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Timeline

Should this page be changed into timeline order or deleted entirely since Timeline already covers this or combine the pages Darre (talk) 23:53, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

This page has nothing to do with the timeline. The timeline article is about the in-game history of the games, this is about the history outside them, like a resume of the whole series since its first release. There's no reason to delete or merge this page. Chuck (talk) 05:05, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

Expanding this page

This is probably one of the more important pages on the wiki, and, as such, it is the one in need of the most attention. I've cleaned up the basic gist of all but the original three GameBoy titles, and I'll be adding those soon, too.

I'd like to see a section describing the trademarks of the Zelda series, the impacts the series has had on gaming as a whole, and a section on the world of Zelda (not one plagiarizing the "Hyrule" entry, though). -- Lex

Can we get the title of this page changed to The Legend of Zelda (Series)? It just looks sloppy as it is now, and would help alot when trying to create links by fitting the mold different articles that use this sorting convention.67.160.13.15 22:09, 19 April 2007 (PDT)

What about the Link's Crossbow Training? does it not count? I do agree with LexLionHart- the first paragraph could use some detailing. ZeldaGirl96 13:32, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Well, Link's Crossbpw Training is more of a spin-off than an actual game. Seablue 13:53, 3 July 2008 (UTC)
I think there should be a section in the page titled "Spin-Off Series", as the games on the page are already organized under series such as Four-Sword Series". User:Steven/sig 10:36, 3 July 2008 (EST)

In all honesty (im new my opinion dosent matter to much) i really would like the lay out of this whole site re-done. i found it little difficult to find an insite on majoras mask. All i was looking for was the plot and i end up being taken to a spoil straight away. then again its not spoils if im on this site but it would be handy for a easy use site. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Assassinslord 22:13, 16 July 2008 (UTC)

Zelda Wiki is an encyclopedia, so expect to find spoils. Every article spoils something, some part of the storyline. We provide info on the series, not a walkthrough.
Oh, and please remember to use ~~~~ to sign your posts! It displays your username and the date, so it's helpful to organize talk pages. —Darkness(Talk) 01:07, 15 December 2012 (UTC)

Move

Quite frankly, the current title of this article is shameful and embarrassing. We should definitely move it. This would be one monster of a move though since this page is our third most linked to page. At the time of this post it was 1002 links. If this were not such an important article, I wouldn't have even considered it. But the pride and ego of Zelda Wiki.org is a stake! What? A little drama always helps! :P Now , talk away people! Decide. And decide correctly. Do it.... :P:P:P
We may have to have a vote on this.User:Matt/sig 05:08, July 22, 2008 (UTC)

1002 links? Good lord. Hm... I agree, though, this page title doesn't fit the format introduced by, well, every other page on the Wiki (TLoZ (game), TLoZ (TV series), MM (soundtrack), etc.). So I'm cool with a moving of this page to "The Legend of Zelda (Series)". User:Ando/sig 12:45, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Capital "S" or small? I'd prefer caps.User:Matt/sig 13:08, July 22, 2008 (UTC)

(Series) plz. If anyone knows how to get a list of links, I'll help when I can to change them. Seablue 13:45, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Shoot. I guess that capital letters are on every other page such as this. I'd really rather have lowercase, but I suppose that it's all in the name of Wiki standardization... User:Ando/sig 13:51, 22 July 2008 (UTC)
Also, Sea: check this
Shall We get started? Seablue 13:53, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Not yet. Let's wait a few more days to see what kind of input we get from others. This is going to be a pretty big change, after all. User:Ando/sig 13:54, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Understood. Seablue 13:54, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

I vote on either (series) or (Series), not sure if capitalization matters on this term.User:StevenF/sig 19:04, 22 July 2008 (EST)

