By Whisperkill 6 Comments
It seems I've almost lost interest in gaming as of late. I'm heading off to college at the end of this summer and I'm not sure how much gaming i'm going to be doing there. Ever since my xbox died in February I have spent little to no time playing video games. I have a wii so I was lucky enough to enjoy Super Mario Galaxy 2 and I just recently finished No More Heroes 2, but other than that I really don't have any interest in gaming.
I've been thinking a lot about how gaming has affected my life. There are oh so fond memories of gaming as a kid all night with my (still) closest friends. I have come to the conclusion that the most nostalgic gaming memories come from the franchise that I hold closest to my heart, Zelda. As my icon suggests, Majora's Mask is my favorite game ever, and Ocarina of Time is a close second.
So as a great effort to restore my interest in gaming I have decided to go on a quest and play every 3D Zelda game once again. I plan to at least approach getting 100% on Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess. I plan to analyze what makes each game so great, as well as the franchise as a whole. You can expect a synopsis for them all.
I have a few questions for the GB community. I currently am in possession of a N64, a Wii, Majora's Mask and The Wind Waker. Would playing Ocarina of Time on the virtual console affect my judgement of it? Should I get the gamecube or Wii version of Twilight Princess?
I was also thinking of afterwards playing Zelda-esque games such as Okami and Darksiders. Are there any other games that are very similar to Zelda?
I am also very torn on whether I should play any 2D Zelda games. I never played any Zelda game prior to the release of Ocarina of Time. The only 2D Zelda games I have played were handheld ones. Should I play any of the SNES or NES Zelda games? If so, which ones? If I do decide to i'd like to limit it to only two of them.
Otherwise, wish me luck.