“…some neat extras that cater to dedicated fans.”
It’s a large, interesting world, and the core cast of characters also deserves credit. Link forms unique bonds with various protagonists, with subtle cutscenes and dialogue bringing these relationships to life. The stand-out is with Midna, whose character evolves nicely with the plot, and her friendship with Link, which is sometimes expressed with a mere nod or smile towards each other, is one of the best partnerships the series has seen. Beyond those lead characters, there’s charm and variety to Hyrule’s citizens, some with memorable subplots and tales to share; Zant, for example, is a delightfully odd villain.