JukeXbox is where you can find the soundtracks of Xbox games that featured the XboxSquad team. This week, it is Kentarus who teleports you into the colorful universe of Dragon Quest XI S for a few moments.
Dragon Quest is an RPG series created in 1986 that is immensely known in the land of the rising sun. For the anecdote, its popularity is even higher than the other Final Fantasy in Japan! Until recently, the various episodes had been very little developed outside of the Nintendo or Sony consoles. Incidentally, many of the old episodes hadn’t even made it to Europe. In this way, the arrival of this pillar of J-RPG in the Xbox ecosystem remains an important event. Because of this, my gaze landed on this route for the first time and after 160 hours in his company, I will stop for a moment on their OST. Composed since the first episode by the same man, Koichi Sugiyama, the trick of this soundtrack is to blend in perfectly with the different scenes of the game, as if we were watching the new Japanese anime by Akira Toriyama, famous mangaka writer of Dragon ball
The first title I’ll talk about, which for me perfectly invites me to discover this long adventure, is none other than the music of the introduc tory film. A veritable flood of trumpets, the theme, the essence of the series, admirably takes on the role of opening credits. Still, he’s pretty classic at hearing and manages to conquer my ears with his very chivalrous side and his epic finale, which results from an exquisite marriage between string and wind instruments. An intoxicating sweetness for all orchestral music lovers that will always encourage you to continue their story.
The second symphony, or rather the second group of subjects that caught my attention, is the one that you will hear the most during the game! I am of course talking about combat music! The most common score that you will come across hundreds and hundreds and hundreds and hundreds (…) times is the title “Unwavering courage“. A concert of trumpets punctuated by a sustained rhythm of drums and drums. The melody will enter your brain like a hearing drug. They’ll even hum the note sequence for some time after the console is turned off! I am not going to detail all of the different melodic versions that you will accompany during your brawls because they are quite numerous, but I will start with the song “Put my life on it
Let’s end with a note (or, to be more precise, notes!) That will not leave you indifferent. These are the most emotional and melancholy moments of the game.Distant memories“A title from the third part of the saga, re-orchestrated for this final episode, highlights the cello in a remarkable way to add a little more support to the emotional tone and sadness of the moment. Finally, the last piece, which also comes from an old work (the fifth), manages to mix bitterness, but also hope, with an almost perceptible accuracy. I let you enjoy “Make me sadAnd invites you to discover it Dragon Quest XI S: Fighters of Fate, a true orchestral and video game epic.
See you next week for an episode dedicated Sayonara Wild Hearts.