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Submitted by Manio31 619d ago | opinion piece

The Worst Of The Zelda Games

Justin from TMSGamer writes about this games he feels don't do the Zelda franchise justice, and why they're not exactly the cream of the crop when it comes to a Zelda game. (GameCube, Retro, The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Wii, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link)

Magnus  +   619d ago
How about the Zelda game for the CDI a long time ago. Its probably the worst Zelda game ever made.
Morgue  +   619d ago
The Phillips thing?
SpiralTear  +   619d ago
This. As much as gamers and even Nintendo themselves try their hardest to forget those disasters of games, they were Zelda games. You can't just ignore train wrecks like the Zelda CD-I games.

This piece feels incomplete in that regard, especially since the author admits that he didn't even finish Twilight Princess.
MasterCornholio  +   619d ago
If you press down I crouch. If you move left and right you can make me do the duck walk. Cool huh?

Ma boy that's what all true warriors strive for.

Now you must die.

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CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   619d ago
TP would make that list. I have been playing it for 3 years now.

But SS and Zelda II: The Adventure Of Link Definitely are in my top 3 or 4 easy.

Motion Controls loved them.

Zelda 2 was different but it had the a great combat system and the Role Playing elements were refreshing.
Also, I have fond memories of the Boss Battles.
dasbeer88  +   619d ago
Spirit Tracks was a pretty weak Zelda game.
Zodiac  +   619d ago
Play Skyward Sword. Do not let the Wiimote control you.
Pozzle  +   619d ago
I wasn't a huge fan of Twilight Princess, but there's no way I could put it in the top 3 worst Zelda games ever made. It's still a decent game, even if it wasn't my style.

Same goes for Skyward Sword. It was pretty hit and miss for me, but there's no way it's amongst the worst Zelda games out there.
Morgue  +   619d ago
I played Twilight Princess on GameCube. I've seen friends destroy games with the Wii mote but no, I'll pass.
deafdani  +   619d ago
I know this whole article is just a matter of opinion, and I respect all of it, though I don't agree with any of it. Lol. :P

That being said, I really, really can't fathom how the author can criticize the story of Skyward Sword. It's okay if he hated the motion controls (it's not for everyone), but the story??? Really??? If anything, I think Skyward Sword has probably one of the best narratives and overall stories of the entire Zelda series, if not THE best.

:/
secretcode  +   619d ago
...I liked two of those three...

F*** Skyward Sword.
telekeneticmantis  +   619d ago
I hated Twilight Princess
for reasons I've explained before, I hated it soo much.
Reverent  +   619d ago
To each their own. I found plenty about it to love. Particularly Midna. She was freakin' awesome.
_QQ_  +   619d ago
whoever made this obviously never played SS, the Motion Controls are amazing, it adds so much to the gameplay and feels amazing, sorry, but if you don't like the motion controls it's probably laziness, and if you claim that it wasn't responsive, your wiimote must be malfunctioning. Or you are one of those "nothing can beat OOT" zelda nostalgia punks...
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deafdani  +   618d ago
He didn't say the motion controls were broken, he said he plain doesn't like motion controls at all.

For someone that doesn't like motion controls, I can see why Skyward Sword would be a huge turn off, don't you think? :P
_QQ_  +   617d ago
I did mention the alternative, and he stated it more like "The main reason for that being the Nintendo Wii as a console (thankfully the Wii U has moved a tad away from motion bullshit) and it’s stupid motion bullshit" you would think a professional article would refrain from using a term like "stupid motion bullshit", to me this guy comes off as a cod fan who can't accept anything new. It's fine that he doesn't like it but to insult it, is a different story.
jameson12345  +   619d ago
I really enjoyed Skyward Sword and the Twilight Princess. I think the problem with having motion controls with Skyward Sword was that the experience varied between players. I never had a problem with the controls, but my some of my friends (far bigger Legend of Zelda fans than me) had issues and so did not like playing it.
_QQ_  +   619d ago
some people try to overdo it with the motion, my friend couldn't do the stabbing motion because he did it so aggressively that he couldn't keep it steady, then he said it was dumb that you couldn't swing as hard as you wanted, even though it was his fault. it feels like huge zelda fans always look for reasons to keep ocarina on top.
Deku-Johnny  +   619d ago
The only Zelda games I can honestly say are bad are the CD-i games. I mean I agree Zelda II is probably the worst non CD-i Zelda but it's still a great game.

