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Marcos Gaspar
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At RPGFan Since:
November 2014

Location:
Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Favorite Games/Series:
Wild Arms, Grandia, Growlanser II & III, Chrono, Rune Factory, Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy VI, Steambot Chronicles, Space Channel 5, Rhythm Heaven, Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon, Zelda, Dragon Warrior Monsters, Tales of Eternia, Nier, Shadow of the Colossus, The Last Story, Dark Cloud 2, Radiata Stories, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Pokemon, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, The Sky Crawlers: Innocent Aces, Kirby, Smash Bros., and Sonic

Favorite Genres:
JRPGs, Adventure, Rhythm, Puzzle, Indie, and Platformers

Other Interests:
Reading/Writing/Talking about music, Spaghetti Westerns, Anime, helping and listening to others
My first video game encounter was the Mario and Duck Hunt double game pak that came bundled with the NES. From then on, I played Platformers games until my family bought me Final Fantasy, which was perhaps the best — and absolute worst — thing they could have ever done! Haha!

Over the years, since then, I consumed a great deal of RPGs — without understanding what truly engrossed me in every title. It wasn't until my mother rented Final Fantasy III (VI) for my brother that I understood what it was: the music.

While I may enjoy an RPG's story, graphics, gameplay, etc. — it was the music that pulled me in every time. This love for RPG music eventually blossomed into a love for anything video game music related. When I discovered vgmusic.com after finally getting access to the internet, words could not describe the swell of emotions that enveloped my being.

Years later, I would then go on to earn my B.A. in Music, during which I passionately advocated the importance of video game music in the academic realm of music to students and professors alike. When I wasn't talking someone's ear off about music (either classical or video game), I was writing online soundtrack reviews, as well as impressions and news on personal blogs.

If you haven't guessed it by now, you can safely assume that I am a video game music enthusiast. It is my hope that I may introduce you to video game music — whether old or new — through my reviews on the site. Share the same interest? Join the boards and let's chat! :)




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