Posted on March 21 2017 by Darrin W. Harr
Music in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is yet another convention broken for this 30-year-old franchise. While rolling through the old hills of Hyrule, one usually hears a familiar theme for the area. However, in Breath of the Wild, players may only be comforted (or frightened) by the sounds of nature around them. When there is music in the overworld, it’s typically simplistic, covered with the fingerprints of Animal Crossing‘s own Manaka Kataoka.
This is not to say there are no masterful themes throughout Breath of the Wild‘s massive world. Walk into Rito Village, Goron City, and just about any other settlement. You’ll hear some new tunes with some familiar chords thrown in, hearkening back to past games in the series. All new themes such as the one playing as Link walks into the game’s various stables are also present.
The question we’re asking here is whether the game’s music is truly memorable. It was brought up by a fan by the name of Lyceaos, who feels none of the music in Breath of the Wild is “really memorable.” While it’s true some of the more simplistic tunes throughout the game are easy to forget, I’m not sure about the game’s full-fledged tracks. The Zora’s Domain theme stands out to me, as well as the comforting stable theme mentioned earlier.
In a discussion video we uploaded to the Zelda Dungeon-Informer YouTube channel, Mases and Gooey talk about this topic. Be sure to watch that below, and then offer your thoughts in the comments section. In your comment, perhaps you can include your favorite tune from the game. Even if you haven’t finished it, is there a particular Breath of the Wild song it stuck in your head? Let us know.