Saturday, April 13, 2013

April 13 - L


From Turesia

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The Legend of Zelda!!! - I'm going to refer to the franchise as a whole.  We're supposed to keep it short for A to Z.  I get it.  That said, feel free to skip ahead cause I'm goin nostalgic!
Action, adventure, puzzle-solving at it's first and finest!
I can't tell you exact years or even my age at the time but I'll tell you of my history with the pointy eared fellow in green.  I played Zelda II: The Adventure of Link first at a friend's house.  I realize it's the black sheep of the franchise... But for those of you who don't know, your friend's games are ALWAYS better than yours.  Probably because you never got the chance to play them into the ground like you do your own.  I didn't make it far in the game. I didn't have the patience.  Then I rented The Legend of Zelda.  It was hard.  It was confusing.  There was no internet for me to pester for answers.  I didn't make it far.  Next, I get a Super Nin for my (12th?) birthday.  A Link to the Past was one of the first games I bought and I got the strategy guide to go with it.  It was at this point in my life (special thanks to the Lord of the Rings trilogy) I realized I needed to create my own warrior... and my own kingdom and quest and princess...My own world.  I played this game until my thumbs fell off and regenerated and fell off again.  Then I used my ears.  I learned every secret.  I discovered every heart piece.  I drew my own Legend of Zelda fan-comics (which have thankfully been lost since).  I've probably played this game through more times than any other game and I'll probably turn it on immediately after posting this.
After Link to the Past, I played others, notably Link's Awakening, Ocarina of Time (my second favorite of the franchise), and Phantom Hourglass (no love for this soundtrack, it wasn't Koji Kondo).  There have been others I've tampered with but none were in the golden years of my childhood the way a Link to the Past was.  As usual, I own most of the soundtracks.  Let it be said here, if I can create with Silexare half of what Nintendo made with Legend of Zelda, I'll camp happy.

  
Special Mentions: Legend of Legaia, Lemmings!

Music

Linkin Park - Slightly odd choice, I know.  But what can really follow Legend of Zelda?  These guys seemed so original when they came out... And maybe they were, I'm no expert.  But my friends and I loved them.  Especially this jam right here!  I'm not going to lie, I still liked their music for years... then they married Michael Bay to go make Tranformer scores.  Meh.

Special Mention: Lynard Skynard - Because who DOESN'T love it when someone shouts, "Play some Skynard!" while you're on stage?, Live (we actually do "Play some Live")


I'm freakin' stoked about Monday


15 comments:

  1. You're the second blogger to mention Ocarina of Time today. My son was extremely passionate about that series! :)

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    1. It is definitely among the best Zelda games and still among my top 20!

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  2. Wow. You've managed to feature my all-time favorite game and my all-time favorite band, in the very same post!

    The Legend of Zelda was the first game I ever fell in love with. Most people would site Super Mario Bros. as their favorite game from the NES era. But for me, it was Zelda. I somehow managed to complete miss out on Zelda II, but like you, I consider A Link to the Past my favorite entry in the franchise.

    As for Linkin Park... I wouldn't even know where to begin. I listened to their first two albums, Hybrid Theory and Meteora, like my life depended on it, so much so that I wore the CDs out and I eventually had to buy them all over again. LOL. I'm a die-hard fan, so I still love their recent stuff, even the Transformers soundtracks. Sorry. :D

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    1. I loved Hybrid Theory and Meteora! The problem with the Transformers soundtracks is that I wasn't a huge fan of the movies. I liked the first one ok. I can't stomach Megan Fox in a serious role. I know I'm one of the few guys who'd admit that. The second and third just didn't stand out to me. They didn't change my life.

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  3. aha! Great topic :) Ocarina of Time was my absolute favourite--but I really enjoyed Majora's Mask (it was super hard) and I am playing Skyward Sword right now and it is extremely fun.

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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    1. I played Majora's Mask too but I never owned it. Totally want to play Skyward Sword but it has a tough job, competing with Link to the Past!

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  4. You know, I've never played the Legend of Zelda. I do like Linkin Park. Points of Authority is a great song and even cooler video.

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    1. I'd forgotten about that vid! That has to be one of the most epic rock song + video combinations!

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  5. I played the first Zelda but lost track of the series.

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    1. I know I speak blasphemy but the first is NOT the series' strong point in my opinion.

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  6. I love the idea that an island is really a monster! Yay forZeldand Linkin Park!
    New follower - fun post! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Lexa!
      The idea that the island is a slumbering beast isn't original to me... (Fastitocalon is one, the Discworld series includes something similare) but it's an idea that I've always loved.
      Lonurvia (Thousand legs) is actually more like a millipede... only a hundred miles long and fifty miles across.

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  7. Legend of Zelda! Woo-hoo! Awesome series. And you pair such great music with it too.

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