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Episode 15 - Truth and Tranquility (Silent Hill 2 pt 2)

This game does a great job of using music as symbolism.

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Episode 13 - Coming Home (Bastion pt 4)

Mother, I'm Here and Setting Sail, Coming Home really are two of the best songs on this entire soundtrack, despite (or perhaps, because of) their limited instrumentation.

 

Tracklist for this episode:

Mother, I'm Here (Zulf's Theme)
Pale Watchers
Bottom Feeders
From Wharf to Wilds
Setting Sail, Coming Home
Pantheon

Episode 10 - Composer Vs Song Writer (Bastion pt1)

Welcome back to a brand new game for Arcade Beat! Today we're covering one of the most celebrated indie games of the last 5 years: Bastion. With its unique visual style and storytelling, it makes the perfect game to jump into a more modern look at video game music.

Tracklist for this episode:

Get Used to It
A Proper Story
In Case of Trouble
Bynn the Breaker
The Sole Regret

Episode 09 - Prog Rock (Final Fantasy 4 Part 2)

Sorry for the late post, but it's time to wrap up our discussion on the Final Fantasy IV soundtrack! 

Tracklist:

Cry in Sorrow
Find Your Way (FF8)
Mt. Ordeals
Golbez Clad in The Dark
Hey Cid!
Mystic Mysidia
Porom and Palom
The Dreadful Fight / Battle with the Four Fiends
The Airship
Land of Dwarves
Dancing Calcobrina
Another Moon
Within the Giant
Giott the Great King
Zeromus

Episode 08 - Defining a Series (Final Fantasy 4 pt1)

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It's time to kick off our discussion on Final Fantasy 4! This game was incredibly influential for the RPG genre as a whole. It helped shape the future of the Final Fantasy series, not just from a gameplay perspective, but from an sound perspective as well.

Tracklist:

Prelude
Red Wings
Theme of Love
Prologue
FF XII Main Theme
Main Theme
Fight 1
Fanfare
Chocobo-Chocobo
Into the Darkness
Fight 2
Rydia

Episode 03 - Teddybear's Picnic (Banjo-Kazooie pt1)

Hey everybody, I'm super excited to post another episode of Arcade Beat! This time we're sitting down with the wonderfully whimsical Banjo-Kazooie. Banjo-Kazooie was composed by the extremely talented Grant Kirkhope, the man who single handedly wrote the soundtrack to 90s video gaming. I hope your enjoy our discussion on this amazing game! 

 

Tracks discussed in this episode:

Opening

Spiral Mountain

Grunty's Lair

Mumbo's Mountain

Treasure Trove Cove

Clanker's Cavern

Bubblegloop Swamp