Inspired by Anita Sarkeesian’s Video Game Tropes vs Women, I wanted to pitch a Zelda game where Zelda herself was the hero, rescuing a Prince Link.
Clockwork Empire is set 2,000 years after Twilight Princess, and is not a reboot, but simply another iteration in the Zelda franchise. It just so happens that in this case, Zelda is the protagonist. I’m a very big Zelda fan, and worked hard to draw from key elements in the continuity and mythos.
This concept work is meant to show that Zelda as a game protagonist can be both compelling and true to the franchise, while bringing new and dynamic game elements that go farther than being a simple gender swap.
Hope you like it!
I have never played a Zelda Game before and probably never will.
I think for TLoZ’s next anniversary, Nintendo should make another Zelda game for a newer system, but model and design the world exactly like the the very first Legend of Zelda on the NES. I mean as in dungeons, overworld, items, hidden secrets, all of that, but either use a new engine for running the game or use Skyward Sword’s engine for running the game.
Every single time I watch the opening movie of the Twilight Princess title screen, my body gets so many goosebumps I can’t even begin to begin about it. The music, the light, and then Wolf Link howls as the title slowly fades in…..it’s too much for me. I can’t help it. It’s the best Zelda opening ever, and it’s the only one I watch all the way through prior to playing.
Far too often, I get really into video games on a personal level. It usually applies to Nintendo games for some reason. When I was little, I used to shout commands to my Pokemon and say things like, “GO POKEBALL!” I would also wave my stylus around artistically on the DS whenever I did something cool on screen (sort of like Death Note). The epitome of this would have to be playing Skyward Sword. I actually had a battle stance and everything fighting in that game.
I used to be a hardcore Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time lover, and I suppose I still am. I played most of the other Zelda games thinking that none of them could ever beat OoT. Then Skyward Sword came out and playing it for the first time I was amazed, I had never thought that the Zelda games could get any better than they already were and I was proven wrong. With the creative graphics, amazing gameplay and a storyline that, frankly, made me cry, the Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the best game I have ever played and it really opened my eyes. They set the series up perfectly and it really made me proud.
No matter how much fans and critics praise Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask will always be my number 1 favorite game in the Zelda series. This is because I always felt like the gameplay was the same greatness from Ocarina of Time but the story was much more deeper.