#2 – The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
As much as I loved Twilight Princess, nothing quite gets me like the cel-shaded beauty of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. Sailing across the oceans with King, soaring string music orchestrating my journey, and picking off sharks with my cannon as I went easily sucked me in for hours at a time back when the GameCube was current. I remember being impressed and fascinated by the variety of puzzles presented to me in each dungeon, some of which tested the limits of my cunning like nothing else before. Admittedly, I was a kid, but revisiting the game in recent years, I find that it hasn’t lost any of its luster. Wind Waker even got a nice HD version on the Wii U to remind us all of how lovely it is.
Between the gorgeous soundtrack, dozens of explorable islands, unique setting and graphics, and memorable characters like Medli and Makar, Wind Waker is truly a game to remember. Hints that Breath of the Wild may follow the Wind Waker timeline make me positively giddy.
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