The Legend of Zelda has been such a magical presence in my life, ever since I discovered the series when I was younger. Around that same time, I was reading novels centered around fantasy and the elaborate lifestyles of wizards and fairies. The Legend of Zelda really brought these elements to life for me in a new and interactive way. Being able to visit the Great Fairy Fountains and be blessed by a Great Fairy was such a fulfilling part of the series for me since it connected with the literature that I was so fascinated by.
The most liberating part of it all was that these video games allowed me to participate in the fantastical world that I was immersing myself into.
Navi quickly became one of the aspects of Zelda games that I fell in love with, since Navi was so whimsical and a fairy as well. I always felt like the Zelda universe was a magical place where the rules of regular life did not imply. The most liberating part of it all was that these video games allowed me to participate in the fantastical world that I was immersing myself into. Zelda gave me a way to experience the world full of fantasy as a main character in the series, instead of just playing the passive reader.