Earlier this year we pondered why each and every Final Fantasy game has the potential to be the best OR worst in the series. Each entry is so radically different in design and execution that it’s easy to argue the point either way – but what about a beloved series that more or less sticks to its guns with each sequel? The Legend of Zelda is just such a franchise, often relying on established staples instead of radical redesigns.
That isn’t to say Zelda totally relies on its legacy, either. Each title does contain something unique, and in rare cases a sequel will go totally off the rails in an attempt to shake things up. Zelda means many different things to many different people, but which one is really the best… or worst?