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Megami Tensei Online IMAGINE OST
Catalog Number: N/A
Released On: March 30, 2007
Composed By: Kenichi Yoshikawa, Tsukasa Masuko, Shoji Meguro
Arranged By: Kenichi Yoshikawa
Published By: Atlus
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 1 CD
Tracklist:

01 - Title
02 - Opening
03 - Character Making
04 - Tutorial
05 - Normal Battle
06 - House of Heresy
07 - No. 3 Home
08 - Arajuku Babel
09 - Head Temple
10 - Suginami Field
11 - Nakano Field
12 - Shibuya Field
13 - Shinagawa Field
14 - Ichigaya Field
15 - Ueno Field
16 - Suginami Dungeon
17 - Ichigaya Dungeon
18 - Shibuya Dungeon
19 - Shinjuku Dungeon
20 - Ueno Dungeon
21 - Goat Seller
22 - Credit
23 - Small Boss Battle
24 - Medium Boss Battle
25 - Title (Remix Version)
26 - Head Temple (Remix Version)
Total Time:
54'41"

At the time of its release, the MMORPG for Shin Megami Tensei had the "Shin" dropped off of it, but it was later added back on. In 2007, when "Megami Tensei Online IMAGINE" was first released in Japanese stores, the box came with a promotional soundtrack. This is a review for that soundtrack.

The two kings of MegaTen, Shoji Meguro and Tsukasa Masuko, are a part of the sound team, as is Kenichi Yoshikawa. Now, I'm not sure how active a role each composer played in the creation of this soundtrack, as many tracks are re-used from earlier SMT titles (prime example: House of Heresy, track 6). It seems Yoshikawa, the newcomer, did all of the new compositions, and the Meguro/Masuko stuff was re-used from older (Shin) Megami Tensei games.

The music is, surprisingly, quite good. Being a barely-canonical entry to the series, with minimal effort from Atlus in the game's actual creation, I didn't expect much of this soundtrack. But it's surprisingly decent. And it's not just because of the re-used tracks from older titles. The original music is really enjoyable too.

The only way you'll be able to get ahold of this soundtrack, sadly, is by importing a physical (DVD) copy of the Japanese game, which is unplayable in North America. If you want to play the game (and you can do so, for free!), Aeria Games has released the English-language version (with permission from Atlus). But they don't sell physical copies of the game, nor do they offer any sort of promotional soundtrack. That's just the way the MegaTen-cookie crumbles.

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann



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