February 3, 2023

I used to be completely elated when Sq. Enix introduced a brand new Remaining Fantasy Theatrhythm recreation in the course of the Tokyo Recreation Present final yr, as there’s been a Remaining Fantasy music recreation formed gap in my life for the most effective a part of a decade. I performed the pair of Theatrhythm 3DS video games to absolute dying again within the day, and hoped that Squeenix’s newfound PC love-in would imply I would be capable to write about it continuous when Theatrhythm Remaining Bar Line comes out on February sixteenth. Alas, that pleasure was instantly curtailed once I noticed FBL wasn’t, the truth is, coming to PC in any respect, and would stay a Swap and PS4-only recreation for the foreseeable future. However that is okay, as a result of YouTuber Gloomhonk has created the right antidote to my Theatrhythm woes within the type of their sensible Trombone Champ rendition of FF VII’s These Who Struggle Additional. Come and have a hear.

We have written about Gloomhonk’s inventive Trombone Champ mod movies earlier than, however I felt this one deserved particular point out. Simply take a look at Cloud, Barret and Tifa parping away on their little trombones! And the shock at 2.15? Simply excellent.

Gloomhonk’s employed a number of mods to assist carry this model of Remaining Fantasy VII’s battle theme collectively. There’s NyxTheShield’s Midi2TromboneChamp mod, which helps you to create customized charts from your individual MIDI information, and legoandmars’ TrombLoaderBackgroundProject, which helps you to create customized backgrounds. For the video above, they’ve additionally made wonderful use of TomDatBot’s AutoToot mod, which lets Trombone Champ successfully play itself.

Credit score the place credit score’s due, although, as Gloomhonk’s additionally made one other video of their These Who Struggle Additional chart with out assistance from AutoToot, which you’ll see under. It is… fairly a bit wonkier than the assisted model, however as somebody who spent a not insignificant a part of their life subjecting her mother and father to infinite violin follow caterwauling through the years, I believe it nonetheless has a novel sense of attraction all to itself.

The four-lane battle mode was all the time my favorite a part of the unique Theatrhythm and its sequel Curtain Name (principally as a result of Remaining Fantasy’s battle music is simply inherently higher and extra thrilling than the tracks they used of their subject and occasion modes), so seeing these themes tackle new life in video games like Trombone Champ simply fills me with nice happiness, particularly when the backgrounds are so effectively choreographed. And till Squeenix see sense and convey Remaining Bar Line to PC, I believe movies like Gloomhonk’s are most likely concerning the closest we will get to a Theatrhythm-like expertise on our outdated desktops.

Have you ever noticed any extra good Remaining Fantasy or video game-themed Trombone Champs on the market? I would like to begin compiling a correct playlist of these items, stat.

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