Quote of the Week 6/21/21

Hello! I hope you all have been having a wonderful Monday! Although it was a hot and humid and nasty day for Texas, it still was quite nice…for my tortoise at least.

Anyway, enough about the weather; it’s time for our quote of the week! This time I have traveled to the world of Hyrule! I have done so many quotes at this point, I honestly forget which ones I’ve already done. So if I have done this one already, forgive me, there will be a new one next week, haha!

“The flow of time is always cruel… Its speed seems different for each person, but no one can change it… A thing that doesn’t change with time is a memory of younger days.” Princess Zelda (Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time)

2021 is the 35th anniversary for Legend of Zelda, and this series never gets old, at least for me. We are approaching Breath of the Wild 2, and we’re FINALLY getting Skyward Sword for the Switch (and I’m hoping to get Twilight Princess as well).

I was pretty young when I was introduced to this series with Twilight Princess. I was five years old when it released. I remember the game being to scary to play, so it was another five years before I beat the game (which, it still freaked me out and I had nightmares…good times!) To this day, Twilight Princess is still my favorite Legend of Zelda game. Legend of Zelda is still in my top three favorite video game series.

I think what really does it for me is that no matter how lighthearted and fun the games can get, there is still a level of darkness to them. Wind Waker’s animation was cartoonish, but we saw ten year old Link brutally destroy Ganon. Breath of the Wild is a fun exploration game, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s set in a post-apocalyptic Hyrule.

The on the flip side, we have the games that went all in with the dark side. Majora’s Mask featured child Link having to go back in time over and over in order to stop the moon from crushing into the world, and it was a haunting reminder that time is our most precious resource. Twilight Princess found Link with a mysterious ability to turn into a wolf while the rest of humanity was turned into spirits when darkness covered Hyrule.

Legend of Zelda isn’t afraid of doing it’s worst, and I REALLY love that.

What do you think about this quote? What is your favorite Legend of Zelda game? Let me know in the comments below! God bless you and have a wonderful week!

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