I just finished playing through Wind Waker again (and I 100% it in honor of the HD version, but that’s another story). I find that this is a game that I can come back to over and over again, and each time I do, it still gets me stirred up emotionally. I’ll catch myself getting misty-eyed at the departure from Outset and this scene especially.

Both the scores are something that perfectly set the tone of the scenes as well as the framing and the emotions that are posed and drawn into the character’s faces that I personally consider near perfect. Even without the dialog from this scene in particular you can catch every ounce of emotion going through the characters.Kudos to the animators here or making me so invested into these characters.