The guys over at GamePodunk have put together another article in their ‘what if’ series. The ‘what if’ series takes something that happened in a video game and speculates what could have happened if something was slightly altered. In their latest article, they discuss the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
After obtaining the Master Sword from the Lost Woods, Link receives a telepathic message from Zelda that she is under attack by some guards at the Sanctuary. Many the gamer soon rushed off to the Sanctuary and, no matter how quickly you get there, it always seemed like you were only moments too late. The priest explains that the Princess has been kidnapped and departs in a one of the most memorable deaths of the game. However, what if Link had already obtained the Pegasus Shoes and made it in time? We can only assume that the guards were no more dangerous than the droves that Link had already dispatched.
The author goes on to talk about what the end result would be for people of Hyrule. He takes an interesting approach at it in saying that the people of Hyrule are actually better off that Link was too late, since if he saved Princess Zelda at this stage, several future events would have never happened and Hyrule would still be under potential harm. It sure is a unique way at looking at things and you can head on over to Game Podunk to check out the full article.