The hero’s journey and the struggle for man against a power hungry pig and quest to save the princess.
The legend of Zelda is a series of games that vary in good, bad and weird. I have my favorites. I just like the series in general.
Zelda just offers fun and mini challenges that appeal to me as a pick up and play or just zen out on a Saturday morning.
Challenges. I just enjoy the levels of challenges that rang in degree.
The story isn’t fucked with that much overall but it has it’s levels of blend and refinement of the hero’s journey. I love how the Legends change but the archetypes and names remain the same. The moral code remains the same and layered in complex themes. Courage (the Hero) wisdom (the Princess) and power (the Pig).
Courage guided by purpose. Wisdom seen as the prize to obtain and power as seen as the thing to tame and bring into submission by the combination of courage and wisdom working together.
Gameplay is action adventure, challenges and puzzles. It’s all just one fun little ride.