Ok .. a couple of months ago i decided to make a Zelda fanart. So i thought about the dozens of images that were imprinted in my memory by playing all those games .. and it was a tough choice to decide which way to do.
Until i realized what the game was all about, and then my job was pretty easy.
I could have chosen a lot of different images ... could have done all those fancy images of combat, flashing things, blur, all that shit .. but i think this one, in it's simplicity, is much better to describe the game. If you take all the locations, all things Link does in all the games, it boils down to this.
I remember the 1st time i played Ocarina of Time in christmas night on the year that it launched. I after a couple of hours exploring the village, figuring out what to do, i got into the 1st dungeon. And that is the image of the final boss of it.
Its that simple. You walk into Gohma's Lair, there's no sound besides your footsteps, all is dark and Navi (the fairy) is flying around, until you hear some "cracking sound" from something moving in the room .. you look around until you spot in the ceilling. It's jumps down in front of you .. stare down, Link unsheath his sword and tiny woden shield and get ready ... Navi ready to assist him.
This is pretty much what all games from the series are about. A kid (or young guy) simply moving foward by sheer courage to save someone, or everyone .. He's not the badass hero that nearly every game now has .. that kill legions of enemies.
He's just this:
A kid with his tiny sword and wooden shield.
And people wonder why i think they are the best series of all time
ps. The image is sharper on "download"
ps2. you can find the videos that cover most of the work done in this one, in here [link]
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