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December 2008 (1)
quote RPGFanThe "Eight Melodies" Template: How Sugiyama Shaped RPG Soundtracks
Recently I took on the monumental task of reviewing the entire backlog of Dragon Quest soundtracks to fill out our soundtracks section. I'd reviewed over a dozen Dragon Quest albums in past years, but this was like take an intense month-long music appreciation course where the sole subject was Koichi Sugiyama. It was a marvelous experience.
And before I go any further, permit me to make a statement about myself and my personal history before someone calls foul. I am not a nostalgia-possessed Dragon Quest fanboy. Far from it, actually. The first time I even touched a Dragon Quest game was at age 17; the only game in the series I've beaten is Dragon Quest IV for DS. I was raised on Final Fantasy, and I knew littl