GBA Saturday: Minish Cap Addiction

 

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There are certain addictions I cannot free myself from: coffee, Red Dwarf, Animal Crossing: New Leaf. You know, the normal everyday addictions. But there’s a new addition to my daily dependencies. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap has become something I love to play every single day. The strangest thing about the addiction: I only want to play for (at most) fifteen minute intervals. Is this the very formula for addiction to handheld games? Unfortunately, I really didn’t get a chance to play many Gameboy Advance games as a kid so I can’t really say. I’m certain I will find that out as this GBA Saturday series plows — the strong language here is totally necessary — into the future.

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5 Reasons a Female Link Would Be Awesome

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Everyone’s been talking about the spectacular looking Zelda Wii U game. For good reason, too. Because — and I believe I mentioned this earlier — it is spectacular looking. 

Also, the game is purportedly open-world. Open what, you might exclaim.  Yep, you read correctly. A beautifully-rendered watercolor world that’s completely free to explore in a Zelda title. That’s pretty amazing.

The sneak peek of the new Legend of Zelda game that Nintendo’s Digital Event gave us sparked something unexpected as well. The character featured in the snippet of gameplay looks undeniably feminine. Is it Link? Is Link female? Is Link even a girl’s name? (Admittedly, the last question has only been asked by me.)

I was surprised to find a strong negative reaction to the possibility of a female Link from Legend of Zelda fans. I can understand diehard fans resisting alterations to beloved characters. But c’mooon. There’s at least five reasons a female Link would be awesome. Read on to find out what they are.

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