Hi everyone! Today's tune is from Digital Devil Saga 2, for the Playstation 2. It's a Japanese RPG in the same vein as the other games in the Shin Megami Tensei franchise: Turn based combat, a high difficulty, and last but not least, an awesome soundtrack, courtesy of the genius Shouji Meguro.
A sequel to the first DDS game, DDS 2 tells the story of Serph, leader of the Embryon tribe, who had spent their entire lives trapped in a bleak, gray world of eternal rain called The Junkyard. There, they had been in constant battle with the other tribes, each trying to conquer all others to be allowed entrance into Nirvana, the paradised promised those who emerged victorious from the fighting. Little did Serph and his comrades know that the promised land they had sought for their whole lives, was nothing but another hell, scorched by a malevolent sun that turns all it shines upon into stone.
So, the fighting continues. The first game left a slew of questions left to be answered, and the second game deals out a few more along the way, but in the end everything comes together nicely. And the soundtrack is wonderful. Shouji Meguro, who composes the music for all the games in the franchise, is really one of my favourite composers of all time. But enough talk. Let's listen!
Awesome music for an awesome game. If you like JRPG's, you will definitely like the DDS games.