Koopa Kast #57: In My Defense – Greatest Zelda Game (8:30PM)
The “In My Defense” series returns with something to induce maybe a bit of a disagreement between the staff: Which game in the Legend of Zelda series stands out among the rest? Today’s panel hosts Matt, Justin Sharp, J-Money Hinton, and Trevor Gould.
Matt’s Defense – Majora’s Mask
Justin Sharp’s Defense – Twilight Princess
J-Money’s Defense – Wind Waker
Trevor’s Defense – A Link Between Worlds
Of course, every Zelda game is a winner (except perhaps, those CD-I titles), but maybe, just maybe, one stands above the rest….
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December 11, 2014
The best Zelda is Ocarina of Time, of course. There’s no need to hear a podcast to know that.
Yes, these other Zeldas have great things, but most of their glory is built upon what they borrowed from Ocarina of Time, and even then, they aren’t able to consistently engage the player as much with their storyline, characters, soundtrack and atmospheres. The best contender is Wind Waker, which provides very fun gameplay (I enjoy it a lot), but failed to match its predecessor aesthetically, because of its ugly, amorphous cartoonish art style.
Of course, you may just have been born a generation too late to appreciate this debt and subordination.
December 11, 2014
I was surprised nobody picked Ocarina of Time. At the same time though, I also found it somewhat refreshing. Ocarina has so much nostalgia attached to it, I feel it makes it tougher to look at other entries more objectively.
I’ve been playing Zelda games since the late 80’s, so I certainly appreciate what Ocarina means to the series. And the passion the game manages to still draw out makes me smile. It’s one of my favorites. I could’ve advocated for any number of Zelda games – the quality is that high.