The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has now been given an official placement on the Legend of Zelda series timeline, but things aren't quite as simple as we might have hoped.
Do people actually keep up with this timeline? I hear so much about Kingdom Hearts being confusing. Zelda's timeline confuses me more than Kingdom Hearts ever will, lol.
the timeline for KH is much more simple then LoZ, however it's not that the timeline is confusing about KH. It's the flow of events that is hard to keep up, in that regard it's much more frustrating for new players getting into KH, then it would be for a new comer to enjoy any LoZ.
My understanding of Zelda is that it branches off a lot in its timelines (with significant passages of time between most games). I'd like to think BoTW takes place in one of the time lines where the fails. Kh has so many games with the events tied closely together it's hard to keep up.
It's because most of the games weren't designed with a timeline in mind, and they forced them into place after fans kept demanding answers.
THe only was that were forced were: Oracles games Link's Awakening Four Swords games All the others made since because they directly mention past events and have direct sequels, Zelda 1-2 Zelda OoT - Majora's Mask Zelda Wind Waker - Phantom Hourglass A Link to the Past - A Link Between Worlds
Zelda Timeline isn't confusing. Breath of the Wild was because it makes references to all games through the lore but that wouldn't make sense. But since it at the end and not apart of any would make it seem like Breath of the Wild is where all timeline eventually joins again..
I always felt that all previous Zelda games took place prior to BotW. Playing the game, they make references to multiple past entries.
It's not that complex...some people just can't keep track of things easily.
Nintendo already explained it anyway so we at least know the order of events that each game falls into.
That may be true. But if it takes the developers explaining the official timeline then yes, it is overly complex.
When people, including the people making the games, have trouble figuring out the timeline and where things fit, then yes, it is difficult. This kind of proves that. Even the developers aren't sure where to place BotW. And before this, it took them releasing a timeline to explain where all the games fit. So lets not act like "people just can't keep track of things easily". Before they released an official timeline no one knew 100% where every game fit. And if you are claiming that you did then you are lying. That's pretty much the definition of a complex timeline.
That answer really pisses me off. Maybe they'll solidify it in the future.
"Actually, the decided history has been tweaked many times.” what's the point of a timeline then.
Fans demanded it. They didn't even confirm there was a timeline and start putting games into place until 2011. Sure, some titles were direct sequels to others, but some of it is like punching a wrong puzzle piece into place to make it work, especially when time travel splits it into three separate universes. BoTW completely denied all of it.
LOL this explanation is kinda desperate and more prominently...dumb!
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