Posted on April 17 2018 by Adam Barham
From Moblins to Darknuts, the Zelda series has incorporated a lot of different enemies over the years. While most make sense within the world of The Legend of Zelda, some are definitely more questionable. The Guardians that were introduced within Breath of the Wild, as cool, interesting, and intimidating as they were, are some of the enemies that raise questions. On one hand, giant laser-shooting robots seem to be pushing the technological limits of the world of the Zelda series, and the Divine Beasts could be included with them as things that are going too far. At the same time, robots have appeared in the series before. There were the Ancient Robots in Skyward Sword, and a reoccurring boss in the franchise is a flying robotic head and detached robotic hands. Also, magic is a clear component of the series’ world, and it’s not unreasonable to consider that a fusion of magic and technology could exist.
So what do you think? Did the Guardians fit in the world of The Legend of Zelda? Or were they going too far? Or perhaps you think that there has already been too much tech in the series, and the Guardians were just another mistake in that department? Whatever the case may be, leave your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!