Sympathy 2013 Concert CD / DVD

This is pretty much exactly what it says on the tin: a recording of a 2013 concert that celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Phantasy Star series.

There are two CDs, encompassing the entirety of the concert. As you can see from the track listing, the songs definitely skew towards the multiplayer-focused games in the series. That said, there is a medley of music from the earlier titles which is pretty sweet.

While I would have loved for there to be more music from the 8 and 16-bit titles, what’s here definitely translates well to a symphonic performance. Mostly opening themes, the highlight for me has to be “Go Infinity,” which includes vocals by longtime Sega musician Takenobu Mitsuyoshi (Daytona USA).

The DVD is pretty neat, with video footage and music from each game. There are also pretty sweet splash screens for each track.

You really haven’t lived until you’ve watched footage of Phantasy Star Online III C.A.R.D. Revolution on a 55” 4K TV via a Japanese PS2 playing a DVD.


Published by ryan


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