The A Link to the Past Story page has been completely overhauled and now includes some detailed text and several fancy images. Among all the Zelda games, A Link to the Past was one of the only ones to have such an elaborate backstory found only in the game’s manual. We’ve nearly replicated the backstory pages from the manual, as well as the game’s introduction followed by a full summary of the in-game storyline, with several illustrations. The A Link to the Past Walkthrough is currently being worked on by some of the other guys, but I personally will likely be working on more story pages for other games in the future, so you can look forward to that!
They sure haven’t made Zelda games like this since then. In recent Zelda titles, we don’t get much of a storyline in the manual past perhaps some of the game’s introduction. Even in games like The Wind Waker the backstory is essentially nothing more than the plot of a previous game, plus some extra details.
What did you think of A Link to the Past and its great backstory? Do you think future games should have a lot of backstory in the manual, or do you prefer the story be told entirely in-game? Do you even care about the story? Be sure to tell us in the comments!