The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is the tenth version of The Legend of Zelda series. This game was available by Nintendo on the Game Cube on December 13, 2002, in Japan. It was not until a year later (2003) that other countries could experience this game. The game’s context is on different islands, and the main character is Link. He has to rescue his sister from an evil sorcerer’s imprisonment, Ganon. Besides, Link has to find and collect the relic Triforce – an artifact that has the power to grant wishes to its owner. In order to complete these complex challenges, Link receives many characters’ help such as the King of Red Lions (a boat capable of talking to its users), Captain Tetra.
Similar to the previous versions, players will have to control Link and participate in many different combat missions to collect items (conquer dungeons). In addition, Link’s basic weapon is still a shield and a sword. The means of transportation is a boat. Besides combat missions, the game also offers many challenging puzzles with diverse content to explore. A new feature is that it adds a Cel shading system to bring more vivid images. The previous versions only used conventional 3D systems.
In The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, players will experience a third perspective. You will have to move to different areas to talk to the NPCs and accept quests. Completing a mission will give various rewards for character upgrades. With experience points, you can upgrade the power and collect high-value equipment for the character.
You will have to conquer 49 areas of the Great Sea. Each will bring different island chains and quests to complete. The mission system still focuses on exploring the dungeon. Besides, at the end of each dungeon is a battle with the boss to go forward. In addition to performing the main tasks, the manufacturer also brings a quest system for players to enjoy. They can be received or removed, depending on the player’s needs. However, taking part in some missions is also important, it helps the character reach the needed levels to explore new areas.