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“Romance of the Three Kingdoms 5 OST ‘March of the Dragon'”

The Japanese game company Koei has been creating a series of games based on the Chinese historical novel “Romance of the Three Kingdoms.” They first introduced “Romance of the Three Kingdoms 1” to the world in 1985 and have continued releasing the series, with the latest being “Romance of the Three Kingdoms 14.” The game series has evolved and undergone changes with each installment.

Especially in “Romance of the Three Kingdoms 3,” there was a significant improvement in graphics compared to its predecessor. In “Romance of the Three Kingdoms 5,” the game evolved further by incorporating music. Starting from “Romance of the Three Kingdoms 5,” the game was made to run on Windows, and although previous installments had game music, it was only in MIDI format, making it impossible to appreciate the music fully. However, starting from “Romance of the Three Kingdoms 5,” players could enjoy the inserted music as it was meant to be.

“The Beloved Romance of the Three Kingdoms 5 OST”

The music included in the game Romance of the Three Kingdoms 5 continues to be beloved even today. Various songs like “Dragon Soaring”, “Rising Dragon’s March”, and others are highly cherished.

Among them, “Rising Dragon’s March”, which is used as the theme song for Liu Bei, receives significant love. It serves as the theme song for Liu Bei’s era in Shu Han, evoking the hardships Liu Bei endured before founding the kingdom. This song brings to mind Liu Bei’s life story filled with ups and downs, ultimately transforming him into one of the key figures in the Three Kingdoms period. Listening to this song while reflecting on Liu Bei’s journey can evoke a deep sense of emotion and admiration.

“A Song Conveying the Feeling of Marching Toward a Great Battle”

In particular, “March of the Dragon” is a track that conveys the tension of approaching a major confrontation. It gives the feeling of steadily advancing toward a goal.

Especially, the song fits well with the posthumous northern expeditions of Guan Yu after Liu Bei’s death. It conveys the sense of calmly laying the groundwork and steadily progressing to achieve something significant, while also delivering a majestic feeling.

As a classic game music track, it may be somewhat challenging to come across nowadays. Taking a moment to listen to this nostalgic song allows for a brief trip down memory lane.