Single Status Update
Sweet, Chrono Cross’s original soundtrack was added to iTunes today. I’m definitely going to get it since the physical copy I bought a few years ago was a bootleg. Chrono Cross has my favorite soundtrack from Yasunori Mitsuda, and IMO is the best PS1 RPG soundtrack, especially in terms of quality.
For me, personally...I'd say 2nd best. Xenogears always struck me as my favourite. Though the two are definitely masterpieces in gaming music that absolutely cemented Yasunori Mitsuda as my favourite gaming composer.
Whenever I used to play Ragnarok Online, I would rip tracks from other games, to replace the in-game tracks. The only two Soundtracks I borrowed 100% of their music, were Cross and Gears.
Yuzo Koshiro and Koichi Sugiyama are my favorite composers. I know Sugiyama is a questionable person, but I judge the man by his art, not his actions. And man, I do love the music of Dragon Quest, even before I was a big fan.
Koshiro wins because of his excellent work in the Etrian Odyssey series, but really, there’s not a song I can think of from him I don’t like. His work in the Streets of Rage games is great, the early Ys games, ActRaiser is a personal favorite...the man has a wonderful track record and can make some truly amazing music in different styles.