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Rhythm Encounter 32 – Terminus Est

You know that feeling when you geek out with a bunch of awesome people about awesome final boss music from awesome RPGs? That’s what we have for you today with the third mega-sized (over 3 hours!) episode in our miniseries on battle themes. We’re bursting at the seams with cool picks and some cool people to talk about them with, so get ready to teach those big bads a lesson they’ll never forget…with music!

It’s been a long road, but Rhythm Encounter has finally reached the final boss in our miniseries on battle themes! The regular crew is joined by the awesome and social media savvy Stephanie Sybydlo as we listen to some choice music while saving the world (and sometimes, the galaxy too). We fight evil space aliens, would-be gods, and even the occasional primal in our quest to play amazing final boss tunes, and our recent music selection isn’t too shabby either.

Note: We had to re-number our episodes several years after publishing. This was originally Episode 25, as reflected in the audio. Don’t worry, you’re not missing anything!

Featuring: Stephen Meyerink, Caitlin Argyros, Mike Salbato, Stephanie Sybydlo


0:07:17 – Polpota Harbor – Legend of Mana: Promise
0:11:33 – Corridors of Time – To Far Away Times: Chrono Trigger & Chrono Cross Arrange
0:15:21 – Cid’s Theme – Materia: Final Fantasy VII Remixed
0:18:47 – Hitotsu no Owari wo Mukaete – Yoru no Nai Kuni
0:41:10 – Hyron – Deus Ex: Human Revolution
0:43:27 – Unseen Abyss – Final Fantasy XIII-2
0:48:08 – Dialga’s Fight to the Finish – Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
0:50:30 – Finish the Promise – Tales of the Abyss
1:14:06 – The Creator – Sands of Destruction
1:17:01 – The End of the Beginning – Wild Arms 3
1:21:18 – Answers (Bahamut Prime Complete) – Final Fantasy XIV
1:27:46 – Battle for Freedom – Final Fantasy XII
1:56:09 – Last Battle – Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille Zur Macht
1:58:47 – Final Boss Theme – Fire Emblem Fates
2:03:00 – The Day That Falls Upon the World – Luminous Arc 2
2:05:54 – Unrestrained Struggle – Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria
2:31:26 – Suicide Mission – Mass Effect 2
2:36:09 – ??????
2:39:50 – Calling From a Distance – Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter
2:42:40 – Battle 1~3 – Preludio
3:04:50 – The Best Final Boss Theme of All Time???

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Caitlin Argyros

Caitlin Argyros

Caitlin joined RPGFan as a podcaster but has since expanded her collection of hats to include reviews, features, and proofreading. When she's not writing for the site, she's saving the people of Eorzea in FFXIV, slaying gods in the Xeno series, and globetrotting across Zemuria in the Trails games. Oh, and petting every sweet cat and good dog she comes across.

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