Category: Legend of Zelda

The Great Fairies are powerful beings in the Zelda series and reward Link with a variety of abilities and power-ups that are unique to each game. Scattered across Hyrule, the Great Fairies aren’t always easy to find, making their discoveries a rewarding experience because of the gifts they can grant Link to boost his abilities and enhance the experience for the player as well. With such a great variety of power-ups to choose from, which one is the best one?…

Over the course of the series, the Zelda games have integrated major musical components into their stories, weaving in vital songs that can allow Link to time travel or discover newfound powers needed to defeat the evil plaguing the land. From ocarinas to drums and harps, the series has seen a wide variety of instruments for Link, and by extension the players, to play. For future Zelda games, I think it would be cool for Link to play a harmonica….

Hey everyone! Welcome back to Artists of Legend! We took a break last week for the holidays, but we’re back this week with another challenge. If you celebrated, we hope everything was great! Last Time’s Challenge Two weeks ago, we asked you to submit art of what some classic items would look like if they were designed like the Sheikah technology in Breath of the Wild. However, we did not receive any submissions for this challenge, more than likely because of the busyness…

They say that Christmas is the happiest day of the year, but whoever came up with that has obviously never played a Legend of Zelda game! The day a new Zelda game comes out is truly a joyous occasion, as at least Christmas comes once a year – sometimes it takes half a decade for a new Zelda game to come out (I’m looking at you, Breath of the Wild)!! The answer should really be obvious. On a serious note,…

A while back, I had posted an opinion piece detailing the ways The Legend of Zelda could be brought to the silver screen without completely sucking. Chief among the first things I had suggested was finding Link’s voice, tone, and mannerisms. Of course, one thing I didn’t cover was what current actors would be a good fit to portray this iconic character for the first time. So, what better time to open this can of worms than right now?! If…

The evolution of storytelling in video games has been both a gradual and explosive process over the past thirty years. Older games tended to have simplistic stories at best, while games in the present tend to have sweeping, cinematic tales that span the multimedia spectrum. The Zelda series since its inception has toed the line in between the two extremes. For fans though, Zelda‘s story has been a hotly contested topic even before the controversial introduction of the timeline. Today, we’re debating two…

During our annual ranking of the Best Zelda’s Ever, we asked our users to predict where each game would finish on our aggregated list. Most, if not all, predicted that the original 8-bit classic would finish a lot higher than it actually did. A common sense among our staff (especially younger ones) was that the game just didn’t compare to it’s modern brothers. There’s probably an element of truth to that; the game is 31 years old after all. But…

Considering that we are nearly a month removed from E3 2016, I’m — admittedly — skirting the edge of timeliness here. Heck, I’m probably well past it. In any case, I had the opportunity to spend about half an hour with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild at this year’s expo. Going into the show, Link’s next adventure was just about the only game on my mind. I mean, I was looking forward to other titles, but my…

Nintendo hasn’t given us much in the way of new Zelda Wii U content aside from some promotional art and short clips we’ve all no doubt watched a hundred times over; we’ll have to wait until E3 before we get much of anything else. Those of us who’ve hungrily scrutinized the little we’ve been given probably noticed the curious notebook Link has on his person in a number of these promotions. With the mysterious book displayed so prominently in the…

No matter how lovely a game world can be, sometimes you just need to get somewhere and need to do it fast. In this week’s ZD Top 5, there is no time for sight-seeing. We need to save Hyrule and we haven’t a moment to lose! Join us as our staff rattles off their lists of top five methods of fast travel throughout the Zelda series.