Posts in category: Ocarina of Time

Does Your Tree Need A Fairy?

NaviOrnamentHey, listen up! Christmas is almost upon us! If you haven’t done so it’s time to go out, grab yourself a tree, and starting hanging baubles on its branches. As someone who plays the Legend of Zelda games, you’ll know how great trees are: they talk in ye olde English, they send fairies to summon young boys to save the world, and if you help them out they sometimes give you giant emeralds! Perhaps your tree just doesn’t have the right sort of fairy to summon you to greatness! Take the jump to find out how to remedy the situation.

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Piece of Heart: Acts of Communion

Link-drinking-Milk-the-legend-of-zelda-32705249-1024-738-3500Welcome to Piece of Heart, where we look at The Legend of Zelda series through the eyes of a literary professor and examine how the literary elements found in the games enhance the overall experience. Literature is a beating heart that pumps its influence into even the furthest reaches of this celestial body, and each literary example that exists in The Legend of Zelda is a piece of that heart. Every two weeks we’ll cover a different chapter of Thomas C. Foster’s How to Read Literature Like a Professor and examine what components of the lesson appear throughout the Zelda series.

This week’s lesson is titled “Nice to Eat with You: Acts of Communion” and states that the act of sharing a meal with someone is often written intentionally to show emotional development between characters. The way the food is eaten and the type of food affect the meal’s purpose, just as breaking bread signifies peace. Whatever the situation, a communion has the literary implication of: a coming together, of sharing, of uniting under a common trait, of getting along, and of disunity when used ironically.

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Artists Create a Tron Style Legend of Zelda GIF

linkganon The twin Italian artists of Van Orton Design recently created an animated GIF of Link, Ganondorf, and Hyrule Castle. The piece is titled “The Legend of Zelda” and is a very unique and attention grabbing take on the rivalry between the Hero and the Prince of Darkness. The color scheme and rather geometric style make it reminiscent of Tron, and make it a worthwhile piece of artwork for any Zelda fan to view.

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80’s Synthesizer Zelda’s Lullaby

imageThe synthesizer reached the peak of its popularity in the 80’s, but is currently coming back into style with its emphasis in alternative bands such as Radiohead and Arcade Fire. With its prevalence increasing, it was only a matter of time before a talented gamer resolved to make synthesized covers of classic video game music titles. Youtube musician Ace Waters of MotiveMakesaMan Music did just that, and recently recreated “Zelda’s Lullaby” from Ocarina of Time in honor of Peanut Butter Gamer’s Zelda Month. This version of the song is a whole new experience, and one that no Zelda fan should miss out on for any reason. Click the jump and prepare to be awakened by this fantastic Lullaby. Read more…

Game Theory: What does the Longshot do to Link?

LongshotOver the course of his adventures Link has used many different kinds of weapons and items to help him defeat evil. Swords, bows, boomerangs, bombs: you name it.  A Link to the Past introduced a new item to both aid in Link’s mobility while serving as a weapon: the Hookshot. The Hookshot has gone through various different iterations to do different things. Today Game Theory takes a look at that last iteration of the item and does the math: what would happen in real life if Link were to shoot his Longshot into a target and grapple towards it? Watch the video after the break and get a whole new dose of respect for the Hero of Time!
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Fan Animation: Ganondorf’s Dragmire

GanondorfRecently we have made a few articles for trailers of a fan made animation called Ganondorf’s Dragmire, by RwanLink. The fan made animation would delve into Ganondorf’s childhood and speculates what the reasons behind his actions in Ocarina of Time could be.

See part one of the animation after the jump!

 

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Custom Link Amiibo Figures

Screenshot_14Etsy and Imgur user Chibisilverwings has taken advantage of the recent release of the Amiibo Link figure, by customising two of them and making them look even cooler! Make the jump to check out two customized Link figures: a Dark Link and an Ocarina of Time blue tunic inspired Link.

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PeanutButterGamer: Ocarina of Time hacking showcase

Link's new smileIf your knowledge of Ocarina of Time goes beyond what is shown inside of the game itself you likely know that Ocarina of Time has a large number of glitches, exploits and other unintended tricks in it. With the advent and subsequent mastery of emulation technology people have found ways to force certain glitches onto the game. With the start of November the YouTube personality PeanutButterGamer enters his fourth Zelda Month in which he makes all kinds of videos dedicated to The Legend of Zelda. In his first video this month he showcases a number of the awesome, scary, freaky and in one particular case cute hacks of Ocarina of Time. See his video after the break!

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Gossip Stone: Is there a place for the Slingshot alongside the Bow?

SS SlingshotOne of the recurring items in the Zelda series is the Slingshot: a handheld device Link often obtains early in the games it is in. Unfortunately for every game it appears in, it’s typically obtained before the Bow; the Bow greatly outshines the Slingshot with improved range, damage and projectiles it could carry. Is there a place for the Slingshot alongside the bow, or is it an outdated piece of equipment that should be retired in favor of the bow? Read more after the break!
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Gossip Stone: Will Nintendo Ever Provide a Link/Navi Reunion?

Navi ListenDespite many companions, meetings and reunions portrayed in the Zelda series since Ocarina of Time, Nintendo has yet to fulfill the ardent desires of child Link as shown in Majora’s Mask. Will they ever give us a reunion between our hero and one of the most iconic sidekick characters in gaming history?

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Will We Ever See an Ocarina of Time HD?

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Ocarina of Time is one of the greatest games Nintendo has ever made and it’s become apparent that Nintendo will do everything it can to recycle that game over and over. It released on the N64, and then re-released alongside the Master Quest on the GameCube. It was released yet again as part of the Zelda Collector’s Edition on the GameCube, and then when the Nintendo Wii launched, Ocarina of Time was one of the first games on the virtual console. Jump ahead to 2011 and Ocarina of Time was graphically upgraded for its Nintendo 3DS release.

Now that Nintendo has made the Wind Waker HD… it makes me think that it is inevitable that Nintendo will eventually make an Ocarina of Time HD as well. With Hyrule Warriors coming out this year, Zelda Wii U sometime in 2015, and of course the possibility of Majora’s Mask 3D, as well as the next new Zelda title for the 3DS, the Zelda series looks to be a bit crowded in 2014 and 2015. Ocarina of Time HD seems like such a sure-fire way for Nintendo to pull that much needed extra bit of revenue. So what do you think, will Ocarina of Time HD ever be made? Make the jump to hear my thoughts.

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Ocarina of Time: The Musical

Screen Shot 2014-08-21 at 4.47.46 PMThere are several elements of the Zelda franchise, including multimedia projects and materials. However, musicals based on video games are considerably rare, and there is one based on Ocarina of Time available on YouTube. A group by the name of The League of Extraordinary Thespians uploaded a fan made musical based on the events of Ocarina of Time, all for a fundraiser for pediatric cancer.

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