I can't agree with SS being on the list though, it's definitely in my top 3 Zelda games. It's an amazing game and thanks to MotionPlus the motion controls are very accurate.
JM-9  +   619d ago
I know that this is an opinion piece, but the author didn't give many reasons for Zelda II being a bad Zelda game. The only thing he mentioned was the platforming (which I agree could have been implemented better), but I don't think there is any reason to call a game bad if you can't say what is wrong with it. The platforming was usually okay, with the exception of a few sections. And, although it should be obvious by now, to answer the author's question, yes, I am one person who did like Zelda II. Also, when the author said Link's Awakening, he should have said the original Zelda.
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josephayal  +   619d ago
Tbh i dont like ocarina of time
Deku-Johnny  +   616d ago
GTFO!
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   619d ago
WTF Twilight Princess Is my favorite Zelda game! Skyward sword wasnt my favorite but it wasnt the worst! Motion controls were not even hard to use.
greenmeanie  +   619d ago
The author lost all credibility when he said "I have no idea why Nintendo decided to switch from the amazing design in Link’s Awakening over to this disgusting mess for Zelda II." Ummm.... Link's Awakening came out AFTER Zelda II. In fact, it came out AFTER a Link to the Past! Why they switched the style from Zelda 1 to Zelda 2 is because they wanted to try something different. It didn't work, and they went back to the original style. No big mystery...
greenmeanie  +   619d ago
Oh, and as for "worst" Zelda games goes, my list includes Zelda II and Majora's mask for me. Not because they are horrible games, but because they took the series in a direction that I personally did not care for. I am not saying that EVERY Zelda game should be the same, but for me, Zelda is better when it follows the basic "Zelda" formula.
SonysOldNews  +   619d ago
This list blows. Wonder where Maple Syrup Gamer woulld fall on the "worst websites" list?
DivineHand125  +   619d ago
The problems i have with Zelda
Disclaimer: I haven't played Skyward Sword so if any of these issues I'm complaining about have been resolved my apologies.

I too played Twilight princess and even though it was a good game i just didn't feel the need to continue playing after i got to the sky temple because i was frustrated. Same with wind waker and i stopped playing at some point i don't remember. I'm tired of using the same items in all the Zelda games like sling shot, boomerang and I'm tired of going through an entire dungeon only to unlock mundane items such as bombs, bow and arrow, grappling hook etc.

Another problem i have with it is that I don't like how most of the items you unlock in the dungeon is mainly used for getting passed obstacles rather than combat or both.

I'd like to see them offer different tunics, swords, shields and arrows like the did in ocarina of time but improve on it by allowing you to select the best gear to use to make it through the dungeon. I'd also like to see them make it possible to add elemental magic to the sword like they did with the arrows in ocarina of time and add enemies that can only be defeated by using the correct elemental combination. This will add allot and strategy, complexity and enjoyment to the game. Also add an item that can make link switch between an adult and child at will without travelling through time. They can add new puzzles and mechanics to take advantage of that item.

Finally make the game up to the standard if not raise the bar like what they did with Mario 64 or Ocarina of Time. I want to see voice acting in the next Zelda. Link doesn't have to speak just the NPC's and also make Hyrule feel like many Different races live there that have different customs. More than just Hylians, Zoras, Gorons and the Gerudos. Give me a good reason to want to visit these places regularly and make me feel good visiting them.
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Iltapalanyymi  +   619d ago
"The Worst Of The Zelda Games"

-All of them.

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