- Track: "Time's Scar" or "Scars of Time"
- Composer: Mitsuda Yasunori
- Game: Chrono Cross
- System: Playstation
- Release: August, 2000
"Time's Scar" is a really good example of Mitsuda's style. It has a really great contemporary feeling, but also a strong use of Celtic/folk instruments and themes. I feel like this song pulls me in a variety of different directions. The soft, soothing intro lulls you into a false sense of security, perhaps even melancholy, for the first minute. Then you are thrust into a whirlwind of excitement - as if being whisked off to the far reaches of space and time that the series is known for. I also picture a nomadic gypsy doing a folk dance that tells the story of a boy who would repair these rips in the fabric of time based partially on the music itself and partially on the visually descriptive title of the song. It serves as a great intro to the general feeling and pacing of the game as well.
"Time's Scar" is a fantastic introduction to this game. It has the lofty appeal of adventure, mixed with that intense feeling of duty. It reminds me a bit of the Jurassic Park theme (AKA the best song in cinema history). Whether or not you get goosebumps while watching an intro movie is a good test telling you whether it's a great song choice or not. "Time's Scar" definitely passes this test.