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Grandia II ~Melodia~
Catalog Number: T-4502M
Released On: August 7, 2000
Composed By: Noriyuki Iwadare
Arranged By: Noriyuki Iwadare, alulu-can, Yoshiharu Ohta
Published By: Two Five Records
Recorded At: Sound Inn TWOFIVE Studio
Format: 1 CD
Tracklist:

01 - Cançao de Povo - Little Shelter MIX
02 - A Deus - Defying the Gods MIX
03 - Digital Museum Radiodrama Opening
04 - Gadwin's Art of Loving
05 - Gadwin's Pad
06 - Baal's Diary
07 - Taste Test!!
Total Time:
22'09"

I was pretty excited when I received my copy of Grandia II "Special Package", a limited edition of the import game on Dreamcast. With a music CD and art book, I was in gaming heaven...or was I? Before even turning on the game, I wanted to sample the music from the CD and look through the art book, and as I played the first track and looked through the whopping 16 pages of art, my smile quickly turned to a frown. The music was a joke, it sounded horrid. I went to the second track, and it started off with some pretty vocals. Then, out of nowhere, I hear some horridly synthesized electric guitars, among other junk, and hit the next track. Track 3 turned out to be decent, only problem being that it was an incredible 19 seconds in length. The remaining 4 tracks were remixes of songs from the original Grandia title, and only one of them was a song I truly enjoyed, that being track 7, "Taste Test!!" And after hearing the fantastic musical score in Grandia II, I hate this "special" CD even more.

I highly, HIGHLY recommend you avoid the special package edition of Grandia II, if you have any thoughts on importing. The CD is a joke, and the artbook will not make the extra $15 you pay worthwhile. Only 2 of the songs from the actual game are on the CD (and horribly remixed at that), and you're better off not spending that extra money.

Reviewed by: Jason Walton



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