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The Sorrow of the Twilight (Dark Themes in Zelda TP)

“Tell me something – Do you ever feel a strange sadness as night falls?”

Strange sadness. Better words could not be found to describe the most recent of the console Zelda games, Twilight Princess. A melancholy air pervades the tale, much like the Twilight creeping over the land. Unlike the twilight though, the gloom doesn’t recede with the coming of the hero, or the fall of Ganondorf. Rather, it seems to stay all the way through, leaving gamers with the feeling that despite their best efforts to defeat the villain, nothing has really changed. That the infliction that plagues Hyrule is deeper still.

It creates a different mood than Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, or The Wind Waker. The feeling was something that hadn’t quite been captured in a Zelda game before, almost poetic. And it began right from the start of the game.

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EvilTwin3036d ago (Edited 3036d ago )

Twilight Princess is, IMO, the most misunderstood Zelda ever made...at least from the perspective of its plot. There's obvious depth to it, but it seems like most people have overlooked what is suggested and only paid attention to the in-game text. The way Link and Midna's relationship is a mirror to Zant and Ganondorf's (in both cases, someone is being used for ulterior motives), the corrupting influence of power (the only person fit to wield it is the one who doesn't seek it out for himself), the way evil twists the appearances of Link/Midna yet augments their counterparts (while twisting their minds, instead), etc. etc. etc.

This isn't stuff beneath the surface. It's all implicit. A lot of people hate on LoZ:TP, though, and think of it as just another "save the princess" tale. But there's more to it.

Just my $0.02, of course.

ChickeyCantor3036d ago (Edited 3036d ago )

Actually saw that too.
But the " saving the princess " statement comes from people who aren't well known with the series...especially when they havnt played the games where you dont save zelda.
Its more about saving the world anyway isn't it? XD

Every zelda game actually expands the zelda universe with new details to the story of the legends.

coolman2293036d ago

I get pissed at people who hate on TP because "It's too similar to OoT." Zelda fanboys have be crying for years to get a new OoT, and when they get it, they complain that it's too similar. Personally, I felt that the similarities between OoT and Tp were few. The atmosphere, story, characters, dialogue, all different. It was unique. It wasn't my favorite Zelda, which would be a tie between WW and MM, but it is Zelda. They're all good.

ChickeyCantor3036d ago

Dont you think its the people who claim Nintendo only does the same thing?