Everybody cosplays these days.

As the days and the weeks and the months pass, we indeed find ourselves moving closer and closer to the release of Skyward Sword. It creates an air of anticipation that is almost overwhelming, does it not?

While waiting for the newest installment in the Legend of Zelda series, what better way to learn to appreciate and respect the art that is The Legend of Zelda than to take a retrospective look at the history of the franchise?

In this new article, IGN does just that. Taking an in depth look at the origins of the series, the article starts with what is perhaps the single most famous gaming prelude of all gaming preludes: The Legend of Zelda for NES. The article discusses how the elements of the original Zelda game combined to set it apart as a unique entity – and one to be respected.

The article is a very in depth look at the history of our  beloved games, and I wouldn’t recommend any of you go without reading through it. Compelling, informative… and best of all, it helps you to establish a better understanding and respect for the amazing action-adventure games.

Check the source for the full 9 page article: History of Zelda.

Source: IGN
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