1Magitek_KnightTue 4th Aug 2020 I'm kind of an outsider looking in. I didn't really grow up with Nintendo- I had Sega Genesis and Sony Playstation in my early years and my first and only Nintendo console during the system's original run was the Gamecube (and the only first party games I had were Metroid Prime and F-Zero GX). I don't have much nostalgia for Nintendo or its characters/games but was always interested in the Zelda series.. I recognize the Zelda series' historical importance but don't understand the appeal, I guess. I've tried the games from the first NES Zelda to OOT on their original consoles (also tried Link's Awakening DS on GBC, Phantom Hourglass and the Ocarina Port on DS). I got through most of LttP (stopped at, IIRC, a turtle boss that fired diffferent magic types). Ocarina was a struggle, even in 2004 when I first played it I thought it had aged a lot (Going from Kingdom Hearts or RE4 to Ocarina on the N64 controller is painful, and the game was kind of a dull slog to me, though I got to Ganon's Castle). The 3DS port doesn't really improve much from what I saw (quit at Death Mountain on that version). With early 3D I guess you had to be there for it- I can go back to Tomb Raider or FF7 or MGS on PS1 and still have fun but can see where others might not have the nostalgia and just see the hardware limitations. I know the Zelda fandom is enthusiastic and defensive of the series but for whatever reason I don't get it. I like similar games like Secret of Mana and Ys. I like the theme and atmosphere. I like other games with similar blends of action and exploration and puzzle solving elements like Tomb Raider and Resident Evil. But every time I pick up a Zelda game I tend to lose interest before I can finish it. So what i want to ask is, what makes the fans love it so much? I'd really love to be able to love it too but for whatever reason I've struggled to get into it. What do other people see that I'm missing? (I also posted this on Reddit, but wanted to cast a wide net to get more opinions to hopefully help solve this mystery.) Sorry if I got your thread locked.