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Old May 10, 2010, 09:34 AM
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Default Top Ten RPG Composers - Your Opinion

In this thread, please list who you consider top ten RPG composers. It's up to you what criteria you use, e.g. whether prolificness, influence, or personal considerations are most important to you. I'll see if I can tally up the results between three sites (SEMO, STC, VGMdb) and then post up an interesting feature about it.


Here are my own. Those who achieved top places are those who I felt were the most influential, as well as competent. Only ten places, so I had to leave out some who are worthy of great consideration, like Hiroki Kikuta, Yoko Shimomura, Mieko Ishikawa, Kohei Tanaka, and Miki Higashino.

1) Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy, Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon)
2) Koichi Sugiyama (Dragon Quest, Shiren the Wanderer, EVO)
3) Yuzo Koshiro (Ys, Oasis, Etrian Odyssey)
4) Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono, Xeno, Soma Bringer)
5) Jeremy Soule (Elder Scrolls, Guild Wars, Secret of Evermore)
6) Motoi Sakuraba (Tales, Star Ocean, Baten Kaitos)
7) Hitoshi Sakimoto (Ivalice Alliance, Vagrant Story, Odin Sphere)
8) Noriyuki Iwadare (Grandia, Lunar, Langrisser)
9) Shoji Meguro (Shin Megami Tensei)
10) Masashi Hamauzu (Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy X, Unlimited SaGa)
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