"Overture" Dragon Quest VIII - PS2
Composer: Koichi Sugiyama
Given I'm still not that far into the game, I've decided to share the opening theme of Dragon Quest VIII. The song is very grand, and I'm sure there are some musical terms I don't know to describe the beginning which has sort of a call to attention, before settling into a steady theme full of big horns and cymbal crashes. I like that the song comes to a conclusion rather than fading out or repeating. It gives it a sense like the opening of a play, introducing the world before the action begins. This song sets the tone for what has been a light and colorful cartoon adventure.