It has been a while now. No one has objected. We should move it now. The format that all other page titles are in is: Subject (Type). That is, the word in the parentheses is alway capitalized. This is way physical encyclopedias do it too. So the move location is: "The Legend of Zelda (Series)". I'll get to work on fixing the links as soon as it is moved. I've fixed well over 1000 links in my time here. Best to have one person to do it at a time to avoid edit conflicts. I really need to do this. Fixing links is what I do most on this wiki. And I'm running out of links to fix! I need work! The number of links has climbed to 1067. That is still doable. The page has surpassed the Link page and this article is now our second-most-linked-to page.User:Matt/sig 22:03, August 10, 2008 (UTC)
Well hey, if you want to do it by yourself, I guess that I can't deny you such an opportunity. When you're ready, go on ahead and move the page. User:Ando/sig Ando (talk) 01:47, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

Oh wow

From the introduction I'm not sure where anyone wants this page to head. I searched for something like a cover page for everything else done here at ZU, this should be it. I was actually expecting a complete copy/paste job from Wikipedia. So I'll give the page credit for not being that. Well if we could toss some ideas around in here, I'll make this page one of my top priorities.Axiomist 05:05, 9 January 2009 (UTC)

TRR/TBF

Hmmm... I think that TRR and TBF should be added to this list, seeing as the CD-i's are here. Thoughts? Alter  {T C B H } 04:31, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

I think yes, and Link's Crossbow Training as well. Those spin-off games are surely of more significance for the franchise than the CD-i games which are hardly acknowledged by Nintendo. --Grandy02 18:54, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

Zelda Wii fan art box

Despite being well made that box is a lie, and misrepresents known information. I vote to delete the image and use the poster on the page bc that's all that's confirmed. I doubt the box will look like that ever. User:Axiomist/sig 22:29, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Infobox?

It seems to me that we need an infobox as an article header, one that has things such as first game, most recent game, series creators, worldwide sales figures, etc. We should make this article more than just a catalog of games.Ganondorfdude11 23:05, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

I second the motion. :P Now we can fight over how to go about doing it. Alter  {T C B H } 02:44, December 13, 2009 (UTC)
I'd say genre, developers, publishers, creators, first release, and latest release.User:Steven/sig 02:59, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

Article content

Isn't this article more like a "List of The Legend of Zelda games"? I believe that a 'Series' article would be better containing the series' philosophy, common features, recurring motifs and the like. :P

Also, I think that there should probably be a 'Spin-off' section, either on its own -- which would be awkward, given that Link's Crossbow Training would be the only entry, or along with the Tingle games. And I would like to ask how you guys feel about BS The Legend of Zelda: The Ancient Stone Tablets. I personally find it worth mentioning under the Main Series listing. What's in question is whether it should get its own entry, or be treated in a similar manner to "Oracle of Ages & Oracle of Seasons", potentially being another entry to "The Legend of Zelda III" or like a more unique Second Quest or expansion to A Link to the Past. I'm personally for the latter option, given that it uses the same engine with A Link to the Past and directly connects with it. What do you think?

The article is indeed in need of improvement since, in case you didn't know, it's copied verbatim from Wikipedia, as were formerly articles like Dungeon, Eiji Aonuma and, to a lesser extent, the article on Majora's Mask. As for the inclusion of those games, ..... well, you said the page looks more like a list of games, and it happens to be true, so there aren't too many options for inclusion of those, heh heh =P. --User:K2L/sig 13:00, 28 November 2010 (EST)

BS-X games

Shouldn't the three BS-X games be on this page if the three CD-I games are on here?

You know what, YES. Also, please remember to sign your posts. --KingStarscream 15:11, 31 May 2013 (UTC)
I think they should to maybe we should get a staff member. Darre (talk) 23:53, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
They are already mentioned in the TLoZ and ALttP sections. They are basically remakes/ports of those games, so there's not really a point in adding their own sections. Chuck (talk) 05:05, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
Ancient Stone Tablets wasn't a remake: it has a completely different storyline. The Super Smasher (talk) 08:39, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
But it is the same overworld as ALttP. Chuck (talk) 16:22, 10 August 2014 (UTC)
A link between worlds has the same overworld as well. The Super Smasher (talk) 09:49, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

Tri Force Heroes not yet listed on this page

If anyone puts up Zelda UX info, he could also throw in TFH. - Canyarion (talk) 10:40, 2 June 2016 (UTC)