Although there are many iconic settings in gaming, few are as memorable as Hyrulethe main place of the esteemed series The Legend of Zelda.
Well, from GameRant they have shared a list to remember how Hyrule manifests in each The Legend of Zelda game. Here it is:
- The Legend of Zelda: Their version of Hyrule was sadly limited and lacked the ability to offer various scenery, activities, or presentational quirks.
- Zelda 2: Link’s Adventure: Hyrule is much larger than the one featured in the first game, and offered more geographical diversity, truly feeling like a living world.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past: Introduced series mainstays like Kakariko Village, Hyrule Castle, and Link’s house, laying the groundwork for later titles to improve upon.
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time: Introduces a more refined version of Hyrule, with a 3D perspective that made it a real joy to explore with areas like Death Mountain, Kakariko Village, and the new Gerudo Valley area.
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker y Phantom Hourglass: It’s a different vision that is truly memorable, the islands being the mountaintops of Hyrule, to which the people fled when the Goddess flooded Hyrule in an effort to stop Ganon.
- The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess: Hyrule’s vision was true to what came before, and made sure that it had previous locations, such as Lake Hylia, Death Mountain, the Temple of Time, and the Gerudo Desert.
- The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords: Features some returning locations, such as Death Mountain, as well as being the first title to feature a land in the sky, the Palace of Winds.
- The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
- The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap: Hyrule was missing some essential locations, such as Kakariko Village and Death Mountain, and doing so made it feel like the place was wasted.
- The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks: It takes place in a land known as new Hyrule. As such, there are plenty of omissions from the old games and new locations such as the Tower of the Gods and four different kingdoms to explore.
- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds: It is almost identical to the previous one, which is undoubtedly part of its charm. Lorule does a good job of making the setting feel new, but A Link Between Worlds was initially intended as a throwback for A Link to the Past fans to satisfy their nostalgia, and to do so she had to return Hyrule to the way it was in 1991. .
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword: It is a starting point for the entire saga, and in fact for Hyrule itself. Death Mountain is now known as Eldin Volcano, but Faron’s Forest remains a staple area of the game. Lanayru appears to be the forerunner of the Gerudo Desert, and Lake Faroria replaces Lake Hylia.
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild: Introducing the widest and densest version of Hyrule to date, introducing new regions and zones such as Hatelia Village, Akkala, Dawn Plateau and the Twin Peaks, but also features previous zones such as Hyrule Castle and the Desert Gerudo.