In one of the E3 episodes, I was really moved by Austin’s description of having to catch himself and take a few deep breaths when the Breath of the Wild theme comes on in the Smash trailer.
So waypointers, what game themes can’t you listen to in public without breaking out a tissue? What pieces of music have you saying ohh okay… I’m okay and blink repeatedly?
For me there’s two choices that immediately come to mind, one modern and one more nostalgic. Ghost Synth, one of the Autumn themes from Stardew valley, is maybe the most recent example. The main melody uses the same synth as Maru’s theme (and she is cute), but otherwise it’s just a lovely almost slightly sad thee that matches the season so perfectly.
The nostalgic example is the title theme from Wild World. AC:WW is actually the only Animal Crossing game I’ve ever played, but it’s left a huge impression on me. There’s very few games I think back on as fondly as Wild World; I would give a lot to have a game that could take me to that kind of headspace today.
And a late submission because I can’t not include a disasterpeace track: “Majesty” from Fez