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Rhythm Encounter 117 – Underrated Final Fantasy Music

Rhythm Encounter 117 Underrated Final Fantasy Music

When it comes to Final Fantasy music, for every “One-Winged Angel,” there are a dozen lesser-known songs in a given game that don’t always get their deserved time in the spotlight. Today’s panel came loaded with eight songs they feel are overlooked, underrepresented, and, yes, underrated from across the Final Fantasy series. So take a seat, Sephiroth, today we’re going to hear from Relm, Jecht, and some good avian friends.

Note: One of us made a mistake when discussing a song in the third block, but please continue listening before writing in, as we figured out the issue during the song break! Apologies for any confusion there, but enjoy the music nonetheless.

Featuring: Mike Salbato, Tin Manuel, Lucas Greene, Jimmy Turner; Edited by Jono Logan


0:09:38 – The Selkie Guild (Hidenori Iwasaki & Ryo Yamazaki) – Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles The Crystal Bearers
0:12:03 – Galdin Quay (Yoko Shimomura) – Final Fantasy XV
0:27:42 – Damcyan Castle (Nobuo Uematsu, arr. Yuko Komiyama) – Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster
0:30:17 – Horror of the Abyss (Takeharu Ishimoto) – Final Fantasy Type-0
0:48:26 – Coin Song (Nobuo Uematsu, arr. Shiro Sagisu) – Final Fantasy VI Piano Collections
0:53:08 – God’s Cradle (JP: Kami no Yurikago), Relm’s Theme (Nobuo Uematsu, arr. Risa Ohki) – Final Fantasy Vocal Collections II “Love Will Grow”
1:16:54 – On Our Fates Alight (Masayoshi Soken) – Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
1:20:50 – Otherworld (Bill Xtillidiex Muir, Nobuo Uematsu) – Final Fantasy X 
1:51:51 – Jimmy’s Bonus Track!

Album Links

Final Fantasy IV Pixel Remaster OST

Piano Collections “Final Fantasy VI”

Final Fantasy X Original Soundtrack

Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles The Crystal Bearers Music Collections

Final Fantasy Vocal Collections II “Love Will Grow”

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Original Soundtrack

Shadowbringers: Final Fantasy XIV 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.

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