What If Aonuma Said Goodbye?

ZI writes: While we fans cherish our beloved stories from media such as movies and video games and regard them as true works of art, according to those who make them, they’re not art, but merely products intended to be sold to an audience. Thus, what we see as overarching stories, for some of the people behind them is just a franchise, a trademark that spawns several entries in order to keep making cash. Sadly, because of this, the stories we hold so dearly don’t belong to the people who authored them, but to the companies that put the money and published them. Because of this, should the author step down from a series, the owners can simply name a new director and keep releasing new installments for the franchise as long as it keeps selling.

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