ZU: I find it difficult to get through a day without whistling or humming a track from Deadly Premonition. If you’re unfamiliar with the game, then it’s the weirdest game you’ve never played. A Twin Peaks-inspired hybrid of survival horror and open world crime thriller, it’s among the most critically polarising games in existence. You will either love it or hate it, depending on who you are. If you’re the kind of person who takes joy in the awful cutscenes of the CD-i Zelda games, for example, then you may find a lot of entertainment here. Poor visuals, weird animations, goofy dialogue and the simply insane characters and storyline combine into something beautiful. Personally, I’m in the camp that hails it as a twisted, hilarious masterpiece.
But anyway, about that music. The soundtrack is a very memorable component of the game — partly because it’s great, and partly because the game hilariously plays songs too loud and ill-suited to what’s actually happening on-screen. Many will agree that “Life is Beautiful” is the stand-out track: an infectious whistling ditty that won’t escape from your head.
YouTube user GamerBlue53 decided to pay tribute to the theme by having Link perform it on the ocarina.