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Zelda Dungeon Talks: What Qualities Are Needed To Make The Perfect Zelda Companion

link and midnaWelcome back to another edition of our weekly Zelda Dungeon Talks! Throughout the long history of The Legend of Zelda franchise we have been introduced to many different types of characters. Whether they be passersby, arch enemies, inquisitive little faeries, or our beloved companions, we have seen many! Sometimes the most memorable character in a game is the companion you take with you along the way, they become your guide, your friend, and on occasion absolutely indispensable to the game. But what makes the good companions truly great?

In this week’s ZD Talks we asked the team to ponder just that exact question! What qualities are needed to make the perfect Zelda companion? Feel free to add your thoughts in the comments below!

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Thomandy Perfoms Piano Cover of Fi’s Lament

FiFarewellFi’s Lament is among the Zelda series’ most heart-wrenching tunes. Regardless of how fans responded to Fi’s characterization throughout most of Skyward Sword, the piece itself makes for one of the game’s standout moments.

Longtime YouTube artist Thomandy recently put together a piano cover of the serene theme. Give it a listen after the jump!

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Zelda Dungeon Talks: Do We Need A Guide Character That Travels Around With Link?

111212_14_Fi_06Hey everyone and welcome to this week’s edition of Zelda Dungeon Talks! In most Zelda games starting from Ocarina of Time we see Link travelling through Hyrule accompanied by another. A special guide character that gives us hints on where to go and how to accomplish things. Fi, Midna, Navi, Tatl and Celia are all examples of these side characters. Sometimes, these characters can get really interesting and start developing and growing on us more as a character with a significant impact on the game. Fi for example was an emotionless servant for the Hero of the Godess in the beginning of Skyward Sword but as the game progressed further, Fi started becoming more and more human to the point where she no longer sounded and acted simply as a human database. The point is though, would it like there is something missing if there wasn’t a character like this constantly with our hero? Tell us in the comments below.

In this week’s edition of Zelda Dungeon Talks, various staff members will share with us whether or not they think guide characters are necessary and why. Read more…

Gossip Stone: Favorite Means of Communication in Zelda

gossip stone wind wakerFor a game series centered around a ‘silent protagonist,’ Zelda certainly doesn’t have a shortage of available means of communication. Every game offers some way for the story to be communicated to Link, and the ways people get in contact with him is as creative as it is varied. From Gossip Stones to songs to howling, you can always be sure of a unique way to interact with the people around you. Let’s take a look at a few of the different communication tools, and weigh in with your favorites in the comments below! Read more…

Gossip Stone: Does Link Need a Companion in Future Zelda Games?

link and midnaFor the most part Link walks the path of a loner in a vast majority of the Zelda series, and the few exceptions do little more than serve as a guide with only a few functions that actually effect gameplay such as Fi from Skyward Sword and Midna from Twilight Princess. With that in mind does Link actually need a companion, one who is more directly involved in helping Link progress through the dungeons?
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Zelda Artist Exposition: SeaboardBlue

SuniHello everybody! This is another installment of Zelda Artist Exposition—the series where I feature a Zelda fan artist. The goal is to boost the recognition of their talents. Suggestions for features are always welcome; just leave a comment. The artist of the day is SeaboardBlue.

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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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Hyrule Warriors Images Show New Item and More Skyward Sword

SuniWith all the well-deserved hype for Hyrule Warriors, we are being blessed daily with many new images of the game’s contents. I was practically drooling over the Twilight Princess material that came out recently, but a new mega batch has emerged that shows the Skyward Sword side to the game more explicitly. With the set we also get tons of new information about the game to enjoy. Hit the jump to see!

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Famitsu Reveals Fi as a Playable Character and More

Fi picThere is a 100% chance that this week’s Famitsu has confirmed that Fi, the spirit of the Master Sword, is playable in Hyrule Warriors. While the official Twitter has been hinting at it for the last couple of days, it is now official. In addition, Famitsu has released a few other details concerning Skyward Sword representation in the game.

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Fan-Made Animation of Fi’s Dance

FiWhile Fi hasn’t been one of the most well received characters in the Zelda franchise, she did have some decent scenes in Skyward Sword. Her final scenes is one of my favourite parts of the game. On several occasions during the events of Skyward Sword Link learns songs that allow him to enter the Silent Realm. While learning these songs, Fi dances to the music and it makes for some great scenes and YouTube user Musetrigger has created a gorgeous video of Fi dancing.

Take the jump and have look!

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The Different Roles of Companions

Link_Navi_1Companions have been a near constant feature in The Legend of Zelda ever since Ocarina of Time, when Navi was introduced. Since then, there have been many other companions featured within the world of Zelda. But what defines a companion, and what exactly are their roles throughout the games? Does Epona qualify as a companion? What about your Loftwing? Hit the jump to find out what I think!

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Zelda Moments: Fi’s Constant Input

Okay, let’s get this out of the way: Yes I am about to defend Fi somewhat, and talk about what I think was at least an interesting thing they did with her, but I’m not denying that she was poorly executed. I mean, I included her as #3 on my list of the most annoying Zelda characters, didn’t I? I think everyone’s kind of on the same page regarding how annoying Fi can be. But that doesn’t mean everything having to do with her is bad.

Despite poor characterization throughout the game, I thought the climax with her was one hell of a tearjerker as I’ve stated before, I liked her introduction a lot, and I loved having another partner like Navi that gave you enemy names and general information about your foes. Fi was cool in the story and great for information, she was just super annoying with her warning notifications about low batteries and low hearts. She was also annoying when it came to giving you advice on where to go next, and I’ll never argue that this wasn’t badly executed… but still, I think there’s a point here most people miss.

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The best and worst of Zelda partners

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Zelda partners are extremely important characters. They act as story-tellers, guides, and voices for our otherwise voiceless hero. Let’s not forget, they also have the most screen time of any character in the game, barring Link of course, and for this reason, the execution of a brilliant partner character is an important staple when building any Zelda game. He/she is going to be remembered for better or for worse.

So which games created the best companions, and which ones simply fell short? Click the jump to find out!

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Monday Comic Corner – Corpse Run Double Feature

This week we have a double feature of Corpse Run‘s fantastic comics. First, an examination of the combination of two items from Skyward Sword. Fi, annoying as always, unfortunately cannot explain to Link why the rules of video games and real life don’t always meet. And second, something all guys can relate to to some extent, even if it doesn’t involve a flying beetle.

Hit the jump to read the comics!

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