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A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, and Majora's Mask are particularly well-liked. Well, Majora's Mask is more of a cult following, but every game in the series has a cult following. Except for Zelda II. And Phantom Hourglass.
Anywho, just got the Spinner. And it is awesome. But sadly, I know that it will cease to be awesome after I complete the dungeon.
edited 28th Dec '09 11:30:08 PM by Pannic
I recommend The Wind Waker. It's my favorite 3D Zelda title. Ocarina of Time was also amazing. Twilight Princess is a really good game, but in my opinion, it just lacks the "magic" of the other two. Playing it doesn't feel the same.
I beat the first dungeon, found the fourth, found the second after many hours of searching, beat that, gave up and found a guide. I have much of said guide now memorized and I can speed through the dungeons collecting all the secret rupees and heart pieces and buying things at the lowest prices.
There are still some places (and dungeons) that require the spinner.
Double Clawshots. Discuss.
[insert Spider-Link comment here]
Spider-Link, Spider-Link, swings like Spider-Man and is a twink.
I prefer the Dominion Rod, even though it's pretty much useless outside of the Temple of Time.
Yeah, I have to say, they could have done the items better in TP.
@A Xavier B: No, for all its good points, TWW had far too much annoying filler. If I were going to recommend a Zelda title to a newbie, I'd suggest either ALttP or OoT, with TP a very close third. I haven't played TMC or ST, but I hear those are probably the best handheld titles.
As for MM… That game is totally opaque. When I sent my N64 and its games to my brother and his wife, he made the mistake of trying out MM before OoT. Needless to say, I had to assure him that MM was not a normal Zelda game (I'd particularly recommended he play a Zelda game, since he's the one that gave me BG&E.)
It may very well be the best game of the series in many ways, but even for someone who's just finished OoT its learning curve feels about like a head-on collision with a brick wall. Once you can get the hang of things, it's really fun, but that only comes after an hour or two of accomplishing nothing whatsoever (which, I have to admit, is actually fun in its own way too.)
For what it's worth, Ocarina of Time was my first, and it completely blew me away.
Ocarina of Time is also the first one, chronologically. (If you believe in a unified Zelda timeline)
But Minish Cap showed where Link got his hat... Or is that in an alternate timeline?
Probably alternate. Don't try to smush all the timelines together, they'll give you headaches. Except the Toon Link ones, those weave together fairly seamlessly.
The best ones IMO are A Link To The Past and Ocarina of Time. The first is just so damn simple and fun, and the second is immersive and just has a great setting and style. If you can stand the old-school graphics and music, both Link's Awakening and the Oracle games are a lot of fun as well. Minish Cap was pretty good. I haven't played Wind Waker or Twilight Princess, and both DS games were subpar in my opinion.
I grew up with the first Zelda and know it off by heart, so my Nostalgia Filter has kicked in with regards to that. 8-(
edited 29th Dec '09 11:07:50 AM by Cidolfas
In regards to people's overall opinion of the NES titles.
It's justified. No one today is going to have the time and patience for these games like people then had. Nintendo Power was a godsend then.
Not sure which Zelda is my favorite. Majora's Mask is up there, as is Link's Awakening, as both had a lot of neat sidequests and personality. Oracle of Ages had a lot of interesting puzzles and bosses (we need more like Ramrock, that utilize multiple different weapons, not just the one from the boss's dungeon).
Also, does anybody else think that Din is The Man Behind the Man to Ganondorf? A lot of the villains in the series seek power, which would be completely unremarkable... except that Hyrule's pantheon happens to have a Goddess of Power. I have a whole theory for why she'd be willing to assist Ganondorf...
Link's Awakening is my favorite Zelda, period. It was dark for an early game boy game.
My fave is Majora's Mask. Actually more Grimdark than some action-shooters that try to pass like horror games these days.
What those games tend to miss is that there's nothing particularly frightening about being surrounded by zombies when you always have More Dakka.
Also, the zombies in Zelda freeze you.
And then they facerape you.
And then they put your talents to shame with MAD DANCE SKILLZ!
edited 29th Dec '09 3:18:47 PM by jtmmachine
Somebody on the internet must have made a machinima of "Thriller" with ReDead. Now I have to see it.
Redead X Gibdo.
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