Even though Zelda is now one of Nintendo's most beloved franchises, the first game received tremendous opposition from Nintendo for one of its main hooks.
I have to say, the freedom in Zelda is one of the main reasons that I love the series.
im suprised people could question something so unique
Zelda is BY FAR the best Nintendo IP, much better than the crap they churn out with Mario on it. Mario (and it's thousand spinoffs) needs to be killed, and Zelda should take his place.
Yup, I love Zelda franchise. Playing as Link in Ocarina of time was extremely statisfying. I love my N64 solely because of that game. Anything else is just icing on the cake
Zelda = gaming bliss. :)
every huge new franchise was questionned at start ...
Of the Kingdom of Nintendo. The people of Nintendo showed signs of wanting something new... something different, a whole new kind of game. The King and his advisors were leery as to whether or not to bring something new to the land. They were asking, "What if it fails? What if the people hate us afterwards?" Then a man in shining armor came along with an ingenious idea for a new game. A game where people didn't just move from left to right, but in all directions to wherever they wanted to go. The King asked, "What if the people can't handle the unbridled freedom?" The man said, "Trust me. This is what the people want." The King trusted the man and brought out the new game and the people rejoiced! The man in shining armor was given many thanks and a permanent stay in the kingdom to bring more happiness to the people. A new era of freedom and all were happy! -The End
And then years later, the man started questioning if video games were too hard (they weren't), and started dumbing them down for everyone.
Well smack, To us they aren't. I know plenty of people who dont game daily, people who have trouble with the games we find easy. Sometimes people forget to see things from a different perspective.
The same thing happened to Mario 64.
Most, if not all games, with the freedom to explore have to have some kind of indicator of where to go. The reasoning is simple to: player gets lost, player gets bored, bad reviews all around. But almost every good idea has skeptics at first. I know that no movie studio would take the original script for Star Wars at first.
stop with the story of Zelda getting kidnapped or in hiding due to Ganondorf and Link saving her blah blah blah Triforce this Triforce that. They should do something like Majora's Mask with a different story or have a great fun multiplayer game like Zelda Four Swords on the Game Boy Advance that was fun. Twilight Princess was not a bad game but the story did kind of revolve around zelda, ganondorf behind most of it and link saving the day (i forgot her name the princess from the other zone or world). YA SMELL WHAT THE ROCK IS COOKING
I was the first to buy every Zelda game. I still have Ocarina of Time, and Majoras Mask for n64 which in my opinion are the two greatest Zelda's. I hate to say but any zelda game after majoras mask was lacking something. I cant put my finger on it, but they all dont feel the same. Yea some of them were fun and rightfully awsome, but No were near the nostalgia of the n64 zeldas. Heck even Twilight, which supposibly was the greatest of them all, still disapointed. Maybe its the art design? maybe nintendo should stick more to the original formula, i really don't know, but hopefully they release another epic zelda game.
I disagree, I actually like most of the Zelda games. But there were some great titles after the 64 series. The oracle series (ages and seasons) for example were some of the best for any handheld. And minish cap as well was amazing classic gameplay. I have owned all the zelda games in one form or another with the exception of 4 swords adventures and I see the classic greatness still there. Phantom hourglass was actually a great zelda game, I just didnt like the art style. Why they have to keep with the windwaker style is beyond me. We had windwaker, then minish cap kept that style, so why not model the DS Zelda games after twilight princess? Why is link still a cartoon? Or why not model it after OoT since the DS is capable of playing games with higher than 64 graphics. But I think the series is great because they try to make each game original while still keeping the classic elements. Truth is, I am still playing through Twilight Princess. It is great so far! Reminds me alot of OoT. Is it better than OoT? No, but its not worse than it either. You can't compare because they are two different games.
You didn't like windwaker? HANG HIM HIGH! HANG HIM HIGH! HANG HIM HIGH! HANG HIM HIGH! HANG HIM HIGH! HANG HIM HIGH! HANG HIM HIGH!
Didn't Zelda come out after Metroid? Not knowing where to go or what to do next in Zelda was nothing compared to Metroid.
Looking at this article makes me think; what would Video Gaming be like if not for the inception of Zelda? You got to think about it, would the face of gaming be the same as it is now or would things be completely different? It is really hard to say, that is for sure. I think that some of the open world gaming would have been held back and probably wouldn't have been like it is now. What does everyone else think?
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