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If Koji Kondo isn't doing the music for Zelda U, who should?

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spemanig said:

They definitely don't fail. I think the "epic" and "grand" sound came more from your imagination than from the actual theme, because I never got that feeling from the original, and that is my favorite theme from ALttP. Upbeat, and exciting? Absolutely. Epic? Definitely not. And Lorule 2 definitely feels grand, unlike the original. That's not why it's better, but it definitely lends itself more to a larger scale than the original.

Well compare it to the Lorule 1 or the Brawl remix and you'll find the "epic" in it. Compare it to Lorule 2 or some Smash 4 remixes (or pretty much any fanmade remix EVER) and you'll find the upbeat. It had both.



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mZuzek said:

Well compare it to the Lorule 1 or the Brawl remix and you'll find the "epic" in it. Compare it to Lorule 2 or some Smash 4 remixes (or pretty much any fanmade remix EVER) and you'll find the upbeat. It had both.


I hate the Smash remix of the Zelda tunes, so I wouldn't compare anything good to those. I don't think neither Lorule 1 or Dark World sound epic at all, and while I don't think that Lorule 2 is as upbeat, the arrangent benefits from it.



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spemanig said:
mZuzek said:

Well compare it to the Lorule 1 or the Brawl remix and you'll find the "epic" in it. Compare it to Lorule 2 or some Smash 4 remixes (or pretty much any fanmade remix EVER) and you'll find the upbeat. It had both.


I hate the Smash remix of the Zelda tunes, so I wouldn't compare anything good to those. I don't think neither Lorule 1 or Dark World sound epic at all, and while I don't think that Lorule 2 is as upbeat, the arrangent benefits from it.

Yeah, most Zelda remixes in Smash aren't that great, but there are a couple of really good ones (that Gerudo Valley, omg.). But whatever, this argument is getting pretty pointless since it's entirely based on opinion by this point. And my opinion is, I wasn't a big fan of the Link Between Worlds soundtrack so I don't wanna see something like it back. I mean, there were some really good themes there, such as Hilda's theme and Lorule Castle (among a few others), but I just didn't like how the music sounded. There was something off about it. I also wasn't that big of a fan of most of the remixes, even if they were still good.

But whatever. A Skyward Sword type of soundtrack feels like it would be very fitting for this game and I'd love to see that style of music back as it was really awesome.



I agree that SS had a weak soundtrack, and I'd rather see none of those composer's return. I did very much like ALBW soundtrack, but most of them were remixes, and I don't know which ones were original. But get that guy from ALBW and maybe team vim up with those that made TPs music?



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mZuzek said:

Yeah, most Zelda remixes in Smash aren't that great, but there are a couple of really good ones (that Gerudo Valley, omg.). But whatever, this argument is getting pretty pointless since it's entirely based on opinion by this point. And my opinion is, I wasn't a big fan of the Link Between Worlds soundtrack so I don't wanna see something like it back. I mean, there were some really good themes there, such as Hilda's theme and Lorule Castle (among a few others), but I just didn't like how the music sounded. There was something off about it. I also wasn't that big of a fan of most of the remixes, even if they were still good.

But whatever. A Skyward Sword type of soundtrack feels like it would be very fitting for this game and I'd love to see that style of music back as it was really awesome.


Yeah lol I feel like we're poster children for how Zelda fans can never be satisfied.



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The composers who worked on Skyward Sword.. That game definitely has an amazing soundtrack!



                
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spemanig said:


Yeah lol I feel like we're poster children for how Zelda fans can never be satisfied.

Didn't you read your own conventions in Zelda thread?! That's an even better example ^^



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What I don't understand is why Kondo isn't working on more soundtracks these days. He seems to always be in a supervisor position. I understand that he is trying to prepare the next generation of Nintendo composers, but there's a problem.

He's been supervising for like the past ten years.

He's only 53 years old.

I think the better question is "Why can't Kondo compose more tracks on his own?" While the games he supervises for generally turn out great musically (minus SS), they are nowhere near as good as Kondo's compositions. By the time he retires, which we'll presume is another ten years, he will have spent more time supervising than composing original music.

Why doesn't Nintendo utilize their best composer? Could you imagine if John Williams was kept from doing original compositions during the second half of his career and instead took over a supervisor position? Can you imagine how many tracks we would have missed out on?



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