The Most Important Man in America, Stephen Colbert, seems to be knocking it out of the park with his new position as the host of The Late Show with his guests. I previously wrote about how he's excited for one of the most ambitious video games ever made (as he should be), No Man's Sky, and to follow that trend he very recently had the Legend of Zelda Symphony on as his musical guest.
I'm going to be honest, I didn't think that this was going to be as amazing as it actually is. Throughout the 4-minute or so video, I found myself getting chills any time the Orchestra moved into another song that I recognized.
For those who have played any of the Legend of Zelda games this is a must-watch. Share it, ask your friends to come over and watch it, I don't care. It's the easiest way to stroll down memory lane or take a ride down to nostalgia town (population: everyone who wishes they were young).
I'm also really into it because it's something that we (as an American audience) has ever seen before. On a major network, Colbert put the spotlight on video games in two different ways. The first being a spotlight on No Man's Sky and commending the work put into making that game what it is. And the second being this musical guest. Colbert seems to look at video games in a way that's much more than an past-time or a hobby and for someone like me (I wrote my college thesis about video games), it feels really validating that there's someone who is into games as much as I am.