Posted on March 08 2018 by Adam Barham
The majority of games in The Legend of Zelda series have been led by stories that caught and held the interest of players. However, there are a few games in the series that could be debated at having a weaker story, with A Link to the Past unfortunately being one of them.
While this game did plenty of things right, the quality of its story can easily be debated. Some arguments that support it having a weaker story include the fact that a large chunk of the game’s lore appeared only in the info booklet that came with the game on the Super Nintendo, and that makes it seem as if Ganon appeared in the story randomly at the end. However, the game’s story can be defended by pointing out that the game was still one of the earlier ones in the franchise. A few key moments can also be pointed to in defense of its story, such as Princess Zelda being kidnapped again after initially rescuing her, and the sudden transportation to the Dark World after defeating Agahnim for the first time.
So what do you think? Was the story in A Link to the Past rather weak overall? Or was the story pretty good, both for its time and for the franchise as a whole? Leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!