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Valhalla Knights 2 ~ Sound of Valhalla Knights
Catalog Number: N/A
Released On: May 29, 2008
Composed By: Shojiro Nakaoka
Arranged By: Shojiro Nakaoka
Published By: Marvelous Entertainment
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 1 CD
Buy this CD from VGM World
Tracklist:

01 - Introduction
02 - Royal Palace
03 - Peaceful age
04 - YAMATO
05 - Machina
06 - I am
07 - Antigod Mechanism
08 - Decawing Council
09 - GODDESS
10 - Under the human's rule
11 - Underground church
12 - Battle Arena
13 - Battle Forest
14 - Brave Knight
15 - Ruins
16 - IKUSA
17 - Battle Vibration
18 - Battle Lamentation
19 - Heart of Combat
20 - Soldier's Symphony
21 - Strive against fate
22 - The Universe rumbling
23 - VALHALLA KNIGHTS
Total Time:
62'29"

How many of you remember the Valhalla Knights RPGs for PSP? Well, I don't remember them much either. They weren't terrible games, but they were not very memorable either. The same could be said for this promotional CD featuring music from both Valhalla Knights games. The music is decent and has all the right elements for good RPG music, but is ultimately not very memorable.

The games are standard medieval type RPGs and most of the music presented here is the dense orchestral fare standard for these types of games. The melodies of these orchestral pieces appropriately brought up images of knights, castles, and standard fantasy RPG trappings. None of the pieces really stood out in a memorable fashion, but they were not unpleasant to listen to. A few pieces, like YAMATO, sounded like classical Japanese music with traditional instrumentation and though those were unique in the soundtrack, they sounded pretty standard fare as well. The weirdest tracks were those few, like Battle Vibration, that sounded like trashy electronica. Not only did they feel out of place on the soundtrack, but as far as Eurobeat club music goes, they were surprisingly boring.

This promotional CD is strictly for Valhalla Knights fans only. There was nothing here that really impressed me. The sound quality and the compositions themselves weren't bad, but when compared to all the RPG music I've heard from comparable titles, Valhalla Knights' music, like the games, was aggressively mediocre.

Reviewed by: Neal Chandran



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