A few days ago, I read the 2014 Zelda Fan Survey, an impressive undertaking by Max Nichols. As far as I could tell, he did not leave many stones unturned, or, to make an apropos metaphor, he did not leave many pots unsmashed. Some of the results did not surprise me; some of them did.
Naturally, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (OoT) reigns supreme. It is what made the Zelda franchise what we know and love today. It is the yardstick by which all other Zelda games—before or after it, it seems—are measured. I was 18 years old when OoT was released, and I have very fond memories of playing that game with my best friends. It made me fall in love with Hyrule and all that is in it, as it surely has done for many fans.
Being fairly new to articles about The Legend of Zelda series, however, I did not realize just how highly fans regard The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (MM). That was surprising to me, and it shows me just how much I have to learn about the game. I tried about three times since its release to play MM, and I could never enjoy it, sadly. Of course, that will not stop me from trying again . . .