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Topic: Help me pick a Zelda to complete before BOTW

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Luna_110

@Octane
I tend to disagre, based on the theories floating around. I know they're rumors and potentially spoilers, so I'll tag them.
It's rumored BotW will take place in the downfall timeline, between Ocarina and ALttP, so explaining how Ganon got the Triforce, and in what possible scenario the hero fell could be pretty important.

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Meowpheel

@jump eh it's way more user friendly and enjoyable than the second one at least.

One of the few "nintendo hard" nes games that this casual here enjoys as a game.

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Tsurii

Meowpheel wrote:

Play all of them.

Or the first one at least, it's the one that inspired the free exploration and open world they use in botw.

There's one pretty big problem with the first one tho...how would your recommend a newcomer to play it?
Tell them to use a guide for all the dickishly hidden stuff and risk them getting bored because it gets stupid easy?
Or do you tell then to play it completely blind and risk getting frustrated with that stuff?

The middle road is kinda difficult to pinpoint too. How much of the game would be something you should look up? If you only look up upgrades and dungeons will you still feel as rewarded when you get the stuff? And if you only look up those little extra things, how is it gonna help you if you have a ton of rupees but can't find a way to actually progress with the hunt for triforce pieces.

Zelda 1 is a really terrible game to play blind because 90% of its secrets rely on trial and error and using the same two items on dozens upon dozens tiles in the overworld and inside dungeons. But if you look stuff up all the time it's getting pretty boring.

They're saying they wanted to build the game around exploration and everything but it really isn't that much fun if you didn't play it when it was still somewhat relevant and/or can really get into drawing your own maps (which also takes forever if you want to do it properly. Or at least get a remotely readable map)
They made guides specifically to use them as you play through the game, that should tell you everything about it really.

It's not a bad game but it's incredibly dated and, in my opinion, really difficult to get into.

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Meowpheel

Easy, seek help when you can't progress on your own.

Like when you can't for the love of Nayru find that darned second dungeon for the sixth time.

It's obviously a dated game, but it's not so unbearably hard to get into and enjoy like, say, zelda 2 or metroid.

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Tsurii

I actually think Zelda 2 works a lot better these days than 1 ...lol
Different strokes and stuff I guess? (Metroid can go die in a hole and I really like that series. And take Metroid 2 with you, first game)

I just didn't enjoy my time with Zelda 1 nearly as much as when I finally got myself to start 2.

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Octane

@Luna_110 I'm still of the opinion that the timeline means bugger all to the story. Unless they specifically state that it's the first game or the last, you can place any game anywhere in the timeline and it still works. The fact that nobody guessed what the ''official'' timeline was until Nintendo made it public should tell you enough. The reason I'd recommend OOT in this case, is because we've seen things on the Great Plateau that strongly hint at something that happened after OOT. Other than that, Wind Waker is IMO the easiest to get into and it also has a similar form of pseudo-open world exploration, more than any other Zelda game, bar the first one.

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Meowpheel

@tsurii: Yeah I guess different strokes. I personally am unable to enjoy anything about zelda 2.

The only reason I have it multiple times is because Nintendo gave it to me for free on the 3ds, and included it in the nes mini. (I would've preferred open tournament golf tbh).

On a curious note, I liked metroid 2. First metroid I played to the end. (then again, the only other I had played by then was the first one, and hunters).

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