think "My Hands" is a good choice, lyric-wise. Lyric of "Kimi ga Iru Kara" is more customized to the story/theme of FF13.|
I think I've heard a reason for Square choosing "My Hands" was because of a certain scene in the game. The only scene I can think of that makes any sense is at the very end, where Fang and Vanille are holding hands while crystallized. But that still doesn't mean that the song will be right for the moment, it doesn't even go with the rest of the game's music.
I spoke with Kitase at the launch in London and apparently it was because Sugawara had trouble singing the translated version, but that's still a pretty poor excuse; they could have just asked someone else to sing it.
|In Pursuit (talk), 01:04, March 18, 2010 (UTC)|
|Just look at how they treated the English version of "1000 Words" back in X-2. The musician had to alter the melody to fit the new lyric. That makes this version an awkward immitation to the original JP version.|
Boss Battle Theme Edit
Their intros are quite similar, but they begin to diverge a lot when the track develops.
If you listen closely, you'll notice similarity to "Saber's Edge" here as well. Link (Probably other DoC tracks are base for XIII.) It seems to be base for other XIII's tracks, too. If it is "base" enough, might as well mention on the page.—Kaimi (999,999 CP/5 TP) 19:32, April 15, 2011 (UTC)
"Blinded By Light" Remake Edit
Recently (May 19, 2011), OCRemix released its first remix of one of the soundtracks from Final Fantasy XIII: song named "Blue Skies" based on "Will to Fight". However, I don't know the lyrics.—
Appearances in XIII-2Edit
Should it be noted which tracks reappear in Final Fantasy XIII-2 and the scenes they play in? FFfangirl 4:19 p.m., January 1, 2012
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