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Rhythm Encounter 78 – The Power of Feelings, Baby

Rhythm Encounter 078 Valentines Day

Ah, Valentine’s Day. That day when a little cherub works as hard as Santa Claus, flying around the world and launching volleys of heart-tipped arrows into the buttocks of potential lovers. That’s how it works, right? In this episode, our panel brings eight tracks to represent several forms of love across time (seriously, we have games represented from as far back as 1991 with Final Fantasy IV, up to 2019’s Hades), including people from other worlds, dreams, or even the castle next door. So grab a loved one — whether that’s a person, pet, or favorite tea — and enjoy the romance.

Featuring: Mike Salbato, Hilary Andreff, Alana Hagues, Audra Bowling; Edited by Jono Logan


0:06:04  – Theme of Love (Final Fantasy IV) (Nobuo Uematsu, arr. Shiro Hamaguchi, Arnie Roth, Sachiko Miyano, Naoshi Mizuta and Hiroyuki Nakayama) – Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY
0:11:26 – Crono & Marle -A Distant Promise- (Yasunori Mitsuda, arr. Aaron Manca) – EPOCH: A Tribute to Chrono Trigger
0:37:00 – Lucia’s Theme (Noriyuki Iwadare and Victor Ireland, vocals by Jennifer Stigile) – Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete OST
0:43:00 – Good Riddance (Darren Korb, vocals by Ashley Barrett and Darren Korb) – Hades OST
1:03:22 – For River – Piano (Sarah & Tommy’s Version) (Kan Gao) – To the Moon OST
1:06:23 – English promotional version of “Ballad of the Wind Fish” (Ryo Nagamatsu) – The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (2019)
1:25:49 – Hikari – PLANITb Remix – [Short Edit] (Utada Hikaru) – Kingdom Hearts OST
1:28:20 – 1000 Words (Orchestra Version) [Kazushige Nojima, Noriko Matsueda, and Takehito Eguchi with vocals by Jade from sweetbox] – Final Fantasy X-2 International + Last Mission OST
2:01:50 – Audra’s Bonus Track!

Distant Worlds: music from FINAL FANTASY

EPOCH: A Tribute to Chrono Trigger

Final Fantasy X-2 International + Last Mission Original Soundtrack

Hades Soundtrack

Kingdom Hearts OST

Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete Music Soundtrack

To the Moon OST

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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.

2 Responses to Rhythm Encounter 78 – The Power of Feelings, Baby


My go to love song is always Beyond the Sky from the Xenoblade Chronicles soundtrack. The lyrics and music are just so perfect. My wedding happened way before this game came out, but this would have been there without a doubt.

Mike Salbato
Mike Salbato

@erinbearene - Oooh, that's a great choice! Thank you for listening and chiming in. :D

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