Qui-Gon Joe Apr 7, 2006
I was surprised that nobody beat me to the punch, since it took me so long to finally get my hands on the stupid thing. Now that I've had a couple days with it, I can say that I couldn't possibly be happier with it. Well... except for Chaotic Dance 2, which is pretty much the original song from the first game except with any redeeming value at all extracted and stomped on. Seriously, Sakuraba, what were you thinking?
I was about to start listing the tracks that I really love on this glorious 3 disc set, but it's easier just to say that it's all quite awesome, and probably tops the original Baten Kaitos (which I didn't assume would happen so easily, considering the first game has one of my favorite OSTs of all time). I will say, though, that if you didn't like the original game's score, you're not going to like this either. I would say it's sort of like the first game's score enhanced and taken to a new level. The battle themes - the dungeon themes - the emotional scene themes... everything is simply beautiful.
What does anyone else think? I'm dying to play the game now that I've heard the music, especially since I heard they ditched the defense turn in combat and battles go even faster now.