Curiosity Shop #106: Zelda Dungeon Mailbag

Hey guys! This “Christmas Mailbag” isn’t really holiday-themed aside from the timing, but we do cover a lot of really interesting questions about the series overall, including multiple timeline questions and one involving Ocarina of Time’s legacy. There’s a lot of other interesting ones, too, of course. 11 questions in all. You can watch the video here or check out the embed after the jump.

Questions and timestamps:

(00:21) – How do you like Link’s hair?
(00:32) – How would you improve stealth portions in Zelda?
(01:35) – Do you feel that Zelda games are starting to get repetitive? Should the next game be completely different?
(03:05) – Do you think the “Hero Dies” timeline would have made more sense as an alternate universe, or do you think it just shouldn’t have been made at all?
(04:04) – Do you think there will ever be a game that explains the death of Link and leads into the Downfall Timeline?
(04:54) – I liked that the Downfall Timeline was a “what-if” scenario and I think they could use more of these to explore ideas without being constrained to the timeline. What do you think?
(06:10) – Is it true that Ocarina of Time had both gray and gold cartridges? Were there any differences?
(06:46) – Do you think Ocarina of Time might be somewhat overrated?
(08:17) – Do you think it’s better to know something about a boss, or just fight some random monster?
(09:35) – Would you like to see a game like the original with its open world and exploration but Skyward Sword’s game engine?
(10:15) – How do you think the newly formed Nintendo Network and DLC might factor into future Zelda games?

Be sure to submit your name/username and questions to our contact page, or if that page doesn’t work then email them to mailbag@zeldadungeon.net for next week’s mailbag! You can also use my Twitter or Facebook, or use the Mailbag Thread on the forums!

Can you guess the quote on the paper, the sound at the beginning, or any of the music? Include them with your question and you might guarantee it gets answered! How about your thoughts about the questions? Do you feel Zelda games are getting repetitive? Should the next game be completely different? Do you think Ocarina of Time is overrated? And how do you think DLC might impact Zelda? Tell me your thoughts on these and any other questions you want in the comments!