So today (or at least where I live), August 5th is Motoi Sakuraba's 50th birthday!
Music is very powerful in terms of delivering story and experience to the player, and over the years Sakuraba has composed many great tracks, not just for the Tales of Franchice but for other franchises such as Golden Sun, Star Ocean, and more!
I mostly want to see what are some of your favorites from Sakuraba are, mostly to find more music to listen to!
As for me, I have too many to list, so the one that has been in my head for a while is Raising a Curtain (https://youtu.be/R5NplFfE8uA), from Tales of Phantasia. The way the track captures the feeling after the events at the beginning of the game, while setting off on an epic adventure is especially awesome considering this is from the SFC!
Also, I highly suggest listening to this amazing Medley of a few of Sakuraba's works that I found a few years ago: https://youtu.be/orsXrPc4ZyQ
So what are some of your favorites?