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Rhythm Encounter 116 – U R Not (red) E: PlayStation RPG Music Favorites

Rhythm Encounter 116 PlayStation RPG Music

On Rhythm Encounter, we have celebrated several consoles’ RPG music, including the SNES (Episode 89), NES (Episode 73), and Genesis (Episode 92). Isn’t it about time the original PlayStation got some love? It’s hard to understate the tectonic shift in RPG releases in the West that began during the PSone’s lifetime, and there is a treasure trove of wonderful music from RPGs released for Sony’s first console. Of course, these eight tracks only scratch the surface, but they’re a good start, and we will doubtlessly revisit this topic later. Be sure to let us know some of your favorite PSone songs!

Oh, and if you don’t remember the uh… memorable PSone ad campaign that inspired this episode’s title, you’re probably lucky. But here is a link anyway. (Flashing light and poor video… and poor taste warning.)

Featuring: Mike Salbato, Hilary Andreff, Audra Bowling, Wes Iliff; Edited by Jono Logan

Links for this episode


0:06:37 – Opening BGM (Miki Higashino) – Suikoden II OST
0:09:14 – Primal Eyes (Yoko Shimomura) – Parasite Eve OST
0:27:05 – Casually (Akari Kaida) – Breath of Fire III OST
0:29:41 – DISC 1 Opening “Wild Arms 2nd Ignition ~You’ll Never Be Alone~” (Michiko Naruke) – Wild ARMs 2 OST
0:45:27 – Anxious Heart (Nobuo Uematsu) – Final Fantasy VII OST
0:49:27 – October Mermaid (Yasunori Mitsuda) – Xenogears OST
1:03:51 – The Wind Sings, For the Journey (Yoko Shimomura) – Legend of Mana OST
1:05:50 – All Becomes Twilight (Motoi Sakuraba) – Valkyrie Profile OST
1:31:25 – Mike’s Bonus Track!

Album Links

Breath of Fire III Original Sound Track

Final Fantasy VII Original Sound Track

Genso Suikoden II Original Game Soundtrack Complete Box

Legend of Mana Original Soundtrack

Parasite Eve Original Soundtrack

Xenogears Original Soundtrack

Valkyrie Profile -LENNETH- Original Sound Track

Wild ARMs 2nd Ignition 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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