Well, when you have to pick a favorite, I suppose it’s only to be expected that you have to pick a least favorite.
Fortunately for me, the contest for the latter is every bit as narrow as the former. There’s only one which can stand out as my favorite, Ocarina of Time, and there is only one that can be called my least favorite:
To start off with, in complete honesty… I really sucked at this game. Like, I couldn’t even progress past the moment where Link wakes up. I had no idea what to do, where to go, or anything else. I literally got nowhere in the game.
However, in my defense, my dislike of the game goes a bit further than my personal experience with it.
Being a curious sort, I looked up the game years later and learned what happens. Imagine my surprise, nay, my shock at what I learned.
I learned that the point of the game was to wake up the Wind Fish (I think it was called).
I learned that the entire island, and everyone on it, was a dream made physically real. Specifically, the Wind Fish’s dream.
I learned that, as such tends to happen, when the Wind Fish wakes, the dream disappears. It ceases to exist.
So the point of the game is to wipe out everything you see within it.
…dude… not cool!
I couldn’t really say exactly what it is about that which irritates me so, but it does. A lot.
So, for me, Link’s Awakening is the black sheep of the Zelda franchise.
While I haven’t played them all, I don’t think there is one game that really sucks, but I only got about 20 minutes into Oracle Of Time and wasn’t in love with it due to the old animation and how dizzy it made me.
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Haha! Oh, when it first came out, it was a great leap forward in animation! 🙂 I hear there are remastered versions to play, though.
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