My picks for 2014, though I admittedly didn't play many newer games this year, so I'm sure I'm missing a lot of good stuff:I take no responsibility for any spoilers in the thumbnails of any related videos; be careful if you care about that
Ao no Kiseki Evolution (my #1 pick overall) (Falcom JDK)Aoki ShizukuTraces of DOmen of DisasterSilence in the Sunlight Filtering Through the TreesOmenFeelings in the MoonlightCatastropheDark ThroneDelusion of a Thousand YearsDescent of the God's MachineSteel Roar -Threat-Energetic BeastsDestruction ImpulseBeyond the Paradise of LiesWavering HeartMystic CoreThe Tree at the Farthest EndThe Truth of the Rainy DayUnfathomed ForceThe Azure Arbitrator*1True BondsAnd Yet, Here We Are*2I Pray for You - Aoi Kiseki
Sen no Kiseki Super Arrange (Falcom JDK)Aria -Holy Saint, Holy Spirit-BeliefThe Decisive Collision
Sen no Kiseki II (Falcom JDK)Senkou no YukueAsh-Colored HistoryForward With DeterminationHeated MindAwakeningAwakening Will
(compare to Sora no Kiseki the 3rd's 'The Final Choice')Blue DestinationPhantasmal BlazeTo A Glimmering Tomorrow
Child of Light (Cœur de pirate aka Béatrice Martin)"Battle Theme 3"Hymn of LightOff to Sleep
Dai-3-ji Super Robot Taisen Z: Jigoku-hen (Super Robot Wars Z3) (Arranger(s) unclear, original composers/artists below)Beyond the Time
(TM NETWORK)Sorairo Days
(Shoko Nakagawa)Pierce the Heavens with your XXX
(Taku Iwasaki)Bataille Décisive
Final Fantasy X HDMovement in Green/Sprouting
(Composed and arranged by Junya Nakano)Besaid Island
(Composed and arranged by Masashi Hamauzu)Phantoms
(Composed and arranged by Junya Nakano)Seymour Battle
(Composed by Nobuo Uematsu, arranged by Uematsu and Tsutomu Narita)
Rise of ManaBelieve in the Spirit
(KOKIA)The Drip Drip Drip of Memory
Kingdom Hearts 2.5 ReMIX (Yoko Shimomura)Darkness of the Unknown (part 2)
My non-2014 picks:
Legend of Mana (Yoko Shimomura)Song of ManaSiren's SongThe Darkness NovaIrwin on ReflectionCity of Flickering Destruction...of the Tear-Colored Radiance
Rondo of Swords (Atsushi Fukase)"BGM 06"
Sol Trigger (GainGuage/binarylovers.com/STUDIO QAREEB/various others)"Boss Battle 01""Boss Battle 03""Boss Battle 06"
Saigo no Yakusoku no Monogatari (Akiyoshi Manabe)VS Leclaire
Sora no Kiseki (Trails in the Sky) the 3rd (Falcom JDK)Jade CorridorGenuine DevilCradle Where Thoughts RestMaze of Light and ShadowA House in the Violet GardenReminiscenceOverdosing Heavenly BlissThe Final ChoiceCastle of Illusions (Phantasmagoria)Sora wo Miagete (Looking Up at the Sky)
Etrian Odyssey III (Yuzo Koshiro)Hoist the Sword with Pride in the HeartThe End of the Raging WavesTheir Own Brand of Justice
Zero no Kiseki (Falcom JDK)Get Over The Barrier!Stand Up Battle Formation Again!Intense ChaseDemonic DriveA Light Illuminating the DepthsNew Days ~Omen
Zero no Kiseki Evolution (Falcom JDK)Over a Thousand NightsGet Over the Barrier -EVOLUTION-Temptation of WisdomArrival Existence
Ao no Kiseki (Falcom JDK)Concentrate All Firepower!!Conflicting PassionsUnfathomed Force
Soukaigi (Hiroki Kikuta)Fire WireQuake
Brandish 2: The Planet Buster (Falcom JDK)Prologue ~BundeviaGadobadorrerSoldier's Sorrow
Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys (Falcom JDK)FieldThe Great Forest of CelcetaWalking the Path of LegendA Great Ordeal
Metal Max Returns (Satoshi Kadokura)"Bounty"
Metal Max 4: Gekkou no Diva (Satoshi Kadokura)Gekkaryoufuu
Brandish 4 (Falcom JDK)Gilias -Victim-
Sora no Kiseki (Trails in the Sky) SC (Falcom JDK)Shine of Eidos ~Sora no Kiseki~Looking Up at the SkyThe EnforcersFateful ConfrontationSilver WillVisionsAiming for That FutureA Gravestone Struck by ThunderOutskirts of EvolutionThe Merciless SaviorBack to Your FriendsI swear...
Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim (Falcom JDK)Release of the Far West OceanErnstThe Depth Napishtim
Ys Origin (Falcom JDK)Genesis ~Beyond the BeginningThe Guidance of a White TowerDreamingScars of the Divine Wing
Koudelka (Hiroki Kikuta)Waterfall
Wachenröder (Ian McDonald)Catastrophe
Mystic Ark (Akihiko Mori)Your Fighting Eyes are Always Beautiful
Gurumin (Falcom JDK)Sight of SilenceRocky NebulaSoaring through the Melancholy SkiesTO MAKE THE END OF DIGGINGRudra no Hihou
Crime of the Heart
A Place in the Sun
Whistle Down the Wind
The Spirit Chaser
Holiday in the Village
Battle of the Last Enemy ~ In the Mirror
Beyond the Rising Moon
Chaos Rings Omega (Noriyasu Agematsu)ThemeA World Without Tears
Chaos Rings II (Noriyasu Agematsu)Battle BenedictitDire StruggleHallowed Beast
Romancing Saga 2 (Kenji Ito)Last Battle
Romancing Saga 3 (Kenji Ito)Katarina's ThemeAuroraMagical Tank Battle
Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner (Kenji Ito)"Battle Theme"
Fire Emblem: Shin Monshou no Nazo (New Mystery of the Emblem) (Yuka Tsujiyoko)Reign of Despair
Gensou Sangokushi Super Arrange Version (Composed by Userjoy Sound Team and arranged by Falcom JDK)Defeated Ones
Super Robot Taisen OGS (Hironobu Kageyama/Masami Okui/Wataru Yumura/Satoru Okada/Naofumi Tsuruyama/Takuya Hanaoka/Kayoko Matsushima)Trombe!The Sword that Cleaves EvilSword, Soul, One StrikeAsh to Ash
Spiral Knights (Harry Mack)HavenSky Islands Day ActionSky Islands Day AmbientFiendFireFreezeShockPoison"Lockdown"Castle Action"Boss 2"
Nayuta no Kiseki (Falcom JDK)One Summer DayThe Island Left BehindOverflowing FeelingsTower of RuinsThe Golden World (Terra)Dazzling SunlightThe Water Cave of the AbyssIndelible FeelingCanyon of HarvestRime on Trees of SilverSky of TruthGet Back the Power of "Arts"!Mission of MythusWin Back Your HeartMemory of the PlanetNihilistic IconGentle Lullaby -Creha-Far-Off PromiseFor My Precious FriendThe Door to Adventure
Eternal Sonata (Motoi Sakuraba)Leap the Precipice
Fhey Area (Motoi Sakuraba)Boss Theme
Oceanhorn (Kalle Ylitalo/Kenji Ito/Nobuo Uematsu)Sky IslandFinal Boss
Bastion (Darren Korb)Setting Sail, Coming HomeWorld of Goo (not an RPG, but Taelus did say "anything" and it is so goo-d)
, seriously, this is required listening
(Kyle Gabler)The entire soundtrack1: The original PSP version of this song is a little better in my opinion, but it wouldn't technically count as a 2014 selection.
2: This IS the original PSP verson, simply because more than half of the song was cut out in the Evo remake to make room for the new credits theme.
I know this is probably too much, and probably is a bit over-saturated with Falcom. I did my best to pick good stuff, though!what am I doing with my life