After a considerable amount of time has passed, I have come to change my mind on Panzer Dragoon Saga Resurrection. From favorable to unfavorable. Now, please don’t bash me too hard, I’m just stating my personal opinion on this. But, I am wondering if anyone feels the same way?
After having listened to the original soundtrack of Panzer Dragoon Saga over the years and now this; I now know what the exact differences are and why I dislike the new arrangement so much.
Most of the remixes have been completely restructured with additional tones that give the otherwise “upbeat” songs a hint of “sadness”, and are more despondent and sorrowful, to their once energetic melodies. For example:
From Panzer Dragoon Resurrection: (Compare all of these to the originals)
-07 Nomad - 放浪
-15 Seekers’ Stronghold - シーカーの里
-01 Ecce valde generous ale (Mark! The Precious Wings - 見よ，いと貴き翼)
-20 Sona mi areru ec sancitu (Art Thou the Holy Angel - 其は聖なる御使いなりや)
-17 Toward The Promised Land - 約束の地へ
These are some of my favorite songs in the original ost. Comparing the new from the old; now, I can’t even listen to the Resurrection versions because of the added melancholy overtones.
Also, some of the songs like: 08 Atolm Dragon - アトルムドラゴン and 11 Village of Zoah - ゾアの街, sound completely off or disjointed; losing some of the charm and fluidity, the originals had.
So, I’m just wondering: does anyone feel the same way? Are these songs made too despairing now? Maybe it doesn’t bother you guys like it does me? Maybe you like them better?..
In conclusion, I know it’s not my nostalgia because I can hear the difference in emotion and tone, compared to the originals. In the end, I guess I’ll just stick to the originals. What do you guys think?