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Infographic: Here’s 16 Facts For The Legend Of Zelda Series

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  1. Oh man.#12 and #15.
    I’m so glad they gave us a chance and released it! And I wonder if the secret second quest is in the VC version!??
    Going to grab my N3DS and find out. :]

    1. I’m glad 12, 14, AND 15 never came true. I just wish they had thought about those of us that liked seeing Samus in action when they were making the Prime Trilogy. I loved those games but I really wish they would have been in 3rd person instead of 1st person.

    1. It was mostly because of the difficulty in Japanese games, so they were avoided by western gamers. It’s still not that uncommon actually. Demon Souls was a game that was pitched to Sony and they felt like the games were going to be to hard, and therefore not enjoyable.

  2. As for #14 – it’s not because they “knew gamers love seeing Link in action”. That’s what Miyamoto said in Iwata Asks (Link’s Crossbow Training): “Well, although I had originally planned to make a game with a first-person perspective, the idea of having a child Link in the game was born, and then it became necessary for the hero to be seen on the screen. “

  3. so glad they didn’t take the fps route as the standard. although first person being an option isn’t that bad an idea.

    1. Same. It’s okay as an option, though. In fact, I would actually play the game twice just to see the game from two different perspectives.

      1. Of course, I still play most games twice but I’d more inclined to do it more often & right after my initial playthrough if I could play a game & have it feel different in a way on my second playthrough.

  4. Link was based off Peter pan? Whaaaaa? ….. Really? Peter Pan flys and is forever young. Link cannot fly and ages normally. Peter Pan never shuts the fuck up, and Link has never spoken a word…. Peter Pan is a little bitch, and Link is a badass hero……… In fact the only thing they have in common is they both where green tunics….

    1. The better term would be is that Link is inspired by Peter Pan. “Based on” usually means most of the original source material remains the same with only the names of people & places changed where as “inspired by” just takes the basics of the source material & then takes a ton of creative freedoms with the source material to the point the source material is no longer present in the product.

  5. *shudders at how different my present would be if 12, 14, or 16 was history instead of the opposite* I pity the alternate universe versions of myself that live in the reality where Legend of Zelda was never localized, where Ocarina of Time was 1st person & future Zelda games were all 1st person only due to the success of Ocarina of Time in 1st person, & where Zelda was a dungeon simulator instead of having it’s only story & many, many theories & ideas that the fanbases came up with to explain things because Nintendo didn’t explain them out of fear that being story-driven can effect the gameplay negatively when the reality is that is rarely the case as there are many story driven games that are fucking awesome.

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