There are two totally different sides to this soundtrack. One, the traditional-style, orchestrated side, is fair enough. "Opening" and "Ending" are upbeat while "Finale" and "Departure" have a sorrowful, serene quality slightly reminiscent of Panzer Dragoon's orchestral themes. It's doubtful any of these pieces will blow you away, but they're not too bad (even though "Opening" reminds me of a Mighty Dog commercial).
Unfortunately, the other side to this CD, the lame, eighties-throwback, rock and pop wannabe side, really hurts the soundtrack. These pieces (2 - 8) range in style from hard rock, to pop, to light jazz and other styles. They're all pitifully weak and all very non-RPG fare, seeming most appropriate to children. Very unexpected and disappointing. If this whole CD followed the style of the orchestrated tracks it would be a worthwhile purchase; as it is I would pass without hesitation.