Zelda Dungeon Marathon 2019:

Hyrule Castle is my favorite dungeon in Breath of the Wild. The final dungeon in the game is a culmination of Breath of the Wild‘s open air design. The ruined castle is brilliantly designed so that the enormous structure can be tackled in innumerable ways, catering to the player’s own creativity and unique play style. Additionally, its atmosphere is second to none, with the nightmarish ruins of the castle housing Breath of the Wild’s fiercest enemies and a musical theme that oozes excitement and foreboding with every note.

This remix of the Hyrule Castle theme by Vetrom illustrates how incredible the Breath of the Wild soundtrack truly is when it hits its mark. The song has a surprising amount of musical depth and complexity to it in comparison with many previous Hyrule Castle themes. The piano, organ, horns, and percussion are expertly layered on top of each other to create a rich tapestry of sound. Throughout the song, the different instruments in the song get their moment to shine. The organ is an especially welcome addition, as it has an affinity and association with Ganondorf as the instrument the villain played in Ocarina of Time.  The deep, foreboding sound of the organ create an atmospheric sound that reminds the listener of the ultimate evil that awaits Link when he reaches the summit of the castle.

What do you think of this arrangement of “Hyrule Castle”? Let us know in the comments below!

 

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