"The Legend of Zelda has been massively popular for over 30 years running. People LOVE the series, creating fan art, cosplay, and diligently purchasing each new release in the series. But does this Zelda series exploit our feelings of nostalgia? We remember playing as kids, and the music, world, and even sounds bring back warm fuzzy feelings. Are the creators riding that success and using our childhood memories to their own gain?"

I would say that the Zelda series is absolutely aiming for nostalgia. That said, like Jamin states, Nostalgia isn't a bad thing. Personally i'd like the Zelda franchise to take a bit of a different direction occasionally BUT then they release games like The Link Between Worlds and I can't help but be excited.

Travis   Admin wrote on 02/09/2014 at 04:32am

I'd hesitate to say "exploit" because of the connotations that word brings along with it, but yes. It most definitely does, and I'm glad.

That said, it's not *just* nostalgia. My nephew wasn't alive for any console generation before the Wii, and he loves Zelda games. He's gone back and played the older ones through VC as well. I'm aware that using my nephew is entirely anecdotal, but there's obviously something there that makes it a good game, not just a nostalgia trip.

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