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Rhythm Encounter 74 – It’s Elemental, My Dear Watts

Rhythm Encounter 074 Elemental

Long ago, the two podcasts of RPGFan lived in harmony. But then, everything changed when the Rhythm Nation attacked. Actually, that’s not true. Rhythm Encounter was actually around before Retro Encounter, but Janet Jackson didn’t record a song called Retro Nation, did she? (Did she?)

Today we are getting elemental. Any RPG fan knows how important the elements often are in our games, whether they’re core to the plot like in the Mana series, or important in battle like in the MegaTen games. We have chosen four songs for some of the classical elements — with mild influence from Avatar: The Last Airbender — then things get interesting in the second half. What elements resonate with you? Let us know.

Featuring: Mike Salbato, Alana Hagues, Hilary Andreff, Michael Sollosi; Edited by Jono Logan

Links for this episode


0:03:29 – WATER – The Floating Imperial City (Motoi Sakuraba) – Tales of the Abyss OST
0:06:53 – EARTH – Few Paths Forbidden (Hiroki Kikuta) – Trials of Mana / Seiken Densetsu 3 OST
0:28:57 – FIRE – 96-:rip, or Cauldros’ Day Theme (Hiroyuki Sawano) – Xenoblade Chronicles X OST
0:31:53 – AIR – Eternal Wind (Nobuo Uematsu, arr. Rei Yamashita, YUTAKA) – FINAL FANTASY III -Four Souls-
0:56:04 – MOON – V. Moon (Norihiko Yamanuki arr. Sebastian Freij) – Seven Songs for Seventh Saga
0:58:35 – LIGHT – Flowers Blooming in the Church (Nobuo Uematsu) – Final Fantasy VII Remake OST
1:31:17 – DRAGON – (Reo Uratani) – Monster Hunter Generations: Ultimate OST
1:35:31 – TIME – The Tragic Prince (Michiru Yamane) – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night OST
2:10:46 – Alana’s Bonus Track!

Album Links

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Original Soundtrack


Final Fantasy VII Remake Original Soundtrack

Monster Hunter Hunting Music Collection XX

Seven Songs for Seventh Saga

Tales of the Abyss Original Soundtrack

Trials of Mana / Seiken Densetsu 3 Original Soundtrack

Xenoblade Chronicles X Original Soundtrack

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Mike Salbato

Mike Salbato

Mike has been with RPGFan nearly since its inception, and in that time has worn a surprising number of hats for someone who doesn't own a hatstand. Today he attempts to balance his Creative Director role with his Editor-in-Chief status. Despite the amount of coffee in his veins, he bleeds emerald green.

1 Response to Rhythm Encounter 74 – It’s Elemental, My Dear Watts

Hilary Andreff
Hilary Andreff

Slight correction because I have to: I think I accidentally said "Bach cello sonatas" instead of "cello suites". They're suites and they're fantastic and everyone should listen to them! :D

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