Best version of Reach Out to the Truth (Poll)

#1 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19178 posts) -


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#2 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19178 posts) -

Battle themes are a very important aspect of turn based RPGs, at least to me, and Persona 4's was undoubtedly very popular. Because of this, many "official" variations of the theme exist and I'm curious to see which of them resonates more with people.

My choice goes to Persona 4 Arena's, because I find that it's a more refreshing take on the original compared to the others and it fits Yu as a character surprisingly well.

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#3 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4660 posts) -

I like all of them but the Arena version. This is because it is the most different all the others are interchangeable.

#4 Posted by Video_Game_King (34653 posts) -

I'm partial to the Reincarnation version. The original cut off at just the right time; after that, we get to see the lyricist suffer a stroke. A beautiful, yet clearly insane stroke.

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#5 Posted by Animasta (14464 posts) -

time to make history is the correctist answer of them all

#6 Posted by FLStyle (4401 posts) -

Always sounds the best to me when I'm watching the band in live performances, Reach Out to the Truth especially.

#7 Edited by Phatmac (5686 posts) -

I like the original one just fine.

#8 Posted by Ravenlight (8033 posts) -

This thread is triggering PTSD-style flashbacks to staying up for two days straight watching the P4 Endurance Run.

The First Battle version is my favorite, if that says anything in particular about me.

#9 Posted by Animasta (14464 posts) -

@Ravenlight said:

This thread is triggering PTSD-style flashbacks to staying up for two days straight watching the P4 Endurance Run.

The First Battle version is my favorite, if that says anything in particular about me.

I'm pretty sure it'd take three days to finish the entire thing

#10 Posted by AlexanderSheen (4679 posts) -

First Battle. That guitar intro...

#11 Posted by Vexxan (4600 posts) -

P4 Arena hasn't been released here yet but I just listened to that version and I gotta say it's the best one.

#12 Posted by NoobSauceG7 (1211 posts) -

They are all pretty damn awesome!

#13 Edited by Brodehouse (9370 posts) -

Original is fine, just fine. Reincarnation just sounds like a live version. I feel like anything that gives the vocals more lift just exposes exactly how incredibly Engrishy it sounds.

Having subtitles on the Animation songs just makes them incredibly hysterical.

#14 Posted by Ravenlight (8033 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@Ravenlight said:

This thread is triggering PTSD-style flashbacks to staying up for two days straight watching the P4 Endurance Run.

The First Battle version is my favorite, if that says anything in particular about me.

I'm pretty sure it'd take three days to finish the entire thing

I didn't say I finished it :(

#15 Posted by Brodehouse (9370 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@Ravenlight said:

This thread is triggering PTSD-style flashbacks to staying up for two days straight watching the P4 Endurance Run.

The First Battle version is my favorite, if that says anything in particular about me.

I'm pretty sure it'd take three days to finish the entire thing

Actually it would take more than 4.

#16 Posted by Hunter5024 (5182 posts) -

First Battle is the only one I keep on my ipod. Honestly the battle theme was one of my least favorites on the soundtrack, though that's typically the case because almost no song stays good after you've heard it a thousand times throughout the game.

#17 Posted by Zripwud (245 posts) -

All versions are pretty great, but I like most the live one, 'cause it mantains the original structure, but has more POWA!

#18 Posted by Tylea002 (2291 posts) -

Live version. THOSE HORNS, FUCKERS.

#19 Posted by YI_Orange (1075 posts) -

I really like all of them, but if I had to rank them I'd probably say

First Battle>Original>P4A>Live>Reincarnation.

I feel like this is one of those things that would vary depending on when you asked me though.

#20 Posted by TooWalrus (12988 posts) -

It's got to be First Battle. Honestly though, I like the music from the P4A version just as much, if not more, but it's the re-used vocals that throw me off, the music and vocals don't jive together very well.

#21 Edited by Ben_H (3220 posts) -

The only real answer: 

(I picked the Original though the First Battle version is pretty good too)
#22 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -

This > First Battle > Reincarnation = Original = Arena

#23 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19178 posts) -

So the most liked version of the theme is the first one heard in the game, the second liked version is the second heard in the game and the least liked version is the newest version of them all.

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#24 Posted by TheFakePsychic (175 posts) -

For the record: This one is probably my favorite version of Reach Out to the Truth (Which I guess would technically be Live Band Reincarnation feat. Lotus Juice.) Also, apologies for the quality, it's not the best but it's the only one on YouTube as far as I'm aware.

#25 Posted by Turambar (6489 posts) -

I don't like this song much at all, but I'd go with First Battle if I had to pick one.

#26 Posted by Keystone_Yinzer (134 posts) -

@Ben_H: I was waiting for someone to post this hahaha.

#27 Posted by LochNessie82 (26 posts) -

The original. I have it as the default ringtone on my phone!

#28 Posted by TooWalrus (12988 posts) -

You know, I've been listening to Reincarnation in the car lately and god damn, that version is pretty good too. I can't understand a fucking word of that 2nd verse, but man it sounds good.

#29 Posted by papercut (3355 posts) -

You forgot one...

#30 Posted by Wudz (12 posts) -

@Ben_H said:

The only real answer:
(I picked the Original though the First Battle version is pretty good too)

I'm glad somebody else thought to bring this up. The song itself is fantastic, but the name is absolutely FANTASTIC.

It's actually kind of hard to choose between the official versions though. I prefer the first battle to the generic battle version for that extra bit of buildup, but there's nothing wrong with the shorter one at all. The Live Band version is pretty great, but doesn't really seem like it would work for the battle system of the game. The P4Arena version is pretty great too, and fits with the fighting game format. What it really boils down to, though, is which has the best keyboard, and that has to go to the Reincarnation version. Besides, that one tells you to "quit that shizzle" which is a great lyrical choice.

#31 Posted by Captain_Felafel (1522 posts) -

It's real close between the Original and First Battle, but I think Original takes it. Close third for the Arena version; that version is dope.

#32 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2446 posts) -

First Battle fucking kills it with that intro.

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