The first ever direct Train Station at 8 sequel picks up where the last episode left off. After exploring the obtuse differences between Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask with Cameron Nutter, fellow Disembodied Voices member Zachary Walton joins us to sail the seas of Wind Waker and fall into the shadows of Twilight Princess. The two games couldn't be more contrary to one another, and they provide a whole mess of opinionated analysis-- even if the people holding those opinions admit they have no idea what they're talking about.
Zachary Walton is an old pal of Whales are Whales, and you can hear his weekly JRPG confessions on Disembodied Voices. If you only want 140 characters worth of Zach at a time, Twitter isn't a bad way to keep up with him.
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The 8 Questions:
1. What have you been listening to?
2. What’s the most striking difference between the two soundtracks for you?
3. How do the musical mechanics in the game (the wolf howl, the Wind Waker) compare, and what do they say about their respective games?
4. How are the overworld themes differ, and what do they say about their respective games?
5. How is the use of instrumentation different between the two games?
6. What is the biggest strength of each soundtrack?
7. What is the biggest weakness of each soundtrack?
8. What have you been working on?
Music used in this episode:
- KK Podcasting (Train Station at 8 Theme) - Bryan Kelly
- Desert of Despair - Falcom Sound Team jdk
- Super Mario Galaxy 2 Theme - Mahito Yokota
- Meow - Anamanaguchi
- Flute - Koji Kondo
- Hyrule Field (Twilight Princess) - Toru Minegishi / Asuka Ota
- Skyview Temple - Hajime Wakai
- Farewell Hyrule King - Zelda Reorchestrated
- Midna's Theme - Toru Minegishi / Asuka Ota
- Orchestral Piece 2 - ??? (If you know who composed this track, let us know!)