Game Soundtracks We Love: Fantasy Life

Hello to everyone! Thank you for joining us, on our cuppa filled gaming journey.

Last week’s choice, was a game first released on Wiiware in 2008, it was short in length but such a nice game to play: LostWinds. If you missed it and want to check it out: Game Soundtracks We Love: LostWinds

In the UK, September is the start of a new academic year; students starting a new chapter in life, preparing for the future, and many will have a new school/college/university to explore and experience. With that in mind; one game stood out for this week’s choice.

Game of Choice

The game we chose for this week, is all about the adventure of life and it’s plentiful experiences: Fantasy Life.

What can you do in Fantasy Life? Pretty much anything you want! There are twelve life classes and you aren’t stuck in doing only one. For example, you can change from: being a hunter, to a cook, to a tailor, to a spell caster, back to a tailor, then back to a hunter if you wanted – it’s all up to you how you choose to live your fantasy life!

Besides learning life skills; there is a story to playthrough, a diverse world to explore (called Reveria), you can own houses and pets, go on adventures with friends, fight giant beasts and so much more. Fantasy Life has a lot for the player to learn and experience – if they choose to.

It really is a brilliant game – To get a much better idea of what Fantasy Life is all about; check out the overview trailer below.

The overview trailer uses the game’s main theme; which also plays during Fantasy Life’s opening movie (the animated segments in the overview trailer are from the opening movie).

The track is great at creating a sense of (a grand) adventure, filled with joyous and triumphant times – perfect for Fantasy Life and everything the game has installed for the player. Even without seeing the opening; just hearing the music you knew you were in for a great adventure! 😀

‘Great Plains’ is one of the first areas you go to; the track creates the feeling of starting off on an adventure, like the world is your’s to explore and have fun with.

Hearing the music really makes you feel like “Yes! The adventure has now begun and I’m ready for anything!” Then matched with seeing the open field; you just want to run round like an excited child in a play ground, wanting to explore and have fun with everything 😀 .

‘Happy Life’ (as you can imagine) is indeed a (very) happy sounding track. I love the happy whistling, the little quirky, fun moments that add some variety to it’s sound; I can’t help but smile and bounce along to the track 😀 .

Final Thoughts

Fantasy Life’s soundtrack really added to the grand (yet rather cute) adventure, while adding to the fun and joyous moments. I was tempted to include the ending theme (it’s beautiful and made me think of a few Ghibli films), but decided not to; some tracks are best to hear in game – especially ending themes! 😀

A few questions for you:

  • What tracks were your favourite?
  • Did the ‘Happy Life’ track make you smile and bop/bounce along too?
  • If you finished the game; what did you think of the ending theme?

Would love to read your thoughts 😀 – Thanks for reading!

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