> 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.
> 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.