A Game I’d Like To Play #4

The legend of Zelda (whole series to date).

Why? 
I have always found the story of this series intriguing (due to countless conversations with a very good friend of mine) and the fact that the legend (including Link, Zelda and Ganondorf) is a key feature in the whole series. I love games that follow an intrinsic narrative, that this game seems to be filled to the brim with.

The music, creature designs and thd backdrop that support the games protagonist are mesmerising, interesting and allow a real sense of discovery as you venture.

Link seems to be a very interesting character that is filled with intentions that classic heroes should. After speaking with various people about these games, I know that it follows the structure of ‘the hero’s journey’ somewhat to the letter, which gives it a real classic fantasy feel.

  • The game that started it all, the original Legend of Zelda on the NES introduced all of the key elements that are still in the series to date. Characters like Link, Zelda, and Ganon all appear (though Ganon doesn’t have a name just yet), as do the iconic Triforce and the land of Hyrule. Even the structure is largely the same: it may be a 2D game played from an overhead perspective, but it lays the foundation for the entire series.’ (http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/21/11063982/zelda-30th-anniversary-nintendo-history-link-smash-bros)

Finally, just seeing how far this series has come, along with the amount of care that Nintendo have given to these games is inspiring. I want to play these games to gain the same amount of love and care that my friend has so I can truly understand what it takes to become that hero.

Here is a link to a short film, recently released, which reminded me how much I wanted to play.

Thanks for reading,

James

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