CD theater Dragon Quest II

 

Review by · September 13, 2001

Dragon Quest has drama CDs for every game (except for VII…at least, as of the time that this review was written), as well as one for Torneko’s Adventure. After having heard one (the first one), what would be the point of having any more? If you don’t know Japanese, it’s basically the same thing right? Wrong.

First of all, the artwork is great. The 48-page artbook that comes with the drama CD is such a huge plus, it’s almost worth purchasing on its own (if it existed on its own). Then, the newly-arranged music (note: arranged by Hayato Matsuo? I’m as surprised as you, but that’s what it says in the book)…the new synth and live instruments make the drama one exciting CD. Plus, at 74 minutes, a full-length CD, how could you go wrong? It’s such a neat little collection!

And it’s not too pricy. Recently, one can find this CD here and there on auctions for about $20 (including large S&H prices for its awkward size). If you’re tired of the same ol’ Symphonic Suite on Piano on Electone stuff, check these out!

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Patrick Gann

Patrick Gann

Therapist by day and gamer by night, Patrick has been offering semi-coherent ramblings about game music to RPGFan since its beginnings. From symphonic arrangements to rock bands to old-school synth OSTs, Patrick keeps the VGM pumping in his home, to the amusement and/or annoyance of his large family of humans and guinea pigs.