ZI writes: "You've met with a terrible fate, haven't you?"
I first heard these words thirteen years ago when the strange sequel to Ocarina of Time found its way into my living room on Christmas Day. I unwrapped it, along with the Expansion Pak required to play it, and played it that same day. Nine-year-old me wasn't sure what to expect, but it certainly wasn't what was awaiting me on my television screen. I thought we'd get another adventure like Ocarina of Time, but instead the game begins with Link getting bested by the Skull Kid, losing his beloved horse, and transforming into this odd creature that can't wield a sword. On top of this, he becomes trapped in Clock Town and enlisted by the Happy Mask Salesman to track down a stolen mask within three days. It was all so different, and a lot to take in upon first experiencing the game. I have to be honest; when I first picked up Majora's Mask, I wasn't so into it.
That quickly changed, however.