When I first got Skyrim, my friends kept ranting about how great the music was. I found this odd, since I only remembered the same old music only popping up during random encounters. After awhile I just assumed that my installation was broken (for some reason the music files were corrupted or something). Then I saw my one of my friends playing their copy, and lo and behold, their game was just as quiet—with only footsteps sound effects.
Now my roommate's version of Breath of The Wild shows up, and even Legend of Zelda games are following this trend?! What happened? What happened to the obnoxious Morrowind music? The ambient musical feel of each region in Ocarina of Time? Why would game developers eliminate such a powerful tool for creating atmosphere?