Re: Being a video game composer
Koji Kondo is my hero, and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is what originally got me into making music (I know it sounds odd). You could play whatever you wanted on that ocarina and I made some sweet melodies with such a limited selection. It prompted me to pick up a real instrument and.. well... from there it goes on. Point is, I love video game music, as much as any other genre. Especially the Zelda series. All of the music needs to fit a specific atmosphere.
On a side note, I love how Koji stated that his favorite compositions were actually the little shop and the like areas.