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Old Jun 27, 2009, 08:44 AM
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If you search for "Etrian Odyssey", you find all of cds related to Etrian Odyssey I and II, even if they are under the Japanese name (don't you think they would have to be under the Western title, like it is, for instance, for the Zelda series cds?). Well, you find all but not this one: http://vgmdb.net/album/9428
While if you search for "Sekaiju no MeiQ" you find this one too. Is this all ok? I guess not but I don't know that much VGMdb criteria.

Also, why title is not Sekaiju no MeiQ 2 (or II,that'd be more exact) and I see that little "2" like it is a mathematical exponent?
Look here
http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-...y-70-2jm4.html
it's "II".
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Old Jun 27, 2009, 09:10 AM
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It's true that we're not 100% consistent with titles, but that's why we have the advanced search. If you search for Etrian Odyssey in the "game" field, you should find more albums, including any that may not have the game title in the album title, so it's often a better choice for more thorough searches.

http://vgmdb.net/search
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Old Jun 27, 2009, 11:36 AM
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I think this must be the third or fourth post regarding Etrian Odyssey. Let's just add that as an alternate title to all the albums and be done with the issue.
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Old Jun 27, 2009, 02:59 PM
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This issue (different game title in different regions) is why at snesmusic we built the database on all known game titles and referenced all variations from the sound sets. Since you already have a "product represented" field I'd suggest to search that as well by default and include all known game title variations there.
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Old Jun 27, 2009, 04:28 PM
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We're going to have a product database and a album-product relationship table, so translations and variations will eventually be handled there.
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