-Beaten first and second quest, getting all heart containers, but not true 100% i.e. max bomb bag upgrades. Fun fact: maxed out the death counter at 255 (which I believe counts between 1st and 2nd quests)
-I enjoyed it, probably in my top 5. I like the simple overworld-dungeon structure. I hope Nintendo someday remasters it and does stuff like add villages and other things that could not have fit on an NES cartridge
-I think first I played the GBA port, then later played the wii virtual console version. Eventually gonna play the version on the little zelda game and watch style device nintendo released recently.
-Beaten New Game and New Game+, occasionally replay it from time to time. Have gotten all magic and heart containers (they're kind of required, great palace is brutal)
-Top 3 favorite, the lore/backstory is so grandiose and almost dark souls-y. I appreciate the more action-y aspect and trying to compensate the lack of items/tools with magic spells. Also how big the world is, even if it was an illusion due to NES limits.
-Also the GBA port, same as Zelda 1 pretty much since I got them both on the GBA simultaneously.
-Fully beaten to my knowledge, including stuff in the GBA port (palace of the four sword, etc.)
-I like it well enough, feels like the most definitive of the 2D zeldas to me. Probably top 5 but definitely top 10.
-Also also the GBA port, don't remember if I've played any other versions.
-It didn't really stand out to me too much, but I like all zelda games. Being the first game to give dungeons unique themes also stands out and is something I like.
-Original GB cartridge version, not GBC/DX
Ocarina of Time
-It was my first game and I loved it as a kid. Then I played other zeldas and this dropped to my top 10.
-Original N64 version, haven't replayed it fully since although i've tried here and there including emulated and Switch virtual console
-Fully beaten including all masks and hear containers gotten
-My absolute favorite game, if pressed to order my top 3 definitively. Otherwise it is ambiguously in my top 3 because the top 3 are my favorites in different categories. This is my favorite for atmosphere/tone.
-Original N64 version, then Wii Virtual Console version and now Switch Virtual Console.
Oracle of Seasons
-Fully beaten, including linked game ending. Maybe not 100% rings collected though.
-Maybe biased because it was the only one of the two I owned, but I like it better than ages. Has some of the better tracks and the seasons mechanic was fairly unique I think. close to the edge (either side) of top 10.
-Only GBC/original version, planning on eventually replaying it on 3DS Virtual Console
Oracle of Ages
-Beaten, but not its linked ending I don't think. Just beat it as a stepping stone to Seasons linked ending.
-It didn't particularly stand out, some of the bosses were cool.
-Have not played, but want to/on the list
-Beaten with a cousin, I got a link cable for it. Just once though.
-Certainly a unique take but not very deep. Felt like zelda as a mini game, but by no means unpleasant.
-GBA/original version, not that it released on anything else
-Beaten, but not second quest I don't think. Don't remember if 100%ed at all.
-It was ehhhhh, the ocean was kind of annoying and how heavily it is overrated by everyone else makes my opinion lessen, especially since its art style is just an excuse for Nintendo to justify bad console hardware. Definitely below top 10.
-Gamecube version only
Four Swords Adventures
-Played but not beaten. The presentation was completely unlike any other zelda and I should definitely go back and beat it someday.
-From what I remember it was okay. It felt.. cramped? Like a blown up gameboy/handheld game. Which given its compatability with the GBA via link cable, makes sense.
The Minish Cap
-Played 99% of it, but I was emulating and it would just suddenly reset in what was probably the last room before the final boss (a large room involving whirlwinds you had to find a way across). will finish it properly someday.
-its artistic proximity (aren't I pretentious) to windwaker slightly made me feel like I was only playing it ot tick it off the list, but I liked it overall. felt like it could have had the depth of a 3D zelda almost, despite being 2D.
-Fully beaten, maybe not 100% hearts or anything like that.
-My top 3 favorite. I love its art style, despite the blurry textures. I long for a visually similar game someday. Was dark souls-y before dark souls, another plus.
-Original Gamecube, and also Wii Version
Link's Crossbow Training
-Played but not beaten
-I liked it, don't get the hate. It's just a singular minigame with a TLoZ:TP skin on it. There needs to be more Zelda media/spinoffs.
-Played it on my hacked/homebrewed Wii off a USB
-Not beaten, played a chunk of it.
-Temple of Ocean King aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa and the sailing aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
-Actually got a physical DS copy years later from gamestop to try on my 3DS, will finish it someday.
-Never played, will do so eventually to tick it off the list.
-Beaten but maybe not 100%ed
-At the time, I thought poorly of it because of its linearity and story-focused design. Breath of the Wild quickly made me recant. Maybe top 10.
-Original Wii Version (Preordered!) and later Switch Remaster (because of BotW)
A Link Between Worlds
-Only recently acquired and playing through it. It seems to not have grabbed me because I kinda dropped it suddenly and went back to switch gaming. But I'll finish it.
-On paper I like it. I like the expansion of A Link to the Past that it is, and things like weaving a plot into the Thieves' Hideout and other places. The bracelet/wall-merging mechanic allows for more puzzle possibilities but I don't care for it too much. Item renting turned out to not be a problem as I initially feared
-3DS Digital version
-Have not played but want to, will grab one of the later versions that has all the DLC packed into it. I think it's on the switch too? Or wii u.
Tri Force Heroes
-Not played, should probably buy it at some point
Breath of the Wild
-Played and beaten, fuck 100%ing it. After 80-ish hours I went "BORED NOW!" and tossed it into a volcano.
-Hate it. As a game by itself it's fine. Certainly better than most other non-nintendo open world games. As a "Zelda Game", the worst. Empty, lazily made. "Here's a big map with nothing. Content? Here's a physics engine you simpleton"
-It's only on the Switch, of course.
Cadence of Hyrule
-Partially played, the rhythm thing kinda screwed me and playing with it off defeats the purpose, but eventually I will beat it. Greatly enjoy an indie dev playing with the Zelda IP and what they did with it here. i.e. playable zelda, fun themed bosses.
-Only on the Switch, digital edition
Link's Awakening Switch Remake
-Beat it, don't remember if 100%ed
-I liked it, likely top 10.
-Only on the Switch
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
-Played the demo, love the action aspect. If it ever goes on sale will buy it to play it fully, but if it doesn't i'll eventually cave in and buy it anyways.
Skyward Sword HD/Switch Remaster
-Beat it, but not 100%ed
-Enjoyed it as much as the wii version at time of release, without the drop in opinion that followed the wii version's completion. Handcrafted dungeons and a variety of items that aren't swords and shields and armor, my beloved. What a fool I was to spurn you in 2011.
-Only on the Switch, of course.
Have not played any zeldas on the Wii U nor the 64 remakes on the 3DS but i'll eventually get to them. I don't watch any lets plays or really consume youtube content like that.
That's it I think.
Edited by Majora, 05 May 2022 - 02:14 AM.