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Rhythm Encounter 6 – Summer Chill

Summer’s here (well, almost), and the heat grows more oppressive by the day. What better way to relax than with a bevy of our favorite summery RPG tunes? We visit sun-kissed beaches, bustling port towns, and arid deserts in a musical tour of the hottest season. School’s out, kids, so pack a swimsuit, don your shades, and kick back. If you need us, we’ll be swinging in that luxurious hammock just above the crystal-clear island water.

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Featuring: Stephen Meyerink, Derek Heemsbergen, Kyle E. Miller


1 – Chrono Trigger: The Last Day of the World Orchestra – The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra
2 – Meaning of Tears – Code of Princess
3 – Camp Dawn – Torchlight II
4 – City of the Dead – Fallout
5 – Let’s Go to the Beach – Persona 4 Golden
6 – Town of Twilight ~ European Town – Shadow Hearts II/Covenant
7 – My Village Is Number One – Xenogears
8 – West Tumbara ~Dark~ – Lime Odyssey
9 – Alsarvana ~Light~ – Lime Odyssey
10 – Seaport City Ruan – The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC
11 – The Island Left Behind – Nayuta no Kiseki
12 – Quatera Woods – Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim
13 – Besaid Island – Final Fantasy X
14 – Pollyanna (I Believe In You) – MOTHER 1+2
15 – Long Days of Rest – Wild Arms 3
16 – Summer in Lanseal – Valkyria Chronicles II
17 – The Color of the Summer Sky – Secret of Mana
18 – Costa Faguita – Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
19 – Surfin’ Layle – Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers
20 – Hometown – Xenoblade Chronicles
21 – Hometown (Night) – Xenoblade Chronicles
22 – Hometown Domina – Legend of Mana
23 – Another Arni Village – Chrono Cross
24 – Lazy Afternoons – Kingdom Hearts II
25 – Carried On Rippling Waves – Suikoden II
26 – ???Guest’s Choice

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Derek Heemsbergen

Derek Heemsbergen

For over nine years (2010-2019), Derek was a major part of RPGFan. While he was foremost one of our star reviewers, he went on to take part in features, co-host – and then host – many episodes of Random Encounter, and grew to be one of the most respected and beloved RPGFan team members. He has since moved on to professional localization work. Ganbatte, Derek!

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