I guess because it was the first version I played, I've always preferred the SNES soundtrack to the PC-Engine one - crap instrumentation, but FAR better arrangements of each song IMHO.
Eh, some of the arrangements were kinda interesting, but like you said, crap instrumentation. It was like they were trying to do old-school chiptune music... but were doing it with the SNES' sound chip, which was made to be the exact opposite of that. Thankfully Tonkinhouse learned their lesson in time for Ys IV and managed to pull out a fairly decent soundtrack for that one. Lava Area - A Kiss for Eldeel is simply amazing on that soundtrack.
Anyways, the thing I like about Ryo Yonemitsu's arrangements in general is that they have a sort of 'clear' sound to them. I'm not sure how to really describe it.
Post by Gamemusicfreak on Dec 17, 2008 13:46:46 GMT -5
I think it deserves a place among legendary soundtracks, but here and there I like other versions of certain songs better.
A few examples Valestine Castle (Turbo) Frozen in time (YsF) Prayer for love (the organ room) (SNES) Strongest Foe (Turbo) Ilberns ruins (I love the "galloping" intro part in the SNES version. I wish they used it for YsF. Tie between YsF and SNES versions)
i think the best arrangement for Ys III soundtrack is in OiF, they really made a great work, and using real instruments have take the soundtrack to another level
if we don't consider OiF, the best soundtrack is nor the one of the turbograph, not even the one for snes, but the one for genesis/megadrive, and not only the soundtrack, but the game itself is better there, the TG and snes version can't even be compared