Should Link Speak? It’s a question that people have been asking since the Gamecube days. For some, the idea is scary due to how dodgy voice acting can be. Bad voice acting can ruin a game (see: Arc Rise Fantasia/Suikoden Tierkreis). For others, it’s time we finally gave Link a voice, the same way we did Samus, except without all the melodrama. For me, I’m fine with Link being silent. Unlike Samus, there are at least a half-a-dozen Links, so it’s not like it’s the same guy, growing with every game.
Kotaku recently brought up the question ahead of Skyward Sword, which will most likely not feature voice acting. What do you think? Should Link be forever mute or should Nintendo allow their greatest hero to speak words that could inspire a generation? Or is there a happy medium?