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Zelda. The best video game series to ever exist. Ever.
Lately I have been playing through the older Zelda games. I busted out the NES and played the original, and its a lot harder than I remember it being years ago. That was back when video games didn't have tutorials, and point and tell you where to shoot. You had to look around, do stuff that made barely any sense but got you amazing results, and draw your own little maps. It was back when video games required a brain!
I wasn't ever much a fan of the second Zelda game. Its sidescrolling battle scenes, and its way to RPG style storyline was too reminscent of Final Fantasy for me. Don't get me wrong, the Final Fantasy series is the second best series in my mind, but Zelda is good enough without having to tap into it's realm.
A Link to the Past is by far my favorite Zelda game of all time. I have been playing the crap out of it for the last week. It took all the great parts about the first Zelda game, made them better, and added even more good stuff to it. The graphics are surprisingly really good for the time, and its got an air of storytelling that through countless play-throughs still keeps your attention. There is little to complain about in this game.
Ocarina of Time is my second favorite. It was revolutionary on the Nintendo 64. It was fun, and I always had a blast playing it!
Majoras Mask is what I consider to be the beginning of the downfall of the Zelda series. It was a good game, but it tried too hard to capitalize on Ocarina of Time. It had a fun storyline though, and I liked the different characters you could turn into.
Windwaker was in and of itself a pretty good game. But I officially think that Toon Link is satan incarnate, and that any game he appears in should not be considered a part of Zelda canon. It's an affront to the awesomeness that is Link, and it took the series in a really bad direction. Like two hats on the ugly boss direction. Spirit Tracks was by far the most abysmal game to ever be released ever. There are no ifs ands or buts about it. It's stupid, and made for 2 year olds. It has nothing to do with the true essence of Zelda games.
|Pictured: 2 hats for 2 year olds!|
Alright, so I want to introduce a concept of the daily question here on the blog. Its a way to get interactive with comments! Usually it will have something to do with whatever I am blogging about, but who knows, I am a quirky guy, and I can post whatever the hell I want to!
Today's question though, is What is your favorite video game, or video game series of all time and why?