Now this is one that can only be done by someone who’s played one or two specific games in the franchise. 🙂
It’s kind of simple, asking which ocarina song is your favorite, but at the same time, it’s a unique sort of question. The only games with the ocarina in them are Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. There’s only twelve such songs in Ocarina, half of them being warp songs, and another handful in Majora, making for a total of… what, twenty-one? So it should be fairly simple picking out a favorite, right?
Well… that would be the case if the songs were longer, and had more variety to them than just the notes being played.
They mostly sound the same, ya know? It’s just a few seconds of piping out a handful of notes, and voila, job done.
So the problem with picking out a favorite is… how do you find one you can like more than the rest?
At first, I actually thought I’d pick Song of Time, because I really like that one, but then it occurred to me… I like the vocal version of that song, the full one. The ocarina version? It’s nice, but only in connection to the original.
Then I thought, maybe a warp song. Requiem of Spirit, perhaps? Bolero of Fire? Prelude of Light? Minuet of Forest? But all of these are just a couple notes long, not really enough time to enjoy them.
Oath to Order, maybe? But, again, that’s in connection to the longer song at the climax of the game.
Epona’s Song? Zelda’s Lullaby? I really like those, right? But, same thing. They’re nice, but nicer on something besides the ocarina, and in a longer form.
Sun’s Song? No. Song of Storms? No. Both are nice, but they don’t really have the umph of a “favorite” song, ya know?
Sonata of Awakening? Goron’s Lullaby? New Wave Bossa freaking Nova, for crying out loud! No, no, and no. Better on instruments besides the ocarina.
So what, then?
…hmmm. Yes. Saria’s Song.
It’s a happy, upbeat, tune that, for its brevity, can play repeatedly as the Lost Woods theme, and it actually sounds very good on the ocarina especially! 🙂
Yes! My favorite ocarina song is Saria’s Song!
Oh, and it makes Darunia dance like crazy. 🙂