Zelda Producer Won't Quit Til He Betters Ocarina of Time

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Legend of Zelda bossman Eiji Aonuma is a perfectionist. Dude made Ocarina of Time - widely regarded as one of the best games ever - and yet, he's not happy. Why? Because he's yet to make a game that's better than Ocarina. Speaking with Nintendo Power magazine, Aonuma said:

I’m happy that a title I worked on some time ago remains highly praised to this day, but that also shows how none of the subsequent games in the series have surpassed it. As someone who is still working on the series, I have mixed feelings about that. Because I haven’t yet surpassed it, I can’t quit. Surprisingly, that simply motivation may be the reason I continue to work on the Zelda series.

Don't get so down on yourself, Eiji! You know...and I fully understand the ramifications of saying this...I thought Wind Waker was better than Ocarina. Yes. Really. That oughta cheer you up! Nintendo Power [via Go Nintendo] [Image]

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So he's gonna stay around hell-of-a looong, long time... I mean, yeah, TP is great and stuff, but c'mon, since Ocarina (Or since A Link to the past from my point of view) There's not been a 10 out of 10 zelda, and I found windwaker to be quite epic (Ohmysweetjeebus the return to hyrule... I swear with my heart in my hand that was the only time tears almost came to my eyes while playing a videogame)

Two tips, Mr. Aonuma:

1) e3 LINK VS GANON, NOW! That was the major dissapointment with all actual zelda games, not having that mature, awesome, legen - wait for it..... - dary visual style.

2) canihaz ALTP hyrule, puuuleeeeaaaaaaaze?