Category: iwata asks

Zelda’s Study: The way you wake me feel

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Maya Angelou

It would be difficult to write for a Zelda fansite if I didn’t enjoy playing Zelda games. But if I had to pick one game that evoked the purest sensations of joy, it would be The Wind Waker. While other Zeldas have come close, none have quite…

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Zelda’s Study: Twin Peaks inspired the shady Zelda characters we love

My brother has been trying to get me to watch Twin Peaks for years. He often references the television show and shows his love with a Twin Peaks ugly sweater and a Bookhouse Boys ball cap. I ignored his advice for years. Then, as I was thumbing through the Zelda Encyclopedia one afternoon, I noticed a tidbit in the Developer Notes for Link’s Awakeningdescribing how the game had been inspired by…

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Zelda’s Study: Majora’s Mask was originally planned to have a weeklong cycle

majora's mask on the moon

Perhaps the biggest point of contention for folks who didn’t enjoy Majora’s Maskwas the strict time limit. The clock ran down quickly, and as the days passed, the stress of completing your quest became more pressing. Though the game gave you tools to slow down time, for many players they weren’t enough to ease the stress. The ever-present moon — with its creepy face and desire to destroy…

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