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Staff Members :: Max (aka Mac_Tear)

Site Role


Email Address


Joined Site

September 2007

Favourite Game Music Artists

Nobuo Uematsu
Yasunori Mitsuda
Koji Kondo
Michiru Yamane
Hitoshi Sakimoto
Motoi Sakuraba
Yoko Shimomura
Akihiro Mori

Date of Birth

December 28, 1987

Place of Residence

Northern Germany


Trained Retail Salesman

General Interests

Video Games
Listen to Music
Designing Own RPG
Learning Keyboard
Meeting with Friends


It was the day when I received my first gaming console, the ancient Game Boy, and my very first game, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening. After playing the game and listening to its music, I thought "Man, this is amazing. Some of these pieces really stick in my head". Thereafter I was fascinated about the power of such poor sound quality.

A few years later I got my Nintendo 64 and games like Mario and Zelda were absolutely breathtaking together with the beautiful music. In 2000, I played my first Final Fantasy game — Final Fantasy VIII for the PC. From this time on, game music was a part of my heart and, from year to year, I was more fascinated and learned every time a bit more about it, such as the different instruments. As well as my love for video game music, I also pay attention to movie scores and old classical music.

I have been writing for SEMO on and off for several years now. I have particularly helped out to build up the Suikoden, Professor Layton, Castlevania, and Tales coverage. I hope you enjoy my reviews for the site and find them in some way useful.

Contributed Reviews

Album Title Catalog No.
Castlevania Circle of the Moon / Concerto of the Midnight Sun Original Soundtrack GFCA-3/4
Castlevania Lament of Innocence Original Soundtrack GFCA-32/3
Castlevania Minuet of Dawn / Cross of the Blue Moon Original Soundtrack LC-1453/4
Castlevania Order of Ecclesia Music Sampler (US) Promotional
Dissidia Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack SQEX-10132/3
Dracula Curse of Darkness Original Soundtrack, Akumajo GFCA-34/5
Dracula Curse of Darkness Overture of Revenge, Akumajo Promotional
Dracula Judgment Original Soundtrack, Akumajo GFCA-153
Dracula The Stolen Seal Original Soundtrack, Akumajo LC-1713/4
Deltora Quest The Seven Jewels Original Soundtrack VGCD-0130
Duel Masters ~Birth of Super Dragon~ Original Soundtrack KDSD-00065/6
Elder Gate Original Soundtrack KMCA-61
Estpolis Original Soundtrack SQEX-10187/8
Genso Suikoden II Original Game Soundtrack KICA-7931/4
Genso Suikoden II Original Game Soundtrack Vol. 1 KICA-7935/6
Genso Suikoden II Original Game Soundtrack Vol. 2 KICA-7937/8
Genso Suikoden III Original Soundtrack KOLA-102/3
Genso Suikoden IV Original Soundtrack KOLA-102/3
Genso Suikoden V Original Soundtrack GFCA-41/4
Genso Suikoden Tierkreis Extra Soundtrack LC-1749/51
Genso Suikoden Tierkreis Original Soundtrack LC-1758/60
Genso Suikoden Tierkreis: Tears in the Sky - Satomi Takasugi RZCD-46083
Gungage Original Soundtrack KMCA-19
Luminous Arc 2 Will Original Soundtracks MJCD-20125
Luminous Arc 3 Eyes Original Soundtrack KDSD-00347/8
Luminous Arc 3 Eyes: Wake Up World - ChiCO iTunes
OZ Original Soundtracks GFCA-3/4
Professor Layton and the Curious Village Original Soundtrack PKCF-1007
Professor Layton and Pandora's Box Original Soundtrack PKCF-1008
Professor Layton and the Last Time Travel Original Soundtrack PKCF-1009
Professor Layton and the Devil's Flute Original Soundtrack PKCF-1017
Professor Layton Main Theme Trilogy Promotional
Rhapsodia Original Soundtrack GFCA-27/8
Tales of the Abyss, Song for TFCC-86193
Tales of Destiny Original Soundtrack (PlayStation) MACM-1093/4
Tales of Destiny Original Soundtrack (PlayStation 2) KICA-1436/9
Tales of Destiny 2 Original Soundtrack SSCX-10074/7
Tales of Graces Original Soundtrack AVCD-38050/3
Tales of Hearts Original Soundtrack BVCR-14044/5
Tales of Hearts: Eternal Tomorrow - Deen BVCR-19137
Tales of Symphonia Dawn of the New World Original Soundtrack AVCD-23646/9
Tales, The Best of AVCD-23302
Tales of the World Radiant Mythology Original Soundtrack KICA-1433/4
Tales of the World Radiant Mythology 2 Original Soundtrack AVCD-23947/50
Tales of the World Radiant Mythology 2: Flyaway - Back-On CTCR-40286