Also, changing the gender changes the character. I will not play a Zelda game with any character but Link.
Changing the gender does not change the character. Take a look at Yoshi from the Mario series!
Negative. I think that it would ruin everything lol. Just stick to the original and things will be lovely. I hate when they go changing things due to lack of creativity, etc. It irks meh. ^_~ Link is supposed to be male! I don't see a point to making him female or how that would fit anywhere into the storyline or games from the past.
How so would it ruin everything? Lack of creativity only comes when all the ideas are used up. Male Link can only last so long until people tire of him for whatever reason. Be it voice acting, wanting to see a female Link, or anything else...people will eventually grow bored and want something else. It could fit anywhere in the timeline or games from the past. You know how each game tells the "legend" of another game or some events beforehand? Well, the scribes obviously reword or get some words wrong. So in place of hero, it could always be heroine [it happened with Hylia in SS].
No,I'm not sexist(I have no problem with Samus being a girl or Terra being the main character of FF6 lol),but it wouldn't fit at all,it would be a very bad idea,I would hate the game because of that,it would just be horrible.It would be a bad idea as:changing Link sword's to a gun.
How would it be a bad idea? How does it not fit? It's the same character, just some aesthetic differences.
1: The Legend of Zelda is mostly played by boys (No offense to Girls who like Zelda). If it was a female link no one would pick her or if it was just female link it would lose some boys who play the game.
2: A girl saving a princess. That just does not work. The story goes a prince or a handsome person would go and save the princess locked up in a tower. A girl with a sword saving a princess. It just would not fit.
1) Boys, well adolescent boys anyway, generally are attracted to females (unless they are homosexual but that's a different story altogether). If we get to play as a female character, that'll actually boost the number of players for the series, though it'll lose some diehard fanboys for sure because of "omg it's not the same!11!1one!1!1".
2)It'd fit, believe me. Joan of Arc worked until she was burned at the stake. Lightning works in Final Fantasy XIII. Serah works in XIII-2. Jill works in Resident Evil. Rebecca works in Resident Evil 0. I could go on with how the simple stereotype of "Prince save the princess" could be bent and HAS been bent to work. A female Link would not change anything at all; we never are told either ingame or by the developers that Link *IS* in love with Zelda. We may get hints, but hints aren't canon unless proven to be so. Female Link saving Female Zelda would be of friendship, or it could be a 'your prince is in another castle, I'll save you then save the prince' sort of thing. All I'm saying is that a female Link would definitely work. After all, fans whined and complained about how a futuristic Zelda would fail, but Spirit Tracks and Phantom Hourglass worked right? Try it out and you'll win.
No Zelda games are a clasic where the guy saves the princess nothing eles!
In Majora's Mask, Link didn't save any princess at all. Heck, it was so Gaiden, the world he was in practically made no sense at all!
If Link was a girl, I think all of his character would have to be changed.
She'd still have the same character [still a heroine like regular Link was a hero] and even mostly the same animations. They'll have to get in a couple different physics to accompany the female body, and maybe have longer hair so as to make her appear more feminine, but the female Link would be largely the same as male Link.
Not to be sexist of my own gender, but I don't think Link should be a girl. Link's role is always filled by a young male, as it should be. He goes out and saves the Princess/Hyrule, and I imagine the popularity of a game where Link, one of the greatest video game heroes ever, was a female.
Mario's role was filled in by a young female in Super Princess Peach. Link's role was filled in by a young female in Zelda's Adventure. Why can't Link's role be filled in by..Link in a feminine form? I seriously think the game's popularity would shoot up solely because we have a playable girl. Imagine the quality of Zelda with the fan support of, say, Call of Duty. That's a force to be reckoned with.