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...but the end to Links Awakening is so incredibly sad :(

(I never played it before the Switch version. And even if I knew about how the story ends I still felt it being very sad)



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Indeed. The more one thinks about it the darker and sadder it gets. What is the island, exactly? Why is Link there and what does he do? Is he the antagonist after all? Why else would he go and destroy this beautiful island full of peace and happiness? Why does nobody stop him and why is he never listening to the countless warnings and pleas? 

Imagine this nihilistic and traumatising story is in a colorful and lovely Gameboy game. Madness, isn't it?



Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

...like all dreams this one will end...


...yeah b-b-but Marin :(

Even if you become the seagul that gets to see the world Link will never meet you again :(



Maybe there's a chance the Wind Fish will dream the island up again some day.



Yeah, it's one of those games that made me care about the world.
Marin's song and the ending really stuck with me. :(



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The one Zelda game that encourages you to do all the side stuff and avoid the main game ;)



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Hiku said:

Yeah, it's one of those games that made me care about the world.
Marin's song and the ending really stuck with me. :(

sales2099 said:
The one Zelda game that encourages you to do all the side stuff and avoid the main game ;)

I don’t care about the story in most games and I’ve been pretty vocal about it on this forum; gameplay > story.

And to be honest Links Awakening was like that until my last conversation with Marin and the ending. That’s when I became :(



Its super sad, and would’ve been even sadder if they used the lyrical version of Marin’s theme



It's slightly less upsetting if I assume you got the full ending i.e. no deaths.



Yeah, it is quite a twist. I love when Nintendo ventures into the darker concepts for their Zelda games.



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