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Exclusive: A taste of the Tales of the Elements soundtrack

I got an unusual e-mail a few days ago. I'm not especially well versed in the subject matter, but I found it interesting, and hopefully you will too. Some of you might remember Jayson Napolitano, who used to run the "Note Worthy" and "The S...

 
 
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So much great game music was released this past month

You know the drill: another month, ten more game soundtracks to review. We usually have a pick of the month, but there was so much great music released this time around, I decided to recognize four separate releases as our top picks: Square...

 
 
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Super Mario 3D World soundtrack is another masterpiece

Coming to the end of the year, there's always a lot of great game music releases planned. Top honors go to Super Mario 3D World, and there are so many reasons why that you'll read about here in a second.We've got reviews of a lot of ot...

 
 
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I'm convinced: Final Fantasy VI is Uematsu's best work

Okay, so we've featured a lot of Final Fantasy in Note Worthy lately, in part thanks to the recent remaster soundtracks. Looking at Final Fantasy VI this month, however, finally brought me around to accepting that this is truly Nobuo Uemats...

 
 
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I never realized Final Fantasy V's OST was this good

Another month, another batch of ten soundtracks to cover in our monthly Note Worthy feature. We've got a lot of great music in this issue, including the Final Fantasy V Remaster Version, six hours of music with Before Meteor: Final Fantasy ...

 
 
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Nobuo Uematsu's return to form with Blik-0 soundtrack

Last month's Note Worthy featured some of the best music I've heard this year. It's interesting then, that this month, we have a lot of shorter releases, including several free-to-download albums, which is good if you broke the bank buying ...

 
 
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Why Final Fantasy VI: Balance and Ruin blew my mind

Okay, let me first say that this installment of Note Worthy features the best collection of ten soundtracks ever featured in this series. That's why I won't be breaking down the albums into "Top Picks" and "Other Releases" this month. It al...

 
 
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Tiny Barbarian DX is a retro soundtrack that you must own

Our top pick for this month's issue of Note Worthy is the NES-flavored soundtrack for Tiny Barbarian DX, composed by Jeff Ball. There's a variety of styles presented, but all of it is super catchy and melodic, and fans of retro game music n...

 
 
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Game music on guitar like you've never heard before

Top honors for this month's Note Worthy go to a new guitar duo, The Altered Beasts, who you may recognize as the guitar players from the best game music cover band out there, The OneUps. The two team up for their debut album, Transfiguratio...

 
 
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Halo 4 OST Volume 2 is everything I wanted out of Halo 4

Welcome back to Note Worthy, our monthly soundtrack round-up. This issue marks one year of Note Worthy, and I'm changing up things a bit with formatting. In the past, I've featured our ten monthly reviews in alphabetical order, giving each ...

 
 
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Note Worthy 013: StarCraft, Metal Gear, and Tomb Raider

Welcome back! We're looking at recent soundtrack releases, and there are a number of big ones this month. We've got impressions of the StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, and Tomb Raider soundtracks along with ...

 
 
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Note Worthy 012: Final Fantasy Vocal/Orchestral, Wizardry

Do you like Final Fantasy music? This month we're reviewing both Final Fantasy Orchestral Album and Final Fantasy Vocal Collection, both of which we've been greatly looking forward to. We're also looking at the latest DJMAX title for the PS...

 
 
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Note Worthy 011: Twilight Symphony, NSMBU, NESteryears

This sounds like the Nintendo edition, doesn't it? Don't worry, we also have other cool stuff like The World Ends With You -Crossover- and Saturday Morning RPG, the soundtrack you never knew you wanted.There are a lot of big releases featur...

 
 
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Note Worthy 010: Black Ops II, Final Fantasy, Mega Man

We're back with another round of Note Worthy! Featured are a number of releases that we've talked about in the past, including the Bar Oasis Official Bootleg, Code of Princess, Final Fantasy Tribute -Thanks-, and Rockman EXE Transmissi...

