*We apologise for the tardiness of this instalment. We had intended to post it last week on the 7th but due to a heavy workload, it fell by the wayside.
Hello and welcome to the latest edition of Zelda You: Our Stories, our now bi-weekly regular feature series that is all about two things, our love for Zelda and our love for talking about Zelda. We already kicked the series off with staff stories, but now that the Miketendo64 staff have had their say, we’re sharing the stories that You have sent in to us, so what are we waiting for? It’s time to begin!
Today’s story comes from Norman Bennet, a video gamer obsessed with The Legend of Zelda and he’s okay with that!
Norman Bennet: -I’m not just addicted to Zelda, I’m obsessed by it!:
“With some games, you sit down, you pick up a remote and you play for a bit. Sometimes for an hour or two and other times you’re up on night because you just don’t want to stop. For me, games that have that effect on me are the Zelda games. Handheld and home console, I play them all and if I were to reveal how many nights I didn’t sleep because I was so adamant on beating Ganondorf one more time, it would honestly surprise you. I’m not just addicted to Zelda, I’m obsessed by it and that makes me happy.
I don’t think there has ever been such a videogame series that has had such an effect on me and have so much variety. Between all the puzzles, water temples and engaging storylines. I love all Zelda games and I can say that because I’ve actually played the CD-i and I actually didn’t think they were that bad. Yes I know they’re not canon and ‘No true Zelda fan would ever admit to liking them,’ but they weren’t all that bad and if Nintendo weren’t so busy trying to deny the games very existence, they could actually decide to remake them and make them so much better. Make them into the Zelda games they should have been, as opposed to the non-canon Zelda games they are now. And since I’m admitting to liking Zelda games others hate, I LOVE Tri Force Heroes!
Not to brag or nothing, but I’ve probably put more time in playing the games than most of you could ever dream off, and every second is well spent. Sure I may not have gone to a single concert the Symphony of the Goddess, or done a cosplay or even collect every piece of Zelda merch going, but I buy the games and I play the games, even after I have completed each one at least twice (some games like Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask are six a piece,) I continue to play them over and over. It’s just too a series and hopefully Breath of the Wild won’t disappoint. Yes it’s a huge game, yes there are puzzles and shrines, but will it actually live up to the name the Zelda series has earned for itself, or will it just be too big that it actually gets boring? That is something that worries me, but I will still play it regardless and I will strive to be the very first person to complete it!”
We would like to take this moment to thank Norman for sharing his views with us and if you would like to take a Deku leaf out of his book and do the same, then here’s the three ways you can get in touch:
- Visit our Facebook Page Miketendo64 and send us a direct message.
- Take the more direct route and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Or comment your Zelda story in the comment section of wherever you see this post. (Be it on our website, our Facebook page or even Zelda Amino.)
And remember, we actually wish to have this series run for as long as possible, so there is no limit to the number of stories and photos you can send in to us and nor is there a closing date for submissions, so what are you waiting for? Get in touch and leave your mark on the series today!
This has been Issue #6 of Zelda You: Our Stories, we hope you enjoyed it and encourage you to come back next week (August 21st 2016,) when we will be posting the next instalment right on time!
This post was written by Solid Jack