So, as you may or may not know, with the release of 2.5 came an all-new soundtrack! Some good, Some bad. Here, I explain which songs I loved, and which I loathed. The table below will host the Song, The rating, (which can be "Bad, Cool, Great, or Fantastic") the recommendation (original version or HD version), and my overall thoughts on the track. Keep in mind, I know very little about music, so I might not use the "correct" terms, but I'll do my best to describe the sound. Enjoy!
Wow. I can't express my love for this track. The newly added guitar in the background along with the piercing HD quality of the track brings a tear to my eye every time I listen. One of my favorites on this new track.
The beginning trumpets and strings have improved, but I felt that the Xylophone/piano thing was less apparent, and the echo for it sounded less natural than the original version, which defined the track for me.
This ended up sounding more like the Chain of Memories version of the track rather than the KHII version with more focus on the xylophone and a single, leading violin. While it's a good version, it doesn't have the KHII "feel" to it. They also slowed down the piano at 2:34, which was such a highlight to hear in the original.