The Game Theorists posted a new game theory video recently, one that ties in almost perfectly to the somber tone and mature themes of Majora’s Mask. Could Link actually be dead in Majora’s Mask? The video discusses how Link progresses through the stages of grief within the game: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, and theorizes that the land of Termina is Link’s own customized purgatory. As if the game isn’t already depressing enough, the video talks about how grief can feel like you’re trapped in an endless cycle of not being able to move on, which is why Link is stuck in a repeating three-day cycle before finally reaching the ultimate acceptance of his death. Take a look a the video after the cut, and let us know what you think!
Game Theory: Is Link dead in Majora’s Mask?