Just like James Bond, The Legend of Zelda is one of those
timeless series that can be iterated on at infinitum. Minus Skyfall, in the
James Bond universe, every movie prior dealt with a different James Bond. Many
theorize that James Bond is nothing more than a pseudonym given to various
double-o-sevens throughout the years. As one retires or goes rogue, another
steps up to take the mantle. It’s the same for The Legend of Zelda series.
Link’s a character that, for the most part, is a different link in the
subsequent game. In every game he’s the descendant of the hero from years
past, and it’s his bloodline that’s made to protect Hyrule.
The Legend of Zelda is quite the magical series. The Zelda games easily provide a memorable experience that few other series can match. Each game can broaden the imagination and suck you in to an immersive, living, breathing world. For many people, their first gaming experience is often Mario or Pokémon, but some will answer 'Zelda' with a shining grin on their face, because they have had a truly unequaled experience with a fantastic game in the series. If you're reading this, you're probably one of those people- it may not have been your introduction to gaming, but it certainly made enough of an impact on you to make you come back for more, and even seek out a Zelda fansite.
Recently, we at Zelda Informer and Gamnesia had a little behind-the-scenes discussion about what brought us into the Zelda series; what made us fans. Here we have a collection from the various site staff of their stories on how Zelda had such an impact in their lives and how we all became fans of a series of games starring a little boy in a green skirt.