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The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

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Genre: Adventure, Platform, Puzzle, Role-playing (RPG)

Platforms: Nintendo GameCube

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An entry in the Legend of Zelda series of action-adventure games in which Link, a boy living modestly on a small island in the Great Sea, sets off on a sailing adventure after his sister is kidnapped by a giant bird, but is eventually thrust into the same position as the Hero of Time told in legend, and has to face Ganondorf, the reincarnated villain of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998).


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Using the magic leaf
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Using the wind waker
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WrytXander
13 reviews

Average 60%

I love the art style, the characters and even the non-generic parts of the story, but how this game manages to have worse level design, dungeon design and camera system than Ocarina of Time is a total mystery to me. Though the core of the game was so promising, everything surrounding the core, whether it be the combat, puzzles or sea exploration -AKA talking to a fish and having him tell you exactly where to go and what to do-, is so half-baked a... Read More

Positive points
Art style
Characters (until Tetra gets shafted)
Themes
Negative points
So-called "exploration"
Mechanical design
Level design
Enemy design
...just everything-design
Tobias
13 reviews

Alright 80%

Wind Wanker starts with Link being a humble boy on an island in a sparse archipelago populated by freaks, monsters and inefficient pirates captained by the only normal looking blonde female character who is clearly princess Zelda. After some fapping around you meet a boat who can talk, obviously, and you set off to rescue your sister and eventually Zelda. One thing leads to another and you sail all over the shop controlling the wind and finding b... Read More

Positive points
The sailing could get tedious but mostly I enjoyed it.
Negative points
filling out the map was like homework.