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Okami Original Soundtrack Review
« on: October 11, 2006, 05:23:06 pm »
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Catalogue Number: CPCA-10166~70
Publisher: Suleputer
Composition By: Masami Ueda, Hiroshi Yamaguchi, Rei Kondoh, Akari Groves
First Printing: May 31, 2006
Price: ¥4,830
Track Lists: Click Here

Review:

Contents: You get a box case, thirty-page booklet, and discs. First thing you'll notice is: Five CDs! The stunning two-hundred and eighteen tracks spanned across five CDs makes this collection one of the largest single-game original soundtrack releases in history. The box, booklet, and five-disc holder are all beautifully illustrated. Heck, they even have different artwork for each of the five CDs too! There's really not much you can add to an OST in terms of goodies, but posters or trading cards would've been nice to see. However, the sheer quantity of the music and beauty of the collection earn it a [9/10] for contents.

Music: The music genre is a bit difficult to place. It's like a combination of traditional Japanese music and a touch of electronic remixing. Now you're probably wondering how the two-hundred and eighteen tracks fare; they are excellent. Although each individual track ranges from a few seconds to several minutes in length, you will never get the feeling that they tried to push quantity over quality. I've been able to listen to the music for several hours straight without getting bored. There is very little repetition (if any) and several gems in the collection. This deserves a [10/10].

Conclusion: The Okami Original Sountrack is definitely worth getting. Unfortunately, it is only available in Japan so you will have to import it if you want your own; this can be quite expensive. If you're a fan of the game or you enjoy music that is somewhat Japanese-traditional, this is something you should consider saving up for and buying!

Final score: 9/10