The Legend of Zelda, is a famous action RPG game franchise by one of the oldiest entertainment corperation, video-game developer, and game console maker, Nintendo Co., Ltd.
The game giant has released 18(or 19) Zelda game so far, and there are two more releasing later this year. Most of these games are in 2D, even after the first 3D Zelda game was release on Nintendo 64 in 1998 (Ocarina of Time), they still made eight 2D games. They really showed their love for the 2D platform.
Over my gaming history, The Legend of Zelda games are my favourites. I have played 9 out of the 19 games that’s released, but only clocked 3 of them. Link’s awakening DX, Oracle of Seasons, and Oracle of Ages. All three game are on the old Gameboy color system. I’ve played Spirit Tracks up to the last boss, but never got time to finish it. I didn’t really know about Legend of Zelda until Link’s awakening DX or I am too young to know any of the games in that matter. It’s not the first Zelda game I played, the first Zelda game I played was the original The Legend of Zelda released in 1986 on NES. One of my old friend got the ancient cartridge from his cousin. I played for about 2 hours and went to dinner, when I m trying to get back to it. I found that the battery in the cartridge was flat and all my saved games are gone, and I gave up. And I just fell in love with that game, the content in the game is just so massive, unlike all the other games in that era. I loved all aspect of the game, the imaginations, the story line the music and the art works. After that, I tried to get my hands on all the other games in the franchise. I was lucky and unlucky, I was lucky because I had a good friend who was kind enough to lent me his only Gameboy and his games, and a cousin of mine gave me her old NDS. I was unlucky because Gameboy was pretty much the only console we can get our hands on back then. N64 was not really “released” in China, and NGC was such a failure, that most game shops are afraid to sell them.
The games I played was on four different consoles, Gameboys(color and advance), NDS and Wii(including N64 virtual console). The gaming experience on the hand held consoles had been delightful, but the Twilight princess on Wii and Ocarina of Time was not so enjoyable. Firstly, trying to swing the sword to kill a monster in alright, where actually swing the remote was quite satisfying, but to use other items such as a slingshot was not. Ocarina of Time, it’s just really hard. The key layouts from the classic game controller and the original N64 are really different, the game was made for N64 consoles.
All in all, I am still enjoying the old way of gaming on The Legend of Zelda. Game pad with a monitor. NDS touch screens are fine. But playing an action RPG game using Wii remote and nunchucky was too much effort.