Tag Archives: Skyward Sword

Gossip Stone: Should Trials Like The Silent Realm Make A Comeback?

Hypnea_SSEvery Zelda game has its own interesting way of progressing through the journey- be it obtaining Spiritual Stones, obtaining instruments, and so forth. For Skyward Sword, it became an extremely nerve-wracking experience due to the trials known as the Silent Realm. There were a few in there, but even though it may only be a few, that doesn’t make them any less terrifying (if you don’t know what you’re doing from the get-go). It makes me wonder; would Nintendo ever think of implementing a similar trial series into future Zelda games, possibly even Zelda U? I’ll explain how it goes further on, so be sure to hit the jump for more info!

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Zelda Theory: Zelda Wii U to Show Link’s Origins

zelda-screenshot-11 It’s common knowledge at this point that the ‘first’ Ganon(dorf) was the Demon King Demise, and that the ‘first’ Zelda was the mortal being the Goddess Hylia took after she sent the human race skyward and away from the war on the surface. This took place in Skyward Sword. The console game released in 2011 did explain the beginning of several key elements we see in each game. For an example other than the main characters, there’s the making of the Master Sword and the true meaning behind it’s seal on evil. However, there still seems to be some lose ends. The following theory from YouTuber HMK talks about Link, and whether the Link from Skyward Sword is the ‘first’ of the reincarnation cycle as Demise and Zelda/Hylia were, or if there was someone at Hylia’s side during her initial war with Demise. HMK analyzed Skyward Sword and the limited footage we’ve seen of Zelda Wii U and has come up with a theory that might just answer the question of Link’s true origin. Make the jump to check out his video and to hear what he has to say.

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Gossip Stone: What Are Your Thoughts on Gratitude Crystals?

16a-A typical standard for a Zelda game is having some form of collectibles- just as Ocarina of Time had Gold Skulltula Tokens, Minish Cap had Kinstones, and so forth. With this idea in mind, Gratitude Crystals were born and introduced as the collectibles of Skyward Sword. They’re collected by doing good deeds for people in Skyloft, and the other many places he happens to journey to throughout his adventure. I’ll be explaining a bit more about Gratitude Crystals further on, so if you’re interested, don’t hesitate to hit the jump!

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The Completionist Presents Defend It! Skyward Sword

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Alright, its not secret that the internet has a very, well, different opinion of Skyward Sword than most of us have. Complaints about shotty motion controls and long, arduous quest are just some of the arguments that lovers and haters of Zelda’s latest console installment use. And for the most part reviews like Game Grump’s Egoraptor have perpetuated the hate for Skyward Sword’s innovations. But Jirard Khalil, aka The Completionist, takes the internet to court in order to defend Skyward Sword on all its glory. He even calls aforementioned Egorator in to help him defend his case (sort of.) Hit the jump and see just how well the internet can stand up in court. Read more…

Zelda Dungeon Talks: If A Zelda TV/Film Series Is Made, Which Game Should It Be Based On, If Not Something Original?

art_zeldaCartoon-01Hello everybody and welcome to the latest edition of Zelda Dungeon Talks! I don’t know how many of you have ever heard of the Legend Of Zelda cartoon, but if you have, it was more than likely due to a reference to a quote said by Link, “excuuuuuse me princess!”. It wasn’t really the greatest cartoon ever and we haven’t seen any form of Zelda outside the games since then. With the rumours of a Netflix Zelda series earlier on this year, people started speculating on which game it could be based on. So if a Zelda TV series or movie was ever created, what game should it be based on? I personally believe that Ocarina Of Time would be the most likely game as it is the most popular and well known of the series. However, it could be something completely new, although I don’t think that would be a great idea as I believe that fans would have a hard time connecting with something unfamiliar to them. So what do you guys think?

In this week’s edition of Zelda Dungeon Talks, various staff members will share with us their opinion on the topic. Feel free to leave your response in the comments section below!
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Gossip Stone: Should Future Zelda Titles Revisit Flying?

06When it came to the player’s transportation method, it’s always been pretty varied. However, no other game had quite the same method as Skyward Sword did. In Skyward Sword, you had to fly to get from place-to-place. With the cloud barrier below, the only way to enter a particular location was to fly over it, and skydive into it. This was a first for the Zelda series, but with that idea laid out on the table, would it be wise to bring it back in a future title- or something similar to it? I’ll be talking a bit more about it ahead, so of you’re interested in reading more, don’t hesitate to dive into the jump!

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Gossip Stone: Should Zelda Revisit Motion Controls?

Skyward-Sword-eyeAlthough the Wii version of Twilight Princess was the first Zelda title to experiment with motion controls, the game wasn’t initially developed with those controls in mind. Admittedly, I prefer the Wii version, but it’s clear that Link and Midna’s adventure was originally a GameCube game. Skyward Sword, on the other hand, took full advantage of the console’s capabilities with the advent of Wii MotionPlus. That said, its control scheme might be among the most polarizing elements of any individual Zelda title. It seems that for every person who views it as a worthwhile experiment — if not the new standard for the series’ controls — there is someone who can’t stand playing the game. Regardless of whether you enjoyed its approach to swordplay, though, do you think the Zelda team should eventually take another crack at motion controls?

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PeanutButterGamer Begins Zelda Month 2015 By Hacking Skyward Sword

mqdefaultIt’s that time of year again! PBG once again pumps out loads of Zelda content for the month of November, and he’s starting it off with a video of him hacking Skyward Sword, a game that I think most are going to be perfectly fine seeing totally messed with. Trust us. Hilarity ensues. He has also started playing hacked Skyward Sword on his gaming channel, so make sure to check that out, too!

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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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Gossip Stone: What New DLC Could Make It Into Hyrule Warriors Legends?

Hyrule_09-11-15_001When Hyrule Warriors on the Wii U still reigned, a total of 4 DLC packs released, including new Adventure Mode Maps, New Characters, and sometimes even New Modes. With Hyrule Warriors Legends releasing, it’s been detailed already that it will include all previous DLC- and there may even be more on the way. But the question is, what could it be? Now that we’ve knocked some characters and themes out of the way, it will be somewhat difficult to find the right DLC sets to develop and release. But as usual, we all have our ideas, so let’s talk about them after the jump!

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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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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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