Symphonic Suite Dragon Quest VI ~The Dream World~ (1995)

 

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Review by · August 27, 2000

I, in my entire life, had never played a Dragon Quest game before listening to this soundtrack. Because of this, I had no idea what to expect. Here’s an in-depth re-enactment, through text, of what happened when I listened to the CD.

me: Whoa…
2 hours later
me: Whoa…

It was really, really good. Being a fan of symphonies, the first disc was heaven. But even after that, I was extremely amazed at the quality of music from the second disc which is the “Original Sound Story” (or the “OST” side). I will say, I still like its rival more for music quality (Final Fantasy VI), but that may only be because I’ve played FF6 and have not played DQ6. From an unbiased perspective, I wouldn’t be able to decide which is better.

This is the original print of the album; many reprints and re-recordings have followed all the original prints of Dragon Quests I through VI. This is the only one, however, to include the “Original Sound Story.”

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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.