Indeed.......would've been nice with an instrument you can actually move as precise as you do with the sword, but I guess that would've meant a sacrifice of some other part of the game instead.
Well, I feel like they kind of just stuck the harp in there for ♥♥♥♥s and giggles. The last Zelda game that had an instrument before SS was Spirit Tracks, and even THAT was more creative than the harp (because it required you to actually blow into the mic and move the position of the pipes with the stylus).
There are a lot of things they kind of just threw into SS for ♥♥♥♥s and giggles, but I feel like the harp was one of the major ones that they could have put a bit more creativity into.
Just a tip for the minigame. You don't need to move it exactly as the audience moves, when they move fast in "bridge" sections you can keep going normally and it's sweet. Did it first try like this, so I know it works!
When you go to the Lumpy Pumpkin, you'll notice that there's a Piece of Heart on the chandelier. You're supposed to roll into the walls or jump onto it or something to knock it down to get the heart container. When you do, the guy who runs the place will get angry at you and force you to work there part time to work off the dept.
So throughout the game as you progress farther through the story, sidejobs at the Pumpkin will be added - one of them includes playing the harp with his daughter to entertain the crowd. I find it a pretty tedious minigame, especially if you don't like using the harp in the first place :/ Like I said, I still haven't managed to beat it, and it's kind of pointless now that my file has been deleted XD
Ahhhh, yeah, getting that Piece of Heart was the first thing I did when I got there, and I did a couple of quests for them before moving on. Guess I will go back there and finish what I started, then.
I mean I didn't know this was even a tedious thing, I just beat it one try and walked out. But then again I'm sure it does depend on a lot of connection issues and such. I just pretend I'm really playing an instrument and get into playing it and it keeps me on track, however silly that sounds. It also helped to speed up when you start swinging one way and then slow down towards the end of the swing (just a little bit, nothing extreme) it creates a heavier down beat to hold your rhythm.
I know this is all subjective, but I don't really understand any standard that the harp can be called good. In a console built around innovative control and with a new Plus feature that you had to pay $20 more for, I expected at the very least, an instrument that had more than two ways to control. There is no way to play specific songs at will.