A classic that started a legend.
Reader review by Roko Zaper
To me the original score found in Seiken Densetsu 2 will always remain one of the most memorable. This was the first game that introduced me to the world of game music. So, after listening to the highs and lows of Nobuo Uematsu and others, can Seiken Densetsu 2 still stand in its own two feet? The answer is yes.
"Fear of the Heavens" is a piece that is touching as well as thrilling. "A Bell is Tolling" is one of the most memorable pieces of music I have ever heard. Seiken Densetsu 2 contains a much lighter mood than some of Nobuo's scores, yet it is not as bouncy in tone as Seiken Densetsu 3 OSV.
Seiken Densetsu 2 OSV has too things going against it. The first is that each piece only plays once through and then stops. This takes away some enjoyment from the OSV. The second is the sound quality. Although revolutionary for its time, the years have taken their toll on this once great OSV.
If you have not experienced Seiken Densetsu 2 OSV then this album is like a gem waiting to be discovered. On its own Seiken Densetsu 2 OSV may not seem like the most amazing album, but it is one of the most revolutionary and original scores made to date. If for nothing more, buy it for the memories that come to life after listening to a score like this.