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Category Best Second Best Worst
Game Majora's Mask Ocarina of Time A Link to the Past
Plot Twilight Princess Ocarina of Time A Link to the Past
Graphical Style Twilight Princess Wind Waker Phantom Hourglass
Music Majora's Mask Twilight Princess Phantom Hourglass
Cast Majora's Mask Wind Waker Twilight Princess
World Termina Great Sea World of the Ocean King
Final Dungeon Hyrule Castle (Twilight Princess) The Moon Ganon's Tower (Wind Waker)
Final Battle Ganon (Ocarina of Time) Puppet Ganon (close enough to the end) Bellum (and Bellumbeck)
Male Character Happy Mask Salesman Dark Link Tingle (Wind Waker)
Female Character Tetra Tatl Impa
Villain Majora Dark Link Zant
Race Zora (Majora's Mask) Deku (Majora's Mask) Goron
Overall Miniboss Wizzrobe (Wind Temple) Phantom Ganon (Wind Waker) Triple Stalfos (Forest Temple)
Overall Dungeon Earth Temple (Wind Waker) Forsaken Fortress Water Temple (Ocarina of Time)
Mask Bunny Hood Fierce Deity's Mask Mask of Scents
Swords used by Link Fierce Deity's Sword Master Sword Kokiri Sword
Swords not used by Link Phantom Ganon's Sword Execution Sword Garo Master
Non-Zelda game Animal Crossing Super Smash Bros. Brawl Shrek: Super Smash

Reviews

In short, the Zelda games I have beaten are as follows:

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

I'd rate it an 8/10.

  • Plotline: 2/3; It worked; it was original. To an extent. It's a bit too much of a "save the Princess" scenario.
  • Dungeons and Enemies: 2/3; The fighting system is excellent, if not a bit frustrating. The dungeons are somehwat annoying, but great.
  • Graphics: 3/3; Despite my first playthrough of this game being in 2008, it's originality retained itself in those outdated graphics.
  • Another note: 1/1; This has been considered the best video game of all time. I don't necessarily agree, but there is no doubt in my mind that this is a fantastic game.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

This easily gets a 10/10.

  • Plotline: 3/3; Easily the most original of the series. How often does the moon crash into the land with a huge grin on its face?
  • Dungeons and Enemies: 3/3; I won't lie; I don't love dungeons. Majora's Mask gets a perfect three in this category for two reasons: I don't like too many dungeons in a game (see Ocarina of Time), and the fact that there were only four major ones was a big plus. The other reason is that after playing the "Song of Time", Link can do the dungeons over again, including the boss.
  • Graphics: 3/3; Even better than Ocarina of Time. Though some things like the forest surrounding Termina looks like a cardboard cutout, there is nothing better than the swishing of Anju's blue skirt as she walks across Clock Town.
  • Another note: 1/1; Majora's Mask is such an original game, and it's largely unappreciated. There are aspects of this game I will never forget, unlike Ocarina of Time, which can easily be replaced by the next "save the Princess" scenario.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Like Ocarina of Time, it also deserves an 8/10.

  • Plotline: 2/3; It's not amazing; it's different though, I'll grant it that.
  • Dungeons and Enemies: 3/3; It a good few number of dungeons, some of which were unforgettable. I'll never forget sneaking around the Forsaken Fortress until a barrel only to scream when a Moblin would turn around. The bosses were much better than Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, requiring some odd methods to defeat them.
  • Graphics: 2/3; It's hard to imagine this game with series graphics, like Twilight Princess. The cartoony feel works most of the time, but some things like the simple solid blue of the calm Great Sea were disappointing.
  • Another note: 1/1; The Wind Waker was the first Zelda game I ever played, and nothing can quite replace that feeling.

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

This seems deserving of a 9/10.

  • Plotline: 3/3; This is where the game really shines. In my limited knowledge, this is the most original the series has gotten since Majora's Mask.
  • Dungeons and Enemies: 2/3; It pains me to give this only a two out of three, but to give it the exra point would be to say this was a perfect game, which it wasn't quite. Other than this, the enemies and bosses were great.
  • Graphics: 3/3; The other thing that shines about this game. Regardless of whether the sun is rising of Lake Hylia or setting on the Gerudo Desert, the graphics in this game are tremendous.
  • Another note: 1/1; Twilight Princes is, with hope, going to be a basis for most future Zelda games.

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

My rating is a 6.5/10. An eratic score for an eratic game.

  • Plotline: 1.5/3; The plotline is simply sailing around, with a simple twist at the end of the game (assuming you can get there).
  • Dungeons and Enemies: 2/3; All fighting in this game is either way too simple or way too difficult. The dungeons are at least mildly interesting.
  • Graphics: 2/3; For the DS, they're pretty good. For Zelda, they're nothing special.
  • Another note: 1/1; I appreciate that Nintendo was at least trying out some new stuff here; it's just a shame it didn't work that well.

Other games

I also own The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, but it's sadly too outdated for me, and I gave up on it long ago.

And another note, I played The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening with my friend and his brother and sister once. I didn't realize it was a Zelda game, but we just spent fifteen minutes stealing from the shopkeeper.

Finally, I bought both The Legend of Zelda and Zelda II: The Adventure of Link on the Virtual Console because my copy of Wii Music hasn't arrived after a week and a half. I've only barely started both, yet I already like Zelda II better. The first is simply too difficult. One question; why Koroks and River Zora at the beginning of the first game? Do they really think Link is that strong?

Oh, by the way, Wii Music arrived in the mail about an hour after buying both games. Sorry to the games, they're kind of on hold for now.

And a side note, to better contribute to this wiki (and expand my knowledge) I am trying hard to get more games to broaden my horizons. I have a friend willing to lend me Oracle of Ages (they claim that it's better than Seasons) and I have another friend willing to let me borrow The Minish Cap and Four Swords Adventures. I can't wait. :)

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