Weekly Game Music: The Flaming Tree (Tsugunai: Atonement)

New week, new music.  This week, we return to a calmer tune, with a hint of wonder.  Yasunori Mitsuda composition, The Flaming Tree, has a mysterious feel to it.  Quite fitting for a spiritual game like Tsugunai: Atonement.

Tsugunai: Atonement tells a story of a daredevil mercenary named Reise. When he attempts to retrieve the Treasure Orb as one of his missions, however, the gods angrily handicaps him by splitting his soul away from his body.  Now only a ghost, Reise must atone for his sins by possessing other people and helping them aid their life.

Tsugunai: Atonement is a turn-based RPG.  Unlike a generic JRPG, however, the “party” is only one character Reise happened to possess at that time.  In this sense, the town acts as a character hub for Reise, where each possessee have their own special abilities.  Once possessed, Reise may visit a nearby dungeon to fight through monsters and defeat the main evil.

Tsugunai: Atonement was released on the Playstation 2 in 2001.

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