When’s the last time you stepped back and realized just how big and expansive some of your MMORPGs have become over the decades of their existence? It certainly gives me pause when I consider the enormity of, say, EverQuest II and how much it’s added since its 2004 launch.
This short, minute-plus theme is a call to sally forth, growing louder and more insistent as the piece draws closer to its conclusion. Honestly, this right here would be the most epic quest turn-in theme if it was used for every time you killed 10 rats or clicked on The Thing.
How adorable is this peppy track? It’s a childlike jig with a variety of eastern instruments and playful percussion, all on top of what sounds like a theme that’d be right home in a Sims game.
Packing quite the punch for a short track, Landing Zone wastes no time sprinting into action with rapid, crisp notes and surround-sound percussion. This would be a great start to any adventure, I’d reckon.
Every so often, almost every MMO throws a track or two like this into the mix. It’s a reflective piece that envokes images of a fragile sanctuary or something likewise sacred. Mostly choral, I think it’s handled not too loud or not too quiet but just right.
A mixture of a village dance and a madcap spree, this short track is certainly not lacking for energy or points of interest. I would’ve loved to see it expanded and developed even more, however.
“Khal’ Vahla and Yrzu”
Nonsensical title aside, this track is surprisingly rich and full-bodied. It’s so good that I could easily squeeze my eyes shut and imagine that this belongs in FFXIV’s library (and that’s a praise!).