this particular case was an interview with the director of TMC, who developed ALttP/FS.
Oh that, yes I remember now.
But like Lexxi said:
no one's arguing that Capcom intended FS to connect to the main series, but that Nintendo EAD intended FSA to connect to the main series and did so in such a way that exploited the Palace of the FS.
The fact that FSA features Ganon at all more or less confirms that Capcom's original intent to keep the FS as a side-series has been overstepped.
He totally beat me to that reply, guess i need to drop by more often *lol*
I always figured that the dungeon boss monsters, and perhaps their minions, in the first two Zelda games were benevolent or atleast neutral guardians, perhaps the same here. They could be tamed monsters the Oracle trained for vis own protection.
Good argument, but the fact that the Fortune Teller has the monsters hide behind a curtain and come out the moment the starring character is unable to see them, clearly indicates a measure of malice... and it's not like the monsters are making him do things against his will since he breaks into laughter.
And strangely, the dungeons are referred to as the "Demon King's"... so none of this really makes much sense >_<
Unless he's conquered them all but for the room behind the bosses, who could be neutral guardians as you suggest. That is what I like to believe at least.
Even if the Oracle was evil, what evil incentive is there to send some random asshole kid to an illusionary world where, if they succeed, they'll go on to save Hyrule as prophecized, and if they fail, they just go back home like nothing happened, wherein the prophecy will kick in anyway?
The only thing the illusionary world offers is experience for the Hero of Light.
That is if we assume it is illusionary, which I don't.
I suspect Ganon wanted for the hero to collect the Triforce for him, confident that he would then be able to defeat the kid and take it. Wouldn't be the first time Ganon allows the hero to do stuff because he's overconfident.