Speaking of boring, my preliminary list for the VGM song contest nominations, it has no balls, none at all. All I want to nominate are the leftovers that haven't made the cut in years past, or songs I didn't have room for, or songs from games I've nominated in past years but barely chose one representation over the other and to top it off just about the entire thing is orchestrated.
I am without a doubt going to nominated Seere's Happiness, Sky
from Drag-on Dragoon which I had in my list forever last year but I pulled it at the last minute for a Children of Mana track that went reasonably deep but was criticized all to hell. This one would have the opposite effect I believe, go out early but get some praise from certain people. Regardless, it's been a personal favorite of mine for awhile and it's at least seeing the light of day this time around.
A song I knew I'd be nominating first time I heard it in game is Super Paper Mario's Staff Credits
. Pretty repetitive but a highly fun song.
I think for the past two years I've been trying to get Endless Mine
from Sonic 3 in there. I completely blanked on it during the chiptune contest (particularly stupid as my list in that was entirely Sega, too). I don't want to cheat this one out of a spot again. Though I doubt it's going anywhere.
I can't go a year without nominating something from a PSO game. I definitely want to take a crack at nominating something from Phantasy Star Universe again and there is this piece I really love but I know it doesn't have broad appeal. The track is RELICS - Sleep -
. I also wouldn't mind nominating the very lovely Ohtoku City - Neudaiz -
which would surely be more of a success, even if I don't prefer it to the former. Decisions, decisions.
I'm still sort of mad over how FFXII has received mostly lousy representation in the contest thus far and am debating between A Land of Memories
or The Skycity of Bhujerba
to put somewhere in my list.
I'll probably put Gusty Garden Galaxy
from SMG low in there. I anticipate that one being high on someone else's list for some reason.
I want to nominate The Meditation of Many Years
again from Valkyrie Profile 2, but I know it won't get in without a high slot, and I'm afraid I just have too many others I'd place above it (and no one's going to boost it). Same story with Under the All-Powerful Divine Protection
, which is sublime.
Links to all the songs mentioned here if you're curious.
Drag-On Dragoon - Seere's Happiness, Sky
Final Fantasy XII - A Land of Memories
Final Fantasy XII - The Skycity of Bhujerba
Phantasy Star Universe - Ohtoku City - Neudaiz -
Phantasy Star Universe - RELICS - Sleep -
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 - Endless Mine
Super Mario Galaxy - Gusty Garden Galaxy
(hopefully find a higher quality version should it make it into the contest)
Super Paper Mario - Staff Credits
Valkyrie Profile 2 - The Meditation of Many Years
Valkyrie Profile 2 - Under the All-Powerful Divine Protection