Saturday, January 21, 2017

Thoughts on Majora's Mask, or: why Majora's Mask is the best Zelda, take XVII

New Zelda being on the horizon has me thinking about Zelda, by which I mean "why Majora's Mask is the best Zelda."

One thing that sticks out to me: it's a much, much smarter game with a clear overarching theme that infuses everything and lends it an incredible degree of cohesiveness and clarity of purpose.

Majora's Mask is a game about curses, hexes, disease. Unnatural, unwanted, alienating changes. Things that have been made wrong in a way that is irrevocable - that are left scarred, damaged, even if repaired. It's a game with a thesis. It's a game about picking up the pieces and moving forward while understanding that you can't ever hope to fully undo the damage that's been done.

And this is - fucking everywhere.