twilight princess vs wind waker is so funny because aesthetically twilight priness seems dark and goth but is just like a dumb european folk tale about a guy getting his dick cursed by a witch and wind waker seems fun and cheery and is existentially horrifying as it imagines a world in which the imagined hero who once saved the world, no longer existed to save it and now ceremonially children who resemble him are thrown to the fire in an attempt to extunguish the flame.

@tasnyx TP seems so grim, until you realize all the sidequests are like going bug catching or skipping down to go fish. And you play as a puppy 3/4 of the game.

and in WW, they're all about like blowing things up or fighting especially evil things or just, overall, the grim sides of humanity. And you play as a very young child who just watched his entire family be destroyed and then has to save the world even though he just wants a nap.

@magicalmilly yeah totally, like tp is triyng to do a veneer of gothic european fantasy but the story is kind of goofy and nonsensical and has a lot of side quests that are just you messing around whereas yeah like everything in wind waker is just you dealing with people who are doing bad things because the lack of a force against pure chaos and evil just doesnt exist so you're the kid who has to be it even though you dont deserve it

@tasnyx TP: fight this monkey by hitting it in the butt. The most serious thing is the Gerudo dungeon because ghosts.

WW: The least serious thing is the time you stop everyone from dying 10 different times with no break.

Why are all the games where you play as a verified child the creepiest? WW and MM are both the most depressing.

@magicalmilly @tasnyx imo they probably went with the cuter art style as compensation for the darkness of the writing in WW, and vice versa in TP. if you swap the appearance it changes everything

no excuses for MM though considering it's literally just reused OOT assets

@melissasage @tasnyx probs.

MM was done in less than a year, so I will let it get away with most everything for how amazing a piece of story telling and gaming it is.

You can burst through the game or full absorb. It can just be an adventure or it can be a storytelling marvel that brings you to tears.

I bow down to the MM writers.

@magicalmilly @tasnyx Majora's Mask is one of the best pieces of interactive storytelling ever made imho

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@melissasage @tasnyx it really is.

It gives just as much as you give it. and only becomes a moving story if you immerse yourself

@magicalmilly @tasnyx it's also just so subtle. it sets out this huge world with mysteries and trusts you to solve them yourself, very rarely telling you explicitly what's happening but instead hinting and implying

I think about the deku butler's son as a great example of this tbh

@melissasage @tasnyx figuring out how to do the kafei quest is one of them.

And if you do, you even get a nice extra minidungeon.

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