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« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2006, 03:26:37 PM »

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As for Mitsuda, it seems as if his best days are behind him. Tsugunai and Kirite were rather bland and mediocre at best in my book. What is interesting is that he only has been working on games for cellphones or handhelds recently (apart from Moonlit Shadow, his involvement in the Kirite-based musical and some arrangements).


I don't know. I thought Mitsuda's arrangement of the Rogue Galaxy Theme on Rogue Galaxy Premium Arrange was pretty damn great. And the Xenosaga Episode 1 soundtrack is frickin' awesome, and that's not that old. I haven't heard any trakcs from the two games you mention, so can't comment on those.

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Phantom Brave is good...disgaea....not.


I feel the exact opposite way. I think Disgaea is terrific, but I could never get into Phantom Brave. I think I've only finished the two first islands in that game yet, and I've had it for over 6 months now.

As for this game, I'm going to keep an eye on it. Looks pretty interesting, and I'm itching for a good DS rpg.
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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2006, 03:58:31 PM »

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As for Mitsuda, it seems as if his best days are behind him. Tsugunai and Kirite were rather bland and mediocre at best in my book. What is interesting is that he only has been working on games for cellphones or handhelds recently (apart from Moonlit Shadow, his involvement in the Kirite-based musical and some arrangements).


I don't know. I thought Mitsuda's arrangement of the Rogue Galaxy Theme on Rogue Galaxy Premium Arrange was pretty damn great. And the Xenosaga Episode 1 soundtrack is frickin' awesome, and that's not that old. I haven't heard any trakcs from the two games you mention, so can't comment on those.


Xenosaga Episode I was already released four years ago. That was the last good soundtrack he made in my book. I was talking about the time after that. Tsugunai was even released before that, though. And Kirite is not a game, but a solo album Mitsuda created together with Masato Katou.
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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2006, 04:11:15 PM »

Looks pretty sweet to me, and Mitsuda as a composer is definitely something worth checking out, IMO. The gameplay screens look A LOT like Final Fantasy Tactics, so I imagine any fans of that series will probably want to give it a look. This looks like it could tide me over, if it is released outside of Japan, until the next Fire Emblem game is out.

Plus, as someone else said, I think the DS has the potential of being the best system for SRPGs currently available. The dual-screen format is perfect for viewing maps and battles on one screen while viewing information, stats, and inventory on the other. I'm really keeping my fingers crossed for an FE game for DS.
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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2006, 04:44:56 PM »

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As for Mitsuda, it seems as if his best days are behind him. Tsugunai and Kirite were rather bland and mediocre at best in my book. What is interesting is that he only has been working on games for cellphones or handhelds recently (apart from Moonlit Shadow, his involvement in the Kirite-based musical and some arrangements).


I don't know. I thought Mitsuda's arrangement of the Rogue Galaxy Theme on Rogue Galaxy Premium Arrange was pretty damn great. And the Xenosaga Episode 1 soundtrack is frickin' awesome, and that's not that old. I haven't heard any trakcs from the two games you mention, so can't comment on those.


Xenosaga Episode I was already released four years ago. That was the last good soundtrack he made in my book. I was talking about the time after that. Tsugunai was even released before that, though. And Kirite is not a game, but a solo album Mitsuda created together with Masato Katou.

That's exactly right though, Mitsuda was on a creative spiral downward, that's why he said he'd stop composing for games and took a long break. But the Nintendo DS has really brought him to video games for whatever reason, and I'm really happy about that. The songs that Mitsuda composed for Deep Labyrinth really good, you can hear 4 tracks on these sites:
http://www.ibrains.co.jp/mobile/deeplabyrinth/
http://www.atlus.com/deeplaby/

I think some of Mitsuda's best work comes from his work with MIDI.
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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2006, 05:04:24 PM »

I am probably one of the few people who have hated Mitsuda's big name soundtracks, like Xenogears, Xenosaga Ep. 1, Chrono Trigger, and Chrono Cross. XD  A lot of the songs in Xenogears sounded the same.  Xenosaga Ep. 1 had very little variety, and a very annoying battle theme.  Chrono Trigger put me to sleep, and Chrono Cross also gave me a headache.

Sakuraba's big name soundtracks (not including any of his Tales ones >.>) >>>> Mitsuda's =O

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« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2006, 07:18:29 PM »

... Yeah. You're going to have to die pal. Sorry. :(
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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2006, 07:33:08 PM »

Some people like scat porn.

Some people like Sakuraba.

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« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2006, 09:20:54 PM »

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I am probably one of the few people who have hated Mitsuda's big name soundtracks, like Xenogears, Xenosaga Ep. 1, Chrono Trigger, and Chrono Cross. XD  A lot of the songs in Xenogears sounded the same.  Xenosaga Ep. 1 had very little variety, and a very annoying battle theme.  Chrono Trigger put me to sleep, and Chrono Cross also gave me a headache.

Sakuraba's big name soundtracks (not including any of his Tales ones >.>) >>>> Mitsuda's =O

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Chrono Trigger OSV >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Golden Sun music and Star Ocean's music isn't that great. Other then that Sakuraba's only big name OSTs are from VP and BK, which were definitely better then most of Mitsuda's work I'll give you that. Not by that much though.
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« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2006, 09:47:51 PM »

Okay, I might as well salvage my dignity now while I have it. XD

Masashi Hamauzu >>> All

But Sakuraba's soundtracks are always more memorable to me.  I don't think he is the best, but he is always the most memorable for me.  

But I have only liked one song from Mitsuda.  But that song is like, the best song in an RPG I have heard, so I'll give him that. xP  Scars of Time. =o

Although my favorite soundtrack of all-time is a Sakuraba soundtrack (Valkyrie Profile 2), I still notice several flaws in his music. =P
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« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2006, 09:59:49 PM »

I haven't heard much of his music, but I have to admit that I really liked the sound of SGF2's OST.
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« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2006, 10:04:51 PM »

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but i think DS is stupid so i wont touch it.


So, uh, you hate games then?
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« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2006, 05:28:59 AM »

I don't agree with her very often, but in this case I have to agree with Alisha. For me there are only two games worth buying for the system (the two brain training games) and that's about it. The rest of the DS' line-up does not interest me at all.
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« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2006, 06:56:19 AM »

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I don't agree with her very often, but in this case I have to agree with Alisha. For me there are only two games worth buying for the system (the two brain training games) and that's about it. The rest of the DS' line-up does not interest me at all.


Not even Trauma Center?  What about Final Fantasy III?  Dragon Quest Heroes: Rocket Slime?  Children of Mana?  Lost In Blue?  I wouldn't suppose Deep Labyrinth then. . . .

I think Yasunori Mitsuda has been doing a great job.  Even if he did take a long break, I think him coming back to video game music is a great thing.  Obviously not everything he makes is going to be amazing, but then again, who can you say is perfect 100% of the time?  Not every Uematsu song is good.  If you create many songs, some of them have to be bad.  I don't like every song off of the Chrono Cross soundtrack.  So even if he is in a decline, he'll still make some amazing songs.  

Not every song can be good and not every song can be bad.

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« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2006, 08:16:17 AM »

I'd like to know if she was just not interested in the selection like Gast, or if she thinks the idea's stupid still and refuses to touch it because of that regardless of the lineup. :P
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« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2006, 10:30:55 AM »

I just don't like playing on a handheld. I like my eyesight and neck muscles too much.
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