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Readers Choice - Top 10 The Legend of Zelda Games

Liz Finnegan | 27 Feb 2016 19:00
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All week we've been celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Legend of Zelda. We've covered quite a bit, but so have you. All week, The Escapist's readers have been voting for their favorite The Legend of Zelda game - and from those votes, we've compiled a Top 10 Reader's Choice list. Since they're your votes, we plucked quotes from the comment sections of our articles in order to explain why these games made the cut! Disagree with the ranking? Sound off in the comments!


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10. The Minish Cap

"If Minish Cap has a weakness, it's its length. But I do feel that Minish Cap does succeed A Link to the Past, taking the best elements of its gameplay, while also being strong in plot and taking elements that began in Ocarina of Time (e.g. the dungeon theme idea). Finally, there's the game's theme. Every game on this list from now will have a theme ascribed to it, and this is one of the series's greatest strengths. For MC, the theme is "kindness is its own reward." A very basic theme, but it does shine through, from the picori to Ezlo, to arguably even Link. Vaati is selfish, and both he and the world pay for that. The Lorerunner has elaborated on the themes of Zelda better than I ever could, but at the end of the day, MC is a solid, and, IMO, underlooked entry in the series."

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