i’m still slowly working my way through the the legend of zelda series. the last zelda game i’d played was the first zelda four swords, for GBA. in an unusual move for me i decided to skip over its follow-up, four swords adventures, because after playing it for a bit it just felt like too much of the same. so instead i turned to the next one up, which was the minish cap for GBA.
the general consensus for the game is that it’s one of the easier and shorter entries in the series, but most people still seem to give it high marks. i breezed through it without much effort or thought, and although the game is colorful and has some unique items, most of it feels much too familiar. the series as a whole saw some innovations around this time, particularly from the wind waker, but minish cap is pretty straight ahead, with the exception of the occasional four swords-esque element thrown in for good measure.
surprisingly enough i don’t have that much more to say. it’s ended up pretty low on my list of zelda favorites (which still puts it higher than most games), but i’m looking forward to tackling the next two (twilight princess and phantom hourglass) which i already know are going to have more surprises. huzzah!
mini-list of minish links:
– entry at wikipedia
– official site, includes wallpapers
– zelda.com page with FAQ
– guide at zeldadungeon.net
– PDF of instruction manual and some official art
– entry at metacritic.com