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Nemo Feb 4, 2008

NCSX is one of the best importers, really, always honest and trustworthy.  Yeah, the price increase would piss me off too, but like Carl said, it's not their fault, you can't reallt expect them to lose money on every album they are selling.  I remember when I bought Under Defeat LE from them, and I wasn't one of the lucky ones to get a sticker due to limited amounts.  Like I care about stickers.  But they actually took the time to send me the sticker in the mail once they got some more in.  Like I care about stickers, still a nice gesture though. 

I'd recommend just getting the normal version when it drops for $20, the second disc is more novelty anyway.

Arcubalis Feb 4, 2008

I bought from Play-Asia at the $29 price.  I didn't hear anything regarding an increase in price, and supposedly it shipped last week, so we'll see.

Angela Feb 4, 2008

I'm sticking it out with NCSX, too.  They've always treated me right, and they've always been on the level when things like this turn up.  Other places might flagrantly charge you for the order without acknowledgement, but at least NCSX gives you the option to cancel (at the very last minute, even) if you so choose.

XLord007 Feb 4, 2008

Angela wrote:

I'm sticking it out with NCSX, too.  They've always treated me right, and they've always been on the level when things like this turn up.  Other places might flagrantly charge you for the order without acknowledgement, but at least NCSX gives you the option to cancel (at the very last minute, even) if you so choose.

Agreed.  I don't care about the extra $10.  NCSX has never let me down.

Kenology Feb 4, 2008

Alright.  Since the two of you are so confident in NCSX, I'll stick with them as well.  I've never dealt with them before, so this is a new for me.  Plus, I must have the two disc soundtrack - not the single disc orchestral stuff alone.

Thanks for the offer though, Zane.

RinoaDestiny Feb 4, 2008

Got mine from Play-Asia today. smile It looks nice but it's annoying to take the first disc out. I'm almost afraid I'm going to bend or snap the thing in half. Besides that point, I've ripped the music to my hard drive and will soon enjoy it. The shiny silver packaging is hot. And two bonus tracks on Disc 1? Score!

jb Feb 4, 2008

I will have two coming, one from Jerold and one from Play Asia, so I will have an extra one if anyone is interested.

Qui-Gon Joe Feb 4, 2008

RinoaDestiny wrote:

It looks nice but it's annoying to take the first disc out. I'm almost afraid I'm going to bend or snap the thing in half.

Ugh that happens to me with every single Japanese two-disc set that I buy.  :\


RinoaDestiny wrote:

And two bonus tracks on Disc 1? Score!

Whaaaaaaaat?

RinoaDestiny Feb 5, 2008

Qui-Gon Joe wrote:
RinoaDestiny wrote:

It looks nice but it's annoying to take the first disc out. I'm almost afraid I'm going to bend or snap the thing in half.

Ugh that happens to me with every single Japanese two-disc set that I buy.  :\


RinoaDestiny wrote:

And two bonus tracks on Disc 1? Score!

Whaaaaaaaat?

That possibility always arises with some of those CDs that are placed in those unflexible (no push button release) packs. My GiTS 7-CD set is like that. I remove them with the utmost delicacy.

Oh, heh...I just gave a quick run through the first disc. The two bonus tracks are the Blue Athletic Sky and rearranged Super Mario Bros. theme. So yeah, sorry for the misinformation - I got too excited and didn't read the katakana. On the other hand, the underwater version of Buoy Base is on Disc 2 (w00t!) and some classic rearrangements of Mario themes sneak in. One of the best soundtrack purchases this year, definitely.

Zane Feb 5, 2008

It's so nice to see so many of us picking up the same album and being so enthusiastic about it. I can't remember the last time this happened. smile

Jay Feb 6, 2008 (edited Feb 6, 2008)

Zane wrote:

It's so nice to see so many of us picking up the same album and being so enthusiastic about it. I can't remember the last time this happened. smile

That's true. Well, for me, it's a good time for soundtracks. I haven't bought VGM since the Shadow of the Colossus OST. But now I just got Nights 2, SH0 and Mario Galaxy and have the new Nights cd set preordered. There's some good stuff to be had at the moment.

