Posted on September 22 2015 by Josh Tasaico
Hello everybody and welcome to the latest edition of Zelda Dungeon Talks. Today, we are going to be finding out what various staff members believe are the positives of their least favorite Zelda game. We all have that one Zelda game that holds a special place in our hearts, that one game that we can call our favorite. On the other hand we also have that one Zelda game that stands out as the worst we have played, that one game that just hasn’t lived up to the standards of the rest of the series. However, these games can’t be all bad can they? Surely they have at least one feature that has been done well.
In this week’s edition of Zelda Dungeon Talks, various staff members will share with us their opinion on what the best feature is in their least favorite Zelda game. Feel free to share your opinions down in the comments section.
Jon Lett – View Profile
Phantom Hourglass is just weak in my eyes, not bad, but the weakest of a full series of great games. The travelling was bad, and the dungeons, as a whole, didn’t impress me. What did, though, was twofold. First, antagonist, Bellum. A creature with little to no personality, less than Majora even, that is basically out to suck the life out of the whole world. Gives me the jitters. Plus, it’s phantoms were darn scary when they spotted you in the Temple of the Ocean King. Secondly, the characters. Linebeck’s humour and character development made him one of my favorite series partners, Ciela is basically a less annoying, more developed Navi, Link showed off what may be his most comical nature to date, and loads of sub-characters were quite memorable.
Ethan Hunt – View Profile
The Minish Cap is my least favorite Zelda game, although I did still enjoy my experience with it. It’s best aspect in my mind would be the unique Minish ability you harnessed throughout, allowing you to shrink in size to solve puzzles and navigate your way through the areas. I really enjoyed the visual differences it gave to the game, showing things like huge blades of grass and shoes to make you really feel small when you activated the power. This is something I would like to see in a 3D Zelda game.
Alasyn Eletha – View Profile
My least favorite Zelda game is Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. I do love retro Nintendo games, but The Adventure of Link just isn’t one of them. I think that’s because my first Zelda game was A Link to the Past and that game was so beautiful and so incredible for it’s time that I don’t think I was able to backtrack and truly enjoy the second game. With that being said, I think the best asset of this game is that Nintendo was able to show that they were progressing when it came to gaming. There were more NPC interactions and the graphics were getting better- again, for the time. We were beginning to see that Nintendo wanted to go somewhere with this series and I find that pretty valuable.
Alexis Anderson – View Profile
It’s hard to choose a least favorite Zelda game, and Hyrule Warriors doesn’t count so… I guess Oracle of Ages would be my least favorite, since I stopped playing in the middle of maybe the second temple and never looked back. Its best aspect would probably be its music? I always find myself falling in love with music from the Oracle games, and Nayru’s theme is utterly enchanting to say the least. If not the music, then just the fact that the game links up with Oracle of Seasons would be its best feature.
Kira Koneko – View Profile
At the risk of sounding like a copy cat I have to agree with Jon, partly. My least favorite Zelda game would have to be Phantom Hourglass, the control scheme felt a little too gimmicky. However the story absolutely won me over, being that it is placed directly after the events in The Wind Waker, which as I have said before is one of my top favorite Zelda games. Although the traveling did feel quite tedious as it did at times in The Wind Waker, I couldn’t help but be captivated by the story from the very beginning. After all Link and Tetra had just been through in the previous game, now to only be faced with another uphill battle and the phantoms I would agree were pretty creepy, and let’s not even discuss the Ghost Ship!