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I've been playing Video Games for a long time. Some of my earliest memories are of playing "Choplifter", and "Outrun" on the Sega Master system. And I've played a lot of great games between now and then. However, there is one legendary series that I've never got around to playing, until now:
I'm not sure how I never played any of these games. Maybe it was because I didn't start keeping up with game reviews until 2006, so I never really knew how great these games were. Or maybe because it was because I sucked (and still kinda do) at puzzle games. Whatever the reason, I'm fixing that now. My plan is to try to play every game in the series. Between the re-releases, and the Wii's Virtual Console, they shouldn't be too difficult to find. Here's what I've played so far::
This was the first Zelda game I played, and the one to make me realize I'd been missing something amazing. All the controls are handled on the touchscreen, and it works wonderfully. I loved tracing out a path for the boomerang, and marking stuff on the map. And the dungeon's puzzles were just amazing. The story also surprised me.
This was the second game in the series I played. And I'm not gonna lie, I didn't enjoy it quite as much as "Phantom Hourglass". I always dreaded returning to the main central dungeon (even more than Phantom Hourglass's), mainly because controlling Princess Zelda became tedious for me after awhile. But don't get me wrong, I'm not saying I didn't like it. Far from it. I may be the only one, but I really loved the train. Watching for enemy trains, and firing the cannon kept it exciting for me. Though it wasn't quite as good as Phantom Hourglass (in my humble opinion), it's still a great game.
I finally know why everybody loves this game. Every second of the lengthy story is amazing. From seeing the world change as Link becomes an adult, getting Epona, the amazingly designed dungeons, to the music. It's just an all around awesome game from start to finish and my favorite Legend of Zelda yet. This game alone made my 3DS worth it.
I have The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords on my 3DS now (which is free on the eShop people!), and I'm planning on starting it soon. And I have Majora's Mask installed on the Wii (thanks for the heads up Oni!). I'm gonna have to grab a GameCube, or Wii Classic controller before I can play it though. And I'm trying to find A Link To The Past on GBA. And then maybe Wind Waker.
So, any thoughts? Which ones should I be most excited for?