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Poll

Boss theme

Gitaroo Man - Born to be Bone
- 9 (75%)
Persona 3: The Battle For Everyone's Souls
- 3 (25%)

Total Members Voted: 12

Voting closed: April 29, 2012, 05:03:17 AM


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Re: HOTTEST BOSS THEME
« Reply #120 on: April 11, 2012, 05:37:54 AM »

Again, FF4 feels more urgent.
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Re: HOTTEST BOSS THEME
« Reply #121 on: April 11, 2012, 10:05:07 AM »

If Sonic 2 was the game in question, this would be a no contest.
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Re: HOTTEST BOSS THEME
« Reply #122 on: April 11, 2012, 11:21:55 PM »

FF4 takes it, 11-7.

Next up:

Super Mario Galaxy 2 Music - Final Boss (HQ)

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Gitaroo Man OST - Born to be Bone

Mario's bad. Bad to the bone. But is he as bad to the bone as Born to be Bone is bad to the bone?
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Re: HOTTEST BOSS THEME
« Reply #123 on: April 12, 2012, 03:54:22 AM »

i was going to talk about what a difficult choice this one was

and then i actually listened to born to be bone again
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Re: HOTTEST BOSS THEME
« Reply #124 on: April 12, 2012, 04:14:18 AM »

Sorry, but Mario is boned this time.
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Re: HOTTEST BOSS THEME
« Reply #125 on: April 12, 2012, 02:57:29 PM »

Born to be Bone leads 10-2.

Super Mario Bros OST : 8 - You're Dead

Next up we've got:

Suikoden II OST - The Chase ~ Battle against Luca

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Legend of Mana OST - The Darkness Nova

IS LUCA BLIGHT GONNA HAVE TO CHOKE A MANA
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Re: HOTTEST BOSS THEME
« Reply #126 on: April 12, 2012, 08:36:55 PM »

3 -7, Darkness Nova? I think there has been some mistake here. The Chase is like the best song in this thing.
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Re: HOTTEST BOSS THEME
« Reply #127 on: April 13, 2012, 12:54:55 AM »

I liked the electric guitars in the Mana...
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Re: HOTTEST BOSS THEME
« Reply #128 on: April 13, 2012, 08:17:24 AM »

I want to say this comes down to preference of the suspenseful, hold out for your life feeling or fuck yeah hard rock let's do this.

Except Chase is a really good example of the former and The Darkness Nova a bad example of the latter.
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Re: HOTTEST BOSS THEME
« Reply #129 on: April 13, 2012, 03:35:04 PM »

Wow, The Chase really came from behind and tied it up.

The joke is, of course, I don't really like either of these tracks.

Don't get me wrong, they're OK, I'm not saying they're terrible. Both have a good energy to them. I just can't see them making the finals if this poll was entirely controlled by me.

Of course, if I was to vote on the trappings of these tracks, Luca Blight would win instantly, he's one of the best villains of all time. But that's not how I vote. And I hope that's not how you guys are voting.

Anyway, I'm going to give these tracks a once more listen to with my eyes closed and give the vote to the one who makes my nipples the hardest.
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Re: HOTTEST BOSS THEME
« Reply #130 on: April 13, 2012, 03:49:08 PM »

OK so they both made my nipples equally hard, but The Chase is a bit more complex, so I'll vote it.

Our final match of ro1 is:

Bayonetta OST - You May Call Me Father

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Silent Hill 2 OST - Betrayal

Now, this is an interesting match up. I haven't actually played Bayonetta, but I can say without a doubt that in context, Betrayal beats the holy living fuck out of, well, basically any fucking track. If this was a poll about context and how music can be used to effectively convey emotion, I'd say Betrayal would be my number 1 pick.

However, since this isn't that poll and we're (supposed to be) judging music in a vacuum, I'd say the opposite: pretty much every single other track in this poll is better than Betrayal, including You May Call me Father. I was asked to cut Betrayal because of this reason, but some others seem to think it can stand on it's own despite that.