 
 
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Note Worthy 009: Halo 4, Rock Man, Bravely Default, ACIII

We're back to our regularly-scheduled Note Worthy with reviews for a number of highly-anticipated albums this month. I've been greatly looking forward to the Halo 4 soundtrack, and we have impressions of the entire contents of the limited e...

 
 
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Note Worthy 008: Final Fantasy 25th anniversary special

Wait a second, didn't we just run an issue of Note Worthy two weeks ago? Well, we did, but there have been so many Final Fantasy music releases over the past couple of months that we've accumulated an entire issue's-worth of reviews an...

 
 
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Note Worthy 007: Borderlands, Pandaria, Double Dragon

We're back with another issue of Note Worthy, our monthly soundtrack round-up feature. In addition to the moody Borderlands 2 soundtrack and the ethnic-flavored Mists of Pandaria, we have what I'm calling one of the best soundtracks of the ...

 
 
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Note Worthy 006: Last Story, Secret of Mana, Guild Wars 2

Another month, another batch of soundtracks to look into! We've got reviews of soundtracks to Nobuo Uematu's The Last Story, Jeremy Soule's Guild Wars 2, Jesper Kyd's Darksiders II, the Secret of Mana Genesis arrangement album, and a new al...

 
 
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Note Worthy 005: Square Enix, Etrian Odyssey IV, and more

This is a big month for Square Enix music. Four of our ten reviews in this installment of Note Worthy are Square Enix albums, and we had to hold back on a few to make room for other big releases! We've got impressions of Yuzo Koshiro's sure...

 
 
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Note Worthy 004: Anarchy Reigns and Unchained Blades

And that's just two of the releases we're covering this month. We have everything from Final Fantasy to rock band arrangements from the echochrome soundtracks. It was actually a rather quiet month for game music, but there were some big sle...

 
 
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Note Worthy 003: Diablo, Torchlight, Dragon's Dogma

And that's just naming a few. We're also taking a look at the soundtracks to Silent Hill: Book of Memories, Final Fantasy XIII-2 Original Soundtrack Plus, and more.This was a great month for game music with some amazing music coming from so...

 
 
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Note Worthy 002: Fez, Ridge Racer, Silent Hill, and more

As promised, we're back with another installment of Note Worthy, Destructoid's newest feature that digs deep into the music from some of the latest games as well as older ones that deserve some attention. This month we take a look at Fez, R...

 
 
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Note Worthy 001: Kingdom Hearts 3D, Journey, and more

Welcome to Note Worthy, a new feature we’re rolling out on Destructoid! If you’ve read anything I’ve contributed over the past year at Destructoid, you’ve probably noticed that it all pertains to game music. I live f...

 
 




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South Park: Phone Destroyer"My phone is still well intact"

 

Battle Chef Brigade"Slice and dice"

 

Coco"I'm (nearly) in love with the Coco"

 

Batman - The Enemy Within: Fractured Mask"Episode 3 wildly tangled in its own cat's cradle"

 

School Girl/Zombie Hunter"A real class act"

 

Star Wars Battlefront II"You must learn control"

 

Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV"Dad, dad, do the perfect cast!"

 

Destiny 2 (PC)"Identity Crisis"

 

Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy"A dated but fun PS2 classic"

 
 
 

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Behold the tale of greatest triumph! This guy was destroying me, and got me down to a tiny sliver of health with about half of his Somehow, I avoided all of his attacks and fought my way back to win I kind of feel bad for

 
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We dont have Thanksgiving where I live :c but I am thankful for all youz

 
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Its officially midnight here, so happy #Darksiders3 Day, or as we call it here in Merica,

 
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The Legend of Zelda: BOTW Explorers Edition is now live I finally landed mine at GameStop because everywhere else sold Link in comments

 
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Doing a low key Thanksgiving tomorrow and I am so excited to cook! Im just doing the basics, but I hop to do them very

 
 

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