From Dark Souls To Valkyrie Profile: The Motoi Sakuraba Mixtape

Some game composers are absolute workhorses. They'll be so prolific in such a short span of time, that you'll almost forget that they did entire soundtracks. Motoi Sakuraba is just such a composer.

The Valkyrie Profile Series, Dark Souls, the Baten Kaitos Games, the Star Ocean Games and every freakin' Tales Game: That's a pretty massive and consistent resumé. So today on the 11th instalment of the Kotaku Playlist, we're going to bringing you a taste of Sakuraba, one of the hardest working composers in gaming!


Kid Icarus Uprising - Dark Pit's Theme

Baten Kaitos - Limpidly Flow

Eternal Sonata - Make the Leap

Dark Souls - Gwyn Lord of Cinder

Infinite Undiscovery - Ferocious Valor

Star Ocean: Till the End of Time - Cutting Edge of Notion

Valkyrie Profile - Behave Irrationally

Star Ocean: Second Story - The Venerable Forest

Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria - Motion of a Finishing Blow

Editor's note: Due to the sheer number of Tales games out there, most of which I haven't played, I've decided to omit them and allow the community to submit their favourites for a future tape. Feel free to go to town in the comments!


    I can't decide between these two Tales of Vesperia themes :<
    Fury Sparks:
    A Once in a Lifetime Duel:

    His earlier works were magical, yet even after time he still has some of that magic left.

    In regards to the Tales mixtape suggestions, I say Fighting of the Spirit from Tales of Phantasia.

    Also why no Golden Sun battle theme? D:

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