RPGFan


RIZ-ZOAWD, Echoes of Time, More Soundtracks Reviewed
03.21.09 - 12:28 AM

It's quite an action-packed update we've got today. Let's start with the big names!

RIZ-ZOAWD is composed primarily by Basiscape members Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masaharu Iwata. However, the opening and ending themes are written by Wild Arms composer Michiko Naruke. Fitting, seeing as both games were developed by Media.Vision, though the title in question has a lot more to do with lions, tigers, and bears than it does with spaghetti Westerns.

Next up, Kumi Tanioka's latest work is hot off the press. That's right, the soundtrack for the Wii/DS dual-release, Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time is now reviewed. Enjoy!

One more big-name title, we have Motoi Sakuraba's Tales of Hearts OST. So that makes three for three on DS soundtracks thus far. Now for the obscure stuff.

We promised more from the Tokyo Majin Gakuen series, and today, we deliver. First, the review for the vocal/drama album for the series, "Taimajinshihen ~ Sakurazukuyo." I don't even know what half of that translates to, which is a fairly depressing state of affairs. The other album reviewed is for the gaiden title in the series, Kowloon Yoh-Ma Gakuen Ki. The soundtrack for said title is far longer, and pretty hard to understand. But don't worry, the music goes down smooth and easy, thanks to composer Takashi Nitta's apparent ability to create good jazz music.

The last two reviews are written by editor Neal Chandran. One is the OST for Elemental Gimmick Gear (about time we got around to that one, eh?). The other is the soundtrack for the Exodus Guilty trilogy. Well, it's complicated how this particular soundtrack relates to the three DVD/PC games released by Hirameki a few years back. But much of the audio content is the same, so graphic adventure fans, rejoice!

Next update? Expect more graphic adventure love from Neal, as well as some of the most obscure soundtracks we could dig up from the Shin Megami Tensei series. TTFN, ta ta for now!


Back
Patrick Gann





Coming Up on Twitch

The Dwarves
Sunday, Dec. 11 • 10am PST/1pm EST

Shining Force
Every Tuesday • 11am PST/2pm EST

Final Fantasy V
Every Wednesday • 5pm PST/8pm EST

Valkyria Chronicles
Every Thursday • 5pm PST/8pm EST

Suikoden V
Every Friday • 5pm PST/8pm EST

Featured Content
Boyar Giveaway
Boyar
Game Giveaway
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD OST Review
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD OST
Review
Burly Men at Sea Review
Burly Men at Sea
Review
Xanadu Next Review
Xanadu Next
Review
Retro Encounter Bonus Round: December Exhibitions
Retro Encounter Bonus Round: December Exhibitions
Podcast
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition Review
Darksiders: Warmastered Edition
Review
RSS Feeds & More
Complete Feed
Reviews Feed
Media Feed
Random Encounter
Rhythm Encounter
Retro Encounter