I didn’t get enough sleep last night. I expect that this will read a little disjointed. So, if it comes off as rambling, I apologize.
Last night I was playing Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword. I know, this sounds quite geeky. I admit my geekiness. I am a geek. I like things like video games and anime. I’m also a film nerd. I love having a good, long conversation about film history and film making styles…
But I digress.
I was playing Legend of Zelda and I was thinking about how certain games seem to resonate through time as the years go on. Super Mario Bros. Is 27 years old and still incredibly popular. Castlevania is 26 years old. It’s amazing if you think about the fact that both game franchises are still kicking pretty actively.
And than there’s Legend of Zelda. Like Castlevania, it’s also a 26-year-old. However I think that it has a greater popularity than Castlevania.
To think that an originally fairly challenging and (considering modern games) short game has morphed into 18 different Zelda titles, all for Nintendo. There has been a Zelda title made for the NES, Gameboy, SNES, Nintendo SP, N64, Nintendo DS, Nintendob3DS and Wii.
That’s pretty amazing if you think about it.
In this day where it seems like almost everything is disposable… it’s nice to see that long and involved stories are coming from all sorts of places.