Why is it that Nobuo Uematsu gets all the fame when it comes to game soundtracks?
Don't get me wrong, I have quite a few of his OSTs in my collection, but why is it that everyone celebrates him and not H. Sakimoto amongst others?
The reason why I usually prefer H.S.'s music as opposed to N.U. and others is that his music isn't so linear. Usually, when listening to N.U., he often makes a simple melody and just runs with it throughout, sometimes building it up (and I know it's for games and track looping, but still). What really drew me to H.S.'s music is how he wonders off and seems to improvise a little.
This is most obvious in the 'Vagrant Story OST' where, for all those who have played the game may realize, the music is edited to the actions of the characters.
Anyway, this is more of a statement than a Q+A to all fans, but i'm interested if anyone else feels the same or thinks I'm wrong.