Spooky Video Game Music: True Form of Evil (Fire Emblem Fates)

Didn’t get to finish last year’s Spooky Video Game Music set, but I missed talking about video game music so here I am. Posts may be brief this year, especially for games I haven’t played recently or at all, but we’ll see.

So. This one. I’ll be the first to admit I enjoyed Fates overall, but there’s still so many things about it that I strongly dislike. Three Houses has been a good return to form, so it’s fine. It’s fine.

The music wasn’t one of Fates’ problems for me. It’s one of my favorite things about it, actually.

And this track is… something.

It’s not the most ‘innovative’ track (I’ve heard strings and piano like that before), but it is effective. I find headphones increase its effectiveness.

There’s a layer of tragedy to it, but above all else, it sounds malicious. Terrible things that were and will be. The ambient part sticks out to me the most. There’s just something really unsettling about it, in the same way the ambience of Id (Darkness) from Awakening gets to me.

But Corrin has the power of God and anime on their side, so everything will hopefully be fine.

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