Posts in category: Skyward Sword

20-Inch Skyward Sword Link Variant Figure Available on Think Geek

Screen Shot 2015-08-26 at 10.22.44 AMThink Geek has just scored the remaining stock of the previously exclusive SDCC 20-Inch Link figure. Only 3000 of these Special Edition figures were made, so the remaining stock is very limited. The Skyward Sword Link figure stands 20 inches tall and comes complete with his Master Sword and Shield, with premium gold paint detailing. It is an officially licensed Nintendo product and comes in a special gold box–just like the original Legend of Zelda! The figure even comes with 7 point articulation. It will be available while the remaining supply lasts and will cost $99.99.

 

Will you be ordering one of these for yourself? Share your thoughts in the comments.

Source: Think Geek

ThatOneShowFUN Cross-Examines Skyward Sword Critiques Again

tumblr_lv90aokDmt1qlw4ddo1_500ThatOneShowFUN‘s Austin, host of popular YouTube show Eggbusters, has released Part 2 of his Cross-Examination episode on Skyward Sword. This show is designed to not only educate people on how to properly criticize the game in question, but to also show people the best ways to criticize media in general. In Skyward Sword‘s case, there is a lot of stuff people tend to bash, so knowing how to judge it from an objective and fair way is important for those wanting to review and critique it. Cross-Examination goes through the toughest arguments against the Wii title, and looks at why each one is worth concidering or not.

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Heart Tracking App Available on iOS

Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 11.04.00 AMThe Legend of Zelda series is infamous for having many goodies to be discovered along your journey, and heart pieces  are one of those things that many of us are desperate to hunt down. Guides like what you can find here at Zelda Dungeon are immensely helpful in those searches, but now you have a new tool at your disposal! Trident Group has created an app to help you not only track down all of those important little heart pieces but it even helps you keep track of the ones you have already found! The app separates the heart pieces by game and gives you the total count of pieces you must collect in each one. Once you have chosen a specific title the app then gives you the list of all the locations where each piece can be found, after you have selected the location it provides you with the specifics of exactly where you can find the piece in question, and any special requirements there might be to acquire them. Once you have located your prize you can use the app to save the ones you have found. This really helps you keep track of all the heart pieces you have already located, and the ones that are still eluding you. The app just released this month an is available on the app store for free.

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M. Productions Theory: Hyrule’s Apocalypse?

timeshift-stonesM. Productions, a YouTube theory and news discussion channel, has collaborated with game theorist Dr. Wily to gather information on a rather mysterious aspect of Skyward Sword’s story. The Wii title had many little hints pointing toward the existence of a civilization predating Skyloft and Demise. What happened to them, and what is their connection to the world we have seen in the main series?

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Gossip Stone: What Method of Transportation Do You Prefer?

198742-headerThroughout almost every Zelda game, Link has always had a companion that could take him from point A to point B. He could even just spin in circles, if he really wanted to- either way his companion acted as his way of transportation. And as we know, we’ve seen quite a few companions Link can use as transportation- so the question is, which do you prefer? Do you prefer galloping throughout Hyrule, or sailing above it? Perhaps even flying above the clouds? We’ll get more into that right after the jump!

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Fan Animation: Journey Begins

SkyloftFullViewYouTuber BenyHild has put together a short animation depicting Skyward Sword Link’s first day of school, and it is quite well done. With a unique, almost watercolor type of style, the short film is extremely cute, and gets it’s point across in the short time it lasts.

