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Rhythm Encounter 108 – Hitoshi Sakimoto: Person of Musical Caliber

Rhythm Encounter 108 Hitoshi Sakimoto

Whether you know him from his legendary work on Final Fantasy Tactics or elsewhere, odds are you at least know composer Hitoshi Sakimoto’s name. And while he often gets talked about for his work in those Ivalice titles like FFT, Final Fantasy XII, and Vagrant Story, Sakimoto has worked on a fascinating variety of game soundtracks, dating back to 1988!

As fascinating as it is that he worked on music for Radiant Silvergun and Gradius V, today we are, of course, discussing Sakimoto’s music in RPGs, including four new-to-Rhythm Encounter game debuts. There are sure to be some surprises, but there’s only one way to know for sure — find out!

Featuring: Mike Salbato, Hilary Andreff, Audra Bowling, Greg Delmage; Edited by Jono Logan

Links for this episode


0:16:05 – Brand Logo ~ Title Back (Hitoshi Sakimoto) – Final Fantasy Tactics OST
0:17:12 – Dawn on Leá Monde – Vagrant Story (Hitoshi Sakimoto) – Vagrant Story OST
0:36:56 – Revolt (Hitoshi Sakimoto) – Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber OST
0:40:10 – Limitation (Hitoshi Sakimoto) – Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together OST
1:06:37 – A World Where Magic Never Was (Hitoshi Sakimoto) – Crimson Shroud OST
1:09:15 – The Middle Layer Area (Hitoshi Sakimoto) – Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter OST 
1:34:55 – The Ones Who Obtain Tomorrow (Hitoshi Sakimoto) – Legaia 2: Duel Saga OST
1:37:21 – Brat Overflow -Branched- (Hitoshi Sakimoto) – 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Remix & Arrange Album -The Branched-
2:03:50 – Hilary’s Bonus Track!

Album Links

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Remix & Arrange Album -The Branched-

Breath of Fire V: Dragon Quarter Original Soundtrack

Crimson Shroud Original Soundtrack

Final Fantasy Tactics Original Sound Track

Legaia [2] DuelSaga Original Soundtrack

Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

Vagrant Story 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.

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