I know you're gonna be tempted to vote on this match up, if you vote on any match up, based on your experience in the game. Don't. If Betrayal wins here, it needs to be because you honestly think it is a better piece of music than YMCMF.
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Re: HOTTEST BOSS THEME
« Reply #131 on: April 13, 2012, 04:35:47 PM »

I've never played either game. I've watched maybe 6 LPs of SH2* and Betrayal gives me chills every time. I know basically nothing about Bayonetta. That said, in the context of this particular poll, I knew I was voting for Call me daddy after the first ten seconds.

*: I know this is crazy but I can never pass up a blind one. And it's not like I stare at them for the whole length; I'm familiar enough with it by now that I'm fine with just listening while I do something else (thank the Lord).

EDIT: oh wow, i was the first vote for bayonetta, I guess the urge to prove me wrong combined with the universal boner for Akira Yamaoka turns out to be an unusually potent force  :whoops:
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Re: HOTTEST BOSS THEME
« Reply #132 on: April 13, 2012, 04:55:10 PM »

... man.

Seriously, you had like a million rounds there where I didn't give a flying fuck who won and couldn't in all honesty tell the difference between most tracks, and then you throw two of my favorite tracks right at me. That's mean. Beyond mean.

Okay, I said there were reasons I thought Betrayal could stand on its own without context back when Friday was asked to cut it, so I suppose I should explain my point: Betrayal, I feel, creates its own context. It sort of tells its own little story. First you have those clanking, disharmonious piledriver-like sounds that create a sense of oppressive dread. But then that lofty, somber, chantlike part joins in, which at first seems to contribute to Betrayal's sense of oppression.

But then that chant grows on you, and even grows stronger in the music. It's not working with the piledriver, it's working in contrast against the piledriver. It almost begins to sound... hopeful. Despite its name, Betrayal becomes a sort of theme for Redemption.

On the other hand, oh god is You May Call Me Father so fucking sweet.
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Re: HOTTEST BOSS THEME
« Reply #133 on: April 13, 2012, 04:56:46 PM »

Okay Friday, clarify the rules for me.

Clearly voting for Dancing Mad because omfg kefka is dumb.

But not being able to vote for it based off the emotion, and effectiveness with which it conveys the emotion it's trying too can't possibly be what you're saying because that would be super dumb. It's what I'm hearing though.

I didn't vote for Prisoners of fate because I loved the boss of Miguel, Dragon God because of... whatever fight that was, or Chase because of Luca because I started with Suikoden III (I know, right?). I voted for all of them because I am more heavily effected by the emotion of a terrible, epic, brutal fight for your life, all of which are emotions those songs convey, with varying success, independent of their specific fight.
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Re: HOTTEST BOSS THEME
« Reply #134 on: April 13, 2012, 05:43:18 PM »

Vote however you want. I don't care how you vote. I only wanted people to judge based on the strength of the music instead of nolstagia and the like. If you're doing that, then you're fine.
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Re: HOTTEST BOSS THEME
« Reply #135 on: April 13, 2012, 05:46:29 PM »

That is only more vague!
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Re: HOTTEST BOSS THEME
« Reply #136 on: April 13, 2012, 05:54:55 PM »

Vote for whatever song you like more. That's what this poll is all about. If you want/need more specific rules than that, I suggest you stop taking this so seriously.
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Re: HOTTEST BOSS THEME
« Reply #137 on: April 13, 2012, 06:23:34 PM »

Not that it matters, but the context of You May Call Me Father is that a you're fighting a guy who literally laughs off your signature finishing move.

The other context for the song is kind of easy to guess.
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Re: HOTTEST BOSS THEME
« Reply #138 on: April 13, 2012, 08:09:53 PM »

I like the Bayonetta music more.
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Re: HOTTEST BOSS THEME
« Reply #139 on: April 13, 2012, 08:38:06 PM »

Not that it matters, but the context of You May Call Me Father is that a you're fighting a guy who literally laughs off your signature finishing move.

while plummeting down the side of a building atop chunks of concrete. also he throws weaponized satellites and other buildings at you.

as far as final battles are concerned its pretty awesome

and its not even the final battle

ADDENDUM: I went ahead and voted for You May Call Me Father, since it was losing, but honestly, I can go either way with this one.
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