In this episode, Paul, Sterling, and Mathew are joined by the man behind YouTubes “8-Bit Music Theory” channel to look at the masterful OSTs from the Final Fantasy series. With the release of the FFVII remake fresh in the mind, the lads jump head-first into a nostalgia-laden exploration of the work of Nabuo Uematsu in all its glory. From the humble 8-bit beginnings of the series to the full-blown orchestral arrangements, they look at the hooks, motifs and all-round wizardry that makes the music of Final Fantasy one of the most lauded in all of Geekdom.
Final Fantasy is a Japanese anthology science fantasy media franchise created by Hironobu Sakaguchi, and developed and owned by Square Enix. The franchise centers on a series of fantasy and science fantasy role-playing video games.
Nobuo Uematsu (植松 伸夫, Uematsu Nobuo, born March 21, 1959) is a Japanese musician and composer, best known for his contributions to the Final Fantasy video game series by Square Enix.