Hey everyone! Welcome back to TGON Plays! I recently came to the conclusion that I hadn’t reviewed a Legend of Zelda game and immediately felt ashamed.
So let’s be real, when I say “Legend of Zelda” you all get that tingly happy feeling right?! Then let me tell you about Legend of Zelda: The WindWaker. This beautiful hunk of a game takes my breath away and “I will always love you” plays on repeat in my head when I see it.
It’s a bit of an underrated game, and I think it’s because it doesn’t actually star Link. It takes place AFTER link’s time, though your character has a striking resemblance to our green-garbed hero.
Your character lives on an island worships the legend of the “Hero Of Time,” a young boy who saves Princess Zelda of the kingdom of Hyrule from an evil tyrant named Ganondorf. The natives of the island celebrate the hero by having the boys dress as him for one day, on their “coming of age” birthday.
On the day of your character’s birthday, due to the unexpected arrival of a band of pirates, your character’s sister gets kidnapped. You team up with the pirates only to learn that the man who took your sister is Ganon himself, and after your first encounter, you also learn that you’re not yet strong enough to defeat him.
Ganondorf throws you out to sea, and you’re rescued by a talking boat that refers to himself as The King of Red Lions. He tells you that Ganon has broken free of his time prison, and that he is an immediate danger to your entire world. So you travel the seas, helping others and acquiring the items you need to take him down.
You get a lot of nifty toys in this game, including a WindWaker. It’s a wand that, much like the Ocarina, deals with music and can help you do all sorts of cool things, like change the weather and even teleport where you need to be. You also get fantastic weapons and toys, like a boomerang and a bow an arrow.
Much like the OG Zelda games, the “A” button is mashed incessantly. Not only to skip the long-winded dialogue, but to get to locations faster than normal. It brings back some good childhood memories, doesn’t it?
Legend of Zelda: The WindWaker is bright, colorful, has a billion side missions (Not literally a billion I just like to exaggerate), and is just downright fun as hell.
If you don’t play it, or don’t like Legend of Zelda, I probably dislike you a little. Just saying.
It was originally formatted for Gamecube, but was altered to also be playable on the WiiU. I’m sure there’s some pirated version, so go, search the internet seas and claim your booty! (Haha. Booty.)
That’s all I have for this week, tune in next week for another TGON Plays!