StoryScan: Full Game Studies

In-Depth Studies of Individual Games

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Ocarina of Time’s flawless integration of plot, character, and theme made it an instant classic that has endured for decades. 

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Majora’s Mask puts its main narrative on the backburner to make room for its compelling cast and complex themes. 

The Legend of Zelda:
The Wind Waker

The Wind Waker is a simple yet effective story that weaves the theme of generational change into every aspect of its narrative. 

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Twilight Princess gets off to an uneven start, but finds its focus once it narrows its cast to reach a strong conclusion. 

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Skyward Sword’s standout secondary character almost redeems the bloated third act and poorly-explored themes.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Breath of the Wild uses an unconventional story structure to give Princess Zelda a long overdue Hero’s Journey of her own.