Just me, or japanese video game composers>western video game composers?

#1GaboadoPosted 3/13/2013 2:26:54 PM
I can name ten really good japanese composers (Nobuo Uematsu, Yasunori Mitsuda, Koichi Sugiyama, Yoko Shimomura, Noriyuki Iwadare, Michiru Yamane, Koji Kondo, Yuzo Koshiro, Hiroki Kikuta, Shoji Meguro ) but only one western composer (David Wise), all from memory.
#2demonsword765Posted 3/13/2013 2:27:21 PM
You missed ZUN.
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#3darkblade1112Posted 3/13/2013 2:31:40 PM
In the West there's more money to be made in movies.
#4laharl12345Posted 3/13/2013 2:45:41 PM
The only one i can think of is the guy who composed Donkey Kong country 2's soundtrack.
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#5Fourth_BonkuraPosted 3/13/2013 3:01:20 PM
Jeremy Soule (Guild Wars, The Elder Scrolls (since Morrowind http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWuNf4gxwuM )
Harry Gregson-Williams (Metal Gear Solid http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKlNdzpICW0 )
Christopher Tin (Civilization http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJiHDmyhE1A )

Ok so I could only come up with three Western composers but then I couldn't come up with more than three Japanese composers either I'm bad with names.

demonsword765 posted...
You missed ZUN.


Love that guy's music.
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#6TheExiled280Posted 3/13/2013 3:08:04 PM
Sorry but

Hans Zimmer >>>> ALL
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#7Gaboado(Topic Creator)Posted 3/13/2013 3:16:13 PM
TheExiled280 posted...
Sorry but

Hans Zimmer >>>> ALL

Lol no. And I remember a western soundtrack from a very underated game, Top Gear (Barry Leitch):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpPYUsANTBE
And the only good MGS ost is from the first game made by Konami music group. (all japanese)
#8DynamicJumpIuffPosted 3/13/2013 3:22:13 PM
From: darkblade1112 | #003
In the West there's more money to be made in movies.

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#9laharl12345Posted 3/13/2013 3:25:18 PM
DynamicJumpIuff posted...
From: darkblade1112 | #003
In the West there's more money to be made in movies.


Yeah but most movie soundtracks aren't stuff you'd listen to outside the actual movie.
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#10DynamicJumpIuffPosted 3/13/2013 3:33:32 PM
From: laharl12345 | #009
DynamicJumpIuff posted...
From: darkblade1112 | #003
In the West there's more money to be made in movies.


Yeah but most movie soundtracks aren't stuff you'd listen to outside the actual movie.


Good point.

Telltale Games has a very talented musician working for them ever since said musician left his band to follow his passion for gaming.

Oddly enough, he doesn't do music for them iirc.
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