ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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The Legend of Zelda series is probably the most consistently excellent body of works in the history of Video Games. Nintendo have created one of the most revered franchises in this art form's history and each title has its merits. However, some are worried about The Legend of Zelda Wii U, and whether it can still innovate on what we've been gifted before. We all have our least favourite Zelda adventure and I'd love to hear what yours is!

Zelda Wii U is under tremendous pressure to succeed on its release date - fans have come to expect great things from the series. But perhaps this open world environment could upset the perfectly balanced execution that Nintendo continuously demonstrate. Perhaps Nintendo's deciding which temple you should hit first is part of the magic. Therefore, I wonder whether The Legend of Zelda Wii U has the power to beat the worst Zelda game to date.

The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda

Can The Legend of Zelda Wii U Be Better Than Zelda's Worst?

Every gamer has their least favourite Zelda title. For instance, a friend of mine hates every aspect of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, whereas I think it's the greatest game in the series. I'm not going to count Hyrule Warriors in this particular list though, seeing as it isn't really a Zelda game. Therefore, which of these do you think is the worst Zelda game to have been released to date?

  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Now, I must admit that I haven't played a few Zelda titles on this list. Therefore, a lot of the most devoted Zelda fans will have a more informed opinion than myself regarding the overall quality of the series. But then preference is entirely subjective, and I think that I've played enough Zelda games to realise that the genius of Majora's Mask needs to be celebrated a lot more, especially outside of the series itself.

But without a doubt, the one game that I really hope The Legend of Zelda Wii U can beat is The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. A lot of fans and publications raved about the gameplay mechanics and innovative design features Nintendo introduced with this title. But personally I just found them to be extremely annoying. Having to venture back to the shop and collect the particular items you needed for one particular dungeon was so frustrating.

The Legend of Zelda Wii U
The Legend of Zelda Wii U

Could Zelda Wii U Have Similar Problems to A Link Between Worlds On Release Date?

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between World's granted players the opportunity to pick whichever dungeon they wanted to tackle first, much like what Zelda Wii U will permit us to do. Therefore, I worry that Nintendo's upcoming release may be plagued with similar issues. A Link Between Worlds isn't a bad game, but in comparison to how other Zelda games were to play, it was a disappointing adventure.

But which game does The Legend of Zelda Wii U need to beat for you on its release date on Wii U? Which game annoyed you the most? Be sure to let us know where you stand in the comments below!


Which of these is the worst Legend of Zelda Game?


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