GoldfishX Dec 13, 2008
So I saw the tracklist to this thing and on disc two, 36 out of 39 tracks had the word "Battle" or "Clash" in them...and the 3 tracks that didn't have those words were also battle themes. I gave it a listen and it didn't disappoint at all...Glorious, frantic oldschool symphonic synth-rock comes pouring out of literally every track on this disc. The synth orchestral instruments (no electric guitars, surprisingly enough...they'd fit right in) and frantic percussion/bass sound good too (I assume this is a DS game...Not quite as rich as Mitsuda's recent DS stuff, but it holds its' own) It blends together, especially with not having any familiarity with the game, but I'm also having problems picking favorites and I find myself repeating tracks a lot. More than once, something from this disc hits my iPod on random select and I end up replaying it quite a bit before moving on.
Disc 1 is okay and all (pretty typical oldschool non-battle RPG fare, albeit a couple of nice pieces in there, namely "Formation of Knights" and "Chronicle of the Prestigious Knights"), but man...Disc 2 is pure overkill in it's best form. And they all loop too. Definitely just shot to being my favorite release from this year.