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.

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  • Darkstar

    This legendary series really changed my view of video games and outdoor adventures. When I first played Ocarina of Time back in 1999 when my cousin brought it over from Blockbuster, I remember walking out into Hyrule field as child Link and hearing the most glorious music I have ever heard in any game I had played thus far. Being able to use a sword, shield and shoot arrows was really knew to me in video games, and I knew Zelda would be an amazing adventure.

    Zelda has a special, magical charm to it that most games don’t really have. It might be a Nintendo thing, but it keeps me returning to each new game in the series wanting to play more. It reminds me of all of my favourite legends like Robin Hood and King Arthur mixed into a giant, epic game. I really haven’t experienced a series as amazing as Zelda (even though Xenoblade Chronicles comes close). 18 years later and the series still has that special charm that keeps me immersed in its fantasy world searching for mysteries, fighting enemies, solving puzzles and embarking on the greatest adventures of all time.

  • Ryan Haney

    I like Navi, too.