A few days ago I played The original Zelda from the NES.
The thing is - last year I played Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, which was a gameplay delight, yet some sort of self-torture. I had never played the two original Zelda’s also known as the two hardest and challenging ones. I used save states in the beginning and around dungeons, because I don’t have the time to complete it like in the Nintendo-hard days where the same re-spawning screen and music is burned in your memory. I’ll focus on that game some other time.
Now, having played the first zelda, after zelda II is an odd experience :