Yes, it’s true. Zelda is twenty-five freaking years old, and I’m so ancient I may as well be dead. Still, here’s to an amazing series, a franchise that truly deserves the description ‘revolutionary’. On February 21st, 1986, The Legend of Zelda for the Famicom (or NES here) arrived in Japanese stores and adventure gaming was changed forever.
The games may fall back on some old tricks at times, but hell, the quality is generally astounding. Except, you know. This year, Nintendo will release two Zelda games – one a new title for the Wii and the other a remake of the widely proclaimed Best Game Ever™ for the 3DS.
Nintendo, ever fond of making a few bucks off of past success, has somehow held off bombarding us with a crapload of special Zelda 25th anniversary games and merch. But then there’s always the U.S. anniversary coming on August 22nd, 2012.
So, favorite Zelda game everybody?