I've decided to start a poll. My first poll. And it is a topic, which bothers me for quite a time now.
It's about Link. Also called Hero of Time, Hero of Winds, Hero of Men and so on.
So, what do you think about the fate of Link? For me, he is some really brave, but poor guy. Maybe it is his determined fate, but the whole Society of Hyrule relies on him. The destiny of the world depends on him. Carrying tons of items, facing scary monsters, forced to listen to strange Islamic Chants, exploring unknown dungeons and at least, facing Ganondorf. Traveling back and forth in time. Get lost in the Lost Woods. Transformed into a Wolf. I could name much more things, but that's pointless, you should already know what I mean.
Did you ever feel sympathy for Link? I mean, he hasn't much of a choice. The Great Deku Tree asks him in Ocarina of Time. You could answer with yes or no. But, C'mon, he is already forced to start his adventure. And yes, I do feel sympathy for him. He does give his best for people he never met before.
What about you? Did you feel the same, or is it more something like a Call of Duty for you? Something you would love to do. Saving Hyrule, a beautiful Princess and the whole world?
I think, I may decline. Maybe I'm a coward, but such an adventure is way to scary for me. I'm not kidding. I would get lost in every Dungeon. Unable to solve any puzzle. And there will be no Mases or Caleb who could save me. Damn.