2017 oprainfall Awards: Best Song

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

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oprainfall Awards

Best Song

Previous Winners
2012: “Main Theme” from Xenoblade Chronicles
2013: “Main Theme” from Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
2014: “Strike the Earth” from Shovel Knight
2015:MAZE OF LIFE” from Persona 4: Dancing All Night
2016: “Transcend Beat” from The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II

We’ve had plenty of excellent contenders this year for the best music, but which of those had the best song? Allow us to take you on a journey to find out which jam was the tastiest this year.


NieR: Automata “Opera Boss / Simone”

NieR Automata

NA Release Date: February 23rd, 2017
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4
Review

My god this song. The only word I can find to describe this is “epic”. The rapid drums in the background accompanied by the powerful opera singing never fails to give me goosebumps. This song just makes everything sound so grand, and it’s quite pleasurable to listen to.


NieR: Automata “Weight of the World”

Nier Automata | 2B

NA Release Date: February 23rd, 2017
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4
Review

Keeping with the somber tones is “Weight of the World”. Despite its uplifting beat, the lyrics of the song actually strike a very sad chord with fans of the game. It’s right in line with the philosophical tones of the game, plus it sounds really pretty to boot.


Persona 5 “Beneath the Mask”

Persona 5 Protagonist Best Hero

NA Release Date: April 4th, 2017
Platform(s): PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4
Review

You are a phantom thief of hearts, and this song really makes you feel like it. Keeping with the sneaky jazz theme of the game, this is a relaxing melody that you hear when you’re trying to wind down a little after a long night of thievery. Even if you ignore the chill and relaxing beat, the lyrics of this song perfectly embody the essence of Persona 5. It makes you sound like you just walked into a jazz bar, and that’s perfect for this game.


Tokyo Xanadu eX+ “Seize the Day”

NA Release Date: December 8th, 2017
Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4
Review

Right from the synth at the beginning you know exactly what you’re in for. Complete with a wicked guitar riff in the middle that would make any metal fan melt, this upbeat song perfectly matches the feel of this action-RPG. This being the opening song and all, it’s sure to get you in the right state of mind to play this game.


Xenoblade Chronicles 2 “Counter Attack”

NA Release Date: December 1st, 2017
Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Review

Power metal. That’s all that should really have to be said, but I’ll go more into detail. This song mixes both powerful guitar riffs and sweet violins to give a sense of just how epic this game is. It makes everything feel grandiose, as this title should feel.


And the Winner Is….

Xenoblade 2 “Counter Attack”

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Featured Image

I mean, how could this not win? It sounds like Japanese power metal and perfectly gets you in the mood to just beat something down. This is hands-down our best song of 2017 and for good reason. The powerful metal melodies combine with the majestic strings to give this allusion of a grand journey. This song is powerful in more ways than just one, and we’re glad that it gets all the love that it deserves.

 

 

 

About Dalton McClain

A gamer at heart, and a creator by trade. As a shy kid who grew up in a small town, my only solace was with the games that I enjoyed playing. That being said I enjoy just about every type of game, but more than anything I love playing horror/unique games. I look forward to sharing my knowledge of the strange and unusual with the world.