JRPGs are games designed to use a bunch of talking and combat as an excuse to blast killer soundtracks at you for hours and hours on end.
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Which…might explain why this list of best soundtracks also looks a lot like a list of the best JRPGs.
What follows are our collective picks for the very best of them. Before you complain, no, they’re not listed in any order.
NI NO KUNI
FINAL FANTASY VI
FINAL FANTASY VII
PHANTASY STAR IV
MARIO & LUIGI DREAM TEAM
THE LEGENDS OF HEROES: TRAILS IN THE SKY
LUNAR 2: ETERNAL BLUE
SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI: DIGITAL DEVIL SAGA
SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI IV
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