2016: The Year of Legend of Zelda


Before I knew what Final Fantasy was or had ever touched a NES JRPG, there was my childhood go-to fantasy world of Hyrule and the much-loved Legend of Zelda games. I remember beating both LoZ 1 and LoZ 2 – spending long, blissful hours figuring out puzzles and tricks back when there was no such thing as the Internet (for me).

Link to the Past was one of my favorite SNES titles, and the last official Zelda game I completed. But then, somehow, I got left behind by the LoZ franchise. While I did play the N64 TOOT, I never beat it. I never bought Majora’s Mask until last year’s 3Ds re-release (still haven’t beat it), never played Wind Waker (though I want to get the HD version for Wii U), and while I briefly saw people play Twilight Princess, I never owned it, despite having a Wii.

Well, a few months from now, Twilight Princess is going to see an HD release on Wii U, and it’s on my list to get. And somewhere down the line, I’m hoping we’ll see that much-awaited open world Legend of Zelda game for the Wii U as well.

But that got me to thinking about all the games I own but haven’t completed. I picked up Ocarina of Time back when I bought my 3Ds. I bought Majora’s Mask when it was released for the 3DS, and enjoyed what I played of it, though I didn’t complete it. And my sister gifted me A Link Between Worlds for the 3DS for Christmas.

With the two upcoming Zelda games hopefully in the pipe for release this year, I think that’s a sign that I need to proclaim 2016 The Year of Legend of Zelda. I really do want to experience these games, and I feel I really should do so before purchasing more (ever a problem for me these days).

So this is an official gaming goal for this year! Not a bad one to have, I think! I plan to start in order with A Link Between Worlds, then move to TOOT and Majora’s Mask. Depending on how long that takes (could be a while), I’ll probably go directly to Twilight Princess, then loop back to try Wind Waker.

Any thoughts or suggestions Zelda fans? 


  1. Ah, Zelda. You know, the only Zelda game I’ve ever played was Twilight Princess, and I never finished it.

    Well, and I also did a couple of Zelda-based tabletop RPG campaigns. So I’ve probably spent more time playing RPG’s based on Zelda than on Zelda. XD

  2. It’s a good sign when the acronym for the game where a major mechanic is playing music, is TOOT.

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