Because we have so many talk about Zelda and because of hype for Zelda U, I want to make thread for people that didn't play any Zelda, they have desire to try great Zelda franchise but they dont know whats best Zelda game to start with.
In my opinion best Zelda games for start are available on current Nintendo consoles, Ocarina Of Time 3D and Zelda Wind Waker HD. If you preferring handheld gaming then Ocarina of Time 3D, if your preferring home console gaming than Zelda Wind Waker HD.
Because both games are great Zelda games, very accessible and will introduce you great to Zelda core. I think games like Twilight Princes, Skyward Sword, Majoras Mask or any older Zelda games (ALTTP, LA) are not good choice for introducing to Zelda franchise.