If I had to guess, I’d say I’ve posted somewhere around 200 Legend of Zelda-related lists on ZeldaInformer during the three or so years I’ve worked for the site. Just about 2/3rds of them rank the games of the series, and most of those involve A Link to the Past, Majora’s Mask, or Twilight Princess. For Chad ‘The Impaler’ Sapieha of The Globe and Mail, a big deal newspaper in Canada, those games aren’t even in his top 5; instead, his list includes The Minish Cap, The Wind Waker, and Phantom Hourglass.
The Zelda community just about universally enjoyed Phantom Hourglass, but is it really worthy of placing above the aforementioned classics that have stood the test of time? I will agree with points he makes about The Minish Cap being underrated, but you couldn’t find it in neither my top 5 or top 10 list.
Regardless of the controversy leading up to the top spot, Ocarina of Time still took home the crown. So, is The Impaler totally bananas, being purposefully controversial, or does he actually raise good points?