Game: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Platform: Nintendo Gamecube
Like many gamers of my generation, the Legend of Zelda series is held in high esteem for me. I cut my teeth on Super Mario and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the NES but it wasn’t until I got a hold of The Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64 that I truly fell in love with video games. Since that point I have visited and revisited the land of Hyrule again and again. I volleyed Ganon’s shots in The Ocarina of Time, I raced against time in Majora’s Mask, and I disarmed Darknuts in Twilight Princess. Through all of these games, though, the adventure that has stuck with me the most is the Gamecube’s The Wind Waker. It seems no matter how many times I sail through that world I always find new beauty and charm at every turn.