The Quest For Glory V Soundtrack CD offers an epic music score from the
interactive computer game, Quest For Glory V: Dragon Fire. It's the
latest installment in Sierra's popular "Quest For Glory" series, and by
far the most ambitious.
Award-winning composer Chance Thomas joined the Quest for Glory V
development team in 1996 with the goal of creating a musical opus
unmatched in the entertainment software industry. The resulting
soundtrack arguably reaches that goal, and features a symphonic
orchestra, richly layered vocals, classical guitar, gothic harp, and
several exotic instruments.
"We are striving to redefine the standard for music that accompanies
computer games," Thomas said. "We're talking about a film-quality
score performed by a live orchestra and world-class musicians. It's a
far cry from the beeps and blips of PacMan!"
The Quest for Glory V Soundtrack is an enhanced CD which features:
- 18 original musical cuts from Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire
- A playable Windows 95/Macintosh demo of the interactive game
- An innovative art and music kiosk
- A 12-page, full-color insert booklet of game art, photographs,
and detailed liner notes from game designer Lori Cole and composer
- A $5.00 rebate toward the purchase of the game, Quest for
Glory V: Dragon Fire
The Quest for Glory series boasts a loyal following of game players who
have followed the series since its inception in 1989. QFG's developers
were assisted by some of these fans who insisted on a sneak peek at the
music CD. Thomas actually incorporated some of their suggestions into
the final version of the soundtrack, in keeping with Sierra's philosophy
that true interactivity begins by interacting with the customer.
As an example, consider the Quest For Glory V Overture. "The audience
had an idea of how the overture should sound. There's a continuity that
we simply had to preserve from the first chapter to the fifth." Thomas
said. "We asked some of our users to sample the early tracks and
requested their feedback. We were able to incorporate a lot of that
input to enhance the musical experience from the gamer's point of view."
In this interactive adventure, you will face the challenges of the
seven Rites - Freedom, Conquest, Valor, Destiny, Courage, Peace, and
Justice. All around you, a deadly web of deceit and murder tightens. It
will take all your wit and skills to survive. Who is behind the series
of assassinations? Who is trying to make the dark Prophecy come true?
Who can you trust and who is playing their own power game in this Quest
For Glory? You will need to know these answers, if you are to survive