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Shining Force III ~Scenario 3~ Original Soundtrack
Label Publisher Catalog
Shin Force SEGA SF-SF3C
Discs Time Bar Code
1CD 73:46
Origin Release MSRP
USA 02.02.2022 $80
Shining Force III ~Scenario 3~ 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 27 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 3? There's not much overlap here, just the main songs heard throughout the series. Disc 3 features 17 songs not found on the previous two discs -- not necessarily because they aren't in those games but because of disc memory. Disc 3 combines more of the same music from discs 1-2 with emphasis on the peaceful serenity side. Having heard these three CDs many times in the last 22 years, I can honestly say, I never get tired of SF3's soundtrack. Scenario 3 is my absolute favorite disc of the three. As for my favorite songs (besides all of them), I would pick "Truth be Known", "Serenity", "Gracia's Blessing" [5 star], "Taste of Victory", and "Honor the Fallen". Believe me when I tell you, this CD is the "coup de grace" of all three discs, much like the Scenario 3 game is for the story of Shining Force III.

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 3's soundtrack is better than either of the first two -- possibly even if 1-2 were combined! 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! No SEGA FAN should live without hearing Shining Force III's music.

Overall: 10

Track List (CD1) | 73:46
  1. Opening Theme
  2. Beginning a Game
  3. Graveyard
  4. Dark Force
  5. Shining Arrival Reprise
  6. Truth be Known
  7. In Church
  8. Serenity
  9. Gracia's Blessing
  10. Silver Lining
  11. Unoma's Theme
  12. Valkyrie Appears
  13. Taste of Victory
  14. Overwhelming Force
  15. Truth be Known Reprise
  16. Honor the Fallen
  17. Open Melee
  18. Turning the Tide
  19. Demonic Aura
  20. Republican Conference
  21. Headquarters
  22. Final Arrangements
  23. Scenario 1 Reprise
  24. Scenario 2 Opening
  25. Scenario 3 Opening
  26. Assault on Bulzome
  27. Shining Force III Ending
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