In Extremis

Soundtrack Saturday: May.23

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Fortune Teller II” from Ogre Battle 64.

Like the previous game, this was released in 1999 in Japan and worldwide in 2000. The full subtitle is “Person of Lordly Caliber”, and it made significant changes form its predecessors to be a game of lordly caliber. I’ve got jokes now. The game was also the first to not feature a subtitle that used a Queen song. The game went on to have the second largest N64 cartridge at 320 megabits, and is a real-time tactical rpg.

We begin with a harp arpeggiation underneath a fantastical flute melody that briefly becomes a woodwind quintet before the strings are introduced. The track slowly builds drama by adding instrumentation and shifting to darker chords before looping back to the more traditional fantasy sound heard at the beginning.

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