worst zelda game?

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#51 Posted by chris3116 (12174 posts) -
Definitely, the CD-I games. I can tolerate all Nintendo's Zelda games.
#52 Posted by ekalbtwin (1044 posts) -

I really liked the seasons/ages games.

Zelda 2 is my least favorite but all in all I have never played a zelda i did not like.

I think the most under rated one is fourswords. My wife and I played through it in about a week and loved it! its only downfall was not being online, and the fact you had to have a bunch of gameboys.

#53 Posted by Tenchuwanabe (127 posts) -
Loved them all, but I haven't playyed 4 sowrds or minish cap. I'd say my least favorite was MM. Just the story was out of place for me and it didn't seem like a true zelda to me. I really liked the mask aspect of it though.
#54 Posted by huntervaneg (519 posts) -

I don't understand what people have against Zelda II, I 'm honest the first time I played was 3 years ago and I found it really interesting. It's true that in many ways it's different from the other games of the franchise but personally, it has more depth than the beloved classic Zelda (NES). In fact, it provides certain RPG component that in "A Link to the Past" and the rest of succesor is fully exploited.

Now answering the question, I could say that for me there is not a bad Zelda game. Maybe, because is one of my favorite nintendo sagas and they always bring that unique Zelda's feeling.

#55 Posted by BrooklynHotBoy (818 posts) -

wind waker, four swords, and twilight princess were all equally horrible, in my opinion.

and zelda II was pretty bad as well but i wouldnt say it was completely horrible but was the worste out of the original zelda games before it came to 3d.

#56 Posted by KingBowser91 (2638 posts) -
Zelda II or MM.
#57 Posted by ozzsoad (2703 posts) -

I love how some of you think you're so cool by saying Twilight Princess is the worst Zelda game. That's just completely asinine.

Zelda II is easily my least favorite Zelda game, followed by the original, then Majora's Mask. Those are the only 3 in the series that I really don't like to play.

#58 Posted by XxAnubisxX (4978 posts) -

This is the worst one ever.Arkthemaniac

ROFL... reminds me of Talladega Nights... "What should I do with my hands?" "just put them down to your sides"... and yet he slowly raises them again... all of the characters wouldn't stop moving... tweakers!

#59 Posted by Niff_T (6052 posts) -

I love how some of you think you're so cool by saying Twilight Princessis the worst Zelda game. That's just completely asinine.

ozzsoad

Why would I feel "cool" saying TP is the worst Zelda game? I was hyped for that game for 2 1/2 years before it even came out. I was expecting something epic, something revolutionary. Instead all I got was TP... and for me, at least, it was a real disappointment.

Really the disappointment that I got from TP made me hate it. Sure I could play the Zelda's I've never played before, like Zelda 2 and 4 swords, but they wouldn't be near as bad, as I wasn't hyping them up for any period of time. They'd just be a bad zelda game, that's all, nothing more, nothing less.

So, if you haven't figured it out by now, the hype killed TP for me and was the reason why I find it to be the worst zelda game I've ever played...

Also, your comment is pretty asinine itself. You pretty much went out on a limb and assumed that everyone who dislikes TP does it for attention... :?

#60 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

http://www.nintendolife.com/images/packshot/games/wii/legend_of_zelda_twilight_princess

worst one i've played personally.

Haziqonfire

I think Twilight Princess was the best Zelda yet

#61 Posted by wiifan001 (18374 posts) -

Cd-i Zelda. Just thinking about them :cry:

#62 Posted by awssk8er716 (8485 posts) -

your opinion on the worst zelda game, i think its either Zelda II or seasons or ages

21Link21

Zelda II... was the worst.

Seasons and Ages were good, I can still play them. I cant even play old pokemon games now because theres no color...

#63 Posted by bluej33 (687 posts) -
I personally really loved the Oracle games...I'm surprised you didn't like them. But yeah, I think Zelda II is the only stinker in the entire franchise -- discounting the CD-i games, of course. I dunno...but I just really didn't like the direction that Nintendo took with that game. I found it boring and frustrating at the same time, and it just wasn't engaging like the original Zelda game.
#64 Posted by helium_flash (9245 posts) -

Hm... the worst I've played would have to be The Wind Waker. It seemed like it just didn't flow smoothly. But I've only played Twilight Princess, Wind Waker, Phantom Hourglass, The Minish Cap, and parts of Ocarina of Time and LTTP

#65 Posted by Wanderer5 (25699 posts) -

I love how some of you think you're so cool by saying Twilight Princessis the worst Zelda game. That's just completely asinine.

ozzsoad

How? It just opinions and nobody is trying to be cool by saying that. To me I was really excited about TP. I thought it was going to be outstanding, and I was even mad that Jeff gave it a 8.8 at first. However when I play the game it was a different story, as it was disappointing in a few spots. It was still a good game through, but it still the worst zelda game IMO.

