Z-Talk: The Zelda Dungeon Podcast #31

Din AkeraMarch 30th, 2013 by Din Akera

Hey listeners! We are back with another edition of the Z-Talk Podcast. This time we have some fairly diverse segments. Make sure you check out Random Person’s segment this month, as it is the first of a reoccurring storyline. But the main event is the Keaton Quiz this time! Why you ask? Because it isn’t your average Quiz. Stick around until the end of the podcast to find out why. Also, be sure to tell us your thoughts on this podcast in the discussion thread!

Timestamps:
2:17 – Community Tip
4:07 – Legendary Reflections: MORE Things to Know by Colonel-Majora
12:50 – Din and Rish’s Mailbag
21:52 – Quick Carpenters Act 1 Scene 1 by Random Person and Co.
32:30 – The Best of Zelda Games by Igos
40:17 – Keaton Quiz: Featuring Special Guests
57:55 – Bloopers

Do you keep a blog on the forum? Did you know some of the things Colonel brought up, or were some of them new to you? Which ones? How did you answer the questions posed on the mailbag? Did you enjoy the Quick Carpenters? Would you be interested in being part of the abridged series? Do you agree with which games Igos picked as being ‘the best’? Which ones would you pick? Could you answer the questions on the Keaton Quiz before our contestants? Let us know in the comments section below and in our discussion thread on the forums!

Join the conversation! There are a lot of ways that you can get involved with Z-Talk if you would like to take part. First and foremost, you can send in your own submission to Z-Talk. Is there something about Zelda or the Zelda Dungeon Community you want to talk about on the podcast? You should check out the How to Make Your Own Podcast Segment Thread on our forums and get in touch with Rish and I by email, on the ZD forums, or by Skype (contact: din_akera). You can also record your voice and send in a question to Din and Rish’s mailbag, or if you would prefer to have us read your question for you, send it in text also to our email. If you would rather have us ask you the questions you can sign up to be a contestant on the Keaton Quiz in our forum sign up! Or if you have a question you want to be asked to a guest on the Keaton Quiz you can email the question and answer to us and listen for your question on upcoming Keaton Quizzes!

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  • LinkMan

    Yay!

  • Person

    Wow, pronunciations . . . I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone say “Koume and Kotake” out loud before except me, that completely took me by surprise. I’ve always said “Comb-ay” and “Co-tah-kay”

    • et34

      They also said “ocarina” wrong. WHY DOES EVERYONE SAY IT WRONG!?!?!?!?!?

  • erikingvoldsen

    I disagree with the “greatest Zelda’s” Big Three. Not so much for the games themselves (this is opinionated), but mostly in the justification with what makes them great. It seemed focused on how much they contributed to the series…but this is irrelevent. Imagine if the future Zeldas took nothing away from OoT…they didn’t take the Z-targeting, Epona, etc. OoT would be no worse a game…actually, it would probably be better by comparison because I don’t think the others would be as good. OoT is, I think, one of the best but, to me, it’s mainly because of the lack of flaws. Not because other games borrowed from it. This is like saying OoT N64 is inherently better than OoT 3DS solely because OoT N64 came out first. Now you could argue other reasons for OoT N64 being better, but the fact that it made the elements first is not one of them. In fact, not only is this not a reason for OoT to be the best…but this is actually one of the things that make some other Zeldas better. Yes, OoT made it first, but OoT did not make it best. Other games have taken what OoT offered us and improved on it, making it better. However, the problem is that many of them had more flaws than OoT, whereas OoT’s biggest flaw is Navi and her owl partner Sir Chats-a-lot.

    He has a point with Majora’s Mask, but I think the reasoning on the poll is flawed for two reasons. 1) The online community has a far different look on the series than the community as a whole. 2) He says we would rather have Majora’s Mask than a new game…not true…we want a Majora’s Mask Remake over a Link to the Past sequel. This is a new game, but not a new game in general. I myself voted for Majora’s Mask. Why? Because when I think of a sequal for A Link to the Past, it makes me think it will be the same as A Link to the Past. Now THAT I do not want. I don’t want Nintendo to ever return to the four original titles because I honestly think they are some of most boring in the series. But between Zelda Wii U and Majora’s Mask Remake…I’d take Zelda Wii U in a heartbeat.

    I also disagree with Skyward Sword…and honestly, this is tied for my favorite game too. But fact is, Skyward Sword did not do well. Compared to the other 3D titles, it has the 2nd worst sales behind MM and the lowest Meta Critic score out of the 5 titles. Did a small majority say it was better than OoT? Yes. But if you asked them that on several other Zelda titles, you’d still get a majority of yes. Argue on sales all you want, but when only half of the potential fanbase (the potential fanbase being roughly 7m as this is as high as a Zelda title has sold) hasn’t even played the game, it’s hard to call it a favorite.

    • JuicieJ

      Since when do sales and a composite score determine what games are better or worse? Ironically enough, though, Skyward Sword was actually the fastest-selling Zelda in history, getting over 3.5 million sales in under a year. So there’s that.

      • erikingvoldsen

        He mentions “fan favorites”. Well if you’re going by the general opinion and not your own, sales and scores are the deciding factor. Fasting selling means nothing unless it adds more people to play the game.

        Both sales and scores are needed to decide how a game is viewed. If a high selling game does poorly in terms of scoring, then it has earned not fame, but infamy. If it scores well but sells bad, it ends up like Okami…a good game, but not popular or considered among the best (not matter how much it deserves to be).

        • JuicieJ

          I only pointed out the fastest selling thing to bring to light that his sales point was moot.

  • Midnafan

    Saria’s opinion on stalking sounds like MY best friend. o.O

  • Pendio

    Interesting, I knew the North American release date of OoT3D, and I live in Europe!

  • RJTheHero

    What I want to know is why no one is mentioning the gyro controls on the Wii U game pad. I think it will be a cool addition to zelda Wii U and Wind Waker HD.

  • JuicieJ

    Zelda’s best, if you ask me, are A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, The Minish Cap, and Skyward Sword. They’re each incredible experiences with their own unique strengths that set them apart from the rest of the games in the franchise, and they each features some of the best level design in all of gaming. Absolutely five of the greatest games ever made.

  • baileygirl99

    Are Din and Rish married?
    Whenever I saw that extra triangle on the bottom of the Hylian Shield, I thought that it was just a triangle that was….there…

  • rulerofyourface

    OHMYGOD that random section in the middle, it was incredible!!!!!!

  • lemon27

    wired they never show his father by is i mean link