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The Legend Begins by aquanut The Legend Begins by aquanut
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Happy 25th anniversary!

What I really like about the original LoZ is how it gives complete freedom to explore and discover, in a way that later games had to sacrifice to varying degrees for the sake of storyline and more guided objectives. Still, at its core, Zelda has always been about stepping out of that first cave or house or forest and going out into the world to see what you can find.

Here’s to finding everything new it’ll bring over the next twenty-five years.
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Kieroni101 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is a beautiful 25th anniversary tribute ^^ Great job. 
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aquanut Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I definitely wanted to do the series justice, so I'm really glad you think it's a fitting tribute! =)
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Kieroni101 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well you've definately succeeded! Great job. =)
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aquanut Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! =)
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Epiblast Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
I, too, love the non-linear structure of the first game. The only games in the series to really revisit it I can think of are A Link to the Past and Ocarina of Time. I wish more of the games would do that.
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To0nLink Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist

I really wish that one day they'd do a Remake for this original game and its sequel ^.^ You did a splendid job!

 

 

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aquanut Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Hmm, it's hard for me to imagine a remake; I feel like part of the appeal of the original Zelda is its retro style. But considering they're doing a sequel to ALttP, it's entirely possible someday.
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To0nLink Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist

I definitely understand that! I never grew up in the retro world (I'm a Nintendo 64 kid), but I do know what you mean. The retro style makes it a true classic, and a lot of gamerss (like yourself) probably do wanna remember it as that.

 

Though, the world must be so huge and vast in that game, that its almost impossible for me to not want to see a remake x3

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Fenix-Black Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow, this art is amazing! It's kinda sad how there's not much exploration in the later games but this art really makes me feel like playing the older games again! Thank you!
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aquanut Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the kind comment! I'm glad to hear it makes you feel like playing the older games again. Both the new ones and the old ones have their strengths, and it's nice to recognize them for what they are.
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