Agreed. He doesn't actually appear that much more feminine to me really. Just a softer design for Twilight Princess Link, IMO. Besides, what's wrong with an occasional feminine Link? We've seen so many incarnations of him, including Jack-*** Link from the cartoon. I don't think a slightly girlier version is that big a deal. Isn't that better than a little kid? We also know he's searching for a dear friend, so a softer more loving appearance fits that if it's going to be a consistent theme of the story.Hmmm... on the topic of "tights", you can also argue Robin Hood and Peter Pan. Besides, Zelda is medieval.... that sort of trend is typical and not at all out of place. Various male NPCs wear them, too. And really, they're more like leggings than tights if you want to be technical.
As far as Link's face, I feel it is very feminine. But that is fine. He is... only always very young, and at his oldest he's only been 17 (don't know age yet for Skyward Sword). Guys that age don't look gruff and burly, you know? He doesn't look any more feminine than before in Skyward Sword. The official art always makes him look a tad more rugged, but in-game, he ends up looking a little feminine. In TP, he probably looked the girliest (angie jolie lips, big pretty eyes, shakes his hips when he runs, scrawny as all heck), and yet the little girls were allll over him. So, he must've retained some masculinity. With Skyward Sword, he looks pretty much the same, just a soft cel-shading with minor adjustment to his outfit.
Also, Link has worn tights before. Why is this a point of discussion? Besides, men wore tights in medieval times. They wore tights before women did I think.
In TP, he probably looked the girliest (angie jolie lips, big pretty eyes, shakes his hips when he runs, scrawny as all heck)
Agreed. I think he looked his girliest in TP too. No doubt about it.
He still looks pretty girly in SS, but it's not bothersome (like it was for me in TP).
Although SS Link's lips are KILLING ME. They're like, 5 shades darker than his face and they stick out and ugh!! Change it!
Adult Link in OoT had some pretty nice muscles and Fierce Diety Link is just EPIC and BA.
Dude, some guys have dark lips. It's not girlish, it's just genetics.
Have you noticed that his voice is lower in SS? That's probably because he isn't wearing tights or tight pants so his ......um..... 'equipment' isn't being crushed :xd: