While the finalization of our Testimonials book is fast-approaching, we are still accepting new additions to the Letter Tributes section. In fact, we just received another one, this time from forum member Midnafan10039:
I had rented The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess from a local movie and game rental store about five years ago. Admittedly, I was more of a fan of the Mario franchise, but I had enjoyed previous games in the Zelda series, too. Obviously, Ocarina of Time stood out for me, since it was the first Zelda game that I completed. That said, I had never imagined playing an entry in the series that incorporated the Wii’s motion controls, and thought that I would need a GameCube controller. Wow, how wrong I was.
In any case, the game started up and gave me this immense feeling of excitement. Although, excitement was easy to come by for a thirteen-year-old kid. However, the first task was arduous and labor intensive. I mean, come on! That goat-herding was the worst thing that I ever did in a Zelda game. Then I was ordered to go to Hyrule Castle to deliver some stuff (what was in those crates?).
Still, I knew that this was going to be the best part…when Princess Zelda got kidnapped. How she actually got captured wasn’t known, but off I went to set the story in motion. Upon initially entering the Twilight Realm, I had no idea that Link was going to transform into a wolf… Or did I? It was such a long time ago that I can’t accurately remember too much of my memories from the game. None of that mattered, as I automatically feel in love with some sort of small, floating thing with a helmet. Midna.
After having completed Twilight Princess, I told my younger sister that I had these sort of feelings for a video game character. Now, my sister told my parents, even though I told her not to. My parents, however, didn’t believe her. Unabashedly, I do still have feelings for Midna. Now that I’m older, though, they have certainly matured. And, like everyone else here, I too want Midna back.