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Backlog -1: The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker Complete


The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker was the first Zelda game I had the chance to play since 1992′s A Link to the Past. There really was no reason why I hadn’t played one of the many Zelda titles to come out over the years, I just never really had the time or the console to play them on. Since the Super Nintendo I had never purchased a Nintendo console off the shelf, so with that, never got a chance to experience any of the newer Zeldas. I can gladly say that that has finally changed.

This past Thursday I sat down in front of the Gamecube with the sole purpose of completing Wind Waker and after 5 hours of straight gaming, I can proudly say that I have experienced the magic that is Wind Waker. Over the past decade I have heard people gush about how underrated the game was and how if given a choice they would ask for another title in the same vein of the 2003 classic. I can now say that I agree with that statement. Sure it has cartoony graphics (which hold up amazingly over time) and a lot of people really don’t enjoy how much sailing you have to do, but WW has something that many games that come out today do not – heart. It set out to be a fun enjoyable journey and accomplishes it in a stunning fashion.

It took a little over 20 hours but I can say that I immensely enjoyed my time with Wind Waker. It actually made me feel like a kid again and when you get to be my age that’s a great feeling to have every once in awhile.