Who doesn’t love the ongoing story of Link and Zelda told over thirty years of gaming? The Psychology of Zelda explains in college-level psychological terms the reasons why we are all enamored of Link’s story.
I’ve taken and enjoyed a couple of college psychology courses. I love and have played most of Link’s games. I thought this book would be perfect for me. However, I just couldn’t get into its dry academic language. It felt like I should have a yellow highlighter in my hand throughout, though that would have messed up my Kindle for sure. Honestly, if the Psychology of Zelda was assigned as a college textbook, I would have loved it. But as “light” casual reading, it didn’t work for me. If you have never taken any psychology courses, love Link, and are willing to put the time in, you may enjoy this book. Unfortunately, I didn’t. 2 stars.
Thanks to Smart Pop Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review.