Angela Feb 3, 2011 (edited May 15, 2011)
The official two-disc soundtrack is set for release at the end of the month, but a game rip is already making the rounds.
So far, I like what I'm hearing, and it's looking to be a worthy follow-up to the first Gyakuten Kenji. Iwadare once again covers the entire Gyakuten spectrum, from the Turnabout intros, to Investigation songs, and the court-like battle pieces. Colorful character themes are also in hearty supply, and I think I've already hit upon an all-time new favorite: "Tateyuki Shigaraki". (Move over, Tyrell Badd!)
There's the feeling that Iwadare is veering ever closer to his Lunar/Grandia work, most notably in the new "Confrontation ~ Presto" and "Pursuit ~ Wanting to Find the Truth". On the other hand, that style is conducive to an amazing "Miles Edgeworth ~ Objection!", which may be the finest spin on the original Great Revival theme we've ever gotten. I'm still warming up to "Tell the Truth 2011" - as a huge fan of the 2009 version, this one wields a less subtle, heavy-handed dramatic flair this time around -- maybe a bit TOO heavy. But on the flip side, I've fallen in love with the new "Solution!" - it's lighthearted, feel-good Iwadare at its best.