Soundtrack Central The best of VGM and other great soundtracks

Please sign up or log in for the best forum experience!

Herrkotowski Aug 30, 2008 (edited Aug 30, 2008)

I'm really hoping it's new. There are some new pieces in that medley. I also pray to all that is holy that Mitsuda was the arranger and not some in-house Square arranger, as Sekito's from the Playstation version was absolutely hideous. Perhaps it was with the Czech Philharmonic in addition to their recording of World Destruction.

Angela Aug 31, 2008

Herrkotowski wrote:

I also pray to all that is holy that Mitsuda was the arranger and not some in-house Square arranger, as Sekito's from the Playstation version was absolutely hideous.

Oh come on, they weren't THAT bad.  They were pretty rote arrangements, certainly, but the sound quality was quite good to my ears.  And back in '99, it was an aural treat for the long-time, arranged-starved fan of Chrono Trigger.

The Ending medley is still one of my favorites, and that beat interlude for Schala's Theme gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.

Vaeran Aug 31, 2008

Maybe it's just me, but doesn't Chrono Trigger (Arrange Version 2) sound like the perfect BGM for the "next episode preview" segment of a non-existent Chrono Trigger anime series? I can see the title cards and everything. To a lesser extent, Version 3 would work as a "Previously, on Chrono Trigger...!" recap jingle.

No? Just me? Okay.

Herrkotowski Aug 31, 2008

Angela wrote:
Herrkotowski wrote:

I also pray to all that is holy that Mitsuda was the arranger and not some in-house Square arranger, as Sekito's from the Playstation version was absolutely hideous.

Oh come on, they weren't THAT bad.  They were pretty rote arrangements, certainly, but the sound quality was quite good to my ears.  And back in '99, it was an aural treat for the long-time, arranged-starved fan of Chrono Trigger.

The Ending medley is still one of my favorites, and that beat interlude for Schala's Theme gives me goosebumps every time I hear it.

Maybe I'm still bitter over the fact that Sekito sucked all life out of Frog's Theme...

The Ending Medley was the best thing on that though. I'll give you that.

Adam Corn Sep 1, 2008

Herrkotowski wrote:

Maybe I'm still bitter over the fact that Sekito sucked all life out of Frog's Theme...

Agreed, bland synth, uninspired arrangement and the lack of the cool horn intro made it far inferior to the OST version.

High hopes for this new orchestral medley though, I will be very surprised if it's not Mitsuda himself doing the arranging.

Idolores Sep 1, 2008

Angela wrote:

The debut trailer is up on the official Japanese site, as well as Gametrailers:

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/35888.html

Nothing too telling, but I'm reminded at how much I loved those Toriyama group shots. smile

Agreed. I wish for an artbook full of shots like the ones in the trailer and the OST booklet. big_smile

Angela Sep 1, 2008

Vaeran wrote:

No? Just me? Okay.

No..... because now, I'm totally envisioning it myself.

Speaking of a CT anime, do you folks remember that twenty-minute anime short featuring Spekkio and Nu?  There's few pleasures like watching Gato the robot tearing up the Millennial Fair in the way that he does:

http://www.fantasyanime.com/squaresoft/ctanime.htm

XLord007 Sep 2, 2008

Angela wrote:

Speaking of a CT anime, do you folks remember that twenty-minute anime short featuring Spekkio and Nu?  There's few pleasures like watching Gato the robot tearing up the Millennial Fair in the way that he does:

http://www.fantasyanime.com/squaresoft/ctanime.htm

Yeah, that's great.  The day after I first saw that, I think I spent the whole workday humming the Gato song.

Idolores Sep 2, 2008

XLord007 wrote:
Angela wrote:

Speaking of a CT anime, do you folks remember that twenty-minute anime short featuring Spekkio and Nu?  There's few pleasures like watching Gato the robot tearing up the Millennial Fair in the way that he does:

http://www.fantasyanime.com/squaresoft/ctanime.htm

Yeah, that's great.  The day after I first saw that, I think I spent the whole workday humming the Gato song.

You too, huh? big_smile Gato (or Gonzalez as it were in the East) is great.

Schala Sep 29, 2008

PeteV wrote:

Looks like the U.S. version will also come with the orchestra CD:

AUGH! Though even with that, I'm wondering if it's worth it.

