Happy Easter week, everyone! We hope everyone is doing well. Today we’re sharing our love for the story of the Legend of Zelda video game series. I’m sure most of you already know how amazing that series is, right?
Who wouldn’t love this series? I mean, I think the answer to that question is a no-brainer. The different reincarnations of the characters in each new game is a dead giveaway with how involved the series is.
And it’s not just the main characters and their reincarnations. Even before Skyward Sword, the official first chronological game in the series, the world of Hyrule was always vast and full of mysteries, exploration, and secrets. Each race has its own background and history, entwining around each other to create this massive world.
The writers for the series really put a lot of time, effort, and thought into the entire series and for each game standing on its own. Sure there’s always room for more, but the games can definitely stand alone. Yet, they’re big enough to be part of a series.
It’s not even a series in that you need to play them in a certain order. The beauty of the Legend of Zelda games is that, no matter what form it takes, Hyrule is always there. There’s enough familiarity to make it feel like home, but there is always something new to explore and discover. They all have the story of the goddesses, whether its Hylia or the three sisters that gift Wisdom, Power, and Courage to Zelda, Ganondorf, and Link respectively, but never in the same form.
Yes, and in each game is a reincarnation of Zelda, Link, and Ganondorf along with some other characters. Each plot is different, but the story is essentially the same. You always know what to expect from a Zelda game, yet you’re still surprised at each one.
The magic, the music, the setting… It’s all nostalgically familiar to longtime fans, but it welcomes newcomers into the fold easily. I don’t believe there’s anything (well, unless you count Tingle) that I truly dislike about this series.
Tingle is odd, but there needs to be at least that one thing no one likes. The graphics are beautiful in every game (no matter how old or young) and the music is something we listen to all the time. It just blows my mind how much the writers created. Their imagination is unbelievable!
What’s your favorite video game history and story?