But Galaxy's music is really special. I was blown away by it in-game.

Edit: Oh, also got Gears of War and Stranger's Wrath soundtrack recently too so that's more VGM than I've bought in the last couple of years.

Zane Feb 6, 2008

Jay wrote:

But Galaxy's music is really special. I was blown away by it in-game.

Yeah. This was one of those occasions where I heard the music and just *had* to have it. Looking back... maybe the last time that happened was killer7?

Jay wrote:

Edit: Oh, also got Gears of War and Stranger's Wrath soundtrack recently too so that's more VGM than I've bought in the last couple of years.

How is the GOW OST? I saw it in a local CD shop but didn't pick it up. I'm not really into that whole moody-orchestral stuff too much, and I just assumed that's what it would be like.

Jay Feb 6, 2008

Yep, your assumption is spot-on. And for a moody orchestral soundtrack, I think it's pretty great but I have to admit I rarely pop on that sort of soundtrack for a quick listen. Every now and again, though, I go for something like that and Gears is a good one.

But it's all very much in one style and if that's not your thing it would have nothing to offer.

Arcubalis Feb 6, 2008

Jay wrote:

Edit: Oh, also got Gears of War and Stranger's Wrath soundtrack recently too so that's more VGM than I've bought in the last couple of years.

Wasn't so impressed with Gears.  But Stranger's Wrath was excellent!  I can't wait to hear what Michael Bross does next.

As far as music for 2007, I think Super Mario Galaxy and Granado Espada were on top.

Jay Feb 6, 2008

Yeah, I was really impressed with the Stranger's Wrath soundtrack. Reminded me just how much I loved that game.

Back on the Galaxy OST, I'm glad I was able to get the 2 disc version. Yeah most of the real highlights (and of course orchestral tracks) are on the first cd but I adore some of the second disc tracks and would have missed them. I can't even see why they bothered doing two versions rather than just the 2 disc as standard. But then I think it's crazy that it's not being made available through normal distribution channels.

Amazingu Feb 7, 2008

Jay wrote:

That's true. Well, for me, it's a good time for soundtracks. I haven't bought VGM since the Shadow of the Colossus OST. But now I just got Nights 2, SH0 and Mario Galaxy and have the new Nights cd set preordered. There's some good stuff to be had at the moment.

Now, see, if you put Nights 2 next to SotC, SH0 and SMG, that makes me EXTREMELY curious.
I've never played any Nights game, so I have no idea what to expect.

What's it like?
Can I take it this comes recommended?

Jay Feb 7, 2008

Well it comes recommended from me, certainly. I wasn't a big huge of the game but I adore the music. You should see if you can find a few samples and have a listen.

Stebroc Feb 8, 2008

Hello.I read on this discussion a partial resolution of my question.Specifically the tracks that koji kondo composed for the galaxy soundtrack.
07 Egg Planet  2:41
08 Rosetta's Comet Observatory 1  2:27
13 Rosetta's Comet Observatory 2  2:24
18 Rosetta's Comet Observatory 3  2:44
Yes ok...but in many interviews koji says that he composed four new tracks.So are only two(egg planet,rosetta observatory).And the others two??

Perhaps one of  the others is that marked in this link http://www.gmronline.com/info.asp?CatNumber=club

The tracks number 3 of  first disc.composed by Koji Kondo, arranged by Mahito Yokota

03 Attack! Koopa's Fleet  1:19

Qui-Gon Joe Feb 8, 2008

I think Kondo must have meant those four tracks.  Even though the observatory tracks are the same melody, they would still count as four separate tracks, which covers his four.

XLord007 Feb 8, 2008

Kenology wrote:
Vaeran wrote:

Mine arrived from NCSX today! <3

So did mine!  big_smile

Mine too.  Listening to it right now.

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