Let me tell you: video game music has come a long way since the midi days of NES. A long way. Of course, you might have caught that (if you didn’t know already) when I posted a video of YouTube’s ‘ailecec‘ playing “To Zanarkand” from Final Fantasy X. But since I spent a lot of time playing FF IX over the holidays, I wanted to post another example. FF IX has some of my favorite music of any game I’ve played yet; and the intro theme harks back to the medieval setting of most traditional RPGs, while being a delightful little piece of music itself.
This video is a piano version of a theme that recurs throughout the game, played by ‘kylelandry.’