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Zelda Can Have a Bigger Role Without Sacrificing Link as a Protagonist, Here’s How

GenGAME writes: What should Nintendo do? Is it finally time to let players take control of the fabled princess, or should they stick with the tried-and-true style where Link takes center stage? To that question I ask, “Why not both?” Looking at past Nintendo games and concepts, there’s plenty of room to incorporate both characters in a way that spices up the traditional Zelda formula and satisfies everyone.

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Need4Game1101d ago (Edited 1101d ago )

Its called "The Legend of Zelda" not "The Legend of Link".

Erimgard1101d ago (Edited 1101d ago )

Yeah, but you don't play as Metroids in Metroid. The name isn't the most important thing. The most important thing is that Zelda doesn't need to be the poor little captured princess all the time. She deserves better.

Need4Game1101d ago (Edited 1101d ago )

You Can't Argue the title "The Legend of Zelda",

You Argue the Character.

Kids, that's what we call "Ad Hominem" attacks.

Brucis1101d ago

@Need4Game

He didn't make an ad hominem attack. That would be if he said 'You're retarded/gay/communist/[insert something here]' instead of actually arguing the point. He never attacked you.

PopRocks3591101d ago

Halo is a cool guy. He shoots aliens and doesn't afraid of anything.

The hero doesn't need their name in the title to be the hero, you know. :p

ChickeyCantor1101d ago

If metroid is such a badass why doesn't he take his helmet off?

M-M1101d ago (Edited 1101d ago )

@sidar,

*She.

ChickeyCantor1101d ago (Edited 1101d ago )

@Cooguy

*Samus

I think you missed the joke there.

_QQ_1101d ago (Edited 1101d ago )

Uncharted is my favorite character,right above the starcraft.

PopRocks3591101d ago (Edited 1101d ago )

I'm Commander Mass Effect and this is my favorite article in the Citadel!

EDIT: God, I'm terrible lol.

ChickeyCantor1101d ago

In Links awakening, Zelda was irrelevant. What is your point?

3-4-51101d ago

Here is how:

Spirit tracks

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MrTrololo1101d ago

Zelda should at least be the protoganist in one of the series. There a reason why it called legend of zelda and not link lol

PopRocks3591101d ago

Technically one of the CDi games tried that... that didn't turn out so well. However I would not mind if they tried to have a co-op game with Zelda as the second player. It certainly would have helped the last boss battle in Wind Waker. Zelda would only fire those arrows when my shield was down!

But of course, only if the game is tailored to work with co-op and with a franchise like Zelda, something like that could be tricky.

CouldHaveYelledUiiW1101d ago

I always thought it would be a good addition to add strategy and military decisions into LoZ via Zelda.
-She is a princess in charge of armies.

Maybe something akin to a very watered down Fire Emblem- and you have to set units to guard the castle for a certain amount of time.

Or maybe Zelda's decisions could make slight changes to Link's quest. Maybe a different cut scene or meeting Gannon (or Enemies) at different locations.

Or maybe you could use Zelda's resources to make one of the many areas you have to go to easier to navigate. Let it be up to the player to decide which.

The_Truth_24_71101d ago

Have her useless like the girl in Ico and you to escort her through Hyrule holding her hand or she will wander off and get lost because she had ADD.

Concertoine1101d ago

How about take a break from zelda (the character), since the most abscract and interesting zelda games story-wise dont have her in them. Or reboot the series and give it a cohesive storyline :P

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