Baten Kaitos / Eternal Sonata (unique, mysterious, otherworldly)
50% (25 votes)
Golden Sun / Tales of Phantasia (classic, adventurous)
38% (19 votes)
His more recent styles, e.g. Jude's battle themes, Star Ocean 4 (mash up, forceful)
12% (6 votes)
This poll is now closed.
Let me provide some examples for each poll option:
1) Baten Kaitos (true mirror): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4FdfaRX8EM Baten Kaitos Origins (valedictory elegy): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lqq67-4pDQ Eternal Sonata (leap the precipice): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TM3BIOvEJSw
2) Golden Sun (Isaac's Battle theme): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFMc40qxJK4 Tales of Phantasia (Take up the cross): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zl0q3CrkxE
3) Star Ocean 4 (blood on the keys): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EefEs1rxVEQ Tales of Xillia (Jude's battle theme): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joeqabwqMz4
The examples I've listed above are all battle themes (since it's easiest to discern a particular style from his battle music compositions). Yes, I know this categorization isn't perfect, but it's the best I can do. Just choose as best you can. If you have a different way of categorizing Sakuraba's works, I'd love to hear of it.
#2PS2JoeyPosted 9/15/2013 5:14:46 AM
I love the Tales of the Abyss soundtrack. I don't know which category that falls under but yeah. Symphonia #2, but Abyss... Damn.
#3Lord_EliwoodPosted 9/15/2013 5:19:39 AM
Classic fantasy music all the way for me.
#4Havic101Posted 9/15/2013 5:21:34 AM
I for one like the adventurous songs. But the something about the mystical ones draws me it too. --- http://ww3.sinaimg.cn/large/920dbc6ejw1dtmoj9k4r9j.jpg "COme. Let uS aLL eXPresS Our feeliNgs."
#5XenobowPosted 9/15/2013 5:22:32 AM
Infinite Undiscovery style.
#6Bronze_StuffPosted 9/15/2013 5:38:01 AM
Baten Kaitos style by far. --- Jimbo.
#7NogahamPosted 9/15/2013 5:43:33 AM
Not including Valkyrie Profile as an example in this is a disgrace.
#8LilFunnyCatPosted 9/15/2013 5:46:16 AM
All of them. --- Favorites: Tales of Symphonia, Paper Mario: TTYD, Dragon Quest V, Persona 3/4, Tales of Graces f, Baten Kaitos1/2, Mario and Luigi SS, Fire Emblem, BanjoTooie
#9ScrubedgePosted 9/15/2013 6:37:10 AM
Baten Kaitos. I also like Tales of Destiny's soundtrack, but I have no idea what it falls under. --- http://myanimelist.net/profile/Scrubedge "Right, vending machines full of blood."
#10kanartPosted 9/15/2013 6:53:33 AM
Star Ocean 3 style http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngzi-zCmNVk