Aonuma Doesn’t Like to Force Messages into Zelda Games

In a recent interview with GamesMaster magazine, producer and leader of the Zelda series Eiji Aonuma discussed the idea of putting messages into his games. Essentially, he says that games can have enormous influence, and that developers putting their own ideologies into those games can be kind of scary. The full quote is below:

I haven’t and won’t be trying to put any message or meaning into the games. (If someone else were to make a Zelda game though, of course it might be different.) Occasionally I receive messages from fans telling me how playing Zelda games has changed their lives. While of course this makes me incredibly happy to hear, I feel a great sense of responsibility as well, so part of me feels that developers putting their own ideologies in games is kind of scary.

Do you agree with Aonuma here? Why or why not? Sound off with your thoughts in the comments below!

Jonathan Harrington