Episode 109 – Emotional Damage VGM w/ Niko Tengoku

It’s that time of year again! It’s January in a new year and as always with XVGM Radio, we bring in the big guns: NikoTengoku! Our old pal and honorary third co-host Niko joins us once again to ring in 2024 with a somber note: Emotional VGM. Whether the moments in the games touched our heartstrings or the songs made it look like we were cuttin’ onions, we’ve assembled a list of tracks here that hit our souls in a way that other VGM hasn’t. Grab the tissues and shed some tears to the softer side of video game music with 11 songs chosen by the three hosts (and one by Patron Cam Werme) that you’ll remember for days to come. Prepare for some emotional damage on this episode of XVGM Radio!

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Intro (Niko) – Paper Mario: The Origami King (Switch – 2020) “Chit-Chat Over Coffee” – Yoshito Sekigawa
1 – Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (WiiU, Switch – 2014) – “Seashore Wars” – David Wise
2 – Gris (PC/SWI – 2018) “Gris, Pt 1” Marco Albano, Luigi Gervasi, Gemma Gamarra
3 – The Last Story (Wii, 2012) “Lost Time” Nobuo Uematsu
4 – James Bond Jr. (NES – 1992) “Unused Theme” – Neil Baldwin
5 – Patreon Request – Cam Werme: Shadow of the Colossus (PS2, 2005) “Demise of the Ritual” Kow Otani
6 – Ori and the Blind Forest (PC/XBOne – 2015) “The Sacrifice (feat. Aeralie Brighton)” Gareth Coker, Aeralie Brighton
7 – Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (NES, 1990) “Unlimited Moment” Ryuichi Nitta, Mayuko Okamura
8 – Sleepwalker (Amiga CD32 – 1993) “City Centre (Town)” – Barry Leitch
9 – Final Fantasy IX (PSX – 2000) “You’re Not Alone” Nobuo Uematsu
10 – Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition (Switch, 2020) “Reminiscence” Yoko Shimomura, Manami Kiyota, Yasunori Mitsuda, Tomori Kudo, Kenji Hiramatsu

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