RPGFan


Abarenbou Princess Theme of Rouge: Rouge Special Selection

[back cover]
Catalog Number: MACM-2025
Released On: March 30, 2002
Composed By: Yasuko Yamada, Yoshiyuki Ishii, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Chiaki Kato
Arranged By: N/A
Published By: MOVIC
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 1 CD
Tracklist:

01 - Honey!
02 - Facing the Hill
03 - Z!
04 - Trans
05 - Optimistic, Ambitious Heart
06 - Normal, Friendly Heart
07 - Nervous, Confused Heart
08 - Aggressive, Excited Heart
09 - Lai-Lai
10 - Hot Pepper Girls
11 - All These Stupid Idiots!
12 - Hold Hands and Make a Circle
13 - Abarenbou Princess
Total Time:
25'56"

Silly and short. That's a good way to describe this one.

The "OST" for Abarenbou Princess, the "Sound Selection," was 71 minutes of pretty solid early-PS2 VGM. This album, in contrast, is a 25-minute arranged album, and the arrangements are generally only one step above what can be heard on the OST.

Yes, it seems the "Rouge Special Selection" isn't all that special. It's fun in that silly-song kind of way, and there are maybe two or three songs that demonstrate some musical merit. The rest, not so much.

The value of this album, and the Abarenbou Princess OST, plummeted in the last few years. People looking to buy a used copy of this album can probably find a good deal, and likely alongside its OST counterpart. It's a nice addition, but not at all necessary, even for fans of these quirky, obscure titles.

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann



Back




Coming Up on Twitch

Darksiders II
June 26 • 9:00am PDT/12:00pm EDT

Wild Arms 2
July 3 • 9:00am PDT/12:00pm EDT

Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Continues!
Every Monday • 5:00pm PDT/8:00pm EDT

Grandia II Continues!
Every Wednesday • 2:00pm PDT/5:00pm EDT

Featured Content
Overfall Review
Overfall
Review
E3 2016 Complete Coverage
Complete Coverage!
E3 2016
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Review
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
Review
Dreamfall Chapters Review
Dreamfall Chapters
Review
Final Fantasy XIV Producer/Director E3 Interview
Final Fantasy XIV Producer/Director
E3 Interview
Batman - The Telltale Series E3 Preview
Batman — The Telltale Series
E3 Preview
RSS Feeds & More
Complete Feed
Reviews Feed
Media Feed
Random Encounter
Rhythm Encounter
Retro Encounter