Posts in category: Skyward Sword

Fan Creates a Stained Glass Hylian Shield

SGSWLLNThe Zelda games have inspired a lot of very beautiful fan art. And I reckon we’ve seen Zelda themes find their way into every single medium imaginable. To the left you can see the latest stained glass effort from Reddit member the3rdstarter!

This is not the first stained glass artwork from a Zelda fan, it follows on the heels of the stained glass Hylian Crest, and the incredible Wind Waker stained glass (amongst others). This latest effort comes from the design of the Hylian shield in Skyward Sword, and is just as beautiful as all the rest.

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Zelda Theory: Skyloft = City in the Sky? [GAME SPECULATION]

SkyloftWhen Skyloft was introduced in Skyward Sword there was some speculation about whether or not Skyloft ended up becoming the City in the Sky which acts as the final dungeon in Twilight Princess. At first glance they seem like completely different places and the only reason the connection has been made is because they both hover in the sky. However, YouTube channel wwwwario has taken a closer look and there’s more to connect them than you might expect.

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PeanutButterGamer (Ft. Yungtown): Character growth in Skyward Sword

Link and Zelda SSFew things are held as absolutes among the Zelda fanbase. Ask any number of fans which game in the series is their favorite and you get many different answers: Ocarina of Time, A Link to the Past, Wind Waker and the original all have their fans. But if you were to ask the fans’ opinion on Skyward Sword, they will explode. Some will say it is the worst thing in the series since the CD-i games, some will tell you that while it was misguided at certain points it was an enjoyable experience in the end, while others will say that they really liked the game and maybe even hold it as their favorite. (and promptly get mobbed by the detractors). Yet other people will tell you that all games had their good and bad parts, and things done well in one game are done worse in the next. The same goes for Skyward Sword: it gave up the exploration of Twilight Princess and especially Wind Waker in favor of a focus on the game’s story and characters. Was this a good thing or a bad thing? PeanutButterGamer thinks so, and in his last video of Zelda Month he teams up with fellow YouTube person Yungtown to take a look at Skyward Sword‘s story and the growth of the characters in it. Watch the video after the break!

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Skyward Sword Themed 3DS Menu Screen Available in Japan

Home screenWith Halloween being only a week away it won’t be long before pumpkins are being carved, costumes are being created and houses get decorated (if they haven’t been already). Until All Hallows’ Eve arrives you’ll need to keep yourself entertained so why not play some 3DS games? There are plenty to choose from but if only there was something to make the HOME screen a little more interesting. Well, you might be in luck as a Skyward Sword themed HOME screen has become available. What’s the catch? It’s currently Japan only.

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Gossip Stone: Who Is The Best Zelda Villain?

291558-36046-ganonZelda games have always had at least one villain, usually consisting with the return of Ganondorf/Ganon. But what about the ones that don’t have Ganondorf in it? Such as, Skyward Sword, Link’s Awakening and Minish Cap! Well, I think that makes for an interesting discussion. Who do you think is the best Zelda villain? And for what reason? Insanity? Pure Evil? Or even Fashion? You can read more after the jump!

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Thoughts on Ghirahim

GhirahimThough it gets a lot of hate nowadays, Skyward Sword is by no means the worst that the Zelda series has to offer. Sure, the game was linear, sure, the overworld was about as interesting as your AP American Government class, and sure, the game was incredibly padded. However, there are a couple of redeeming qualities to the game. One that I find incredibly interesting is Ghirahim.

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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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A Look Back at Introductions in Zelda

Intros in Zelda PicAs a longtime fan of the Zelda franchise, I have played through my fair share of Zelda introductions. Some have worked extraordinarily well, throwing you directly into the action while allowing you to learn the ropes. Others haven’t been as successful. I won’t look at each and every introduction to a Zelda game; instead, I will only look at opening acts that I feel are different enough (either in structure or quality) from others in the series to merit a mention.

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Hyrule Warriors: Fi Character Trailer

Fi_(Hyrule_Warriors)As with the other playable fighters in Hyrule Warriors, Fi has made her way to Tecmo Koei’s Japanese YouTube channel for her own gameplay trailer. We now get to see her skills in dance-based combat in action, as well as some interesting tidbits in the smaller details of the video.

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Summer Games Done Quick Is Now Live! (Schedule and Prize Updates)

1SpeedDemosArchive and SpeedRunsLive are now live on Twitch.tv for their joint effort to raise money for Doctors Without Borders. For the next full week, 24 hours a day, speedrunners will play games from loads of different series, and giving out awesome prizes to people donating for the cause. Make sure to look out for the Zelda games coming up throughout the marathon!

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