Posted on October 29 2017 by Jarrod Raine
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is currently one of my favorite Zelda games because of its story, world, and (most importantly) the different masks Link uses throughout his journey. These masks functioned in some very unique ways, such as the Bomb Mask working as a reusable bomb, the Stone Mask allowing Link to run around unnoticed by conventional enemies, and the Giant’s Mask which turns the fight against Twinmold into a wrestling match. However, the most versatile and used masks were by far the transformation masks. My question to you all today is this: Should masks (specifically, the transformation masks) return in a future Zelda game?
In Majora’s Mask, the transformation masks allowed Link to transform into Deku Link, Goron Link, and Zora Link, with each mask containing the spirit of a different character in the game. The Goron Mask contained the spirit of Darunia, a Goron hero who died regretting that he could not save his people; the Zora Mask contained the spirit of Mikau, a Zora guitarist who died trying to save Lulu’s eggs; and the Deku Mask presumably contained the spirit of the Deku Butler’s son. All of these masks are acquired by playing the Song of Healing to Darmani, Mikau, and Link respectively.
Personally, I think the mask mechanic would work pretty well in future Zelda installments and even provide quite a bit of story depth. In Majora’s Mask, wearing the different masks caused many different people mistake Link for the spirits represented, which added some weight to what Link was doing. He wasn’t just stopping Skull Kid from destroying Termina, but also helping the different races with their own crises as different figures they all looked up to.
But what do you guys think? Should masks return in future Zelda games and, if so, how should they be implemented? Let us know in the comments below!
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