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Following on from last week’s Triple MMM, I figured that we could listen to the title theme from Seiken Densetsu 3, Where Angels Fear to Tread, since this is the game we all wish Square would release to the rest of the world officially and debugged. In addition, this saw the return of the ever famous Angel’s Fear, but included as part of a new theme and with a different take completely.
And this brings me back to rant mode, I’m afraid. You see, one of my really big gripes with Rising Sun, what appears to be the official Mana theme in Ito’s eyes, is that every game I hear it in, it sounds exactly the same. Alright, the instrumentation may change slightly, but it doesn’t change. I can’t listen to each instance of it and say “yes, that’s the same song, but it has its own personality to itself!” because, let’s face it, it just doesn’t have any new distinguishing features.
Angel’s Fear, on the other hand… every instance has unique qualities to it that adapt it perfectly to the scenario it is being used in. And here’s part of the proof of this fact.