Twilight Princess is often criticized for being too much like Ocarina of Time, yet at the same time not enough like it. One of the most heavily debated titles in the series, Twilight Princess is underrated in its story, gameplay mechanics, and most of all, its music. Twilight Princess has more of an ambient score compared to its counterparts — it doesn’t include epic and grand fanfare that is memorable, but the music accompanies how the player is feeling in a very subtle way.

“Midna’s Lament” is one of those pieces. With both of the melodies from “Midna’s Theme” and the theme for Hyrule Field accompanying one another, one of the most beautiful pieces in the Zelda mythos is born. It is a tragedy that the score for Twilight Princess isn’t recognized more for its greatness, but no one can deny this piece’s beauty and emotional charge. That is why “Midna’s Lament” is today’s pick for Music Monday.

  • DimensionalRanger

    Twilight Princess is probably one of the best Zelda games because it’s so realistic, when was the last time that your side-kick was on the brink of death? Navi somehow never got hurt despite being a few centimeters away from the enemy you were locked on to :/. I guess that there is a difference between the game content and… Am I the only one who thinks it would be really cool to have a Twilight Princess manga?

    • I stand behind this proposal 112%

      • DimensionalRanger

        Yeah, it would be really good because TP is actually really dark in a realistic kind of way. It would be really interesting to see the result if they ever made a TP manga. Personally, I would really like to see a more serious manga that has content for older people. (Maybe rated T instead of E or something)

    • Morgan

      I think there should be one. TP gets a lot of crap but I think when it’s all said and done it is one of the better Zelda games. I remember when it came out and people lamented about how the soundtrack wasn’t up to par, but really if you listen the music is beautiful. Maybe it’s not as memorable musically as OoT, but I think the music is some of the best in the series.

      • MischievousLittleImp

        To me, it’s actually more memorable than OoT, because the music can really make you feel what the creators wanted you to feel just so perfectly, Midna’s Lament (a.k.a. Midna’s Desperate Hour) is a great example. OoT music is still one of the best, though.

        • Morgan

          I love the music because it doesn’t tell you how to feel, it just intensifies what you’re already feeling. I never understood why some think TP has a horrible score. To me, it’s one of the best in the series.

          • MischievousLittleImp

            What I meant isn’t that the music tells you how to feel, it just succeeds perfectly in giving you the message that it was supposed to. All the musics are created to give you a kind of feeling, it’s the feeling that the composer wanted to give you through the music, that’s why I love music!

          • Morgan

            that’s what I meant.

  • Athanatosti

    How is TP anything like OoT. TP is one of my favorite games of all time. I am really looking forward to the new Zelda, but artstyle wise TP is still superior in my opinion (if the game only looked like that E3 trailer a few years back)

  • Jon Caleb Dobson

    The story is not underrated. It’s a mess.

    The game was fun though, despite the empty Hyrule Field and the cool items that had almost no use (anybody else feel like they should’ve put WAY more spinner puzzles in the game?)

    • Morgan

      The game did some things right, some things were questionable, but it’s still a real hot topic in the Zelda community. Arguments still break out over it, although that seems to have passed to SS now. I’m hoping Nintendo re-releases it in High Definition. It really deserves that.

  • Ryan Haney

    First off, I’m glad to see this comment system back.
    I love Z-TP. Like you said, Morgan, the music really pulls you into the world. I wish more Zelda games had night time music. In OoT, if I was heading into Kakariko, I would wait out in the field for sunrise so I could hear that song. In WW, I wish the ocean theme would play all the time.