Save princess for the 74th time in Zelda. Save princess for the 104th time in Mario. They never have any kind of well written memorable characters. The story is always extremely simple, as if it was made for the pre-kindergarten. I don't recall seeing a single game with top notch voice acting and actors performance. They usually don't even have any voice acting, saving millions per game in the voice acting department alone, but the game is still $60.
What is going on there? Sounds incredibly incompetent to me. Honestly very frustrating seeing them being this bad for decades. I mean, even 343i is better at storytelling, and we all know how mediocre they are with stories.