I’ve been waiting for this for a long time, at last Burpy has covered one of my favourite OST’s of all time – Corridors of time! Good things take time and are certainly worth waiting for like Super Robot Taisen OG2. Arranged by non other than the Burpstar himself, this in my opinion is by far the most impressive cover I have ever seen. Listen to it without watching the video and it sounds like several different instruments playing together. What makes this cover so good is that it stays true to the original OST (like all his other covers), almost like a replica, but all done on a single acoustic guitar. How he does the drum beats, bass notes, and melody notes all with just that right hand of his is beyond me >D.
Thanks to Burpy for fulfilling my request and I think all Chrono Trigger fans totally need to see this. He’s sent me the tabs which unfortunately I won’t be sharing but I’m going to try learn it minus the drum beats which are impossible lol.
I was doing some browsing last night and to my surprise, I stumbled across this absolute masterpiece! If you played Chrono Trigger, you would’ve heard of the amazing piece called “Kingdom of Zeal“. When I first heard it, it immediately made an indelible impact. Time has passed though, lots of remixes of it have been made. Some great, most weren’t. But THIS!! omg, this professional remix by Maya labelled “Stratosphere” – its amazing, everything is ‘right’ about it from the start to finish. It’s how Zeal is meant to sound. So so so calming, heavenly, as if I’m actually there. The nostalgic melody has conjured tears in my eyes – I wish I was there…
Now to refresh your memory, take a look at this gorgous picture of Zeal.
Now check out the song below, listen to it and imagine that you’re actually there. Hope you will like it as much as I did =)
Currently up to stage 42 in SRWZ2. The cast is just too massive, I don’t even know who to deploy to battle because there’s just too many units I want to use. So I’m planning to stick to a certain squad for my 1st run and will switch to the other squad on my 2nd run.
My current squad consists of:
Strike Freedom Gundam
My 2nd run squad will consist of:
Gundam Death Scythe
Gundam Heavy Arm
Turn A Gundam
Eureka 7 Nirvash Spec-2
Super Dimension Century Orguss
Gundam Double X
Code Geass Lancelot Air Cavalry
As you may have noticed I didn’t include any old school super robots such as Daitarn 3 and Dai-Guard (Mazinger Z is the only exception because he is awesome) simply because im not a big fan of the art and have not watched the anime. I believe my first squad is much more powerful than the 2nd squad as it has a good mixture of gundams and Super Robots.
Anyway, I had a bit of extra time today and managed to upload the remaining SRWZ OST. It is now complete. As usual, head over to the music section to check it out =)
The hype these days are all about the latest release of Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z. But lets not forget that the music equally as compelling! Although this OST isnt of the PSP game, 90% of the tracks are the same. To this day I’m still flabbergasted with the sheer awesomeness of SRW Z2, really it has surpassed my expectations in almost every way. It makes SRW Z1 for PS2 look like a joke. Just looking at the cast you can tell its a bit rediculous. I mean, how can you use all those units when you can only deploy 15-ish units to battle? Well, guess that’s why I will be playing it twice if not 3 times =)
For now, you can download disk 1 of SRWZ OST which is mainly tracks from the more Old School series such as Mazinger and Getter Robo. With the exception of Gundam X which I suppose is slightly newer. Check it out here
It was such an eventful week I really don’t know where to start! SRWZ came out last thursday and I went to watch the much hyped Final Fantasy Distant Worlds Orchestra on the 15th.
I Have to begin with Final Fantasy (Sorry SRWZ!) because its not that it’s more awesome or anything, but SRWZ is still in progress I can elaborate that more in the future. Last friday I attended what could possibly be the best orchestra I’ll ever watch in my entire life. Final Fantasy finally came to sydney and performed at one of the most amazing halls in the world – The Sydney Opera House! Not only that but Nobuo Uematsu himself was there – That really made my day and as the music started playing I felt like I wanted to cry.
I really love the setlist as it began with my favourite song – To Zanarkand. Yeah no wonder I wanted to cry (but just to make it clear, I didn’t shed a single tear =)) Now I wouldn’t want blurry eyesight because I really can’t miss a second of all the exciting stuff happening on stage! As they played through each song, a large screen behind would display clips of various FMV’s and in-game clips. After Intermission a guest vocalist by the name of Kanon was called to stage to perform Suteki Da Ne. I didn’t know what to expect as I never heard of her before and in Japan there are alot of mediocre female vocalists, but as she sang the first few words she instantly won my heart. Her voice is soft/soothing and above all VERY powerful. So good that I thought she nailed Suteki Da Ne which is a really hard song to sing. I could go on and on about her voice but lets move on, there’s alot to cover and I have to play SRWZ right after writing this entry.
Another interesting song was the chocobo medley, this medley had the chocobo theme all the way from the first FF’s all the way to 14, very interesting to see the enhancements of graphics as it progressed through the different FF’s, I really enjoyed this song =). The last song for the ending credits was Terra’s theme and they took the 3D night scene from the intro to be used as the clip – I rekon Markuz wouldve gone crazy if he saw it…too bad he didnt get to go.
Last but not least it was time for encore, and was there a song which i have yet to mention? that’s correct, they saved the best for last (tho not my favourite) – One Winged Angel. I thought the crowd just went mad when they announced it because Nobuo was on stage too at that time. Arnie Roth (conductor) asked Nobuo out to sing the chorus, Nobuo’s responce was like “yeah sure thing…..no as if dudeeeee” hehe really funny guy! It was just a really fantastic way to end the night, they used the cloud vs sephiroth fight from advent children for the entire song which was really epic. I just really wanna thank Arnie and the sydney symphony Orchestra for delivery such a great performance, pretty much flawless and also the one and only Nobuo Uematsu living legend for writing these amazing songs =)
This was also my 4 year anniversary gift to my Bhibi. We enjoyed every second of it ^^
Shot taken from our seats just before it started
Now onto Dai-2-Ji SRWZ – OMG!! its soooooooo good!!!! 100x better than the previous SRW games on the PSP. Because this one was actually made for the psp! not just a dodgey direct port or anything like that. OMG Gurren Lagaan Giga Drill Breakerrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!! Just having Gurren Lagaan in the game makes this game one of my favourite SRW’s, he’s just so fun to use, so incredibly powerful and his moves just look soo good. I’m extremely impressed with the way they excecuted the Giga Drill Breaker, it looks very very similar to the anime, See below for a quick example..
Giga Drill breaker from the Anime
Giga Drill breaker from SRWZ (very crap video but best I could find)
So as you can see this is indeed a hell of a game! I think its time to get right back to it, keep you posted as I drill through all the enemies with my 500 ton drill.
Happy to announce that all 118 tracks have been translated and uploaded! Also added pilot / robot and theme reference to all relevant tracks. It’s now really easy to find =) go ahead and look for Alteisen’s theme!
Also implemented anchors on the page for quick navigation as I thought the page was getting too long and more albums will be added on the same page. So go ahead and check out the SRW OST page now.
Next up – SRW Z OST! another massive 104 track awesome OST
With Dai-2-Ji Z out in 5 days time, my heartrate is racing off the charts. I’m wondering if Shurouga will be making a return. I thought he was one of the coolest villains ever in the world of SRW…The last 2 minutes is just insane…