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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 15th, 2009 @ 04:25 AM Reply

This will only lead to more bitching by Zelda fanatics.


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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 15th, 2009 @ 04:27 AM Reply

At 7/15/09 04:25 AM, malachi117 wrote: This will only lead to more bitching by Zelda fanatics.

Most likely, but at least now we can say we're right.

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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 15th, 2009 @ 04:43 AM Reply

At 7/15/09 04:27 AM, Dr34m3r wrote:
At 7/15/09 04:25 AM, malachi117 wrote: This will only lead to more bitching by Zelda fanatics.
Most likely, but at least now we can say we're right.

I do enjoy saying I'm right.


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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 15th, 2009 @ 04:49 AM Reply

I was the 250th signer of the petition under the name flameonfish


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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 15th, 2009 @ 05:01 AM Reply

I always liked the idea that they were all the same legend (of Zelda).

Like there was an original legend, which was just that a boy rose up and defeated a dark lord using the power of the triforce.

As time went on and different people heard the legend, people started to add their own flavour to it, and it started to branch off into different stories all based on that original legend.

Each different game is just a different way to tell that original story.

Of course that's all bullshit as well.

The story is that Nintendo have some recognisable characters, and a surefire hit brand name. They keep making games, and add just enough shit to mix it up enough that people consider the games new and different.


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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 15th, 2009 @ 05:08 AM Reply

At 7/15/09 05:01 AM, Aigis wrote: I always liked the idea that they were all the same legend (of Zelda).

Like there was an original legend, which was just that a boy rose up and defeated a dark lord using the power of the triforce.

As time went on and different people heard the legend, people started to add their own flavour to it, and it started to branch off into different stories all based on that original legend.

Each different game is just a different way to tell that original story.

I find your idea much better than trying to make a timeline out of the clusterfuck that is Legend of Zelda.


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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 15th, 2009 @ 05:08 AM Reply

At 7/15/09 04:58 AM, The777Demon wrote:
At 7/15/09 04:49 AM, Misterinferno wrote: I was the 250th signer of the petition under the name flameonfish
what petition?

In the second link there is a website in the video where you can sign a petition about the zelda timeline


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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 15th, 2009 @ 06:36 AM Reply

I lol'd. Now if only Nintendo would confirm no new Kid Icarus to shut that annoying myth the fuck up too.

In seriousness, this must be bullshit to some degree. Wind Waker takes place after Ocarina. That's not speculation. That's fucking fact. "Hero of Time".


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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 15th, 2009 @ 06:55 AM Reply

Damn. Well since the Zelda timeline is a bust, might as well focus on the Mario timeline

Super Mario Galaxy goes first.

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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 15th, 2009 @ 07:09 AM Reply

Hundreds of Zelda bullshiters would like a word with you.


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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 15th, 2009 @ 12:36 PM Reply

After seeing the message that this Youtube user got back, it's very possible it's a pre-written, copypasta message. Just the way that it was worded.

I signed the petition because I want to be sure that Nintendo didn't say, "Yeah, storylines are overrated. Why should we have them again?"

Capcom, Square Enix, and now Nintendo. Giving up on the game concept of continuity. I'm fine with a broken RE timeline and nonexistent ones for those other series', but Nintendo has always been God in the world of gaming. And now they are truly being lazyasses and think they can get away with that. I always assumed that the Zelda timeline is maybe 30 pieces with each game being a piece. But only a few of them happened to be puzzle pieces placed next to each other. But otherwise, if there's a timeline it would show up eventually as more titles are released.

And I can go on and on with things to back up my statement of them being lazy.

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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 15th, 2009 @ 12:56 PM Reply

i kinda knew that was true.. non of them made sense,,,
oh well.. time to play some Zelda games!


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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 15th, 2009 @ 03:43 PM Reply

We already knew this.

If you go to the Nintendo home page, and go to contact, and attempt to send them an e-mail from there with the words "Zelda" and "timeline" in them, you'll get a message that says the same thing. "All Zelda games are their own legends with different links each time, with no consistency between games to keep a timeline."

Now, just because Nintendo says that an official timeline was never intended, doesn't mean that a timeline can't be made by fans. Four Swords Adventures ties to Minish Cap, Zelda II ties to Zelda I, Majora's Mask ties to Ocarina of Time and so does Windwaker. These all have characters and plotlines that continue from where the previous one left off, so a timeline CAN be made, even if Nintendo says they never intended one, therefore there isn't.

Also, Miyamoto basically just shot himself in the foot, because of that one interview with Nintendo Power. It's like he said "Fuck it, let's just make games" and forgot about what he said.

Now, if you're like me, you'll still believe in a timeline. You could be simple and literal (Which is ok) like this:

Ocarina of Time, then Windwaker or Twilight Princess.

Or, you could be constructive and detailed (also ok) like this:

There is no Zelda timeline.

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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 15th, 2009 @ 03:46 PM Reply

The only sequential Zelda games I know are the Ocarina and Majora's Mask.


