Should Princess Zelda have her own game?

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Sometimes its hard to believe that the Legend of Zelda series has been around for over 30 years.  Its almost hard to imagine what the gaming world would be like without the Legend of Zelda series which is absolutely one of the greatest when it comes down to the action role playing genre. Since its inception almost every single Legend of Zelda game saw Link as the main protagonist when it came down doing many things including rescuing the Princess or defending the land of Hyrule.   One of the mind blowing thing about the Legend of Zelda series includes the fact that person who the series is named after has never been featured in a game where she was a playable character.  Despite, Link being a silent protagonist throughout the Legend of Zelda series he is very popular and Nintendo has kept him as the main character for just about every game in the series.

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Some might argue that keep Link has the main character of the Legend of Zelda series was smart because the games never declined in quality and only got better over time.  When it came down to the storytelling aspect of the Legend of Zelda series Nintendo has always found a way to keep fans emotionally invested into a majority of their games.   What is very interesting about the Legend of Zelda series is that in terms of storytelling Nintendo has been able to maintain the same formula of having Link as the main protagonist for over three decades.  While Link has remained the hero for just  about  game in the series many other things about the series changes including the storylines, gameplay, graphics, antagonists, etc.  When it comes down to keeping Link as the main protagonist for the Legend of Zelda series Nintendo was smart enough to know not to change something if it was yielding mainstream and commercial success in the gaming world.

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However, many people who are fans of Nintendo’s games can argue that Super Mario is very popular and other characters such as Luigi and Princess Peach were eventually given their own respective games over time.   While Luigi had his own game during the 00’s for Gamecube many people were aware that Princess Peach had one for the Nintendo DS back in the mid 00’s.   The fact that those two characters received a game before Princess Zelda would probably seem puzzling to many people. But if Nintendo did make a game with Princess Zelda as the main protagonist what possible storyline could they involve her in?  Also, could Princess Zelda be more popular than Link as the main protagonist in a Nintendo game?

Would the Legend of Zelda be very popular on other game consoles?

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As many people know the Legend of Zelda game is one of the most iconic Nintendo titles in video game history.  When The Legend of Zelda series first began on the 8 bit Nintendo Entertainment System many people loved the concept of the game along with the main character Link.  Since its inception the Legend of Zelda series has evolved into something truly amazing and provided players with unforgettable adventures along with some of the toughest levels you would see in a RPG title.  As cool as the Zelda series was for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System back in the 90’s it would have felt very different seeing a game like Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the Sega Genesis or even PlayStation.

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The 1990’s was the decade where Nintendo had made some of the best 16-bit RPG titles that the gaming world has ever seen.  Unlike, Super Mario games which mainly focuses on the platforming genre the Legend of Zelda looks like a game that could possibly be successful on consoles such as Xbox One and PlayStation 4.  On the other hand there have been so many great games in the RPG genre such as Horizon Zero Dawn, Destiny, Skyrim, Dark Souls III and  Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter that would provide the Legend the Zelda with  fierce competition in terms of popularity and sales.  Along with Super Mario games the Legend of Zelda series contributes to a large amount of revenue that Nintendo receives annually.  While Mario is considered to be the mascot of Nintendo  some would put Link behind him in terms of popularity outside of the Mario series.

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It well known that when it comes down to 3D RPG games the Legend of Zelda never fails to impress especially with titles such as Majora’s Mask, Ocarina of Time, Skyward Sword and Twilight Princess.  If the Legend of Zelda series came out during the 00’s it might not  have been as popular as it was during the 80’s due to the rise in popularity of first person shooter  game  But based on how the most recent Zelda games turned out between the mid 00’s and the present the series would probably be interesting enough to grab people’s attention as a playable RPG title.

Role Playing Games- The Legend of Zelda: (1986)

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There were many cool things about the 80’s including music, culture, movies and games such as The Legend of Zelda.  When this game was first released during the 80’s many people were interested about various aspects of the game including Link’s quest to retrieve pieces of the Tri-force as he travels throughout various dungeons in Hyrule.  The Legend of Zelda was a very significant game because it paved the ways for many RPG games during the 90’s and the 00’s with the inclusion of overworld map features. Also, many people know that the Legend of Zelda was the first game to ever include a battery powered save feature which would allow people to continue where they left off following a previous play session.  The features included in this game was groundbreaking especially for the Nintendo Entertainment System because during the 1980’s platform games such as Super Mario and MegaMan was very popular and the The Legend of Zelda provided something that was just as good but different.

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The Legend of Zelda you with the experience of traveling throughout many different dungeons while utilizing many secret underground passages in order to collect different parts of the Tri-Force.  Around the beginning of the game the obstacles could prove to be a bit overwhelming since one must battle various creatures at once while controlling Link.  There are nine dungeons that Link must explore the complete his quest but it would be considered a task which is easier said than done.  The Legend of Zelda is a game where players can become better through trail and error since there are so many ways for one to lose in this game.  However, despite the obstacles the game presents Link has the opportunity to gain various weapons such as his sword, boomerang, and his sword.  While gaining the sword is optional in this game it would almost be considered a necessity considering the amount of opposition one faces in this game.

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Even though, The Legend of Zelda presents numerous challenges players also have the opportunity to expand their health bar throughout the duration of the game if they are very careful. Once you got towards the end of level 9 and defeat Ganon it feels like a weight has been lifted because since it was probably one of the toughest dungeons in the whole game.  While the ending doesn’t seem like much after Link rescues Zelda the amount of time invested into completing the game was a reward of itself.  After the initial release of the original Legend of Zelda game many people could not have predicted that the game would spur a series of titles sequels for over the next two decades following its release in 1986.   At this point it has been at least 30 years since the Legend of Zelda series began. Considering  the impact that The Legend of Zelda series had on the gaming industry since its inception many would be inclined to agree that it would be one of the greatest RPG creations of all time.