> 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.
> Anyway, people that enjoy mostly upbeat and sometimes solemn environmental
music will definitely love listening to this soundtrack. The great memories
of Saturn fandom come rushing back to the forefront, every time I listen
to SF3's music. Naturally, I love everything on this CD, but my absolute
favorite songs are "Scenario 1 Opening", "Shining Force Anthem", "Medion's
Anthem", "Remember the Force", and "Mayor's Suite". At least play 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
1's soundtrack is excellent and only serves as an appetizer for what's
to come in Scenarios 2-3. 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!