Soundtrack Central The best classic game music and more

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mystic_pizza Mar 27, 2010

All right, "End of Eternity" soundtracks are just out.

6 CD ! That's huge for a single game. Has anybody here preordered it ? ordered it ? bought it  ? received it ? listened to it ?
In a word : is it worth it ? And how is the music ingame ?

tri-Ace Super Fan Mar 27, 2010

Dang, I almost wish it was fewer discs just so it could be less expensive. Haven't ordered or heard, but I hope it'll be worth it.

Datschge Mar 27, 2010 (edited Mar 27, 2010)

The soundtrack is quite padded out, Tanaka's map themes always come in day/night variations while Sakuraba's dungeon/battle themes come in normal/action variations. Especially the latter is presented very badly on the soundtrack since in-game the two variations can change back and forth at any time, representing the state of the battle. This means both variations have to have the same length, same basic structure and Sakuraba was apparently forced to stay in 4:4 rhythm all the time (taking away most of his usual rhythmic charms). As a result on the soundtrack the separated variations with typical Sakuraba track lengths likely sound droning to those who don't like the style he was asked to do there. The length alone will ensure there won't be many fans which I find that unfortunate since the game soundtrack (in-game, not so much the soundtrack release) is quite unique in approach and execution (like the whole game actually).

Amazingu Mar 27, 2010

I was going to buy it, until I found out it's a 5000 yen 6 disc monster of a thing, and then I just lost interest.

There's no way I'm spending that much money on a soundtrack.

It is very VERY good though.

Jodo Kast Mar 27, 2010

I'm very tempted to buy it because I like both of those composers. But after paying the piper for Guwange and DDP: Black Label, I need a vacation.

Wanderer Mar 27, 2010

It's one of the worst listening experiences I've heard in a while. It EASILY could have been cut down in size by half and really should have been. That and the Tanaka material is lightyears ahead of Sakuraba's usual schtick.

That said, it's worth noting that it all works well in the game.

Bernhardt Mar 27, 2010

...what's the difference between End of Eternity and Resonance of Fate? Both include such...cliche poetic terms in their titles...

Smeg Mar 27, 2010

Bernhardt wrote:

...what's the difference between End of Eternity and Resonance of Fate? Both include such...cliche poetic terms in their titles...

The difference is that one is the title of an Isaac Asimov novel that has been optioned by Hollywood.

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