In the large field of awesome video game composers? Personally I think he is pretty high up there but probably not in the same league as Koji Kondo, Uematsu, Mitsuda, Sugiyama and Joe Hisaishi. I would probably rank Meguro very closely to Michiru Yamane from the Castlevania series as well as Akira Yamaoka. Thoughts and opinions?
I love his songs the most although i must give props to Akira Yamaoka, his silent hill songs are among the best in atmosphere. --- The official Vulcanus of the Shin Megami Tensei IV boards http://www.gaijinworks.com/interact/forum.php Vic is baaaack.
My favorites are Yuki Kaijura (she hasn't done much of anything outside of Xenosaga 3 for games I believe, but her work in anime is unbelievable), Motoi Sakuraba (for Valkyrie Profile / Star Ocean), and Meguro. Not sure who I'd call my favorite, but Meguro is top 3 for me.
If I were to rank him, I'd place him at mid or high. Meguro doesn't make the best music out there, but when it's good, it's really good; dude has talent.
And I'm no critic, but DDS2 and P3's final boss themes are absolute genius. --- "Hey, your disturbing my moment here!! You're gonna pay for this!!" - Lenus, Legend of Dragoon
I love his songs the most although i must give props to Akira Yamaoka, his silent hill songs are among the best in atmosphere.
This, but I have to give props to Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masaharu Iwata for FFT's soundtrack, Garry Schyman for Bioshock's soundtrack, the three composers behind Donkey Kong Country, and a few others for soundtracks I love. --- The official Tiamat of the Shin Megami Tensei IV board.
He's a good composer who puts out work that I enjoy, that's all that matters to me. I probably put him slightly above old motoi (mainly because current motoi is just overworked and has put out a bunch of crap lately). --- PSN tag hyperknees