There are two totally different sides to this soundtrack.The traditional-style orchestral 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 bad (even though "Opening" reminds me of a Mighty Dog commercial).
The other side, however, the eighties-throwback rock and pop really hurts the soundtrack. These tracks (2 - 8) range in style from hard rock, to pop, to light jazz. They're all very non-RPG fare and to me sound very dated and most appropriate to children. Very unexpected and disappointing. If this whole album followed the style of the orchestrated tracks it would be a worthwhile purchase; as it is I would pass without hesitation.