Music, a sometime overlooked but essential element to video games. It sets the mood, prepares the players for an oncoming attack, and even lifts spirits with a victory tune. Even a bland game can gain notoriety if it’s got an amazing soundtrack.
Today we’ll be taking a look at one my all-time favorite game soundtracks (and favorite game in general), Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King . The soundtrack for this game fits perfectly at almost every turn and blends incredibly well with background sound effects.
Composed by Koichi Sugiyama
Performed by Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
One of the slower and calming songs. It perfectly captures the sense of mystery and mysticism that drives a player to explore a dungeon.
The main battle theme for the game. As with most RPG battle themes, you will, at some point, come to hate it. But it does offer a fast paced feeling of urgency that lets you know that this you’ve entered a fight, not a tea party.
An upbeat melody that plays in pubs and casinos to show the playfulness of the area and is most likely when comic relief is bound to occur.
And last but not least is…
The Dragon Quest March!
The Dragon Quest March is the recurring theme in the Dragon Quest series and can be found in most of their games.
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