I didn't know where else I could share this, but I just had to get it out!
I'm 31 (only a few months younger than Dan), and I just finished my first Zelda game. I had an NES in the 80's, SNES in the 90's, even an N64 when it came out. I really don't know how I never got into these games before. Maybe I just wasn't ready for them.
Of course, now, the whole idea of getting into the series felt daunting, given the number of titles. Then, there was the question of whether i'd play through the game's lore timeline(Hyrule Historia), or simply by release date timeline.
Ultimately, I decided on the one everybody raves about as one of the best Zelda experiences, 'The Ocarina of time', as my starting point for the series.
I'm blown away with how well the game stands the test of time.
For a game from that era, it's a goddamned masterpiece in my mind. Sure, it has flaws, but the good outweighs the bad by a metric fuckton.
I'm not really here to review the game. I'm just here to express my absolute genuine excitement about this series that I've only dipped my toe into.
With the game now completely under my belt, the question nags at me: "How the hell did I miss these games the first time around?!"
So, now, with a few dollars spent online, I'm on a very Scanlon-esque mission to play them all (slightly out of order) up to when this new Zelda Wii U game comes out.
I'm absolutely pumped for this!
If you made it this far, thanks for reading. I just really had to share with gamers who'd hopefully understand what I'm going through.