#66 Posted by Amvis (510 posts) -

There are not worst Zelda games. It is impossible. They are all great. Now as for the Zelda CD-I games...those are the unmentionable ones. They should just be forgotten. It's for the best.

#67 Posted by nintendoman562 (5593 posts) -
wind waker is the only zelda i hated so ill go with that.
#68 Posted by blingchu55 (3098 posts) -

2...

#69 Posted by Darth-Samus (3995 posts) -
Absolutely zero of them!
#70 Posted by linkdude909 (37 posts) -

Twilight Princess. Anyone who thinks this one is better then the other 3d games or lttp is just ignorant.

#71 Posted by Jeanp34 (123 posts) -

[QUOTE="TwilightSoilder"][QUOTE="lovemenow"]

wow thats going a bit far...game was a classic ..links adventure was garbage

wiifan001

I agree. That was the only Zelda I didn't enjoy.

This indicates that you haven't played Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link on NES yet (disregarding CD-i as well)

What's the difference between Link's Adventure and the Adventure of Link ? Isn't that the same game ?

On topic;I think the game I didn't like as much as the others would have to be Majora's Mask. Don't get me wrong, the game was good. But I didn't get into it enough to even finish it.

#72 Posted by Sepewrath (28689 posts) -
I know what the worst topic is
#73 Posted by xXTalismanXx (916 posts) -

I don't think the of the Zelda series as bad, but my least favorite had to be Twilight Princess.

#74 Posted by Elian2530 (3658 posts) -

[QUOTE="wallsy9"][QUOTE="Haziqonfire"]

worst one i've played personally.

Haziqonfire

How could it possibly be? Unless you have only played two or three :| I would like to know why? :)


I've played link to the past, OoT, Wind Waker, Majora's Mask.

TP was the only one that disappointed me. It was boring and dull, basically it felt like a spiritual successor to OoT. The Art didnt work either, Wind Wakers art was a lot better. The music was also dull, i can recall many more tunes from WW than i can from TP.

Not to mention the Wii 'Waggle' was horrible and a huge turn off. Hardly 'innovative.'.

I'd have to agree on the mere fact that I expected TP to deliver the same nostalgia that OoT did. Sadly, I was disappointed as well. Collecting the light things from the bugs was really tedious and redundant.

#75 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

Besides the CD-i Zelda's which Nintendo had nothing to do with.

I would say of what I played the First Zelda (It was great when I was younger but it is almost unplayable now I can still play it but it is kind've frustrating.) Zelda II: Adventure of Link (It was alright but completely different from the others and that was kind've a problem for me.)

#76 Posted by meetroid8 (21139 posts) -
Either Zelda II or Phantom Hourglass.
#77 Posted by badhoagie91 (731 posts) -

I don know why everybody hates Windwaker, its very charming and has the best music in the series IMO. it would be my 3rd favorite. phantom hourglass would be the worst.

#78 Posted by darkkillerr (361 posts) -

i would say spirit track(the only one i stop playing it a the last temple) and after zelda 2

the only zelda i didnt try its WW, season,age and 4 sword

#79 Posted by unrealtron (3148 posts) -
#80 Posted by Fireheart89 (48 posts) -

I'm glad people are not afraid to bash Twilight Princess. It totally deserves the bashing.

Spirit Tracks has to be the worst Zelda title among the ones I've played (all minus Zelda I and II). Including Zelda as a sidekick felt forced, especially their portrayal of her as some kind of comic yet cutesy damsel. Was not a fan of much at all in that game, down to its most basic concept (the tracks and train). Someone said somehwere on the net that Zelda is supposed to be 'medieval', so what's with the train? Kind of a stretch to say, given its a fantasy world (and a game) but I totally agree when those kinds of things go too far.

Zelda: Majora's Mask did it with the whole 'aliens stealing cows' episode, but that was kind of an 'episode' and the game wasn't (at all) centered around it. Zelda: Spirit Tracks and (to some extent, Phantom Hourglass) don't know when to take themselves seriously or even how to go about doing that.

#81 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

Besides the CD-i ones, Zelda ii is without a doubt the worst one. I can't believe the OP said the Oracle ones may be. Those are amazing games no doubt and are somewhat like 2d versions of Majoras Mask (to me anyway :P). I love all zeldas though :).

#82 Posted by gopre (23 posts) -

Ok, it has come quite apparent Zelda II, aside from the cdi games, is the worst Legend of Zelda game ever made. People can try to complain about Wind Waker, but a lot of it I'm sure has to do with the graphics. Personally, I enjoyed the graphics. But what is most important is gameplay and storyline. Wind Waker nailed both of them! My favorite Zelda game of all time is Link to the Past. I've played every Zelda game on a nintendo system of some sort, and the only one that displeased me was Zelda II. I'm hoping people will enjoy Skyward Sword. The graphics may appear to be displeasing right now, but remember, Twilight Princess had graphics that were rather poor at it's initial showing at E3. Nintendo will make improvements on the graphics, gameplay, etc... for Skyward Sword. I'm not worrired at all. It'll be one of the best Zelda games, as almost all of them are, to be made.

