Hello Everyone and welcome to the second to last installment of 31 days. It’s been quite the adventure this past month both here and at home. Nothing bad though, It’s actually quite good for a change. Enough about that though, today’s song is:
The final Hours – Legend of Zelda Majoras mask
THEOPHANY’s cover is also really good
Ahh Majora’s mask. A game that I feel in some respects may have been slightly ahead of its time. It wasn’t as well received as OoT and was often cited as the black sheep of the franchise. I’m glad it got some love and recognition with its remake and the 2 special edition items (even if they we’re super hard to get).
This song is very somber. I mean it’s the song of the end of the world as the giant moon we all know and love moves ever closer to devouring all of Termina. What really makes this song impactful in the games is both the way people react on the final day as well as the atmosphere itself. The world is shaking more frequently than before, and with each toll of the bell at the clock tower, the hour draws ever closer. Many people are either absent or cowering in fear, even the skeptical begin to question the possibility of the moon falling. Like many others this did make me nervous. I never wanted to hit the final day because of that, but eventually I got through it and realized how amazing that game really was. As I played it over the years I gained new insights and appreciation for the game. You begin to understand the sorrow, pain, and despair gripping Termina which makes the resolution so much sweeter.
If you don’t own it already I can’t recommend the game enough even after all these years. I would like to see them make a game in a similar vein to Majoras Mask (TwLP does not count). I would also love to see masks make a return, only with more use and purpose than before. That would really be something.