Angela Nov 21, 2008

IGN's got their review up: 8.8

http://ds.ign.com/articles/932/932438p1.html

The just-released Japanese version has full English language support, by the way.  I got to play a good chunk of the import at the office today, and I'll say this: it plays like a dream.  On the technical side, everything is perfect; the graphics and sound are exactly like the SNES original, and there's zero movement/menu lag or slowdown.  Seriously, it makes one cry that Final Fantasy VI Advance might've aspired to be like this had it also gone to DS.

I tried out both the DS and Classic modes of gameplay.  I'm still trying to decide if I like the aesthetics of DS mode or not.  On the one hand, it's fantastic having a full view of the battles by dropping all the menus to the bottom screen.  The downside is that you have to train your eyes to flick back and forth between top and bottom screens to play properly.  The touch screen aspect seems to play well enough, though - they've made the command boxes nice and big so that it's easy to cycle through attacks, techs, and combos.  The Classic mode is exactly what it is, but I wonder how many people are going to bitch about the slightly smaller font size that they've chosen to use?  In any case, the customizable options on display here are expansive, and will surely guarantee that everyone will be able to play the game their own way.

I'll have impressions on the localization changes after I dig into the U.S. release next week, but I have noticed that much of the weapon/item names have been changed, much like FFVI Advance.  It's hard associating Revive with Athenian Water now.

RinoaDestiny Nov 25, 2008 (edited Nov 25, 2008)

I picked up my pre-order today - haven't had a chance to play the game, yet - but I did pop in the CD and give it a spin. It's great but I have one complaint: it's too short. The entire medley (2 tracks) tops at 6 minutes, with Track 1 (2:00) and Track 2 (4:00). It feels like a sampler to me and makes me want more. As in, completely fleshed out tracks of everything in Track 2: Magus's Theme, To Far Away Times, Millenium Fair, etc.

That being said, the sound quality is excellent. Now, though, it's making me wish that Mitsuda would get his release of World Destruction OST out soon. I'm experiencing withdrawal.

Angela Nov 25, 2008

RinoaDestiny wrote:

I picked up my pre-order today - haven't had a chance to play the game, yet - but I did pop in the CD and give it a spin. It's great but I have one complaint: it's too short.

Just listened to the CD.  It is short, but both tracks make up one hell of a great medley.  The arrangement of "Wind Scene" is indescribably lovely.

Dais Nov 25, 2008

game is terrible because new secret boss doesn't have a unique theme

RinoaDestiny Nov 26, 2008

Angela wrote:

Just listened to the CD.  It is short, but both tracks make up one hell of a great medley.  The arrangement of "Wind Scene" is indescribably lovely.

Frog's Theme is lamentably short. *cry cry* I finally got around to playing it and I think it's a wonderful port. Not only do they retain the anime cutscenes - my mouth fell open in surprise - but the use of the touch screen works nice off-battle. The classic mode of play is my way to go. Still working my way through the Millennial Fair.

Angela Nov 26, 2008 (edited Jun 9, 2009)

RinoaDestiny wrote:

Frog's Theme is lamentably short. *cry cry*

I find it curious that they've chosen to specifically arrange the opening bars of the OSV's version -- and yet, that part of his theme, like the SNES original, still isn't featured in the DS version.  At least not during its first occurrence in the game, where he takes leave from Guardia Castle.  Weird, huh?

XLord007 Nov 28, 2008 (edited Nov 28, 2008)

I finally tore myself away from Street Fighter to check this out.  I just got to The End of Time and I would say that I'm mostly pleased with the port so far.  My biggest complaint is that the original sprite-based intro sequence has been completely replaced with the inferior animated one.  I was hoping that both would be in there.  Most of the DS changes seem inconsequential -- the touch screen and dual screen additions don't really help or hurt.  The translation seems a bit drier than Woosley's, however, and that takes a bit of the fun out of it, but it's still pretty good.  I'll be interested in seeing whether or not Ozzie still has his famous line when I get to that part.  Also, I don't remember being able to switch characters at any time in the original -- I thought you had to be on a location you could save at to do that.  Am I remembering things right or could you always do that?

TerraEpon Nov 28, 2008

Out of curiosity, it it certain they only recorded those six minutes, or is a full orchestra arrangement possible (or possibily a compilation CD akin to the Shimomura one)?
Because damn that was gooood sheet.

Related Albums

Board footer

Forums powered by FluxBB