Another Tuesday, another Melpomene Tuesday!

This week the topic is my favorite and least Zelda game!

It is also a test of my webcam to stop complaints of cars. Sorry guys but it’s either one or the other. Do let me know which you prefer, as I certainly prefer to listen to cars.

Watch the video after the jump!

  • link

    Has to be the skyward sword. I love evrithing, graphics,gameplay…..:-)

  • Relyt64

    No…. My favorite has to be Majora's Mask. It is darker than the rest of the series and is really cool. Ocarina and Majora's have my favorite type of graphics.

  • LastCenturion

    3 Favourites: SS, TP, MM
    3 Least Favourites: AoL, FS, FSA

    • @Melpomene: Don't worry, I think that the quality for the webcam was great. 🙂

      @LastCenturion: Can I just say, you're username is cool. Like a bow-tie.. ^_^

  • Sanity's_Theif

    I think visuals are an important part of the game since you have to… you know, look at it the whole time, and personally I think realistic visuals suit the purpose of the Zelda series much better, the whole establishing a "link" between you and the game is much easier when you're in a realistic looking environment, I could actually put myself in Link's place in Twilight Princess and felt like it could be a real place, I love having that feeling

    • TheMaverickk

      Personally I don't think the "realistic" style suits Zelda all that much.

      Mind you maybe my perspective is different since I've been playing Zelda games since the very beginning and when you compare the art from the original Zelda games;

      The Legend of Zelda: http://www.zeldadungeon.net/gallery/displayimage….

      Link to the Past: http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ly4yr3NPDw1qcmw

      The Legend of Zelda's fantasy adventure atmosphere is rooted in a very animated style. So personally I found Wind Waker to be a very fitting, and even retro throw back to original Zelda style. Mind you that's just one instance and I've enjoyed pretty much every style they've employed in a Zelda game.

      • Sanity's_Theif

        I strongly disagree, as far as I recall, link is supposed to represent your "link" to the game world, well, from a psychological standpoint, it is easier to put yourself and imagine yourself in an environment that is portrayed more realistically, I could imagine the cold feel of being on snowpeak in TP, I could feel the uneasiness and wind in the city in the sky, these are things I could not do with the Wind Waker which is why I think WW's style does not fit well

        Not that I haven't enjoyed Zelda games, just some more than others, from what I've experienced, most people see this the same way I do, they just didn't know how to express it clearly

        • TheMaverickk

          "link is supposed to represent your "link" to the game world, well, from a psychological standpoint, it is easier to put yourself and imagine yourself in an environment that is portrayed more realistically,"

          Stressing "your"…. not everyone identifies with realism. Personally it's not one of my concerns when I'm playing a game. I had more emotional reaction from events like sailing the stormy seas in search of Nayru's Pearl in Wind Waker, and then finally returning to Outset Island to discover your grandmother sick. The mood and setting were perfectly immersive.

          Regardless this comes down to a players own personal taste.
          Mind you "personal taste" and what "fits" the series are two different things.

  • Sanity's_Theif

    I'm actually the complete opposite, my favorite game is Majora's Mask and my least favorite is Wind Waker

    I didn't like the sailing, triforce quest, graphics, story, overworld, difficulty, length, sidequests, dungeons, or bosses in Wind Waker

    I love everything about Majora's Mask except for the saving system, but I found it to have a great difficulty, a wonderfully constructed and mysterious story, the sidequests are easily the best in the series period. I love the 3 day cycle and how it breathed life into the world's characters, the overworld in that game is rather big despite there being only 4 regions, the whole game gave the series a refreshing new direction, I loved the masks and how many new things it brought without deviating too far from being a Zelda game

  • Ezluke

    The visual quality isn't as good, but the sound is much better. I prefer the video this way. =) One bit of (constructive) criticism: you tend to pause a lot, and then sometimes repeat things, which drags the video on quite a bit. Pausing sometimes (for dramatic effect!) is fine, but I feel you do it a lot… D:
    Anyway, my three top Zelda games are SS, TP, and TMC. And my least favorite… is probably the original. ._. It's impossible for me to play without a guide because there really aren't many hints about where to go or where to bomb the walls or…

  • TheMaverickk

    Top Zelda games;

    1. Majora's Mask
    2. Skyward Sword
    3. Link to the Past
    4. Wind Waker
    5. Legend of Zelda

    • TheMaverickk

      I meant to add that of course this is personal opinion. I could talk for hours about why these are my faves, but I thought I'd keep the list simple 🙂

  • Cyber Ninja

    Can there really be a bad zelda game? I've yet to find one…

  • TriforceofCourage

    My personal favorite is Majora's Mask, followed closely by Ocarina of Time. Wind Waker was great, but the sailing, especially to find Triforce shards almost ruined the experience for me (so annoying). Twilight Princess has its ups downs but a few really great aspects like the hidden moves, horse back stuff, cool graphics. Skyward Sword may actually be one of my least favorite console Zeldas. I prefer being able to just plop down on the couch and relax in the world of hyrule without having to swing my arms around. Also, the exploration was very minimal. You have three places to go and you unlock new areas in them in a linear fashion related to the plot as you go, rather than having free reign throughout Hyrule. Anyways, that's my opinion .

    • Sanity's_Theif

      That was one of the things I liked least about Skyward Sword, there was no place to chill out, find a few secrets and kill a few monsters and just enjoy the landscape, I really missed that aspect from the previous Zelda games

      • Ella

        I agree! Once you had finished with the storyline, and you have completed or had enough of the side quests, there wasn’t anything to do. In other Zelda games, take Majora’s Mask for instance (for those who wish not to know, small spoilers are coming) once you had the games entirely finish you could still restart to the first day, enjoy the scenery, defeat bosses as you like, swim as a zora around the bay, or even something as simple as riding your horse. These things are still enjoyable once the game had been competed, yet Skyward sword really doesn’t have these small, but wonderful features. I think it’s one of few flaws in Skyward Sword. I hope this changes in the next game.

  • TectonicImprov

    I liked Wind Waker the most. And, GASP, I hate Majora's Mask. I prefer Adventure of Link.