goblin_subway wrote:Jack Mack: The Zelda games are wintastic.
You forget Zelda 2 (NES) and The Wind Waker (Gamecube).
Actually, no. Those are great games in their own rights.
What he forget were Wand of Gamelon, Faces of Evil, and Zelda's Adventure. Now those? Those are fail. Epic fail.
Oh, and I voted "Great, but not greatest" for the poll, because that's how I feel. As awesome as the game is, i just don't quite feel it measuring up to the bar set in my mind by such wonderful classics as Majora's Mask and Link's Awakening. MM has perhaps the single strongest gameworld I've ever seen (excepting the obvious games such as The Elder Scrolls series) in terms of characters, story, and history. The Main Plot may have been rather short, and while it was novel it was also somewhat disappointing, but that matters little at all in relation to the expansive nature of the side quests (such as the Bomber's Notebook). And the emotional investment into the characters and their plights was overwhelming considering the game is rated at E for Everyone.
Then there is Link's Awakening, as I mentioned; something of a spiritual precursor to MM. Another sidestory game (the first one in the series, really, as far as release date goes (let's not even get into the subject of LoZ Timeline theories, shall we?)), and it also has a strong story to it, even if the medium is slightly limited considering it is a GameBoy game. But even still, I can't help but feel for the characters (even if they're all naught but a dream). And I always get a little teary-eyed at the end, especially with the Marin-gull... *sighs*
So, yeah, TP is a great game (I own and have beaten both the GCN and Wii versions) but I can't quite make the statement that it is 'the greatest game'.
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