When it comes to RPGs, what’s your favorite style? Maybe you like to plan out a slow and methodical attack in a turn-based battle. Or maybe you’d prefer to run right in and start slashing away in real time. Or maybe still, you prefer a more chess-like tactical experience. Whatever your preference, it’s undeniable that there are some incredible pieces of RPG battle music out there, and Ed is joined by his buds Joe and Todd to share some of their favorites. Ready your blade and start casting those spells, this episode has laughs, nostalgia, and a whole inventory full of great games and tunes!
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1 – “Battle Theme” from Final Fantasy X (PS2, 2001) Composed by Nobuo Uematsu, Junya Nakano, and Masashi Hamauzu
2 – “Boss Theme” from Great Greed (GB, 1993), Composed by Katsuro Tajima
3 – “The Cove Battle” from Darkest Dungeon (Switch, 2016) Composed by Stuart Chatwood
4 – “Battle Theme” from Octopath Traveller (Switch, 2018) Composed by Yasunori Nishiki
5 – “Running Fire” from Disgaea: Hour of Darkness (PS2, 2003) Composed by Tenpei Sato
6 – “Dangerous Guys” and “More Dangerous Guys” from Mother 3 (GBA, 2006) Composed by Shogo Sakai
7 – “Order and Chaos” from The Last Story (Wii, 2012) Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
8 – “Boss Theme” from Zoda’s Revenge: Star Tropics 2 (NES, 1994) Composed by Takashi Kumegawa and Yashio Hirai
9 – “Nuclear Fusion” from Seiken Densetsu 3 (SNES, 1995) Composed by Hiroki Kikuta
10 – “Battle Theme” from Chrono Trigger (SNES, 1995) Composed by Yasunori Mitsuda and Nobuo Uematsu
11 – “The Edge of Green” from Radiant Historia (DS, 2010), composed by Yoko Shimomura
12 – “Battles of Fate” from Lagoon (X68000, 1990) Composed by Hideki Suzuki