December 5th, 2013 by Rabbit
Hello Zelda fans and welcome to a new edition of “Would You Rather!” There was some great discussion on last week’s edition concerning the uses and consequences of both Ezlo and the Rod of Seasons. Lets see if we can be that awesome again this time! If you missed out last time you can go check it out here and contribute to the conversation. Today we have an exciting match-up for you that concerns a lifestyle choice and what kind of disciple you would want to be. Hit the jump to read more!
December 4th, 2013 by Tyler
This month’s issue of Game Informer has a page devoted to gamer’s goodies and gift ideas. One of those goodies advertised is the Figma Link action figure. This figure is priced at a special price of $49.99 at BigBadToyStore. This figure from Max Factory is being advertised along with a Samus action figure, but are currently only on pre-order. But you can pre-order a standard version, or for an extra $2.00 you can preorder the special collectors’ edition figure.
December 3rd, 2013 by Cameron
As most of you know, among all the other songs that get played in the Milk Bar in A Link Between Worlds, some of them are tracks that return from previous games. With Skyward Sword‘s beautiful soundtrack, it’s hardly surprising that a song from the second-most recent Zelda game made it into the mix, as well. Hit the jump to find out which one!
November 29th, 2013 by Cameron
Are new items better, or returning items? This question has gone through the head of many-a Zelda fan, and rarely has a clear answer been found. To find a clear answer, there are two assumptions that we have to make: firstly, that the term items refers only to items that are used to progress through a certain dungeon and gain access to other areas in the overworld; and secondly, that returning items can be split into two subcategories: staples and recurring. So, with all those formalities out of the way, let us continue!
November 27th, 2013 by Kaine
So, a lot of people have bought and received the Zelda Prima Guides Boxed Set. As we all know, the boxed set is a limited edition and each one is numbered. I think it would be fun trying to gather ALL of the people who bought one to share their Certificate of Authenticity number. So in order for this to work, we will need everyone’s help in making the ultimate list! I’ll start with mine. As more people come forward, I will update this list.
November 27th, 2013 by Kaine
Well, today is the day. I just received my Legend of Zelda Boxed Set Prima Guides. It’s a rather large box weighing in at just under 23 pounds. Upon opening the box inside is another box. This is the box we really want! It is desigend to look similar to the many chests found throughout the Legend of Zelda series. Included in the boxed set are six hardcover books, each one pertaining to a specific game. They are: Skyward Sword, Ocarina of Time 3D, Twilight Princess, Phantom Hourglass, Spirit Tracks and The Wind Waker HD. Also inside is a golden, laser-etched double-sided bookmark. And finally also inside is a Certificate of Authenticity, “signed” by Eiji Aonuma.
November 23rd, 2013 by Cameron
In a recent editorial, I theorized that the Dark Triforce might just be an idea, and if Lorule was specifically created to mirror Hyrule, then that idea is still valid. However, if Lorule is a completely new world in its own right, then the Dark Triforce would be a very real object. So if the Dark Triforce is a real object, what could this imply?
Just as Lorule appears to be a dark reflection of Hyrule, could this mean that the Dark Triforce is a dark reflection of the Triforce? This would imply that it was created for a purpose, and to represent certain prized qualities within a person. So who created it? What for? And what does it represent?
November 21st, 2013 by Rabbit
If you have ever thought that a Zelda game either threw you into the game with no instruction or direction, you are not alone. However, it is also common to be left with the impression that you just watched the majority of a trilogy before you are actually left to your own devices to play the games. Game Informer has compiled a helpful guide to let you know approximately how long you will need to play before the reigns are dropped and you are let loose in the world.
Hit the jump to find out more!
November 19th, 2013 by Axle the Beast
A Link Between Worlds is right around the corner and it looks like people are pretty excited about it overall; most of the skepticism that cropped up when the game was announced seems to have fizzled in the wake of more details about the game, and for the most part it seems like the majority of Zelda fans are excited to play it. But no one ever really seems to bring up — at least explicitly — the thing that really excites me the most about the game. All the features like the item renting, dual overworlds, and turning into a drawing, are just bells and whistles to me; what will make them great is if the level design — the shape and structure of the overworld and dungeons and where enemies and objects are placed within them — that contains those features is great. Thankfully, it looks like it will be.
November 18th, 2013 by Jessica
Hello dear readers! Sorry for having this out so late, had some other work piled up before I could finish this. Anyway, as some of you had suggested in the comments back in Part III, we will be looking at several of your favorite unwinding areas, specifically: The Milk Bar, Faron Woods, Hyrule Town (Minish Cap), and the Laundry Pool. Some of these areas in particular not only apply us and how relaxed we feel about it, as you might expect some characters within their area have their reasons as well. As always, don’t forget to suggest your favorite areas to discuss for next week. With that said, lets dive in! Read more…
November 15th, 2013 by Cameron
Since it was confirmed that the Dark World would be appearing in A Link Between Worlds, I was always suspicious as to whether it would be the same Dark World as A Link to the Past. I had heard others talking about how it couldn’t be the same world, as the Dark World from A Link to the Past was reverted back to the Sacred Realm at the end of the game. It has since been confirmed that Lorule is not the same Dark World from A Link to the Past, and as a result, people have been speculating that Lorule could instead be the Dowfall Timeline’s version of Termina or the Twilight Realm, with the former theory having been recently acknowledged in an editorial by SkyruleArcher.
I found these theories intriguing, but at the same time, I couldn’t understand why Lorule couldn’t just be a completely new land. But over time, I became curious as to how this new land could become almost a perfect alternate Hyrule, why they had a ‘Dark Triforce’, and how a villain from their world (Yuga) could know about and want to resurrect a villain from our world (Ganon). And now I have my own theory. You can tell what it is from the title of this editorial, but keep reading to find out my reasoning.
November 14th, 2013 by Michael
Many fans have been waiting for Prima’s Zelda guide box set since the very first reveal of it. The set includes six collector’s edition guides for the six most recently released games, excluding A Link Between Worlds. Also included is a laser etched bookmark, an individually numbered certificate of authenticity, and a treasure chest case to top it all off.
We are getting very close to the release of the set. That being said, more photos have been revealed. Check them out after the jump!
October 22nd, 2013 by Axle the Beast
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.
September 28th, 2013 by Kev
The Triforce is probably one of the most recognisable symbols in all of gaming and it is one of my favourites, my key ring is of the Triforce complete with the bird motif. For many years I wondered what the bird part of the symbol represents and, with the release of Skyward Sword in 2011, what it was meant to represent was clear: the Loftwing. Now, thanks to a post by Did You Know Gaming, the inspiration behind these creatures has been revealed!
Take the jump to make the discovery!
September 28th, 2013 by LukeSaturn
Welcome one and all once again to an installment of Zelda Artist Exposition. The editorial series where I feature a Zelda artist, usually found on deviantART, to whom I think recognition and praise should be given. These posts serve to expose the artist’s talent and to spread the love of art in general. As I have said before and will continue to say, if you have an artist that you think is worth featuring, please leave a comment. I mentioned that my list for artists to feature is always shrinking so any recommendations are appreciated. Today’s feature is the deviantARTist Ferisae, suggested by commenter MiniJen.