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 installment 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 - Leap the Precipice
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 favorites for a future tape. Feel free to go to town in the comments!