Zelda: Ocarina Of Time Helped Miyamoto Bond With His Daughter
Posted by Damien McFerran
More proof that video games bring families together
As seasoned gamers, we're all aware that the medium of interactive entertainment — often decried by critics as an insular and lonely pastime — actually has very social qualities. People share their own experiences with other players, and when you get a group of people around a television set for a game of Wii Sports, few other activities can match the level of riotous fun.
Nintendo's most famous employee Shigeru Miyamoto has been talking to Kotaku about the connective qualities of one of his own creations, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. He reveals that the N64 classic is the title which allowed him to share his love of games with his young daughter:
It was the first game that my daughter sat down and played a lot of, and as a result of that she became a really big Zelda fan. I remember Ocarina of Time as the game that allowed my daughter and I to start having a lot of conversations about video games.
We're sure Miyamoto isn't the only father who has bonded with his offspring thanks to Link's celebrated 3D adventure. If you've got an equally heart-warming tale to tell, please share it in the comments section below.