Favorite video game music composer?

MrMelGibsonMrMelGibson USAMember EpicPosts: 2,327
Music can enhance and often times be one of the emotional drives behind a story.  I have always loved video game and movie soundtracks.  If i had to name my favorite composer I believe my answer would be Nobuo Uematsu.  He is known for his work on a majority of the Final Fantasy series.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobuo_Uema

What are your favorite composer/s?
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  • shetlandslarsenshetlandslarsen Member UncommonPosts: 46
    Chance Thomas . Best known to me for his work in lotro.
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  • GaladournGaladourn AthensMember UncommonPosts: 1,298
    Jeremy Soule, he wrote music for the Elder Scrolls series
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  • Po_ggPo_gg Twigwarren, WestfarthingMember RarePosts: 4,131
    The good old 'game music' thread, welcome back :wink:  (there's one every few months)

    No change on my part, Knut A. Haugen and Chance Thomas (and a proud owner of two AoC and three LotRO discs - yep, that means the Mordor and the Anniversary collection discs are not in my grubby hands yet, but christmas is coming :wink: )
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  • chambordinchambordin montevideoMember UncommonPosts: 119
    some big titles hire a big name composer for their game's main theme and then have lesser known individuals do the rest of the game's music, but i have to say, danny elfman did the main fable themes and russel shaw did the rest of the music, and it's all great and worthy of mention
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  • CanibalolerCanibaloler AthensMember UncommonPosts: 80
    Clint Mansell for "mass effect" series and "the fountain" movie :)




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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid GinnungagapMember EpicPosts: 8,775
    edited December 3
    Galadourn said:
    Jeremy Soule, he wrote music for the Elder Scrolls series
    And for GW 1 and 2.

    From the west he's on my list too, as well as WoW's composers.

    From the east, Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy) and Miki Higashino (Suikoden 1 and 2).

    I'm sure there are others i really like.
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  • MrMelGibsonMrMelGibson USAMember EpicPosts: 2,327
    I'm gonna take some time and explore each composer's portfolio that you all suggested.  Thank you for the information. 
  • RenoakuRenoaku Member RarePosts: 2,411
    edited December 3
    Back when Lineage 2 was good.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQeIYVM3YBM

    Darkfall just has that theme to it.

    There is too many to name got a big collection of many games such as Planet Side 1,  The Witcher, Elder Scrolls etc.
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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Boca Raton, FLMember EpicPosts: 7,527
    John Williams.   Anytime a game uses his epic music it makes my wallet open...

    ... well.. except for SWBF2.


    He is the Once and Future King of soundtrack composers.


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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Chicago, ILMember EpicPosts: 6,212
    edited December 3
    Composers names at the bottom of the video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PLZUnIN1M4R_8kx4NXV3Nzdtsds6N_QKz6&time_continue=1&v=4jQ_NbelyZE

    Not a game but the soundtrack from the movie Legend.

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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Boca Raton, FLMember EpicPosts: 7,527
    Lest this one be forgotten:



    "I should point out that no other company has shipped out a beta on a disc before this." - Official Mortal Online Lead Community Moderator

    Starvault's reponse to criticism related to having a handful of players as the official "test" team for a supposed MMO: "We've just have another 10ish folk kind enough to voulenteer added tot the test team" (SIC) This explains much about the state of the game :-)

  • ScorchienScorchien Hatboro, PAMember EpicPosts: 4,078
    its pretty hard to beat Nobuo Uematsu of FF14
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  • Loke666Loke666 KalmarMember EpicPosts: 21,002
    Galadourn said:
    Jeremy Soule, he wrote music for the Elder Scrolls series
    He done a llot more good stuff, I like the original Guildwars music he did too. :)

    I did like the music of TCoS as well, it was made by the Dutch band "Within temptation".
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  • GorweGorwe Ald'RuhnMember RarePosts: 4,280
    I feel like a person is being overlooked. The composer of Dark Souls III music. Damn, is it an improvement over the first two or what.
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  • RexKushmanRexKushman lake como, NJMember RarePosts: 404
    As a general rule I almost always turn music off in the options if I can. Most of it is crap and just distracts from the game and I can't really think of any games that had music I enjoyed. 

  • d_20d_20 SeoulMember RarePosts: 1,631
    edited December 7
    Galadourn said:
    Jeremy Soule, he wrote music for the Elder Scrolls series
    For me, this. I especially love the music for Morrowind and Oblivion. 

    WoW has some amazing music as well. I especially loved the Night Elf lands. I'm not sure who composed those pieces. Anyone know?

    Finally, I really enjoyed the original Fable soundtrack. Was that Danny Elfman? Edit: @chambordin Yes! Agree!

    And some of the Civ V tracks are beautiful. I really enjoyed the one for Portugal, but I don't know who wrote it. There are some other really nice ones.

    Recently, I really liked the metal soundtrack for the tutorial section of MU Legend, but I haven't been able to find it anywhere on youtube.
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  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne UKMember RarePosts: 3,518
    There's so many great one's but I'm going to pick Nobuo Uematsu for his work on Final Fantasy VI and even more specifically the track Terra's Theme.

    I think that's probably the most nostalgic and thought provoking sound track for me. 
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  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne UKMember RarePosts: 3,518
    As a general rule I almost always turn music off in the options if I can. Most of it is crap and just distracts from the game and I can't really think of any games that had music I enjoyed. 
    This seems like madness to me, music adds so much to games. From walking into Tom Bombadil's house and hearing a merry tune to the hilarious moment when Holding Out for a Hero kicks in during Saints Row The Third, music is just integral to presentation and is usually what people remember the most about games.

    Each to their own but I'll never be able to understand that choice.
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  • MrMelGibsonMrMelGibson USAMember EpicPosts: 2,327
    As a general rule I almost always turn music off in the options if I can. Most of it is crap and just distracts from the game and I can't really think of any games that had music I enjoyed. 
    Everyone's got their own opinion and I can understand where you're coming from.  
  • SirAgravaineSirAgravaine Member UncommonPosts: 333
    edited 7:33AM
    Jeremy Soule

    @Galadourn And KotoR
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