There is a special thing, in the video game world that I call “The Law of First Zelda.”
The Law of First Zelda states:
The first incarnation of The Legend of Zelda for a new Nintendo console is the definitive one. Do not fret the second coming of a “Legend of Zelda” for a console, for it’s nature will be unclean and despoilt.
This. I. Believe.
I also believe that the 16th installment of the Legend of Zelda series, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the first true Legend of Zelda title developed for the Nintendo Wii. The previous game, Legend of Zelda: Twighlight Princess, was originally developed to be the second Zelda offering (and indeed was offred on) the GameCube system.
Meaning that with the release of Skyward Sword, we celebrate the first Legend of Zelda that accords with the Law of First Zelda since the release of Wind Waker in 2002.
And therefore, it is a thing to be celebrated and enjoyed. A special and rare thing.
So rare and special, that indeed, my child, who was but a twinkling the last time the Law of First Zelda was in effect, is now of the age to wield the Master Sword in and of her own device.
And so we have celebrated this fact with the purchase of a shining pink wiimote. And we have adorned our t-shirt, and hoodie which bears the great Hylian Crest and we have found our magic boomerang, which is not magic.
And we shall be found, in the evening times, after homework has been completed, but before the time of bed has arrived, defending the world, once again, from the dark and sinister things – in search of the elusive triforce, which it is again our pleasure to seek to unite.
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