OCR02252 - *YES* Final Fantasy Legend 2 'Heroes' *RESUB*
Posted 29 December 2010 - 10:15 PM
Game: Final Fantasy Legend 2 (Saga 2 in japan) 
Original song: The Legacy
Composer: Nobuo Uematsu / Kenji Ito
FFL2 is one of the gems of the gameboy and had one of the best
soundtracks on the system. In terms of personal videogame music
nostalgia, this game was one of the earliest I played as a kid. The
recent remake of FFL2 for the DS made me curious as to how the
soundtrack had fared. I was disappointed, but not surprised, to find
that most of the tracks were updated without much creativity
whatsoever. There was only one thing to do of course -- start remixing
the soundtrack myself : )
It should be no surprise to OCR listeners by now that the artists on
OCR are constantly influencing, challenging and learning from each
other. In particular, I'd like to give a shoutout to two classic
tracks that influenced this mix: the peerless big beat of tefnek &
zircon's Waste Water Wipeout  and the lo-fi infectious groove in
Fragments of Gold  by beej.
This mix takes the original and gives it the lo-fi symphony treatment
with some attitude.
Posted 03 January 2011 - 05:03 PM
As I mentioned above, the sounds were kind of surprising, but enjoyable to listen to. Balance is good, and as far as I can tell the drums sound fine compared to the track (which was one of the issues brought up in the previous judgement.
Sounds good, YES
Posted 04 January 2011 - 08:07 PM
This addresses all of the issues I had with the first submission, and I think sees the song through to it's full potential. Very nice work.
Posted 26 February 2011 - 01:53 AM
I wouldn't even know where to start making some of these transitions and effects. They are here aplenty but done well enough that they aren't getting old. The sounds mesh surprisingly well and the both suit the theme.
The vinyl crackle was a little irksome but it's not an omnipresent issue and it's stylistically fitting so it doesn't bother me enough to make an issue of it.
I will however say that you have selected the most boring name in the history of OCR. It's like you've taken sophisticated pinup and named her Bob.
Posted 02 March 2011 - 08:26 PM
I don't remember the last version too well, but the beat is definitely not plodding anymore, as I found the last version to be, according to my vote. Now it's quite groovin'. The arrangement was also gelling pretty well, so whatever you changed worked. Snare could've been fatter, but the snappiness was sweet and did the job. I think I would have liked this more with chopped-up high-quality samples, instead of SNES/PS era samples, but the articulations are good, the effects are ballin', and this is a pass.
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