While it looks as though The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is probably going to ditch the entire "fairie sidekick" conceit, it's important to remember our roots. Ocarina of Time was made in a different era -- people were still getting used to fully 3D games in 1998, so it made sense to have someone around to show you the ropes. Even so, the incessant "HEY! LISTEN!" got more than a little grating. 

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