Music to My Ears: Visions

We’re on a bit of a Trails in the Sky kick lately, paying homage to a series that never received the attention in America that it should have. There’s another track from the first game that I want to talk about at some point, but today we’re focusing on the more recent sequel.

Trails in the Sky Second Chapter (SC for short) picks up right where FC left off after its cliffhanger ending, not wasting any time getting into the action (other than a short pseudo-tutorial for people who might not have played the first game). Other than a slightly contrived mechanic to explain why the characters aren’t quite as strong out of the gate, this is a great decision. If you were sucked in by the story of FC, it’s easy to appreciate an additional 50 hours with these characters.

I started playing SC shortly after beating FC, but then a thing called Fallout 4 happened, and…well, SC was put on the back burner for a bit. I recently dove back in, though, and discovered my first favorite out of the new tracks. It’s another Old Schoolhouse theme like something else we’ve covered in this series.

SC has the advantage of featuring several tracks from the first game while getting to add new flourishes of its own. I’ve seen a lot of people say that they like the second game’s soundtrack even more than FC, so I’m excited to see if that’s the case myself. It’s still early, but Visions is a step in the right direction.

Music to My Ears covers soundtracks or individual songs from video games. You can view all posts in the series by clicking here.

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