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Linearity in Skyward Sword

Skyward Sword First ArtSkyward Sword has been the recipient of a variety of complaints from a variety of sources regarding a variety of the game’s elements. A hot topic nowadays is its linearity. In this article, I take a look at linearity in the entirety of the Zelda franchise, with a focus on how it applies to Skyward Sword.
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Huge 20 Inch Link Figure On Sale At SDCC

Screenshot_23 A huge 20-inch Skyward Sword Link figure from Jakks Pacific has been spotted at San Diego Comic-Con by IGN. The figure is for sale exclusively (at least for now) at the 2015 SDCC. The figure comes boxed in golden packaging with images of Link from Skyward Sword on either side, and “Limited Edition” emblazoned on the front. Whether or not this means we won’t see the figure up for sale elsewhere is yet to be revealed, but if you are in attendance at SDCC then be sure to seize this opportunity and pick one up! Hit the jump to check out the video, showcasing the packaged giant figure in all its glory.

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Gossip Stone: What Are Your Thoughts On The Silent Realm?

Silent_RealmZelda has seen some pretty tense moments before, but if you’ve experienced this one I’m sure you can relate (at least somewhat). In Skyward Sword, the player had to undergo trials involving the collection of the goddesses’ tears, while being timed on how quickly he/she may get it done. If that player is unable to find more and lets the timer go down, you can only hope that the frenzy it brings them to is enough to lead them to a tear. And with that said, I’d like to talk more about these trials -The Silent Realm- beyond this point. So if you’d like to read more into it, hit the jump to head in.

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ThatOneShowFUN Examines Internet Criticisms of Skyward Sword

rvl_zeldass_05ss05_e3Austin of the ThatOneShowFun YouTube channel, well-known for his popular show, Eggbusters, has a new show called Cross Examination, and the first episode is on Skyward Sword. There are a lot of critiques of the Wii title that regularly float around the web that are of, admittedly, questionable quality. Austin discusses the weak arguements people often use in their internet reviews in the first part of his Skyward Sword episode.

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Auditions Being Held for Skyward Sword: The Movie

ssmov Zelda Universe is holding auditions for its next film project, Skyward Sword: The Movie. This project is similar to ZU’s Hyrule Warriors: The Movie, in that Lead Media Editor Alexander Trevino is auditioning voice actors who will dub over all of the cutscenes from Skyward Sword and these will be strung together into a full length film. Auditions are open to the public from June 25th through July 9th, and audition tapes can be sent in here. For more details, hit the jump!

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Gossip Stone: Should there be an Actual Economy in Zelda?

rfr In the fantasy world of Hyrule, not much concedes to the restrictions of reality. But with Zelda Wii U’s shift into open world gaming, it wouldn’t be unthinkable for a more real economy to present itself. Modern open world games are sometimes more realistic than what the Legend of Zelda is used to, and adapting the series to fit around a true economy is one way for it to be more realistic without damaging the integrity of its fantasy elements. Fluctuating item pricing and availability due to supply and demand or the socioeconomic state of a shop’s location could add more structure to the economy.

Though this may change the usual abundance of rupees in Hyrule, it could also allow for Link’s different interactions to improve his chances of earning money or paying lower prices.

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Art Styles Over the Ages – an Analysis

Wind Waker LinkThe art style of each Zelda game can turn into a hotly debated topic; while some think that Twilight Princess has a dark and mature visual tone, others see it as dark and drab. I believe that in these debates, the most important aspects of the art are lost, namely how well they mesh with or add to the rest of the game.
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How to Make A Wooden Hylian Shield

UntitledIn the past, we have covered creations by YouTube woodworker HappyAtom, as he makes some very cool and simple wooden Zelda creations, but now he is tackling something a bit more chalenging: Skyward Sword‘s Hylian Shield. He has thus far released the first part of the building process, and says that the second part will be out soon, so hit the jump to see the first video on making your own version of Link’s famous shield!

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Gossip Stone: The Various Cultural Influences in the Zelda Series

imagesDespite being created by a Japanese company, the Zelda series is predominately influenced by European medieval fantasy. Instead of wooden shogun castles and samurais, Zelda focuses on grand stone castles and knights for their stories. It is interesting that Nintendo chose a more traditional European influence that is more familiar to a Western audience, when they originally were skeptical of bringing the series over-seas. However, after the series was well established as a global success, a few other cultural influences have found their way into the 3D games.

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