i think the official timeline is kinda cool, but im still not sure about the "YOU ARE FUCKING DEAD" side of it.
maybe its because some fan timelines actually make more sense.
or maybe because the official timeline is uncannily organized almost like its based on the art style than the plot.
you lose timeline: all overhead
child timeline: realistic style (FSA exception)
no Link timeline: cartoony style
That does seem interesting.
Meanwhile, the unified timeline is a mixed bag with jarring shifts in graphical style and gameplay.
Skyward Sword: Cel-shaded with realistic models
The Minish Cap/Four Swords: Overhead, cartoony
Ocarina of Time: Realistic
I guess this is just what happens when your video game franchise runs for twenty-five years on around ten different consoles, with one installment at the heart of a confusing time-travel paradox.
i was thinking about that too. the unified part has games of all style. started off with SS which is a mix of two.
and notably, when working with time travel, theres almost no way to do it without screwing something up.
BttF may be a great trilogy, but theres plot holes everywhere.
I want to know how they came up with the fork where Link loses. I wouldn't think that would be made into a game...
I don't know where they came up with the idea, but one of my friends theorized that Link could've died when Ganondorf attacked him as a child (but I think he would still have to get past the Door of Time).
He also posed that since Link has to return to the past (at the very least) twice, those instances created alternate timelines where he didn't exist and thus wasn't able to beat Ganondorf (of course, he would be "dead" in the sense of "ceasing to exist").
Even if Link was killed, it looks like Ganondorf still fell sometime during or before the Sealing War that preceded A Link to the Past. He was revived three different times in that branch until Zelda II put a stop to it.
I'd like to know how it is that Koume and Kotake are still alive in the Oracle games when they were pretty blatantly killed in Ocarina of Time, even in the Downfall timeline. Also, who resurrected Ganon prior to the original Legend of Zelda?
Maybe that's where Link loses in Ocarina. Perhaps there is a scenario where the witches off him, but someone else eventually rose up and defeated Ganondorf.
Originally Posted by Glitchipedia I'd like to know how it is that Koume and Kotake are still alive in the Oracle games when they were pretty blatantly killed in Ocarina of Time, even in the Downfall timeline. Well, FSA Ganon is confirmed to be a reincarnation rather than a resurrection, so maybe they were reincarnated as well? Originally Posted by $aturn¥oshi Even if Link was killed, it looks like Ganondorf still fell sometime during or before the Sealing War that preceded A Link to the Past. He was revived three different times in that branch until Zelda II put a stop to it. I don't think it says that Ganon was revived between OoS and TLoZ, so he could've just been reincarnated again.