Baten Kaitos: Owaranai Tsubasa to Ushinawareta Umi Original Soundtrack
My friends had the Baten Kaitos games when we were growing up, but I forgot about them until you mentioned this.
This is a Game Boy color game, correct? Good idea, I would like some more handheld music.
The two VP Covenant albums (original and arrange) are pretty decent as well. I would argue the OST features a number of "cleaned up" versions of original VP tracks, while the arrange mostly focuses on new tracks added to that score.
I was fooling around with the videos on Youtube for this one. I wasn't digging the synth honestly, but I'll have to look into more. The arrange may be a better choice though.
The Rockman 10 Image Album is my favorite of the official Rockman arrange albums released over the past decade or so. It's spotty on a few themes, but gets good especially towards the end.
I do need to look into some of the more recent Rockman arranges; the last ones I looked into were the 20th Anniversary Rock and Techno which I was disappointed with back when they came out. Were the 25th Anniversary ones any better? Unfortunately, I'm not a very big fan of 10's soundtrack for some reason (loved 9's) but maybe the arrange album can change my mind.
I'm also surprised you don't have the Rockman ZX albums, they're more or less a continuation of the "Remastered Tracks". Truthfully, I think they are largely mediocre, but they have JUST enough stuff to keep me coming back to them.
You kind of read my mind with these ones. I checked both of them out a long time ago and yeah, I wasn't feeling it. I do like Ryo Kawakami's "Rockin' On," the boss theme for ZX, but I should probably give it another look to refresh my memory.
Street Fighter V's OST is not a bad pickup, it has an excellent set of character themes and it got a domestic release.
Probably a good idea since I like the Alphas.
I definitely second Shovel Knight to scratch that old school VGM itch. It's one of those OST's that's "too easy" for me to like.
I never dug what I heard of this one, but I never did give the whole thing a chance.
Unlimited SaGa fits in with your other pickups as well. It's a pretty lean, mean example of Hamauzu's music.
I think Zane gave me a dub of this a LONG time ago. I don't remember anything about it but I'll give it another look.
Also, World of Final Fantasy if you're on either a Hamauzu kick or a Final Fantasy nostalgia kick. It scratches both of those itches, although the FF arrangements are hit or miss for the most part.
I have to admit that Hamauzu's a weird composer for me. I wouldn't dare imagine telling anyone that SFII wasn't great but I'm probably not invested in it as others are. That said, what about Sigma Harmonics?
I can't remember, we didn't get this game stateside, did we? Yeah, I've seen enough praise for Soma Bringer and I'm not familiar with anything post Square.
Another game my friend had growing up. I can remember a few pieces and it being sonically sound.