Tag Archives: Skyward Sword

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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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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Amazing Piano Cover of “Fi’s Lament”

imageFi’s Lament” (also known as “Fi’s Theme”) is arguably one of the most serene themes heard in the Zelda series. Skyward Sword’s mesmerizing orchestration of the lament has inspired various enchanting covers across the web with piano covers being no exception. YouTube musician MusicMike512’s piano rendition falls nothing short of the enthralling and soothing melody of “Fi’s Lament.”  Take the jump to check it out! Read more…

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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Upcoming 20-Inch Link figure from Jakks Pacific

wnpwzuwvgu6d0yfhuzmpAmerican toy company Jakks Pacific have already released a four-inch Skyward Sword Link figure, and have plans to release even more Zelda figures, including Skull Kid, Ganondorf in his The Wind Waker form and even some Ocarina of Time figures in the future. This piece, however, is something bigger. In a similar vein to the Star Wars figures that Jakks already produce, they have announced plans and pictures of a 20-inch Link figure, as he is in Skyward Sword ! Make the jump to check out some ‘larger’ images of the figure, as well as some of its details!

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Piece of Heart: It’s Baptism… or Drowning

maxresdefault Welcome to the seventh installment of Piece of Heart, where we look at The Legend of Zelda series through the eyes of a literary professor and examine how its literary elements enhance the gaming experience. This week’s lesson is titled “If She Comes Up… It’s Baptism”. Basically, being submerged in water can represent a character’s rebirth. The Wind Waker in its entirety comes immediately to mind, leading into the lands that emerge to make up new Hyrule in Spirit Tracks.

 
Characters being dipped in water, getting soaked, or drowning also have significance. There’s a shocking amount of water in Zelda if you really think about it; there are lakes, bays, temples, oceans, fountains! A drenching or two is inevitable, so I’m going to take the plunge and analyze a few.

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A Princess and her Knight, or more than just that? Looking at Zelda/Link

No excuse neededStories of valiant knights, princes and other heroes who fight for their beloved ladies are some of the oldest and most beloved stories in human history. Perhaps even THE oldest, depending on your interpretation of the Epic of Gilgamesh. So it was to be expected that a concept as basic as fighting for those you care about eventually ended up in The Legend of Zelda, or at least have fans ascribe it to individual games. But is there any truth to this? Has anything been confirmed, implied, can things be extrapolated or is it just a bunch of hot air? Note that this contains spoilers for Hyrule Warriors, so be careful in case you have not yet finished the game. Read a game-by-game analysis after the break!

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Winter Wonder Festival 2015 Reveals Two New Link Figures

WF2015WLinkMajorasMaskNendoHeader Wonder Festival is the world’s largest gathering for figures and takes place twice a year. This year’s winter variant occurred on February 8th in Chiba, Japan and showcased a plethora of figures, both new and upcoming. Of particular note, especially to collectors, were the two new Link figures that were displayed. One of them is a scaled figure of Link, while the other is a Nendoroid of Link based on his upcoming appearance in Majora’s Mask 3D!

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Piece of Heart: Marked for Greatness

Triforce-Hands Welcome to the fifth installment of Piece of Heart, where we look at The Legend of Zelda series through the eyes of a literary professor and examine how its literary elements enhance the gaming experience. This weeks lesson is titled “Marked for Greatness” and we’ll be analyzing how distinctive markings, scars, deformities, and other oddities stand as indicators of a character’s importance.

One of the most obvious indicators would be the appearance of the triforce on a character’s hand, but any other quality that sets a character apart qualifies; If you’re a rare crimson Loftwing, the only male Gerudo, or a Kokiri missing a fairy then you’re marked for greatness, and I’ll tell you why that’s significant.

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