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QUAKECore89 said:
I might not able to fresh post as of 2019, but here's a good news. It's an old document top 10 back in 2005 when i was youth, those are really good composers.

1.Kurt Harland (Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver)
2.Sonic Mayhem (Quake II)
3.Terry Scott Taylor (The Neverhood)
4.Tommy Tallarico (Earthworm Jim)
5.Bobby Prince (Duke Nukem 3D & DOOM)
6.David Bowie (Omikron)
7.Koji Kondo (Ocarina of Time)
8.Yuzo Koshiro (Street of Rage)
9.Nobuyoshi Sano (Tekken 3)
10.Kenji Yamamoto (Metroid Prime)

Everyone else is good, but David Bowie doesn't really count as a video game composer. If you want you can just swap him with someone else or add someone at the end, or I can just count the rest of the composers and ignore him. 



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Darashiva said:

And finally, Michiko Naruke:

Michiko Naruke very narrowly missed out on my list, I'm still not sure I made the right call but I'll leave things they way I decided. The track you linked "A Person's Warmth is one of my favourites, I always thought it sounds a little like Dust in the Wind. I got very used to hearing it as I loaded the game up every day back in 2005, to record the text explaining what day it was (every single day had a new description).



Landale_Star said:
Darashiva said:

And finally, Michiko Naruke:

Michiko Naruke very narrowly missed out on my list, I'm still not sure I made the right call but I'll leave things they way I decided. The track you linked "A Person's Warmth is one of my favourites, I always thought it sounds a little like Dust in the Wind. I got very used to hearing it as I loaded the game up every day back in 2005, to record the text explaining what day it was (every single day had a new description).

Same thing with me. Naruke was among the last few composers I dropped out of contention for my list. 



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QUAKECore89 said:
David Bowie

I was not expecting to read that name here.



Darashiva said:
QUAKECore89 said:
I might not able to fresh post as of 2019, but here's a good news. It's an old document top 10 back in 2005 when i was youth, those are really good composers.

1.Kurt Harland (Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver)
2.Sonic Mayhem (Quake II)
3.Terry Scott Taylor (The Neverhood)
4.Tommy Tallarico (Earthworm Jim)
5.Bobby Prince (Duke Nukem 3D & DOOM)
6.David Bowie (Omikron)
7.Koji Kondo (Ocarina of Time)
8.Yuzo Koshiro (Street of Rage)
9.Nobuyoshi Sano (Tekken 3)
10.Kenji Yamamoto (Metroid Prime)

Everyone else is good, but David Bowie doesn't really count as a video game composer. If you want you can just swap him with someone else or add someone at the end, or I can just count the rest of the composers and ignore him. 

Unfortunately this is all i can do, though there is only two drafted composers in the same old document that you might probably heard of.. Daniel Bernstein (Blood) & Guy Whitmore (No One Lives Forever)

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Let's highlight another few composers again, starting with Hitoshi Sakimoto:

Next, Frank Klepacki:

And let's end with Kurt Harland:



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Here's another group of composers. First, Jesper Kyd:

Next, Masayoshi Soken:



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A small update on the voting thus far. As of right now, 74 different composers have received points, with 42 of those being Japanese. There's still a little over a week left to vote, so hopefully as many people as possible still join in putting this list together.



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1) Yasunori Mitsuda (+10)
2) Koji Kondo (+9)
3) Koichi Sugiyama (+8)
4) Yoko Shimomura (+7)
5) Yuzo Koshiro (+6)
6) Mahito Yokata (+5)
7) Jun Ishikawa (+4)
8) Nobou Uematsu (+3)
9) Motoi Sakuraba (+2)
10) Manami Matsumae (+1)



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Jesper Kyd



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