For nearly 35 years, the Zelda formula has been mostly the same. It is time for a change to that formula, and Linkle is the one to take the helm.
GTFO. So sick of this dumb sh*t. Linkle is not needed, the sex switch formula is getting tired. Link is the Hero in Zelda, making him a female isn't any cooler, revolutionary, special or original. This idea is getting extremely cliche now.
Did you read the article? It's not exactly about Linkle, but more of the idea of just mixing up the formula. Link has been the hero for every single game, and it has gotten stale in some ways. Giving it to someone new, or even giving some more spotlight to previous characters like Impa would be great. Linkle is more an idea than a demand. Zelda has such a large universe, so why not give us a glimpse into something different instead of more of the same?
Because this particular idea is corny, and going by the name of the character, it's not even trying to be different, other than being a female Link.
Is it stale to play as Mario? Yeah, let's just replace him for Maria instead lmao. No thanks man. Spin-offs are the place for that kind of stuff, like Super Princess Peach. Bye.
Linkle is technically not Link though, it isn't a gender swap. I completely agree with your post's meaning though.
Opinion pieces are not journalism. Try again!
no, its a stupid character
Changing the main character from male to female doesn't mean the whole formula will change. Second off Tingle is hugely popular so I disagree. Timelines diverge from a starting point in which Link from the beginning was MALE so it wouldn't make much sense if he was reborn as a girl. You people got this idea in your head that theres going to be a sudden shake up, a revolution if suddenly there were more female leads in games. Guess what there won't be any of that. If all these shite movies with female leads are anything to by there won't be anything decently done with a female lead until ya'll learn to stop pushing agendas, and write good stories!
Exactly! If it's a good story that makes sense for a female lead, then yea, go with it. So often tho, these lazy devs/producers try to build hype around a female lead, when the movie/game is trash and has zero effort put into it, with all their efforts being pushed into advertising the fact that it's a female lead. It's really getting old.
Same thing across the board, just exchange "female" for anything else. Stop pushing and start creating properly.
Lol why not just focus on a female character? Zelda is the obvious option, but Mipha could be an option as well.
This is the right answer but today's world is "woke" and woke doesn't mean create a new character or original story; it means recreate the same character to fit a narrative (e.g making Captain Marvel a woman or making Ariel the mermaid black). Zelda is awesome as she is. Why can't we get a game about her in the Ocarina of Time lore? Where we play as Zelda and Shiek depending on what is going on. It would be really cool and make for some really interesting storytelling.
They could make a Ocarina of Time game where you play from the perspective of Zelda, doing things behind the scenes as Shiek while Link is sealed away.
«For nearly 35 years, the Zelda formula has been mostly the same.» Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Cadence of Hyrule, Hyrule Warriors and - G-d forbid - Link's Crossbow Training, Link: The Faces of Evil, Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon and Zelda's Adventure. Not to mention that they try to use different art styles, control schemes and change things around between games. And you can count The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes as trying to be different. «It is time for a change to that formula, and Linkle is the one to take the helm.» Oh, i have a feeling, this whole article is not about gameplay, isn't it? And how is a gender bender character changes anything? It doesn't. «The Legend of Zelda series has only released one game that did not star Link at the center» Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon and Zelda's Adventure? Hyrule Warriors? «imagine a Zelda generation where Link is a girl, Ganon is a handsome young man, and Zelda is a diabolical Queen» Please don't bring your sexual fantasies into this. And how does that change ANYTHING other than character gender? You start with «the Zelda formula has been mostly the same» and then you say you want the same game, but with a girl Link, because that changes things so much! /s Even if you'll switch the characters around, it doesn't change anything. You just want to replace Link with a girl (because wuman powur), but you try to cover it up with a bunch of weird comparsions and jibberish. It's insulting. «Nintendo does not need to stick with certain gender norms either. Nothing is really forcing them to keep the Link = boy, Zelda = girl, and Ganon = man approach. Bring in a creative writing team and let them change things up a bit.» Please leave, seriously. Stop pushing your views on people and companies. Want things to change? Write a fan fiction. Draw a fan art. Or make game that you like and people will judge it. P. S.: And you do realise that no every character has to be like Mario, right?
Are you seriously counting the CD-i games? haha. They are laughable at best, and I agree with Miyamoto that they are not canon and should never be considered part of the Zelda universe. On top of that, Link is still at the center of Hyrule Warriors. Just because the gameplay is different doesn't mean the premise and formula is different. I mean, we were introduced to Linkle in Hyrule Warriors, and she was clearly not in the spotlight. It's not about that. It's just simply to try something new. The Zelda universe is MASSIVE, and there is so much more potential than simply following the same formula time and time again. Maybe Linkle is not "the answer", but it is an answer. How about a game starring Impa? Midna? The Gorons? There are so many avenues that they could go, and yet, we just keep doing the Link saves Zelda one. Why not something else?
this character is what this long running series need, here a list why: -she a female. - - - - - -
- - that's about it, see how progresive I am? I would love a game with Linkle but I don't need made up sexist reason for it, I just want it there is not "need".
What is the sexist reason? Where did I propose a sexist agenda? Please explain.
the fact that you care more about the gender than the character it self "Nintendo does not need to stick with certain gender norms either. Nothing is really forcing them to keep the Link = boy, Zelda = girl, and Ganon = man approach. Bring in a creative writing team and let them change things up a bit." everyone welcome Linkle in Hyrule warriors, and just like me many would love to see more of her as character, you in other hands just want to see link being replaced with a woman, just because replacing him with a girl will make the game better somehow. your whole argument is about replacing rather than giving a chance to linkle, like if that was a for the best. Nintendo never replaced Mario with Luigi, they just gave him a chance for to have his own game.
Suggest switching Samus for a male character... See what happens.
Not the same. Linkle is her own character, separate from Link, and Links across different timelines and generations are completely different individuals. Samus is the same character from start to finish all in one cohesive storyline, so yes, changing her mid-story would be stupid. But Link? Since it is a new character with each generation, it can absolutely be someone else. So... why not Linkle? haha
I AGREE. I also think the Tomb Raider series needs a shake-up. Lara Croft should be LARRY CROFT. We've seen too much from that woman. LARRY CROFT for the next game. /s /s /s /s /s /s /s /s Stupid ridiculous crap from Nintendolink. Keep these pathetic opinions to yourself
Like I said to someone else, it is not the same as changing Lara Croft or Samus Aran. Those characters exist in one, linear story that stars the same version of the same character. In The Legend of Zelda, however, each Link and Zelda (For the most part) are different versions of themselves stretched across three different timelines and numerous generations. It is not "changing" Link to Linkle (Or any other character). It is allowing a different character to take the helm at some point to mix things up. I mean, is it not a bit too religious (And a bit of a Hitler wet dream) for an androgynous, blonde haired boy to save the day? Why can't the hero be different for one installment in a totally different generation? It does not mess with any of the other timelines or generations. It is its own independent story within those others, and honestly, it expands the universe even more. I mean, why not?
My favorite character in Hyrule Warriors! I would love to see her get her own title! Duel wield crossbows and Ganon doesn't stand a chance!
I'd like to see a spin off Zelda game based on sheik and a continuation of Ocarina of time in general.
I would too!
Let's give Zelda a beard while we're at it. So stunning. So brave.
I’d be down with a female link for a new zelda game.
Spin-offs would be fine, others no thanks.
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