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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 15th, 2009 @ 08:20 PM Reply

I don't particularly care about continuity. The games are not very close to each other so it is easier for new players to just jump in and play. Even exact sequels of games have very little to do with each other. Nothing from Ocarina of Time is even mentioned in Majora's Mask, aside from your horse and the Ocarina. And you didn't need knowledge of the previous game to be able to use either.

Think about other, long-branching game series. I'll use RE as an example. You can't play some of the later games without having knowledge of the first ones. It doesn't make sense. Hell, RE5 had a full timeline of everything that happened so far in the series, just because it would be too damn confusing for new players if it wasn't there. Same with MGS4 (although, that was a free add-on from the PSN store. Same idea, though.)


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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 15th, 2009 @ 08:34 PM Reply

At 7/15/09 03:43 PM, Blaze-Heatnix wrote:
Also, Miyamoto basically just shot himself in the foot, because of that one interview with Nintendo Power. It's like he said "Fuck it, let's just make games" and forgot about what he said.

So you got that same vibe from him, huh?

Well, you should reread that terrible interview that was so bad it isn't in the Table of Contents.

For Christ's sake, it's the creator of Mario and Zelda, when he isn't mentioned six times before that page comes up, you know something wrong.

In the interview, the horrid responses are of the new Mario games, not the Zelda game. Those responses aren't nearly as bad, but all in all, he didn't take a shite on that name as much as he did with Mario.

NP: So, Mr. Miyamoto, in New Super Mario Bros. Wii, will there be other playable characters besides Mario, Luigi, and Toad?

Shigeru: No.

NP: How are the levels designed for multiplayer?

Shigeru: They aren't.

NP: So what was that black and white affect in Galaxy 2 that we saw?

Shigeru: Didn't you see it? It slowed down time, you dumbass.

NP: So this new Zelda game is going to be really different from the others, huh?

Shigeru: Erm...different?

NP: I just want to say Galaxy was my favorite game from the last 10 years.

Shigeru: Then you'll like Galaxy 2...I mean, what am I supposed to say to that? Honestly?


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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 16th, 2009 @ 09:57 PM Reply

I always thought the split timeline idea was cool and seemed rational. But it's just a game so really who cares I love Zelda but people need to realize that it's just a game and don't stress over it too much. I also think the idea of they're all different legends is possible too but nonetheless they're great games and to me it really doesn't matter I just was always interested though in finding the timeline out but I learned to just forget about it and just enjoy the games for what they are. I still am interested in watching videos in what people think it is just to entertain myself. But whatever the bottom line is Zelda is a great franchise and the timeline shouldn't be too overlooked just enjoy the games for what they are.

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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 16th, 2009 @ 10:55 PM Reply

At 7/16/09 09:57 PM, Livin-Legend wrote: I love Zelda but people need to realize that it's just a game and don't stress over it too much.

Would do say that if it were a book or a movie? Plot can outshadow gameplay easy, and if you say "cmon it's just a game, who cares about the plot" that comes off as casual.

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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 20th, 2009 @ 09:55 AM Reply

Welcome to 3 years ago.


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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 20th, 2009 @ 10:36 AM Reply

the only time lines i know is LTTP - Zelda 1 - Zelda 2 and OoT - MM - WW - PH

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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 20th, 2009 @ 11:11 AM Reply

I'm sorry, but this seriously made me lol.


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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 20th, 2009 @ 12:49 PM Reply

At 7/20/09 12:15 PM, ShikariSPEEDER wrote: all i can say is zelda rules !!!!

I'm with this guy.


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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 20th, 2009 @ 01:08 PM Reply

your right there is no timeline the fact is that its just reapeating itself "find the master sword beat the boss you win!" blah blah blah there to lazy to come up with a plot that makes sense..... who cares....I dont....


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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 20th, 2009 @ 01:09 PM Reply

At 7/20/09 12:49 PM, simon wrote:
At 7/20/09 12:15 PM, ShikariSPEEDER wrote: all i can say is zelda rules !!!!
I'm with this guy.

Beat me too it.

Asshole.

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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 20th, 2009 @ 03:17 PM Reply

It is confirmed to have one. So fuck them with a razor blade.


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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 21st, 2009 @ 02:10 AM Reply

Yeah, I guess the best explanation for all the games and time lines and ect would be a bunch of separated time lines with alternate dimensions. Really, at this point in the Zelda series I don't think it would even be possible to connect all the games with some kind of sound time line. Still, ill always like the split time line theory.


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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 21st, 2009 @ 02:41 AM Reply

Wow they could have at least pretended to watch that ocarina hero guy's video.

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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 21st, 2009 @ 02:45 AM Reply

At 7/21/09 02:41 AM, Obsessed117 wrote: Wow they could have at least pretended to watch that ocarina hero guy's video.

Honestly, if the game series ever did have a complete time line I would say that OrcarinaHero's time line would work out perfectly. There might be a flaw or two but still, it's the best theory time line I've ever seen.


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Response to There is no Zelda timeline. Jul. 21st, 2009 @ 02:49 AM Reply

So I guess I shouldn't even bother coming up with a timeline for the hundreds of Mario Games. I was all set to blow away the world of Mario timeline theorists with my newest timeline that puts the Mario in Mario Teaches Typing and the original Mario.


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