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.
I really wish that one day they'd do a Remake for this original game and its sequel ^.^ You did a splendid job!
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
I shamefully haven't beaten LoZ yet, either... I think I'm on level three, the last time I played. :[
well said (:
this is a fantastic piece, love the perspective! kinda gives you a peek into how link probably saw the world after first exiting that cave..
I love this- this is beyond perfect. One of my favorite LoZ pieces- and I don't just mean for the original game (of which it really is in the top)
I really like the feel: like he's coming out of the cave after getting the sword- even without your description someone who has played the game- I think they would know exactly which moment this was or exactly what Link must be feeling. You really captured the ~world is big, it's new, it's changed, I don't know: the kind of overwhelming-ness and experience.
(I just wish I had a high-resolution version of this image--I had a computer failure about a week after making it and hadn't backed up the file yet, so this image here is the only version of it I have. Well, perhaps I'll do an improved version of it in a few years.)