I love Zelda, you love Zelda, we all love Zelda. There’s never a day that goes by without some sort of Zelda infusion in my life, whether it’s looking at my 25th anniversary poster on my wall or listening to my favourite Zelda tunes on my way to work. But as much as I adore my most treasured and beloved franchise, there have been several moments when even this storied series has erred on the wrong side of awful. Sometimes it’s a choice of design or art style, others its ridiculous dungeons, and occasionally it’s even entire sections of the game in question.
Yet no matter how foul the deed, there’s always a certain hesitancy with calling out these crimes because, well, it’s Zelda. Zelda’s always brilliant, no matter what, right? Wrong. I’ve already called out some of the series’ misdeeds when it comes to story-telling, but today I’m getting even meaner by counting down my Top Ten Worst Moments in Zelda History. Will you cheer and agree with my picks, or will you rage and fire up the burning torches at my sacrilegious accusations? There’s only one way to find out– to the list!