Hear: Star Ocean 4 Battle Theme

By Rolando . September 10, 2008 . 3:42pm

Though Star Ocean 4 won’t grace North American shores until Spring 2009, it’ll be a while before we hear anything new about it. However, to know that Star Ocean 4’s gameplay will be very similar to Star Ocean 3 is a nice touch seeing as how Star Ocean 3, despite some of its flaws, had a really good battle system. How about the music? Well luckily for you, you can now hear Star Ocean 4’s battle theme that a user on Nico Nico Douga has uploaded for all to enjoy.


I don’t know about you, but I’m definitely getting a Baten Kaitos vibe from hearing this theme alone. Gotta love Motoi Sakuraba and his rock tracks!

Image courtesy of Square-Enix

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  • Pedro Silva

    yeah, Baten kaitos vibe definitely.

    Hence why I say Sakuraba is too… seemish :/

  • Aoshi00

    Awesome battle music, I wonder what the boss theme would sound like. I love both Baten Kaitos games and their soundtrack, Sakuraba is my 2nd fav after Uematsu (I like his jazzy stuff).

    It would be nice if they include dual tracks, but I heard Infinite Discovery doesn’t, so I’m waiting for the Jpn version now. W/ Tales of Vesperia, Infinite Discovery, Last Remnant, Star Ocean 4, too many RPGs, not that it’s a bad thing after a long drought.

  • Yeah Sakuraba is my 2nd favorite composer, too. I started becoming a fan of his music when I played Valkyrie Profile for the first time and liked just how well the score was and how some of its tracks differed from anything else he’d done. While I think some of his tracks for the “Tales of” sound a bit similar in rhythm or are variations of one another, I really thought his score to Tales of Rebirth differed from the rest of the “Tales of” games.

  • Laexerias

    Wow, im on high tention now, need to play a JRPG, NOW!

  • Al

    Sakuraba is great as always. While I felt his Vesperia portion was a little weak, most of his recent stuff has been excellent. Eternal Sonata for example had an amazing soundtrack.

  • Nika

    @Al: Isn’t Eternal Sonata’s soundtrack partly (mostly?) based on classical music? Though you can still screw the arrangement up, of course.

    I really love Sakuraba’s music, his battle themes are usually amazing, but I also really love the more quiet and calm pieces he has written for several games.

  • Wow, it really does have that Baten Kaitos vibe. Especially near the end. But I thought Tri-Crescendo made Baten Kaitos? Or are they one and the same, without me knowing?

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