Thoughts on Ghirahim

Mark OlsonSeptember 26th, 2014 by Mark Olson

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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Ganondorf_in_the_Hyrule_Warriors_E3_TrailerIn just about every Zelda game that we have seen, there seems to be some sort of world-changing incident that rips normal life from Hyrule’s citizens and confronts Link with a depressing situation. We have seen a variety of choices in the past, but it might be time for Nintendo to start mixing it up a bit.

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__Desktop__Sleeping_Link___by_Mase_chanLink has been seen sleeping, resting and eating in several games across the Zelda timeline. Let’s take a moment to think about how life would be like for our Hero if he had real life limitations to overcome on a daily basis. Hit the jump to read more.

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Zelda has repeatedly taken on the dual-map style, with a main world and a mirrored world that is usually accessable later on in the game. It was an idea introduced early on in the series, and has reoccured several times, even making its way into the two most recent Zeldas. The style has been used in many ways, including different worlds and time periods, but is it beneficial? Is it something that has been done well, and, more importantly, should it be done again? Take the jump to look back on how its been done, and to give us your thoughts! Read more…


Zelda Artist Exposition: SeaboardBlue

LukeSaturnAugust 16th, 2014 by LukeSaturn

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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UntitledNintendo recently announced in the Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct that there will be an exclusive pre-order bonus: a download code for a costume pack. There are three packs currently available, two of which are being offered by GameStop and Amazon.

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Jakks Pacific Zelda Figurine Now Available

Jessica CappsAugust 7th, 2014 by Jessica Capps

Jakks Link figure

As of of late, there’s been quite a handful of officially licensed Zelda merchandise, including figurines from various distributors such as Figma, Nendoroid, and others. Around February of last year, Jakks Pacific toy company made a deal with Nintendo to produce a new line of Nintendo merchandise, including an affordable 4-inch articulated figure of Link from Skyward Sword.

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Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 12.11.16 AMSeveral weeks ago, the development team at Tecmo Koei released the Hyrule Warriors Fi trailer. Just recently, Nintendo Everything released a YouTube video of footage from the Sealed Grounds, featuring Fi and her dance skills in action!

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New DLC Costume Trailers (High Quality Update)

Davis RojasAugust 2nd, 2014 by Davis Rojas

dl_link_01And so, another NicoNico stream has gone by, with it’s share of anticipation and disappointment. One of the things provided in today’s stream was our first look at the new DLC costumes for Hyrule Warriors, with a stunning level of detail and dedication given to them.

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Zelda Artist Exposition: yagaminoue

LukeSaturnJuly 21st, 2014 by LukeSaturn

SuniHello everyone! Here we have—yet again—Zelda Artist Exposition! This series is designed to spread the joy of art and promote a sense of artistic community. I feature fantastic Zelda fan artists who I believe deserve more recognition. I keep a list going so if you have a suggestion please let me know. Just leave a comment detailing the artist you love and hopefully I will see it. Plus, remember to always be amicable in the comments. Today’s artist is the enigmatic yagaminoue.

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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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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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Skyward Sword First ArtThe announcement of a new Zelda game holds the potential to shock, surprise, underwhelm and alienate -sometimes all at once. Earlier this month, Nintendo’s E3 event injected the Zelda fandom with a healthy dose of excitement. Alongside a flood of new Hyrule Warriors details and gameplay footage, the Japanese gaming company finally revealed the newest main installment in the venerable fantasy franchise.

Now, with the dust kicked up by E3 finally settled, we can fairly judge whether Zelda Wii U succeeded at wowing gamers with its debut appearance. First impressions matter. How the game  presented itself last week will shape speculation on Zelda forums for months to come. To determine its effectiveness, we need to look back on the unveiling of past console Zelda games for comparison. How does our first look at Zelda Wii U compare to the reveals of its recent 3D predecessors on the GameCube and Wii? Hit the jump to find out. Read more…


downloadIt’s been awhile since we saw a Zelda-related Miiverse post about Super Smash Bros. from Masahiro Sakurai, but he’s back with a new alternate costume for Link! It is designed after the initial outfit Link wears in Skyward Sword, before he gets his signature tunic.

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Ganondorf (TWWHD)Gamers know that no matter how many times you defeat a boss, there is always another story, another reincarnation, that brings our heroes face to face with the same evil all over again. This is what makes up many ongoing franchises, particularly with Nintendo. There seems to be little to no explanation as to why Bowser, Ganon and other villains won’t just stay dead, leaving our heroes to live in peace, except for the obvious need for the creators to continue making more games to sell. This might be the only reason, but I think there’s more to it than that.

Hit the jump to read more about why Hyrule and its “neighboring” kingdoms just can’t seem to keep a lid on evil.

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