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That is very sad to hear, but thanks so much for being open and honest about it.  I hope that Rhythm Encounter can be revived and if there's any way that I can help, please let me know.  You guys were the first VGM related podcast that helped satisfy my craving to find new RPG music that I might not have ever heard before.  I've found a significant number of great VGM podcasts since, but you guys offered something special that I hope can still continue.  Best wishes!

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Not a knock on Marcos and the interviews he's been getting, but when can we expect a new episode of Rhythm Encounter?  I've been missing you guys and after Mike's State of the Site address, I figured it couldn't hurt to ask.  Hope all is well with you guys and hope to hear more from you all on the podcast!

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You guys are keeping me in suspense!  So ready for MOTY!  Hope to see it soon!

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RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Composers!
« on: January 13, 2017, 08:35:20 PM »
While I completely agree that an Uematsu/Mitsuda collaboration would be amazing, my current love of all things FFXIV (especially the music) makes me really want to see what Masayoshi Soken can do working with Mitsuda.  I think that would be one heck of a soundtrack!

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RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Composers!
« on: January 13, 2017, 01:52:32 PM »
Kenji Hiramatsu and Manami Kiyota, who also did tracks on the original XC will be assisting as well.  Mitsuda seems to be heading up the team, similar to Yoko Shimomura did with XC

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RPGFan Music Discussion / Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Composers!
« on: January 13, 2017, 10:00:07 AM »
Is anyone else as excited about Mitsuda returning to compose a large scale JRPG as I am?  It seems like the Xeno world is tailor-made to his style and I for one, cannot wait to hear what he can do with it.  Along with the return of ACE+, this is one soundtrack that I am very much looking forward to hearing.

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Love that you guys are putting out more frequent episodes!  I haven't listened to the entire new podcast, but I'm loving it so far.  Although I could have sworn that the Taylor Davis version of Zanafkand was played on a previous episode, making two versions of Besaid Island and Zanarkand being played on Rhythm Encounter.  Also, Stephen and Derek played Tsuyoshi Sekito's guitar rendition of the FFX battle theme on a very early episode as well.  All that to say FFX has been represented, though still largely underutilized based on its awesome soundtrack.

On another note, as much as you guys love the Xeno and Chrono series, have any of you had the chance to listen to Sam Dillard's Xeno/Cross album?  I just bought it on iTunes for $4.99 and it was well worth the purchase!  It's only six tracks, but he weaves  Mitsuda's two soundtracks together into nothing short of perfection, and all with his signature flare for cinematics.  I would highly recommend it and let me know what you think.  Not sure if you guys take Reader soundtrack reviews, but this one got my writing juices flowing.  Anyways, keep up the great work!

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Mike!  You remembered! Just got done listening to the new podcast and love that you have Lunar some love.  Both Silver Star and Eternal Blue are amazing soundtracks that seem to have been lost to antiquity.  Either way, it is much appreciated that you made mention of my constant nagging on you guys to represent Iwadare and his awesome music on the podcast.

I was a little skeptical of the new format, to be honest.  It seemed like there was less music in the same amount of runtime that the older podcasts had.  Not that I don't enjoy the commentary, but I love a good selection of music and the track list from the last few recordings was smaller.  All that went away with this new podcast.  I am fine with the format if it means more frequent recordings.  Just a little feedback.  At the end of the day, I love this show and will continue supporting you guys!  Loved Alana as well!  Though she needs to remedy the whole "never played Lunar" thing!

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They played a tavern theme from the Witcher 2 in the Inn/Rest themed episode a while back, but that was it, I believe.  Another theme that you could do would be large scale battle/war themes.  These could be from SRPG games or RPGs with large scale battles in them (eg. Suikoden series).  Also, please find a way to get some Lunar music somewhere in an episode.  Here's some suggestions:

Lunar Silver Star Story:
City of Magic
Fairy Rain
Solitary Wolf
Fighting Through the Darkness (for sheer 90's cheese factor)

Lunar Eternal Blue:
Field to Tomorrow
Footsteps to the Decisive Battle
White Mask Funk

Looking forward to the next episode!  Also, for a great non-RPG soundtrack, check out DustForce!  Awesome OST!


