YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY. People, this is a GREAT one. Fans of the Final Fantasy series should stop reading right now and just download. Well, I guess while you're downloading, I'll give you SOME impressions. It's awesome. Starting off with a beautiful ambient wind sound, newcomer Pasq242 brings in snippets of the arpeggios we all know and love . . he builds them . . . finally, the acoustic-sounding drums come in, and you think "Damn" . . . then, after keeping you waiting, anticipating, he brings in the bass. I just love this arrangement - it's a classic in my books. The drum breakdown, the processing, the usage of the original NES-type synth sound. When a ReMix is this long, I need it to be worthwhile, and with this one, I ASSURE you, it is. Bravo.
Light and wispy in the beginning, then it starts to kick my butt a
little throughout the rest of the song.- MechaFone on May 29, 2010
Very nice. I don't know how I've missed this song for so long. It's
a great take on a great theme. I wonder if it really needs to be as
long as it is, but this makes for great ambiance to me.- duskvstweak on April 7, 2010
I really love the different parts that the mix goes through. From
the soft intro to the sharp drums was a really nice contrast. The
soft arpeggios throughout the mix keep the mix grounded. Bam!
Suddenly the drum breakdown brings me back up with a well placed
boot to the head. And then the mix gets a little bit "dirty", and I
really like the juxtaposition (the chugs, or whatever they are -
they get powerful @ 4:01). And then with the ending fade out
everything comes back together and fits really nicely.- Lint on April 2, 2010
I personally found the drums to be a little overbearing, and the
repeating rhythm of the drums seemed at odds with the song in
general. this was a problem I had mainly in the beginning, but i
did still notice it. it didn't kill it, and that's my only real
complaint. well, that and the fact that, the intro, while nice,
seemed at odds with the rest of the song.- twilightsquid on April 2, 2010
Would've liked to have heard another mix by this guy! I've had this
one for a long time. I think this mix perfectly captures the
feeling that I always got from the prelude music. It even makes me
tear up slightly when I hear the delayed piano intro again...it
brings me back to a time when I used to feel a really emotional
response to any video game remixes of a tunes I knew. I kinda take
that for granted now.
The only thing I'm not so much a fan of is the drums, they're a bit
too bright and happy for this kind of mix I think, but that's
relatively minor complaint. This mix probably isn't QUITE as good
as I remember it being, but it still holds up very well. The
delayed piano is still perfect, it keeps the rest of the mix
grounded in the kind of reserved sadness it needs.- ella guro on December 2, 2009
A very nice mix to the prelude theme. the piano sound reminds me of
a day at the beach for some reason. the drums are just too sooo
coool. Great job- yosefu on May 12, 2009
Stunningly beautiful intro.
The synth that comes in afterward is a little too loud for the mood
setup, at least that soon.
Great drum sound, but I wish the loop was varied up a bit more
early on. For being a 1xx era remix this is fantastic though, there
are transitions, some creative synths, and a lot of layered
percussion. The sections where the piano comes in are where it
really takes off for me though. The drum and chugs added to that
are extra good, awesome juxtaposition.
Basically this is only rough because of it's age. If this was done
nowadays, it'd be the prelude to end all preludes. Even though
Mustin's opinions of late have been ridiculous (:<), he's right
in that this is one of the top 3 preludes ever.- OA on March 17, 2009
I think this song is well done, and I enjoyed the drum solo. It's
nice to hear different styles then what this theme is usally done
in. A very nice remix. ^^- Kirie on August 14, 2006
Wow, this one has really grown on me. When it comes to music from a
game like the Final Fantasy series I'm usually disappointed if the
remix is not orchestral, but this really captivated me.
The twinkling piano interlude is priceless and the wind sound
effect creates a nice tone and mood instead of coming off as
gimmicky. I really dig the inclusion of the beta sounding main
riff, which has enough alterations done to it to truly make it this
This is probably the most unoffensive song I've ever heard off of
this site, as I could find myself listening to this on repeat for
hours while working and not be hindered by it. Just great stuff all
around. An "A" grade for sure.- Jay-Zig on June 5, 2006
The whole thing was great!!!!
I liked the echoey parts... and it was overall great..
9/10- SakakiAzu on November 13, 2005
The drum solo is okay, but where this piece really shines is the
combination of trance with the original NES Prelude chiptune. It's
definitely worth a slot on the playlist.- Stak on October 5, 2005
That synth reminds me of "Tidus theme" from FF10, ain´t that weird?
Probably not, but he sure didn´t have a drumsolo like these, and
together with that piano, it sure made this one beautiful, eh?
I´m just gonna stop talking...- Bummerdude on October 2, 2005
IMO, this could be the best remix on the site (at least out of all
the ones I've heard)! I personally liked the drum solo; it really
brought power to the normally calm theme. But hey, maybe I've got
no taste in music? Even if that's the case, this is one of the best
mixes on the site. 10 (or more) outta 10!!! Every Final Fantasy
gamer should definitely hear it at least once!- Dolphin on March 4, 2005
Pasq242, this is an ubelievable arrangement of a classic. Im 21
years old, and remember playing the original FF on my boxy NES as a
kid. I LOVE this remix, its a great remix of a great tune, it
starts off slow, then the drum beat just knocks you on ur ass. It's
amazing, great job, and hope to see more arrangements done by you
in the future. WOW, scores a 20 out of 10 8O :D :D :D- Macotti on November 1, 2004