ByRyan Christopher Gilbert, writer at
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Ryan Christopher Gilbert

The has had a place in my heart as a gamer for most of my life. I can't begin to recall the countless times I donned Link's green tunic to rescued the lands of or . I may have a different favorite series today, but let me tell you why The Legend of Zelda games are so great.

1. The Magic Is Fantastic

I'd be lying if I said I hated , because I FREAKIN' LOVE IT! And The Legend of Zelda is filled to the brim with magic! Whether it's the Master Sword or the Great Fairies, it doesn't matter. Magic is such an integral part of this series.

I mean, how else could you defeat ? What's great about it is that magic is fun! Link can shoot elemental arrows, drink potions, travel through time, and so much more! My personal favorite use of magic is from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. You can change Link into different creatures by wearing special masks that contain their soul.

2. Adventure Time

No, not the cartoon. Every Legend of Zelda game has Link embark on an adventure. OK, most of it is in the kingdom of Hyrule. But in each game, with the exception of Majora's Mask where we have Termina, there is a variation of this kingdom.

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In Hyrule you ride upon Link's horse and encounter many other races on the outskirts of the kingdom, including the rock-eating Gorons who are humble and simple. They also happen to be my brother's favorite Zelda creature. The Gorons live up in the mountains. You can also encounter Zoras, my favorite Zelda characters, who dwell in lakes and other large bodies of water. What makes them cool is the fact they can breathe on land and underwater. Also, Hyrule has vast, dark forests. You'll find monsters to fight, treasure to collect, and an immensely catchy soundtrack. Zelda fans, you know what I'm talking about.

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3. Memorable Characters

All of the characters in The Legend of Zelda are memorable. And I don't just mean Link, Princess Zelda, and Ganondorf. I'm talking about the side characters, too. Personally, I love the peripherals from Majora's Mask best. Why? Because the game requires you to get to know them. Link has to help them and ease their sorrows. I love acquiring the Postman's hat. I had a ton of fun following him around wearing the Bunny Hood.

4. It Has Inspired Great Artists And Geeks Around The Globe

Lastly, from fan artists to cosplayers, this series inspires geeks everywhere to share the love. Check out performance artist Lindsey Stirling's amazing Legend of Zelda video. It was this video that made me a .

Feel the Zelda love with the trailer below for the newest game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, and tell me why you love the series.


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