The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, by Holly Nielsen

It’s dangerous to go alone. Take this.

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We begin tonight with what is looked back fondly as of the finest games ever in the eyes of many, having been chastised and criticised at the time by die-hard series fans for taking a cel-shaded route instead of the serious route it hinted at during Spaceworld 2000 at the unveiling of the GameCube.

Now though, 12 years after its release, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker is arguably among the likes of Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask and A Link in Time – to name a few – in the series’ upper echelon. And just last year, Wii U owners got to experience it again, or – if you’re me post-Mario Kart 8 this year – for the first time.

But for Sky News and Ginx freelancer Holly Nielsen, it’s long been her favourite game ever. For the next hour, we speak on her love for the game, the series and how a sibling relationship managed to get her into gaming in the first place.

You can listen to the episode below.

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Games mentioned: The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker, PenPen, Kirby’s Dream Land, Pikmin, Metroid Prime, Mario Kart: Super Circuit, Nintendogs, Super Mario Galaxy, Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Splatoon, StarFox, Pokemon Red/Blue, Pokemon Yellow, Pokemon Silver, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, P.T., Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil 5, Resident Evil 6, Silent Hill 3, Alan Wake, Beyond Good & Evil, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Fallout 3, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age 2, BioShock, Okami.

Twitter: @JohnnyCullen|@nielsen_holly
See Holly’s stuff at: Holly’s blog
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(IT’S ME, [insert gamer name here]!) [Referenced: 37 minutes in – here’s the original – and yes, I meant the Higher Power, not the Authority]

Next week:
Alex Donaldson on Final Fantasy IX

Listen to previous episodes of My Favourite Game here.

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