Here at Zelda Informer we’ve been following J. Parish’s “The Anatomy of Zelda II” Series right from the start and will continue to do so, because it simply is worth the time. Not only is this series of articles some of the best objective analysis there is on The Legend of Zelda, but it tackles the rarely written about Adventure of Link.
This series has been looking at the make-up of Zelda II, and has already been through four excellent parts, which you can find links to inside. Parts V – “Homecoming” and VI – “Pixie Dust” are now available, covering the game up to the end of the third palace. Here’s a taste of the analysis and commentary within:
What this also reveals is that Death Mountain, intimidating as it may have been at the northern edge of The Legend of Zelda,
stretched far beyond what Link explored the first time around. A vast
network of interconnected caverns crosses through and beneath the upper
reaches of the mountain, linking Zelda‘s otherwise isolated region with the greater bulk of Hyrule.
As promised, links to the rest of the series are inside, and could not be more highly recommended.