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Rank the mainline Zelda games (console only)
« on: November 11, 2020, 06:20:16 pm »
lets rank the mainline Zelda games released on consoles developed/published by Nintendo (Sorry CDI games but the world is better off forgetting you exist)

for me the order is

1. Twilight Princess
2. Ocarina Of Time
3. Majora's Mask
4. Breath Of The Wild
5. Link Two The Past
6. The Wind Waker
7. The Legend Of Zelda (Original)
8. Skyward Sword
9. Adventure Of Link

Adventure of Link isn't awful but it's easily the weakest of the bunch.
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aliensstudios

Re: Rank the mainline Zelda games (console only)
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2020, 06:38:56 pm »
  • Link's Awakening DX (Switch remake just as good)
  • The Wind Waker
  • A Link to the Past
  • Twilight Princess
  • Oracle of Ages
  • Oracle of Seasons
  • Four Swords Adventures
  • Ocarina of Time
  • Majora's Mask
  • Breath of the Wild

Have yet to play Spirit Tracks, Phantom Hourglass, Tri Force Heroes and Minish Cap


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wartoy

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Re: Rank the mainline Zelda games (console only)
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2020, 06:52:48 pm »
1.Link to the Past
2.Zelda
3.The Wind Waker
4.Ocarina of Time
5.Majora's Mask
6.Breath of the Wild

This is all I have played to date.

Re: Rank the mainline Zelda games (console only)
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2020, 07:14:23 pm »
1. Breath of the Wild
2. Twilight Princess
3. Ocarina of Time
4. Legend of Zelda
5. A Link to the Past
6. Majora's Mask
7. Wind Waker
8. Skyward Sword
9. Zelda 2

Breath of the Wild and Twilight Princess are kinda interchangeable for me, as there's a lot I like about BOTW, but there's a lot wrong with it, so it wobbles back and forth, while Twilight Princess to me is essentially just a better Ocarina of Time if I set aside the nostalgia of that game.  That being said, A Link to the Past is sorta in the same boat, but the nostalgia for the original NES Zelda is so strong to me, and that nostalgia has a deeper importance to myself.  Plus I played that original Zelda way more.

Majora's Mask is pretty low because I hate the time mechanic, I eventually beat the game on 3DS, but the time mechanic I could do without.  Wind Waker I realized is an incredibly boring game roaming around the world.  I played a lot on Gamecube, but with the HD remaster, I realize just how much I don't like it.  Skyward Sword is near the bottom because of the controls and some poor ideas related to Fi and how they did the world for the game.  And Zelda 2 will always be at the bottom because it's still one of the worst Zelda games I've ever played.  That being said, I would love for them to some day be a side scrolling Zelda again, but done well.  Like just get Yacht Club Games to make it in a pixel art style, it would be amazing.

Oh and I haven't played the Link's Awakening remake on Switch, don't like the art style, so not really wanting to pay full price for it.  I'll get it someday probably if I can get a good deal on it.

Re: Rank the mainline Zelda games (console only)
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2020, 10:43:04 pm »
This thread made me realize how much I need to play more Zelda games :(


1. Breath of the Wild
2. Ocarina of Time
3. Majora's Mask
4. Twilight Princess


Re: Rank the mainline Zelda games (console only)
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2020, 11:03:53 pm »
Wind Waker
Breath of the Wild
Link's Awakening Remake
Ocarina of Time
A Link to the Past
Twilight Princess
Majora's Mask
Skyward Sword
Legend of Zelda
Adventure of Link
Life's too short to play bad games.

turf

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Re: Rank the mainline Zelda games (console only)
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2020, 08:25:59 am »
I haven’t played all the Zelda games but here’s the ones I have.

1a) Link to the Past
1b) Ocarina of Time
Link Between Worlds
Zelda II: Adventure of Link
Windwaker
Links Awakening
Legend of Zelda
Breath of the Wild

I’ve played these and did not like them one bit.

