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I don't want to sell Saturn short as it had many great RPGs as well but PS1 had some of the best ever made and many of them have OSTs that in my mind still stand amongst the best tracks in gaming. RPGs of this era often have an overworld. Since you spend so much time there they had to make something pleasing to listen to all that time. So post your faves. These are my top 3 in order.

Maybe the graphics in some of the games from the era have aged poorly but I'll be damned if the 16 and 32-bit era were not the best ever for this genre.



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I read the title of the topic and I immediately thought of FFIX's, but it seems you already added it. Nice. Also, FFIX's Hilda Garde is my favourite airship theme too, altho that's not what this topic is about.



Edellus said:
I read the title of the topic and I immediately thought of FFIX's, but it seems you already added it. Nice. Also, FFIX's Hilda Garde is my favourite airship theme too, altho that's not what this topic is about.

For whatever reason I always got a Never Ending Story vibe from that song. Love it.



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Might be my bias due to it being my favorite PS1 RPG, but Chrono Cross had some amazing tracks :  



Blue Fields from FF VIII

https://youtu.be/RNdGoENQNQ4



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https://youtu.be/u-5A5kvdAVc?t=126

Star Ocean second story,

It is the same composer of the dark souls franchise...








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Always loved FFVII's overworld. So grandiose. Xenogear's Emotion is also quite nice and uplifting. But if I had a favorite it'd had to be Chrono Cross, On the Beach of Dreams.



Final fantasy 7. Thats it lights out nothing comes close.



 

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AllfatherStarr said:

Might be my bias due to it being my favorite PS1 RPG, but Chrono Cross had some amazing tracks :  

Damn, you stole my entry!

This overworld theme is great, and really fits the theme of being in an unknown reality where everything you have ever known is different.  One of the best overworld themes there are in my opinion.



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