#4 “9” – Armored Core
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Why Was It Chosen?
It’s no surprise to anyone that knows me that I absolutely adore the Armored Core series, and its soundtracks especially. The fusion of multiple genres across the entire series never ceases to amaze me. I have a ton of songs in the series that I love – but this one stands above the rest for one reason – Nineball is by far one of the hardest, most threatening bosses I have ever faced in my entire gaming career.
This song is the equivalent of “One Winged Angel” for Armored Core fans. While most gamers were quivering in fear over Sephiroth – I was hiding in my closet from Nineball.
No other song in a game conjures as much of a feeling of despair and dread as “9” does for me.
Nineball was a challenging boss to say the least – I still remember the hours spent trying to finally bring “him” down. This song made “him” even more intimidating.
Also, Sephiroth checks under his bed at night for Nineball.