Rudra no Hihou original sound version

 

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Review by · August 6, 2000

After a first listen, I didn’t like it much. After a second listen, it seemed alright. Third listen, I was hooked. Rudra’s Treasure (Rudora no Hihou) grew on me.

Though I am usually pretty bad at this, I was able to pick out the strengths and weaknesses of this OSV very easily. A strength is the music composition…Melody lines and drumbeats, that kinda stuff. An arranged version to this soundtrack would’ve killed…Which brings us to the weakness. It comes down to sound programming…either the instrumental sounds chosen or just the lower quality due to lack of high technology at the time; one of the two or both combined make a flaw in this OSV.

Rudra’s Treasure had a cult-like following in Asia, as games like Chrono Trigger had cult-like following in America. It’s difficult to find a copy of this soundtrack nowadays, but if you ever do find it available, do yourself a favor and get this obscure Squaresoft soundtrack into your collection.

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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.