Soapbox: Music Just Don’t Come Spookier And Sadder Than Zelda: Majora’s Mask

The moon, masks, and melancholy.

I didn’t play Majora’s Mask when it first came out, and thank heavens I didn’t — I probably would have just quit playing video games then and there. I mean, I used to have nightmares about the wind sound effects in Ocarina of Time (in my defence, they’re creepy); I don’t know how I would have handled the existential dread and constant threat of death that permeates Majora’s Mask.

But now that I am an adult, and I am very brave, I have completed Majora’s Mask — thank you, thank you, I am a hero — and the music, I have to say, is one of my favourite Zelda soundtracks ever. Despite that, I will almost never listen to it, because I am guaranteed to be on edge for the rest of the day.

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