History YMMV / TheLegendofZelda

1st Aug '16 6:26:09 AM XanderVJ
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* VindicatedByHistory: Actually a recurring element, to the point where the process has been nicknamed the "Zelda Cycle". Since ''Majora's Mask'', every time a new console game is released, it's immediately panned by what seems to be most fans, while the previous title (which also was mercilessly panned when it came out) is suddenly praised as a master piece.[[note]]Should be noted that the "Zelda Cycle" theory is heavily disputed within the fanbase. Many fans argue that there isn't such thing. Just people with different opinions expressing it at different times.[[/note]]

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* VindicatedByHistory: Actually a recurring element, to the point where the process has been nicknamed the "Zelda Cycle". Since ''Majora's Mask'', every time a new console game is released, it's immediately panned by what seems to be most fans, while the previous title (which also was mercilessly panned when it came out) is suddenly praised as a master piece.[[note]]Should be noted that the "Zelda Cycle" theory is heavily disputed within the fanbase. Many fans argue that there isn't such thing. Just people with different opinions expressing it at different times.times, coupled with some [[BandwagonFallacy bandwagon effect]].[[/note]]
28th Jul '16 9:06:45 AM MasterHero
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* SuperCouple: Again, Link and Zelda. They're Nintendo's best-known romance, apart from [[Franchise/SuperMario Mario/Peach]], to the point even non-fans know about Link[=/=]Zelda. The series never stops handling out ShipTease{{s}} like candy, and ''Skyward Sword'' had their evolved relationship as one of its main draws.
26th Jul '16 8:27:50 AM longWriter
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* TheScrappy: [[StopHelpingMe Navi, Kaepora Gaebora, Fi]], [[{{Manchild}} Tingle]] ([[AmericansHateTingle to Americans fans]]) and Ralph from the ''Oracle'' games.

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* TheScrappy: [[StopHelpingMe [[AnnoyingVideoGameHelper Navi, Kaepora Gaebora, Fi]], [[{{Manchild}} Tingle]] ([[AmericansHateTingle to Americans fans]]) and Ralph from the ''Oracle'' games.
14th Jul '16 2:38:13 AM XanderVJ
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** To a lesser degree, the Hero Mode. Supporters welcome the addition and consider the difficulty boost the franchise needed and forces the player to be more careful during combat and plan ahead better their healing resources. Detractors think it's just cheap FakeDifficulty, since only damage is increased while enemy AI and layout remain unchanged, and thus consider the mode meaningless.
5th Jul '16 11:11:49 PM crashkey
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** As explained in Hyrule Historia (a guidebook about the franchise by Nintendo), there is a third timeline that also split from [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]. The problem is that it is based on an event that didn't happen anywhere in the game: [[spoiler:{{The hero d|ies}}ying]]. And no, Game Overs do not count.

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** As explained in Hyrule Historia (a guidebook about the franchise by Nintendo), there is a third timeline that also split from [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime Ocarina of Time]]. The problem is that it is based on an event that didn't happen anywhere in the game: What causes it? [[spoiler:{{The hero d|ies}}ying]]. And no, d|ies}}ying]], something that fans didn't expect at all due to [[spoiler:obviously not thinking Game Overs do not count.to be 'canon' in any way.]]
5th Jul '16 11:01:24 PM crashkey
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* AnimationAgeGhetto: Possibly due to this trope, the "cartoonish" games in the series get lower sales and less attention outside of the core ''Zelda'' fanbase than the "realistic" games.

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* AnimationAgeGhetto: Possibly due to this trope, the "cartoonish" games in the series get lower sales and less attention outside of the core ''Zelda'' fanbase than the "realistic" games. (In quotes as they are referring only to art style.)
1st Jul '16 11:13:21 AM Darthrai
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** This seems to be a driving factor behind the fan-defined "Zelda Cycle", where a game that was once universally acclaimed and considered the best game in the series suddenly falls out of favor and is deemed "overrated", while a game that was once criticized and deemed as "underrated" takes its place.

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** This seems to be a driving factor behind the fan-defined "Zelda Cycle", where a game that was once universally acclaimed and considered the best game in the series suddenly [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny falls out of favor favor]] and is deemed "overrated", while a game that was once criticized and deemed as "underrated" takes its place.place and is VindicatedByHistory.
1st Jul '16 11:10:33 AM Darthrai
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* HypeBacklash: Due to the series' and its characters' widespread SacredCow treatment, some people are quick to label popular ''Zelda'' games and characters as "overrated". On many sites, most infamously Website/GameFAQs and Dorkly, ''Zelda'' games and characters frequently dominate gaming- or Nintendo-related popularity polls and consequently bring up this trope. Even one-shot characters such as Midna or Skull Kid, or games that aren't near-universally praised such as ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'', can end up outperforming more famous/iconic characters and more lauded games, respectively. Zelda Informer even has [[http://www.zeldainformer.com/news/why_the_legend_of_zelda_series_is_completely_overrated_and_thats_okay#.VS0nVvnF_Rs an article]] on the alleged "overratedness" of the franchise, acknowledging that the excessive hype is unhealthy for the franchise and that it is "simply praised for its name's sake".

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Due to the series' and its characters' widespread SacredCow treatment, some people are quick to label popular ''Zelda'' games and characters as "overrated". On many sites, most infamously Website/GameFAQs and Dorkly, ''Zelda'' games and characters frequently dominate gaming- or Nintendo-related popularity polls and consequently bring up this trope. Even one-shot characters such as Midna or Skull Kid, or games that aren't near-universally praised such as ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaPhantomHourglass'', can end up outperforming more famous/iconic characters and more lauded games, respectively. Zelda Informer even has [[http://www.zeldainformer.com/news/why_the_legend_of_zelda_series_is_completely_overrated_and_thats_okay#.VS0nVvnF_Rs an article]] on the alleged "overratedness" of the franchise, acknowledging that the excessive hype is unhealthy for the franchise and that it is "simply praised for its name's sake".sake".
** This seems to be a driving factor behind the fan-defined "Zelda Cycle", where a game that was once universally acclaimed and considered the best game in the series suddenly falls out of favor and is deemed "overrated", while a game that was once criticized and deemed as "underrated" takes its place.
14th Jun '16 1:18:07 PM Silverblade2
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** The "Should Link be allowed to be a girl?" debate. The idea had been around for a while in the early 2010's, but it was only proposed by a small and quite minority. Things changed with the E3 2014 reveal trailer of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaWiiU'', which showed a Link that .looked [[DudeLooksLikeALady more androgynous than usual]], to the point that it created a ''massive'' ViewerGenderConfusion. After that, and the confirmation that this Link was indeed a male, the debate jumped to the forefront of the fandom, with all different kinds of opinions on the matter.

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** The "Should Link be allowed to be a girl?" debate. The idea had been around for a while in the early 2010's, but it was only proposed by a small and quite minority. Things changed with the E3 2014 reveal trailer of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaWiiU'', ''TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', which showed a Link that .looked [[DudeLooksLikeALady more androgynous than usual]], to the point that it created a ''massive'' ViewerGenderConfusion. After that, and the confirmation that this Link was indeed a male, the debate jumped to the forefront of the fandom, with all different kinds of opinions on the matter.
14th Jun '16 9:40:31 AM Silverblade2
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* [[YMMV/TheLegendOfZeldaWiiU Zelda Wii U]]

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* [[YMMV/TheLegendOfZeldaWiiU Zelda Wii U]][[YMMV/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath Of The Wild]]
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