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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ace Attorney 6!
« on: May 28, 2016, 07:30:38 PM »
I would say that Marty is correct in that they fall in the adventure/point-and-click genre.  There is a significant amount of VN characteristics, but there is more player interaction than a typical VN.  That being said, I thought AA5 tried really hard to get back to form after Apollo Justice, but as stated earlier, fell flat due to the poor ending (though definitely not ME3 horrible).  I hope that with the return of some classic characters (Maya, especially!!!!!), they can regain some of that old Ace Attorney spirit! 

Still confused aobut Capcom's business decisions though....they bring over AA: Investigations 1 but not the 2nd, then they bring over Ace Attorney 5 on digital download only.  Then they refuse to bring over The Great Ace Attorney, yet immediately announce Ace Attorney 6.  I am baffled by those particular decisions as they all did really well here in the states, to my knowledge.  Why choose some titles over others?

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Instead of alcohol shots, I'll take shots of Dr. Pepper everytime Stephen says "Shimomura"!  I'll get a little fatter, but I'll enjoy the podcast to its fullest without the negative effects of inebriation!

Ideas for Topics:
- Tavern themes
- Town themes
- Iwadare Extravaganza!

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Oh man!  Such a good MOTY group this year!  I am excited to add my input.  However, seeing as I am sitting in class at the moment, I have limited time.  Wild Armor, the Eternal Blue OST is greatness, but I've gushed on that enough.  Considering Undertale is a favorite, I will post this video of Ace Water doing a cover of Undertale theme.  Very awesome stuff!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRw26sEEywY

I can't wait to post my thoughts....though Arvis may have me beat!  Looking forward to it!

P.S. Love all of you hosts, but I missed Derek and Rob on this year's MOTY

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I am a huge fan of Iwadare!!  The soundtrack to Eternal Blue was his best work IMO.  It expanded on the adventurous tone that was set in the Silver Star and cranked it up to 11!  Everytime I hear the main theme, I get chills.  And as I stated earlier, Field to Tomorrow is one of the best field themes.  I used to just sit and let it play over and over.  The entire Lunar series' music is amazing. 

It really is hard to not love most of his music as Grandia and the Ace Attorney series all have very fitting music for their settings.  Also, while I've never played the Langrisser series before, I might have to pull a Meyerink and purchase Re:Incarnation just to hear his music again!


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Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XIV: ARR, a Thread Reborn
« on: February 03, 2016, 11:43:16 AM »
Hey everyone!  First time writing!

I agree with Scott's assessment of the story of 2.0.  The fetch quests were a necessary evil to get you to level 50.  After that, the story really does pick up (granted that is still a significant bit of time to invest).  I have one concern about the story and that is that they will have too many open story branches that never get resolved.  Without getting in to spoilers, the writers have so many plates spinning as far as the story goes that it will take a fair bit of time and effort to give each of them their necessary screen time.  Thoughts?

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Hey there!

 I found your podcast while randomly searching iTunes podcasts for RPG's and am I glad that I did!  I love that there are people out there who love game music as much as I do.  I marathoned all your podcasts over the course of a week and was sad to see it come to the end where I have to wait for another.  Enough gushing though.  On to the important stuff!

1.  Xenoblade OST is a mixed bag that has awesome themes (Don't Worry and THEMEX being two at the front of my mind) and atrocious themes (NLA theme : night or day...bad Engrish rap and repetitive banging on guitars). All in all I appreciate the separation from Xenoblade, but some of it is definitely jarring.

2.  I share Meyerink's love of all things Shimomura.  She has a way of being diverse while maintaining a consistency in her music.

3. While I have enjoyed your musical selections, there seems to be an extreme lack of Noriyuki Iwadare music.  Grandia and the Lunar series have some of the best music from the PSOne era that needs to be played.  One that would have been great for the New Beginnings episode was Field to Tomorrow when Jean goes from dancer to kick-ass karate master!

Anyways, those are just some random thoughts to introduce myself on the boards!  Keep the podcasts coming!

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