Whenever people ask about "favorite games," one thought always enters my mind: Zelda II is still the greatest Zelda game. Yeah, you heard me. The most maligned game in the illustrious Zelda franchise is my favorite. If you don't like it, go bomb some dodongos.
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link briefly exchanged the series' fairy-based healing mechanics with an going into a house with a strange woman and coming out healed feature. I've always assumed the worst. Dorkly does too, only they make it awkward for everyone.
Things got interesting, once Link learned the upthrust technique in Zelda II: The Adventure of Link. Artist Sang Han took his love of the game and created this bloody beautiful piece.
Either these cosplayers at PAX 2011 in Seattle were relaxing when they agreed to let me take their photo this past weekend, or they were role-playing the more mellow, never-before-seen alternate ending the second-best Zelda on the Nintendo Entertainment System.