Several Squaresoft Soundtracks!
Well, here's the list. Now, how to sort out...I know! We'll start with who reviewed what, and then from there by number of disc (least to greatest), THEN by alphabetical order. I love sorting.
Ramza (that's me) reviewed the following soundtracks:
-Chocobo's Dungeon 2 OST
-SaGa Frontier 2 Piano~Rhapsody
-Brave Fencer Musashiden OST
-Seiken Densetsu: Legend of Mana OST
-Vagrant Story OST
-Romancing SaGa 3 OSV
-SaGa Frontier 2 OST
Rudo (yay!) reviewed the following soundtrack:
-Romancing SaGa 3: Windy Tale
StahnMahn (hehe) reviewed the following soundtrack:
-The Best of Final Fantasy 1994 - 1999: A Musical Tribute
TerraEpon (reader) reviewed the following soundtrack:
-SaGa Frontier OST
As you can see, RPGFan soundtracks has now cleared its way through over half (6 of 10) of the SaGa series soundtracks, leaving now only the OSTs to SaGa 1-3 (one soundtrack), Romancing SaGa, and Romancing SaGa 2, as well as the arranged CD Romancing SaGa: La Romance. So, if you're a reader and you have any of those soundtracks, please consider doing a review! E-mail me, Ramza!
Also, StahnMahn has done us a great thing by reviewing the domestically released Final Fantasy 1994-1999 CD...Why? Well, as some of you may already know, the arrangements on here are mediocre at best. I think the Japanese will be fine without owning this soundtrack, and it will likely stay in America.
Rudo, who rarely steps up to the plate of reviewing, has been telling me about how much he liked Romancing SaGa 3: Windy Tale since I joined the site. Now, the man has taken time out of his busy schedule to bring us a thorough review of this amazing soundtrack. Thank you Rudo!
Today's SaGa update wouldn't be complete without reader TerraEpon's review of the SaGa Frontier OST. This soundtrack is very astonishing, and is definitely the redeeming quality of the game itself for those who didn't like the game.
Speaking of music being a great part of the game, I think that we all have to agree that the Brave Fencer Musashiden OST is spectacular. The game was only so-so for some, but no one can deny the quality music on here! You should definitely check out this review!
Finally, I'd like to put in a good word for Yoko Shimomura and Hitoshi Sakimoto, two of Square's most seasoned veterans on the soundtrack-composing industry. Shimomura did the soundtrack for Seiken Densetsu: Legend of Mana, and Sakimoto did the soundtrack for Vagrant Story. Both of these soundtracks are relatively easy to find on online CD stores, and they are must-haves for the Square lovin' kids at home.
With all that said, expect a poll involving this update soon!
Also, I have made an empty promise (sounds like a politician, eh?). I said the Sakuraba update 2: Arranged CDs would be up as the next update. Not so; the Square soundtrack update made it first. Don't worry, Sakuraba is going to come. It might not be next, but I hope it will be. If it isn't, expect some more Falcom and other soundtracks (Suikoden) next.
October 15th, 2000