Listen to the Music of Ul’Dah From Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Square Enix has been releasing some of the tracks from the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and today is the time for Ul’Dah to shine.

After listening to those from Gridania and Limsa Lominsa, today we get a lovely medley from the desert sultanate and its surrounding areas, and while many bemoan the fact  that Nobuo Uematsu won’t be at the helm of the game’s audio (and believe me, I’m a rabid Uematsu fan myself), it’s very hard not to appreciate the fantastic job Masayoshi Soken and his team have been doing.

But without further ado, I leave you with the music. Just hit play below and let the tunes of Ul’dah lift your heart above the desert.

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  • It’s not so much that it’s not Uematsu as much as they are just tossing away all the amazing themes everyone did for 1.0 and are still using Sampled instruments powered by Sequenced MIDI(Like 1.0’s soundtrack. Not that either sounds horrible, in fact ARR’s music sounds way better than 1.0 production wise;. It would just sound so much better with live instruments. Look for Orchestra versions of XIV music. Mind blowing). instead of a LIVE orchestra like this game deserves.. Unless it’s like Dragon Quest or FFXIII, Square Enix CONSTANTLY shafts the budget of music production. Have you heard the remake soundtrack for FFIV on the PSP? I’m not a professional musician and I could sequence better and more realistic music than that junk.

    Music in square games is almost ALWAYS amazing. Therefore it deserves the absolute best treatment it can possibly get. And relatively few games get that’ treatment. FFF XIII(Dont’ know about XIII-2 have not played it) is the only recent game that comes to mind that had the attention all of their games deserved.

    Sorry if I sound crazy, but as someone who’s life has been influenced by video game music so much and whom spends countless hundreds of hours working on recording music all the time. I just care so much and want the best that you can possibly can do.

    • It’s totally understandable. I see your point and what I wrote above is totally not related to you. I absolutely love the old FFXIV music. I’m also in the camp of those that’d like to see both tracks together.

      Though it’s simply hard not to recognize how good the new music sounds. 😀