Wednesday, April 26, 2006


I am waiting for some gems to arrive. Wild Arms Complete Tracks, Growlanser IV OST, Final Fantasy Battle Arranges, and an extra copy of The Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time OST that I am hoping to get autographed by the composer at the upcoming Play! Concert.
In the meantime, I bought the Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children DVD. Still have to watch it, as I have so many hobbies. I have been listening to a lot of the Breath of Fire series at the moment. I really love those old SNES soundtracks.

I had to add the Ys background picture here, in tribute to my favorite game series.
More soon!

Saturday, April 22, 2006


Today I thought I would share a Japanese page that has some insanely awesome game music arranged versions. The artists were nice enough to allow free downloads of their work.
  • Opus Xero/Music
  • Wednesday, April 19, 2006


    Just as the heading says, a long wait is over. Wild Arms fans can finally rejoice that after ten years (yes it has been that long!) the complete soundtrack to the original WIld Arms game for PS1 has now been released! Many of you, myself included remember being let down just a little when you popped that Wild Arms soundtrack in your CD player, only to realize many of your favorite tracks were missing. How could they do that?

    Well, they're making up for it now. The new release is entitled Wild Arms: Complete tracks, and now it contains everything this time!
    Here is a link where you can buy the set from CD Japan, or you can see the design for the set as well. It seems there are conflicting reports on whether or not this set contains one or two discs, I am waiting for mine to arrive, so I'll report on it again. Enjoy!
  • CD Japan
  • Catch ya later!
  • Monday, April 17, 2006


    Just announced! Mr. Koji Kondo, the man behind many of The Legend of Zelda and Mario's awesome musical scores is a confirmed guest at the upcoming premiere of the Play Video Game Symphony Concert in Chicago on May 27th! For someone like me, this is the equivalent of a Star Wars fan meeting George Lucas. I can only count the days for this one. Oh, and least I forget, the legendary Nobuo Uematsu of Final Fantasy will be there as well. Like I could forget that!
    Here are a few links that will take you to more official information: Koji Kondo
  • Here!
  • Nobuo Uematsu
    From the Play! Newsletter:
    "PLAY! to feature music from Blue Dragon
    Nobuo Uematsu's music from Blue Dragon will be performed exclusively
    for the first time at PLAY!'s premiere in Chicago. The video game is
    designed by Final Fantasy series originator Hironobu Sakaguchi."
    Full Story:
  • Click Here!
  • Play! Site
    You can also view the official site
  • Here
  • More News when it comes!

    You can see my tribute to the world of Milon's Secret Castle/Do Re Mi Fantasy in the art gallery now!
    Here you go!
  • My Art Gallery: All are Welcome
  • Keep Watching!
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2006


    I am currently playing the Ys V remake for the PS2 (Japanese only) and I had to review it. I am only about three hours into it right now, but I think this one is better than Taito's Ys IV PS2 remake.
    I base that on a single factor: The music, which is much better and much more faithful to the original than Taito's previous remakes of Ys III and IV.
    The characters look exactly the same, the gameplay is basically exactly the same, however the backgrounds do show improvement from the last title.
    For me, the music is making this a much more enjoyable experience. I have been an advocate the the Ys IV PS2 remake is a lot better towards the end, and I know the harsh criticism that game has gotten.
    I am keeping my fingers crossed that this game too will lose some of it's poor traits as you get further into it.

    Once again, there is poor dungeon design though. What doesn't help is a little automatic 90 degree turn at certain parts in the dungeons that will get you lost immediately, because all the environments in the dungeons look exactly the same.

    I can't be too hard on it, because I really like the playful look of the characters and the portraits are treated with respect as well.
    For now though, it is what it is, I still look for a day when the game will be remade by Falcom for PC. There is just so much more that could have been done to make this game better, but at least they gave it a shot, it is a lot of fun to play.

    I would still recommend this game to anyone, but if you have the chance play the original Ys V first. Here are my scores for Ys V PS2:
    Graphics: 6.5/10
    Music: 8/10
    Gameplay: 5.5/10
    Fun Factor: 7/10

    Thursday, April 06, 2006

    My Ys Collection

    I thought a photo gallery of some of my Ys Game Music Collection was overdue, since it is my all time favorite game series. All album titles are from left to right.

    Very Best of Ys

    Ys I Original Soundtrack, Perfect Collection Ys I&II (Ryo Yonemitsu), Ys Renewal, Symphony Ys

    Perfect Collection Ys, Ys Dramatic Concert(Ys I Anime Soundtrack),Ys I&II Eternal Original Soundtrack, Ys Symphony '95,

    Ys II Original Soundtrack, Perfect Collection Ys II, Ys I&II Eternal/Legend of Heroes IV Unpublished Music, Ys II Renewal

    Ys Midi Collection

    The Ys II Anime Soundtrack (Perfect Collection Ys: Heaven's Sanctuary I-IV)

    Ys Healing, Ys III Original Soundtrack, Ys III JDK Special, Ys III Super Arrange Version

    Perfect Collection Ys III, Ys Special Collection, Ys: The Oath in Felghana Premium Music Box, Perfect Collection Ys: The Oath in Felghana

    Ys Piano Collection 1 & 2, Lilia From Ys, The Vocal From Ys

    Ys IV JDK Special, Perfect Collection Ys IV Vols. 1,2, and 3

    Ys V Original Soundtrack, Ys V Image Album, Ys V Orchestra Version, Provincialism Ys

    Ys VI Original Soundtrack, The Songs of Zemeth:Ys VI Vocal Version, The Songs of Zemeth: Ys VI Vocal Version Instrumental Only, Ys VI: The Return by Atsushi Fukai

    Windtales from Ys, Ys Battle Special, Ys Midi Special 1&2
    All by Atsushi Fukai

    Project Ys(Atsushi Fukai), Paroject Ys(Atsushi Fukai), and Baroque (Hellion Sounds),
    these are wonderful albums.

    Tuesday, April 04, 2006


    Just got more Soundtracks in today! I am very happy to see Motoi Sakuraba has been PROLIFIC lately with his music, the guy never stops! He never does anything without it being of amazing quality. I will add these to the collection list soon. As always, thanks goes to Cocoebiz/VGM World for making it happen all the time!
    Baten Kaitos II

    Castlevania: Aria & Dawn of Sorrow

    Valkyrie Profile: Complete Reissue Edition

    Tales of the Abyss

    Breath of Fire I-V Soundtack Box