The Legend of Zelda Hyrule Historia
Written by various writers
Art by various artists
Dark Horse Comics
25 years ago, a video came out that took over the nation. Everyone wanted to get it and had to get it. Those who didn’t have a Nintendo, had to get one, just for this game. The Legend of Zelda came out and the rest, as they say, is history. A bunch of games, a few cartoons, books and comics later, it’s still going strong. Well, Dark Horse has put the complete history up to now in this trade. It covers the whole history from the original 8-bit game to what’s out there today.
This book is an amazing thing to behold. Each page shows the evolution of the characters, creatures, lands, weapons, you name it. This to me was fun and it showed me more insight into the game than I thought I wanted to know but it was a lot of fun to read. Some of the creators were interviewed as well and they talk about what their contributions were and how amazed they are that the game and story is still going strong. At the end of the main book, they have a manga story with link that is just as fun to read and will take you away back to the world of Hyrule.
This is a huge book for me to review and I enjoyed all the time I put into reading it. It brought me back to sitting in front of my TV with my mom, who loved the game too (what does that say), playing on the original game system and losing time and myself into the game. I never would have realized how big that gold cartridge would become. This book would be good for any hardcore gamer, Zelda fan and others as well. But a lot of people are going to love this, in my humble opinion. I give this 4 caps out of 5.