Good lord if King Harkinian were to attain the power of the Triforce in his hands, what would he wish for? I can only imagine the horrors his idiocy would reign upon the people of- oh who am I kidding, he'd just wish for Dinner.
This was a piece I strived to make years ago when I first played Wind Waker, I didn't play WW at launch and it took me years until I finally obtained a copy. I adored that game when playing it initially but I just, stopped playing it once it came time to search for the Triforce shards. I can't say why, because after beating it finally after a long hiatus I loved that admittedly shallow fetch quest to death so I can't really pin it down to finding it boring, I guess I just lost interest? I really can't say, but the fact of the matter is believe it or not, huge Zelda fan I am, have never beaten Wind Waker until just about two days ago.
And BOI do I feel awful for having taken so long doing so, I am just infatuated with the game even more than I already was. This game's just amazing, not perfect, but totally incredible in so many facets it might as well be considered such as it's closer than most any game can claim being. It's still my third favorite Zelda game behind Majora's Mask and Link's Awakening though.
I am just so deeply in love with Wind Waker in regards to nearly every little detail. The Great Sea is in my opinion the most entertaining and ambitious hub they have ever made and probably ever will, the entire concept is such a radical departure from the norm of the series, that coupled with the beautiful cel shading which in my eyes is the best the series has ever looked just makes it feel so unique and I can't imagine how Nintendo will ever find a way to make a Zelda as NEW as Wind Waker was. Wind Waker does such a good job taking iconic imagery, npcs, tropes, locales, and especially music from the franchise and does such wonderfully creative things with them. The game is so much fun to play and an absolute joy to look at so many details and little things dot the vast expanse of the Sea you just never get bored every thing has such a vast amount of personality to it. The quest is amazing, the story is great and surprisingly one of the darker entries in the series, I can't believe people actually dismiss the game as a whole solely based on it's art direction. The first time you go to Hyrule Castle and get to hear that somber remix from Link to the Past is just so gripping and powerful, the stain-glassed pictures of the sages, it's paying homage and reference to Ocarina done right. It doesn't feel contrived nor forced. The end of the game is without a doubt my favorite final boss(es) in the entire series, I was NOT expecting a three stage charismatic marionette battle. I LOVE PUPPET GANON. And the maze fighting the Phantom Ganon from Ocarina, and good LORD that ending... That final duel against Ganondorf, that line, you know what line of dialogue I'm talking about.... This game was really the only time I can say I thought Ganondorf was an interesting and badass villain. He's awesome, this game is awesome oh GOD I LOVE WIND WAKER!!!!
As for complaints, I think some of the side quests are the most tedious of the entire series, the flower stuff is time consuming enough but what breaks my heart is the freaking Pictograph stuff for the Nintendo Gallery it is now one of my favorite side quests in the series but it SUCKS, because well, it's just so dang tedious!!! Seriously they should have made it not as much of a pain in the ass I mean my god they should have at least done something like make a way for Lenzo to reward you for some stupid thing by upgrading your Pictograph to carry more pictures. Going around, snapping your THREE pics, then flying back to the Gallery, giving the THREE pics to the guy, then leaving, then Song of Passing, then go in rather rinse repeat jesus christ it's so time-consuming it makes the quest unplayable to me and I LOVE collectathon type quests in any game.