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Rhythm Encounter 111 – Musical Games: From Classical Composers to Singing Pirates

Rhythm Encounter 111 Musical Games

What defines a musical game? Videogames, and RPGs especially, are known for using a musical score to enhance the experience, so what parameters really define “musical games” and make their use of music especially notable? Today, our Rhythm panel is going on a journey to look at a wide variety of music that we feel fits into this category to tease out some of those important factors that mark a truly musical game. A game probably doesn’t have to take place in the mind of an ailing composer from our reality and include many facts about his life to be considered a musical game, but it also doesn’t hurt. We also consider musical gameplay elements, games with musician characters, and interactive music in games.

Featuring: Hilary Andreff, Patrick Gann, Wes Iliff, Jono Logan; Edited by Jono Logan

Links for this episode


0:11:37 – A Pirate I Was Meant to Be (Michael Land) – The Curse of Monkey Island
0:16:08 – The Overture 2 (Pytor Illyich Tchaikovsky) – LOOM: Game Soundtrack
0:39:57 – Difficult Love Puzzle (Tenpei Sato, vocal Kaoru Fujino) – Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure
0:44:40 – Dream☆Catcher (KOH) – Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
1:00:32 – Train Train (Lynda Carter, John Jarvis & Kerry Marx) – Fallout 4
1:02:42 – Setting Sail, Coming Home (Darren Korb) – Bastion
1:24:06 – Your truth is my false (Motoi Sakuraba) – Eternal Sonata
1:27:16 – EXEC_PAJA/.#Orica (comp/arr/vocal Akiko Shikata) – Ar tonelico: Melody of Elemia
2:00:16 – Pat’s Bonus Track!

Album Links

Hoshiyomi Ar tonelico Hymmnos concert Side Ao

Bastion Original Soundtrack

The Curse of Monkey Island

Trusty Bell ~Chopin no Yume~ Original Score (Eternal Sonata)

Fallout 4 Original Game Soundtrack Selections featuring Lynda Carter

LOOM Limited Edition Compact Disc

Marl Oukoku no Ningyouhime ~Original Vocal Album~ (Rhapsody)

Genei Ibunroku #FE Vocal Collection (Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE)

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Hilary Andreff

Hilary Andreff

Officially, Hilary focuses on proofreading and QA here at RPGFan and has been with the team since early 2017. You can also find her on the occasional podcast, doing a music review, or helping make a news post once in a while. Unofficially, she responds immediately to any talk of a Quintet game or the Shadow Hearts series and is known for pushing RPGFan's graphic adventure coverage. She may be one of the most likely staff members to make a friendship speech.

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