Yesterday, the London Symphony Orchestra performed Final Symphony II, a concert of music from the Final Fantasy series in London. There, longtime Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu was awarded the Guinness World Record for composer with the most performed video game music.
If you’ve ever played one of the main series Final Fantasy games, odds are you’ve heard Uematsu’s music. Nobuo Uematsu was responsible for the music in Final Fantasy I through XI as well as other games such as Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, and Fairy Fencer F. He is often referred to as the John Williams of gaming.
Uematsu’s music is legendary amongst gamers, and a quick youtube search for a Final Fantasy track yields dozens of tribute videos from fans all across the globe, showing just how many lives his music has touched. Here’s to you Mr. Uematsu, congratulations.