My Top Ten JRPG Battle Themes #6 – Grandia II – FIGHT!!

One of the most hilariously awkward love triangles of all history.

One of the most hilariously awkward love triangles of all history.

Ah, Grandia II.  Your battle system is one of the best in the JRPG world, and your coming-of-age stories and themes of exploration are as timeless as the genre itself.  Your battle music is among the finest in the world, and this theme is my particular favorite.  It’s one of the reasons why I was so insanely overpowered at the end of the game.  I would keep fighting just to hear the song.

Composed by industry veteran Noriyuki Iwadare, FIGHT!! has that unique combination of urgency and energy that gets people motivated to kill spiders for money.  The combination of that awesome theme, fun gameplay, and engrossing story made Grandia II an absolute blast to play, even if I was on the PS2.  The DreamCast version is better, or so I hear.

I’ll be honest.  Grandia as a series has some of the best JRPG battle themes, ever.  This just happens to be my favorite out of the entire franchise.

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