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VGH #322: Best Game Music of 2017

Put your blippers on: It’s time for our spotlight on the year’s best video game music, with selections from Super Mario Odyssey, Persona 5, Night in the Woods, Yakuza 0, Prey, Nier: Automata, Steamworld Dig 2, Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, and more!

  • Things Discussed

    Things Discussed:
    Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood, game music, Night in the Woods, Prey, Steamworld Dig 2, Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Yakuza, Yakuza 0, Yakuza Kiwami

Episode Timeline

00:00 – Intro
03:30 – Objectively the best video game music from the year 2017
76:20 – Outro

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This Week’s Music:
“Life Will Change” from Persona 5 by Shoji Meguro
“Steam Gardens” from Super Mario Odyssey by Naoto Kubo, Koji Kondo and Shiho Fujii
“Longest Night” and “Astral Alley” from Night in the Woods by Alex Holowka
“Funk Goes On,” “Unrest,” “Intelligence for Violence” from Yakuza and “Force Addiction,” “Crash Addiction” and “Parry Addiction” from Yakuza 0 by Hidenori Shoji
“New Heights in El Machino” from Steamworld Dig 2 by El Huervo (feat. Shelby Cinca and Dennis Wedin)
“Pulse Ride” from Django by Hirokazu Tanaka
“Everything Is Going to Be OK” from Prey by Mick Gordon
selections from Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood by Masayoshi Soken
“Significance,” “Memories of Dust,” “Pascal,” “Peaceful Sleep,” “End of the Unknown,” “Voice of No Return,” “Emil’s Shop” and “Weight of the World” from Nier: Automata by Keiichi Okabe and Kuniyuki Takahashi

Listen to full versions of the songs from this episode in this YouTube playlist!

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