Contrary to most predictions, {{Creator/Capcom}}'s ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games live up to the series' well-known quality. Too bad this includes the series' amount of NightmareFuel. After all, this is still NightmareFuel/TheLegendOfZelda. There's no Ganon here, but Vaati, [[BigBad the guy in charge]], makes up for that. Heck yeah, he does.


* For starters, Vaati's voiceclips come from [[NightmareFuel/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask the Happy Mask Salesman]].
* The Fortress of Winds and Castor Wilds, the latter of which are named after a toxic plant; more generally, the former is just plain freaky overall.
** Castor Wilds are probably named after the Greek hero Castor, one of the sons of the North Wind.
* King's Valley and the Royal Crypt, the latter of which contains an eerie reworking of [[ a very familiar old tune]].
* TheVeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon, Dark Hyrule Castle, has the chimes that play while Vaati is draining the light force from Zelda: the first two times the bell rings are scripted, but the third is up to the player: if players aren't fast enough, it triggers a NonstandardGameOver, and the player is forced to see Zelda as a permanently lifeless stone statue with Vaati triumphant..
** Doesn't help that the first room after the second bell contains a Black Darknut that is pretty much a BossInMookClothing.