Where to even start? I remember getting a Gamecube back in Christmas of 2003. My Gamecube was bundled with "The Legend of Zelda: Collector's Edition", which was "The Legend Of Zelda", "Zelda II: The Adventure of Link", "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" (which I had my N64), "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask" (which I also had for my N64, but could never play until May of this year because I never had an expansion pak for it), a retrospective of all the Zelda games up to that point, a trailer for all the cool stuff for the GCN, a short twenty minute demo of "The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.", and a small little vignette for Wind Waker. Now, I remember my Gamecube being inside a box. Not just the packaging box, but a big brown box, because along with the Gamecube came a copy of "The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker". You know the video of the two kids screaming their little heads off because of their brand-new N64? Well, I was a slightly-watered down version of that when it came to my Gamecube. I still have the thing and regularly play it. I have two Gamecubes sitting right next to me in my big TV console, one my normal Gamecube, and the other saddled with a Game Boy Player. You must be asking yourself at this point, "Yeah, yeah, nice story, but get to the friggin' review already!". The only reason why I went into such detail about the background for my playing this game, is because "The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker" is my favorite game OF ALL TIME. I love the game so much, that I took the above picture, and decided to paint it so I could have a version of it to hang on my wall. Yeah.
Hello there, I am Darahas, you are you, and today, we are going to be sailing around in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for the Nintendo Gamecube.
Story : The story of Wind Waker is very simple, yet very involving. An intro cutscene tells us of a kingdom that held an ancient golden power. An evil man came and took the power for his own, and threatened the kingdom. At the very last second, "a young boy clothed in green" came and banished the evil with "The Blade of Evil's Bane." (REDUNDANCY AHOY!) The boy was dubbed The Hero of Time, as it seemed he had time-traveled to come save this kingdom. All was well until one day, the evil, somehow, came back and threatened the kingdom once more. The people prayed and prayed for The Hero of Time to come back and save them, but he never came. No one knows what became of the kingdom. But this legend has lived on, as the island of Outset honors this tale by making boys dress as the Hero of Time when they become of age.