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executive Producers Kenichi
producer Mareo Yamada
A&R Hidenori Shinohara
sound designer Wataru Hachisako
Setsuo Yamamoto's score
for Legend of Heroes (Rival Schools) is a collection of Rock anthems,
dance, calypso and pop music that underwhelms. It is not that
Mr. Yamamoto's songs are bad; they are not. Most tracks have catchy
melodies, upbeat tempos and are performed well. The major problem
is the sampled voices that represent each instrument, especially
the saxes. Compared to samples of other soundtracks in the fighting
game genre, the sampled instruments sound primitive; reminiscent
of early synthetic sounding sample technology, circa 1980's. The
disc also contains sfx, drama tracks and a fun school anthem.
If you can tolerate the old sounding samples you should enjoy
this disc, as Mr. Yamamoto is an adept composer.
of Heroes is owned by CAPCOM.