Happy new year, CoN friends and Final Fantasy music fans; with 2018 upon us, we now know how the 2017 Regalia Music Playlist Championship ended up! In a pretty big blowout for the final, Balance is Restored
, the Final Fantasy VI ending theme, took honors over Liberi Fatali
from Final Fantasy VIII. Here's how the top five songs sorted out at the end of it all:
- Balance is Restored, Final Fantasy VI
- Liberi Fatali, Final Fantasy VIII
- Trisection, Final Fantasy Tactics
- Corridors of Time, Chrono Trigger
- Chrono Trigger (Crono's Theme), Chrono Trigger
Obviously, this was a very different tournament from the last one many years ago; we nominated songs differently, we included many more games and songs in the final bracket, and of course we had the neato Regalia website
to help manage it all. For all that, we definitely ended up with a very different set of tracks fighting to the end, but we still ended up with one thing the same as last time around: an epic Final Fantasy VI song at the top of the heap.
Because of how differently things played out in the songs, we had a very tight race for our prizes. Only seven people even managed to get any of the songs that ended up in the top five, and of those, only one person got two songs, and that same person was the only person to get one of the songs exactly right (it was Liberi Fatali
in second, for the curious). That person, our winner, is AltheaValara
! Congratulations to her! Second and third place could not be separated at all, as they each got the second-best predictions for each most closely predicting the final position of Corridors of Time
, so they will each get the second-place prize should they so choose. Those two people are Glenn Magus Harvey
Thanks to everyone who nominated, predicted, and voted along the way. I hope you all had a good time, and all the best to you and everyone at CoN for 2018!