Ok guys, I just finished listening and as expected, great discussions! I liked how you talked about all genre's of video game music. Comparing Melody driven music versus Ambient. There are certain ambient songs that stick with me and that is all of Masashi Hamauzu's ambient songs. Take Wandering Flame from Final Fantasy X, truly the best ambient song i've ever heard! Actually, getting off topic for a second, the actual ambient genre is really good, notable artists such as Ulrich Schnauss is quite possibly the best in the genre, check him out if you can. I think that Xenogears could be revisited. I hope whenever Mitsuda can release the long awaited Chrono Cross arranged album, we could possibly see something good on a new Chrono game instead of hearing "If people want a new Chrono game, keep buying Chrono Trigger on the DS" thats basically what Shinji Hashimoto said,lol.
@Ramza, here is a list of my soundtrack collection (I hope i'm allowed to post links, if not I apologize!)http://vgmdb.net/db/collection.php?do=view&userid=7247
Soundtracks I have been really listening to are: Opoona, Chrono Trigger, Chrono Cross, Xenogears, Phantasy Star Online and the Intelligent Qube Soundtrack. There are certain games that have great soundtracks but there not memorable like Gears of War, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow and Fable III. Granted i'm not saying their bad soundtracks, just not memorable. Anyways, thanks everyone for making this podcast happen, it made me happy.