Saturday, December 31, 2011

Official Zelda Timeline

Wait, I didn't post about this yet?

For the 25th anniversary of the Zelda series, Nintendo has released the "Hyrule Historia," a book detailing development, official art, and most importantly, the relation of the games to one another.

This has confirmed a few theories that I had, most notably that Eiji Aonuma has, in fact, been giving me the middle finger for well over 13 years, now.  How's that, you ask? why, it's the simple fact that the original 3 games didn't happen.  Or, wait, they did, just in a 'what if' scenario with Link dying when he fought Ganon in Ocarina of Time.

Or something.

Yeah, that makes sense.

Bottom line is, Eiji Aonuma has no idea what the Legend of Zelda is, and more importantly what made the original games so popular that there was a cartoon show and a friggin' cereal! And now this guy has directed over half of the games in the series.  He's reused the same formula he found in A Link to the Past what, four times now?

He is the guy that insists on connecting the games.  He is the one who sticks in references to other games even when they make no sense.

This is what Eiji Aonuma thinks Zelda is.

Treasure-seeking pirates.

Sound familiar?

It's a sad time indeed, when the cartoon show has more zelda-ness than the newest game.

One of these evokes high adventure, magic 
swords, and epic battles.  The other 
was made by Nintendo.
 Keep it up, Aonuma.  You're just making Legend of the Phoenix all that much easier.

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