#83 Posted by NaveedLife (17179 posts) -

Ok, it has come quite apparent Zelda II, aside from the cdi games, is the worst Legend of Zelda game ever made. People can try to complain about Wind Waker, but a lot of it I'm sure has to do with the graphics. Personally, I enjoyed the graphics. But what is most important is gameplay and storyline. Wind Waker nailed both of them! My favorite Zelda game of all time is Link to the Past. I've played every Zelda game on a nintendo system of some sort, and the only one that displeased me was Zelda II. I'm hoping people will enjoy Skyward Sword. The graphics may appear to be displeasing right now, but remember, Twilight Princess had graphics that were rather poor at it's initial showing at E3. Nintendo will make improvements on the graphics, gameplay, etc... for Skyward Sword. I'm not worrired at all. It'll be one of the best Zelda games, as almost all of them are, to be made.

gopre

I agree about Zelda II being the worst. I also agree people judge WW harshly as it is probably my third favorite zelda game (OoT and ALtTP beat it) ever made, although all zeldas even the very first one ever made, are amazing games. I don't think graphics will be "improved" much in SS, as they already look great. I am sure there are environments that will look "better" to some people though. At first I wasn't sure about the style, but it is obvious it uses the power of the Wii and is slightly better then gamecube (as the Wii is), and it is really fresh and cool looking. I am very glad they went with the style as it looks crisp and will be able to convey a happy feel as well as sad and dramatic. I think TP always was sad and depressing which doesnt suit zelda. When thinks get dark and sad from being already somewhat dark and sad it does not have a big impact, but when it goes from being pretty happy and lighthearted to darkness falling upon the world, it is much more significant feeling.

#84 Posted by MathMattS (4002 posts) -

I'd say my least favorite Zelda game was The Wind Waker.

#85 Posted by 6connormatt (97 posts) -

The Legend of Zelda and Zelda two. The best? Links Crossbow training and Spirit tracks. ;)

#86 Posted by UCF_Knight (6863 posts) -
Zelda II is likely the worst, with Twilight Princess being my least favorite... by far.
#87 Posted by Animatronic64 (3971 posts) -

The Legend of Zelda and The Legend of Zelda II.

#88 Posted by DJ-Lafleur (34144 posts) -

Geez, this is an old thread...

Anyways, the Cd-i games (of course), Zelda II: Adventure of Link, and Phantom Hourglass are the worst for me. but PH is still okay.

And I love the Oracle games! They are hands down my favorite handheld Zelda titles. Seasons was the bets of the two Oracle games, but Ages was still great, too.

#89 Posted by dovberg (3348 posts) -

spirit tracks, hands down.

#90 Posted by ANIMEguy10034 (4703 posts) -

The CD-i Games. :P
2nd worst might be Zelda II.

#91 Posted by mayforcebeyou (2703 posts) -
cdi zelda for sure, or Link's Crossbow Training.
#92 Posted by Rickystickyman (674 posts) -
Zelda CD-I games were the worse. Excuse' me princess!
#93 Posted by Renegade_Fury (17054 posts) -

Wind Waker. It had a small amount of dungeons, was far easier than MM and OT, and was a total borefest from beginning to end. That, and I wasn't a fan of the cell shading.

#94 Posted by AndromedasWake (256 posts) -
Zelda 2, technically. But it was my first Zelda, and nostalgia can override it's flaws for me.
#95 Posted by TheFallenDemon (13932 posts) -

Zelda II or Spirit Tracks, because THOSE THREE GAMES never happened.

#96 Posted by ReallySmartGuy (59 posts) -

Honestly, no Zelda games could ever be bad. Zelda games are masterpieces, and will always be. Let's hate on Mario instead.

#97 Posted by HungryLuma (1184 posts) -

I haven't even played all of them. Like: Minish Cap, Orical of Ages/Seasons, Phantom Hour Glass, and some of the really old ones. Also, I don't exactly own a Zelda game I don't like. I like the ones I have.

#98 Posted by Rocky32189 (8996 posts) -
Majora's Mask
#99 Posted by Animatronic64 (3971 posts) -

Zelda II or Spirit Tracks, because THOSE THREE GAMES never happened.

TheFallenDemon
Zelda II, okay that's one, Spirit Tracks, that's two. Where's the third?
#100 Posted by frostybro24 (290 posts) -

zelda 2 or spirit tracks. i hated that train it was the worst