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Shining Force III ~Scenario 2~ Original Soundtrack
Label Publisher Catalog
Shin Force SEGA SF-SF3B
Discs Time Bar Code
1CD 73:23
Origin Release MSRP
USA 02.02.2022 $80
Shining Force III ~Scenario 2~ Original Soundtrack is an album featuring music from Sega's exceptional strategy/RPG of the same name. This CD was exclusively released in 2022, and contains 30 music tracks. These songs are directly from the game. It's not sanctioned or officially produced by Sega.
Review by Shinobi | 02.05.2022
     > For anyone that has enjoyed Shining Force III on Sega Saturn or an emulator, hearing the game's soundtrack is nothing short of spectacular. I loved the music so much that I bought all the official soundtracks I could find. After purchasing "Force of Light" (and others) many moons ago, my expectation of hearing music directly from the game was quickly dashed. I had to have the video game soundtrack!

     > Twenty two years ago, I spent many hours sorting, selecting, recording, naming, and editing the music tracks of Shining Force III. Of course, being a huge fan of Sega, I made every effort to create a realistic box and CD art. Upon unsuccessfully looking for the original box art image files, I decided it was time to update and remake them. Unfortunately, I don't have access to color printed CDRs (in small batches), so I'm going with superior media, Mitsui Gold.

     > So what's different on Scenario 2? For sure, there's a lot of overlap between all three discs. However, this disc features 10 songs not found on the first disc -- not necessarily because they aren't in that game but because of disc memory. It's more of the same atmospheric music that ranges from pulse pounding to peaceful serenity. Every time I listen to SF3's music, the nostalgia of 100s of hours playing the series fills my soul. Naturally, I love everything on this CD, but my absolute favorite songs are "Scenario 2 Opening", "Sword of Light", "Solemn Temple", "Rainblood", and "Mountain Pass". I recommend at least playing the games, and you too can know the pleasure of hearing Motoi Sakuraba's best work.

Bottom Line:
     > It's been 22 years since the original CD was released. After spending 50+ hours on a Scenario 1 play through, the nostalgia overwhelmed me and created the incentive to remake this amazing 3 disc compilation. Scenario 2's soundtrack picks up right where Scenario 1 left off and adds numerous unique tracks. This is not the same as the "Force of Light" or "Shining Force III" soundtracks that were released ages ago. Those are studio recordings of an orchestra arrangement. My friends, this is the epitome of superior video game music! Play Shining Force III on Saturn or an emulator before you call youself a SEGA Fan.

Overall: 10

Track List (CD1) | 73:23 
  1. Scenario 2 Opening
  2. Opening Theme
  3. Beginning a Game
  4. Colossus
  5. Remember the Force
  6. Saraband City
  7. Church and Save
  8. Shining Force Anthem
  9. Battle 1
  10. Bandit's Town
  11. Headquarters
  12. Sword of Light
  13. Just Visiting
  14. Solemn Temple
  15. Republican Conference
  16. Shining Arrival
  17. Rainblood
  18. Attack Wave
  19. Dire Situation
  20. Mountain Pass
  21. In Search of Victory
  22. Shop Owner's Delight
  23. March of Lords
  24. Mystic Ruins
  25. Shining Force Reprise
  26. Dragon's Lair
  27. Final Arrangements
  28. Knights in Armor
  29. Medion's Anthem
  30. Chapter Fini
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