ZOMG! A Legend Of Zelda Philosophy Book

August 13, 2008


So, there's a Legend of Zelda philosophy book coming out sometime in the near future. I may learn to read yet!

With both young and adult gamers as loyal fans, The Legend of Zelda is one of the most beloved video game series ever created. The contributors to this volume consider the following questions and more: What is the nature of the gamer's connection to Link? Does Link have a will, or do gamers project their wills onto him? How does the gamer experience the game? Do the rules of logic apply in the game world? How is space created and distributed in Hyrule (the fictional land in which the game takes place)? How does time function? Is Zelda art? Can Hyrule be seen as an ideal society? Can the game be enjoyable without winning? The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy not only appeals to Zelda fans and philosophers but also puts video games on the philosophical map as a serious area of study.

This book might actually be alright, I hope they teach it in college. Because the required class I had to take sucked. Well, except for the girl that sat in front of me. Man, she had a pair of Descartes on her that would've....what? I already used that joke? Well shit. Okay, then philosophize on this for a minute: If a tree falls in Hyrule and I'm busy banging Zelda, is it true she can still get pregnant even though I was doing it from behind? She's already a week late and I'm getting nervous.

The Legend Of Zelda: The...Philosophy Book (Huh?) [kotaku]

Thanks to Richard, who knows that all things Zelda make my heart go pitter-patter.

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