It was my birthday in 1999. My father asked me which game to buy. Then, I only knew Final Fantasy VII by one of the games on the box of my PlayStation. Little did I know that it would be the start of a love affair with a whole game franchise. Being a trained classical pianist, I also took note of the music in Final Fantasy VII. I never paid attention to video game music before, but this game changed it. The emotion, the complexity and the recognisable leitmotifs. That’s a hallmark of the music that Nobuo Uematsu composed for the Final Fantasy series. This is a personal reflection on my favourite video game soundtrack of all time – the Final Fantasy Series.
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