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 Jess Cleary, a fan relatively new to the series and knows full well what she does and doesn’t like about it.
Jess Cleary: -Blame it on my boyfriend!:
“Hi, I’m Jess and I guess you could say I got into Zelda because of my boyfriend. Never really was much of a Nintendo person. I wasn’t really much of a gamer full stop. But a couple of years ago, I made the error of downloading a couple of apps and I got addicted. Fast forward to April last year, I was at our apartment with nothing to do, but wait for David to come home from work. Battery on my phone was dead, so I had to charge it. Nothing good was on the telly and all the housework was already done, so I was bored and I had nothing to do whatsoever and then I noticed David left his 3DS out.
I told myself I wasn’t going to touch it and be like him, perched on sofa obsessing over some game for a few hours too many, but what do you know? I picked it up, I turned it on and I tried a couple of his games. I think I tried at least four games before I started playing Majora’s Mask and that was a mistake! The game was bizarre, and I had no idea what I was doing. It probably didn’t help the fact I resumed David’s game than starting a new one. But after an hour of unable to comprehend what was going on, David was back and I turned the 3DS off.
Over the days that followed, I would see him on the 3DS and instead of rolling my eyes like every other time, I would sneakily watch him play and picked up a couple of tips. Yes I was free and clear, but that game beat me and now I wanted to beat it, so I studied and then every time David went out and left his 3DS home, I would play Majora’s Mask and I would enjoy it. It took me a couple of months, but I did beat it and it felt great and then I helped David beat it too. To thank me for helping him out, he introduced me to Ocarina of Time and yeah it was good, but it’s not Majora’s Mask.
David tried to get me to play other games, but I’m picky and a lot of them just didn’t appeal to me, so I decided I’d try another Zelda game. For my birthday David got me A Link Between World and I actually hated it. It was just too different from the two games I played and the look of it threw me and then I learned about Toon Link and I just couldn’t play those games at all. Thankfully David had a working Wii and his copy of Twilight Princess still worked so I played that instead.
I do like the Zelda games and I do enjoy discussing things relating to the series, so much so that I’ve taken the leap and joined a few Zelda Facebook groups, but I just can’t play the kiddie looking games. They’re just not the same as the 3D ones, I mean let’s take a look at Tri Force Heroes for a moment, I mean what the hell is all that about? That’s not Zelda! You sold out Nintendo, but Breath of the Wild looks okay, so I suppose I can forgive you. But my name is Jess and I am a Zelda fan because of my boyfriend and I guess I’m okay with that, lol! Thanks for listening I guess?”
We would like to take this moment to thank Jess for sharing her views with us and if you would like to take a Deku leaf out of her 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 email@example.com.
- 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 #8 of Zelda You: Our Stories, we hope you enjoyed it and encourage you to come back next week (September 18th 2016,) when we will be posting the next instalment!