Since 1986, The Legend of Zelda series has constructed a legacy of excellence. No long-running video game franchise has received the general praise that Zelda has, and we can't wait to see how this new instalment for the Wii U will contribute to this gaming legend. But if you were to pick just three Zelda titles to draw inspiration from, which ones would you pick?
The first game that you play from this series is always special to you. You can hear countless stories of how The Legend of Zelda helped gamers through difficult times, and inspired them in various meaningful ways. But which three titles mean the most to you?
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What's special about The Legend of Zelda is a completely subjective thing. One particular game in this franchise may have moved you in a way that no one else will share. Therefore, if you're willing to share, we'd love to hear what your three favourite Zelda titles are in the comments section. No choice is controversial or wrong. Each of these titles holds something special for us all, but these three are the ones that moved me the most. Let me know if you agree!
I'm a massive fan of Dark Souls, and I think that the reason The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask is my favourite Zelda game has something to do with the similarities between it and FromSoftware's outstanding franchise. By the time you finish Majora's Mask and you've replayed several days over and over, you know the landscape like the back of your hand.
You'll arrive at a dungeon with all of the required knowledge to beating it once you return a second time, and there's something that's intrinsically rewarding about that. I feel like I know Majora's Mask better than any other Zelda game in history, and I want Zelda Wii U to find a way to incorporate that same sense of reward. The game also has one of the best atmospheres in the series, can The Legend of Zelda Wii U top this masterpiece on its release date?
A worthwhile reason to purchase a Wii U, the HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker is one of the most startlingly beautiful adventures Nintendo has ever created. Its cartoonish graphics make this an adventure like no other in the series, as it envelops you in its adorable charms. What I love about Wind Waker the most though is its story and innovative gameplay.
Playing Wind Waker out on its beautiful seas, or flying through its majestic skies make this one of the most enchanting Zelda titles. It was a pleasure to play and the HD Remake has shown that this this is still a game worth playing over and over. It has an excellent story, one filled with emotion, intrigue, and horror, and I'd love to see Zelda Wii U captivate us with a narrative like this!
Isn't It Obvious?
Even though it's my third favourite Zelda game, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of the most captivating and inspirational Video Games ever made. Ocarina has one of the most beautiful worlds to traverse, one of gaming's greatest soundtracks, and some of the art form's most famous characters.
The magic of this game can't really be lost on anyone, and even though it's not my favourite, it's hard not to see why it's so many others. If Zelda Wii U could replicate the effect that this game had on the gaming population on its release date, we'll all be in for one hell of a treat!