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QuoVadis Game Soundtracks
Catalog Number: VOCR-5007
Released On: March 23, 1996
Composed By: Kazuo Hashi, Tarou Shindan, Kouichi Outa
Arranged By: Kazuo Hashi, Yuzo Hayashi
Published By: MEM Records
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 1 CD
Tracklist:

01 - DEEP INSIDE (Instrumental)
02 - Jet Black Light
03 - Strategy, Movement Begins
04 - Decision on the Battlefield
05 - Event ~ Running Through Anxiety and Tension
06 - The Dissonance of Sorrow
07 - The Space Between Life and Death
08 - A Labyrinth with No Exit
09 - Partner
10 - Space Wars (Sky)
11 - "Oh Lord, Please Show Us the Way" QUOVADIS
12 - Level Up
13 - Nameless Heroes
14 - Ark ~Searching for the Future~ (Orgel)
15 - Ark ~Searching for the Future~
16 - Until that Smile Changes
17 - Ark ~Searching for the Future~ (Original Karaoke)
18 - Until that Smile Changes (Original Karaoke)
Total Time:
57'53"

An RPG/SLG hybrid originally released for Sega Saturn (then ported to PlayStation), QuoVadis takes the popular Japanese playing genre and sticks it in another popular Japanese realm: outer space. The artwork and style of the game are reminiscent of Macross: the music, however, is more like a Gundam soundtrack.

With the exception of a few occasional hard-rock, in-your-face tracks, the album is orchestral...almost militaristic, late romantic era orchestral, to be exact. A few of the tracks will comfortably lull you to sleep, but others may exhaust you into a state of boredom. The others, however, are quite inspirational.

Vocalist "Q.T." lended her talent for the game's theme songs. They stand in stark contrast to the orchestral album, incorporating standard J-Pop production style and other such silliness. These songs are alright, but to me, they don't even remotely compare to game's full score.

This soundtrack was the first to be printed, and was made in reference to the Saturn version of QuoVadis. A later print of the game was made for the PlayStation version, and there is also another soundtrack covering music from the six drama albums released in relation to the game (a low-budget way to avoid making a TV anime series). Somehow, this album seems to be the most widely circulated among the three soundtracks, so if you're interested, this is a good place to start. It can be found for cheap prices on Yahoo! Japan.

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann



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