We all know those big moments in RPGs. A place, a scene, or a pivotal battle that really makes the game and solidifies it in your memory. The scoring in those moments isn’t always what makes it work, but it often plays a crucial role. In many cases, the music really does make the moment, if not the game. Today we are talking about songs that carry that burden of really defining the RPG they’re in, making the whole experience better by just being there.
We’ve been wanting to do this topic for over four years, and there’s certainly more music that fits the bill than we had time for, but we are thrilled to talk about these eight songs. Be sure to get in touch with us and let us know some of your game-defining music!
Featuring: Mike Salbato, Zach Wilkerson, Wes Iliff, Stephanie Sybydlo; Edited by Paul Dennis
0:05:54 – Transcending Love (HIMEKAMI) – Suikoden III
0:08:59 – Dynamis (Masayoshi Soken) – Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
0:26:56 – Theme of Grandia (Noriyuki Iwadare) – Grandia
0:31:32 – Arc the Lad Theme (Masahiro Andoh) – Arc the Lad
0:48:09 – Star Ocean Forever – Jazz Ver. (Motoi Sakuraba) – Star Ocean: Till The End of Time
0:55:15 – Battle 3 (Yasunori Shiono) – Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals
1:14:33 – Weight of the World / The End of YoRHa (Keichii Okabe) – NieR: Automata
1:20:02 – Carrying the Weight of Life (Kenji Hiramatsu & Yasunori Mitsuda) – Xenoblade Chronicles 3
1:49:26 – Wes’ bonus track!
Arc the Lad Original Game Sound Track
Endwalker: Final Fantasy XIV Original Soundtrack
Estpolis Denki II (Lufia II)
Grandia Original Soundtracks
NieR: Automata Original Soundtrack
Star Ocean: Till the End of Time Original Soundtrack Vol.2
Genso Suikoden III Original Soundtrack
Xenoblade 3 Original Soundtrack
Listen and subscribe where you please, and leave a rating if you can! Email us your feedback: email@example.com