Majora’s Mask - Some people love this one. They are stupid. Just like this game.
Spirit Tracks - Not just the worst Zelda game, this is a bad game


Cartagia

Re: Rank the mainline Zelda games (console only)
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2020, 03:56:46 pm »
  • The Wind Waker
  • Link's Awakening DX
  • Ocarina of Time
  • Breath of the Wild
  • A Link to the Past
  • A Link Between Worlds
  • Skyward Sword
  • Oracle of Ages
  • Twilight Princess
  • Majora's Mask
  • The Legend of Zelda

Haven't played:
The Adventure of Link
The Phantom Hourglass
Spirit Tracks
The Minish Cap
Oracle of Seasons

Majora’s Mask - Some people love this one. They are stupid. Just like this game.

My feelings aren't quite as strong, but I do not care for this one either.  The countdown conceit leads to it not being a relaxing game experience, which is what I go to LoZ for.

Flashback2012

Re: Rank the mainline Zelda games (console only)
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2020, 10:44:09 am »
Link: Faces of Evil is about as mainline and console only as you get.

telekill

Re: Rank the mainline Zelda games (console only)
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2020, 08:01:08 am »
1. Twilight Princess
2. Breath Of The Wild
3. Ocarina Of Time
4. The Wind Waker
5. Link Two The Past
6. Majora's Mask
7. The Legend Of Zelda (Original)
8. Adventure Of Link
9. Skyward Sword

Skyward Sword is at the bottom because it was the final nail in the coffin for Nintendo for me from when it released on Wii until Nintendo stated I could play how I wanted with the Switch and showed the Pro controller was going to be a main emphasis for controlling the games. Skyward Sword showed me that I absolutely loathe motion controls; especially to the degree it was forced on players with that game.

lex2000

Re: Rank the mainline Zelda games (console only)
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2020, 04:32:19 pm »
This'll be from least favorite at the beginning to most favorite at the bottom of the post.

#9 - Adventure of Link
#8 - Legend of Zelda
#7 - Wind Waker
#6 - Skyward Sword (I haven't played too much of Skyward Sword at the moment so this ranking is subject to change).
#5 - Majora's Mask
#4 - Link to the Past
#3 - Twilight Princess
#2 - Ocarina of Time
#1 - Breath of the Wild
@ me when Sinnoh remakes are announced

Re: Rank the mainline Zelda games (console only)
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2020, 12:16:35 am »

Majora’s Mask - Some people love this one. They are stupid. Just like this game.

My feelings aren't quite as strong, but I do not care for this one either.  The countdown conceit leads to it not being a relaxing game experience, which is what I go to LoZ for.


I feel like this game has become very popular due more to internet culture, creepy pasta, and urban legends more than because it's an outstanding Zelda title. I've only played through and beat it once, and I remember it being good, but sadly not even half as good as Ocarina.

Re: Rank the mainline Zelda games (console only)
« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2021, 05:28:17 pm »
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I feel like this game has become very popular due more to internet culture, creepy pasta, and urban legends more than because it's an outstanding Zelda title. I've only played through and beat it once, and I remember it being good, but sadly not even half as good as Ocarina.


I think the whole mess that is the Zelda timeline also played a big part in this games success. So many people over the years have tried to piece together where these games take place within the LOZ timeline.

pzeke

Re: Rank the mainline Zelda games (console only)
« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2021, 07:31:29 pm »
Alternate timeline, maybe part of the TV show.

sworddude

Re: Rank the mainline Zelda games (console only)
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2021, 06:21:51 am »
Console only as in zero handheld games I assume?



1: Twilight princess
2: majora's mask
3: ocarina of time
4: BOTW
5:windwaker
6: a Link to the past
7:skyward sword
8: zelda nes
9: zelda II


havent played zelda's adventure switch yet. but If I had to give a quick guess since I did play the gameboy release I'd probably rank it along the same lines as skyward sword or probably lower.

majora's mask is such a interesting experience. I understand the hate for the game. but the atmosphere is one of the best in the series. it's defo not the creepy pasta memes that make this game so great. indeed not a super relaxing experience but that's kinda the point of majora's mask.

3ds version butchered that unique gameplay style to bits though. if you want a more relaxing experience play the 3ds version with easy saves and such.
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