Quote:It might be funny if it wasn’t such a cliche. Despite its name, The Legend of Zelda is mostly about Link. To be fair, Link isn’t the most developed video game character; over the past twenty-five years, he hasn’t even managed to speak a word. But viewed from a mechanical perspective, every Zelda game is about Link’s development. Over the course of the adventure, the player learns new techniques and sharpens their skills as Link makes the transition from an innocent youth to a seasoned warrior. While all this is happening, Zelda is usually in hiding or imprisoned beyond the player’s control and the plot’s immediate attention.