which zelda game introduced you to the universe

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When you were playing your first game, how did you call Link?

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  1. Noctosphere
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    Name in comment the very first Zelda game you played
    also, answer the poll, I'm sure plenty of you were wrong at first

    Forgot to say that the very first Zelda game i ever played was Link's Awakening
     


  2. xtheman

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    First game I played was TP for the Wii.
     
  3. cheuble

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    I first played Spirit Tracks on the DS. Then I got into "real" zelda games
     
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    Considering the first step is naming Link, and the default name is Link - I can't believe anyone could go more than 3 minutes without realizing the protagonist's name is Link.

    First game that I played was Zelda 1, first game that I beat was Ocarina of Time.
     
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    Actually, I think Twilight Princess was thye very fiorst game with Link as default name, other were empty at first when you had to choose a name

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    also, what confused me with the name was that few game had event unlocked when you name link Zelda

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  6. Enigma Hall

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    Game &watch Zelda.
    Who is Link?
     
  7. FAST6191

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    Most likely Zelda DX. I somehow missed it for the NES.
     
  8. x65943

    x65943 Resident Greekaboo, Amateur Dog Father

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    You are right, there was no default name until twilight princess - I was wrong.

    However in a few games there are some hints. The zelda 1 opening crawl mentions Link by name. Zelda 2 is literally named "The adventure of Link" (Also applies to Link's awakening), Zelda a link to the past begins with Zelda (mentioned by name) asking the player for help.

    If you started with Ocarina of time, Zelda doesn't show up until after you've beaten the deku tree (she has an appearance in Link's dream at the very beginning, but isn't named), so I could see someone being confused for like 40 minutes. In Majora's mask Zelda appears when you get your ocarina back for the first time, so about 40 minutes of possible confusion there as well.

    I think the greatest possibility of confusion comes from the Oracle games - because Zelda is rarely mentioned outside of a linked game.
     
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    lol, actually, I first started with link's awakening, and still named him Zelda, even my older cousin, who introduced me to that game world, though his name was Zelda before I told him.
    The next game i Played after links awakening was Zelda I and Zelda II, and still there I named him Zelda. The reason is because you unlocks event in two ofd these gaqme if you name him Zelda
     
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    Ocarina of Time on N64, was 12-13 (received it for good report card in year 6)
    Then I rented Majora's Mask from the video store and hated it
    Then I bought a Gameboy Color when the GBA came out and some kid was selling his GBC. It came with Link's Awakening. Loved it. Was about 15 or 16 then
    Then Windwaker was announced and I was already disappointed with Majora's Mask and thought this cartoon thing was ridiculous so I gave up on Zelda and got a PS2 the next Christmas and never touched Nintendo again until two or three years ago when I heard about OoT 3D and decided to give the 3DS a go. Loved it, then later tried Windwaker and loved it, and also got MM when it came out on 3DS and loved that too.
     
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    A Link to the Past, watched my older sister play through it and beat it, first playthrough I've ever watched when I was 9 :P
     
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    My first was legend of zelda
     
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    Ocarina of Time. First played it at 5 years old, or something like that.
     
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    A Link to the Past maybe 15 years ago? and got back to the universe of Hyrule with Ocarina of Time 3d 2 years ago
     
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    I'm sure lot of you are lying because they are ashamed of calling Link Zelda
     
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    First i played was Majora's Mask, but i didn't even knew what the hell was doing in the game (to young to understand i think).
    Then, emulators came by, and that send me directly to OoT, OoS, MM (again), ALTtP and so... First bought and played in a real console was Minish Cap xD

    Link is Link, Zelda is Zelda, never mistaken them.
     
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    Majoras Mask was my first.. But my first one BEAT was Wind Waker
    Boring story you probably don't care about regarding that
     
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    Over there ;)
    it was either Spirit tracks or Skyward sword(I LOVE THAT gAme)
     
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    Some of the replies tell a lot about the median age of people here.
     
  20. Noctosphere
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    Yep...
    They almost all first played a late 2000's game

    EDIT : NVM, I just reread the whole thread, most of us are old fart
     
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