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.