The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy

zeldaandphilosophy The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy

I have not read this yet, but I assure you I intend to.


Like novels, operas, and epic poems before them, video games have transcended their early outcast status, surviving the sneers of the ignorant and the slings and arrows of self-appointed culture bosses. Video games now boldly claim recognition as the fulfillment of Richard Wagner\’s dream: The Work of Art of the Future. For all those millions who have grown up with Zelda, and the new millions who enter the Zelda universe each year, this is the first philosophical investigation of the rules of Hyrule, the personality of Link, the awesome power of the Triforce, and the enigmatic quality of Zelda herself.

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