Tag Archives: Skyward Sword

Piece of Heart: Concerning Violence

art_windWaker-04 Welcome to the second 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 “More than it’s Going to Hurt You: Concerning Violence” and in a game series where the main protagonist is a swordsman, you can bet there are plenty of violent instances available for analysis.

Ever been told to stop playing video games because they’re just filled with “mindless violence”? Well, these analyses will help you prove the naysayers wrong.

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Fan Creates a Stained Glass Hylian Shield

SGSWLLNThe Zelda games have inspired a lot of very beautiful fan art. And I reckon we’ve seen Zelda themes find their way into every single medium imaginable. To the left you can see the latest stained glass effort from Reddit member the3rdstarter!

This is not the first stained glass artwork from a Zelda fan, it follows on the heels of the stained glass Hylian Crest, and the incredible Wind Waker stained glass (amongst others). This latest effort comes from the design of the Hylian shield in Skyward Sword, and is just as beautiful as all the rest.

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Zelda Theory: Skyloft = City in the Sky? [GAME SPECULATION]

SkyloftWhen Skyloft was introduced in Skyward Sword there was some speculation about whether or not Skyloft ended up becoming the City in the Sky which acts as the final dungeon in Twilight Princess. At first glance they seem like completely different places and the only reason the connection has been made is because they both hover in the sky. However, YouTube channel wwwwario has taken a closer look and there’s more to connect them than you might expect.

See the evidence and decide for yourself after the jump!

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PeanutButterGamer (Ft. Yungtown): Character growth in Skyward Sword

Link and Zelda SSFew things are held as absolutes among the Zelda fanbase. Ask any number of fans which game in the series is their favorite and you get many different answers: Ocarina of Time, A Link to the Past, Wind Waker and the original all have their fans. But if you were to ask the fans’ opinion on Skyward Sword, they will explode. Some will say it is the worst thing in the series since the CD-i games, some will tell you that while it was misguided at certain points it was an enjoyable experience in the end, while others will say that they really liked the game and maybe even hold it as their favorite. (and promptly get mobbed by the detractors). Yet other people will tell you that all games had their good and bad parts, and things done well in one game are done worse in the next. The same goes for Skyward Sword: it gave up the exploration of Twilight Princess and especially Wind Waker in favor of a focus on the game’s story and characters. Was this a good thing or a bad thing? PeanutButterGamer thinks so, and in his last video of Zelda Month he teams up with fellow YouTube person Yungtown to take a look at Skyward Sword‘s story and the growth of the characters in it. Watch the video after the break!

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Pilot Episode of New ZeldaDungeon Youtube Series

Curiosity ShopWe have decided to begin a new Zelda-themed fan show. For now, it will be going under the name “Curiosity Shop” until we decide on a new name. You can send in art, questions, poems, fan fiction, and any other manner of Zelda thing you can think of, and we’ll be sure to cover as much as we can! Hit the jump to find out more about this new show…. Read more…

Skyward Sword Themed 3DS Menu Screen Available in Japan

Home screenWith Halloween being only a week away it won’t be long before pumpkins are being carved, costumes are being created and houses get decorated (if they haven’t been already). Until All Hallows’ Eve arrives you’ll need to keep yourself entertained so why not play some 3DS games? There are plenty to choose from but if only there was something to make the HOME screen a little more interesting. Well, you might be in luck as a Skyward Sword themed HOME screen has become available. What’s the catch? It’s currently Japan only.

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Gossip Stone: What DLC Would You Like to See in Hyrule Warriors?

Hyrule_Warriors_Link_DL_ClothesIn theory I am not a huge fan of DLC, I mean, there is a certain cynical ‘it’s all about the money’ argument to be made against it. But in practice the idea of getting new content is pretty exciting. Right now there are four Hyrule Warriors DLC packs in the works – The Master Quest Pack available right now, a Twilight Princess Pack, a Majora’s Mask Pack, and a Boss pack. The last two at least are pretty light on details about what they contain. What do you want them to have in terms of characters, costumes, and maps? Hit the jump for the discussion.

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Gossip Stone: Where Would Hyrule Warriors Fall on the Official Timeline?

hyrulewarriorsI know Hyrule Warriors isn’t canon. You know it. Eiji Aonuma has said it. But, as a fan, I can’t help but wonder where it might fit in the official timeline. I have discussed it while playing, looked through the timeline for clues, and thought about it in bed. I’m pretty sure some of you have thought about it too. It is an interesting thought experiment, if nothing else: a game, if you will. Hit the jump to play along.
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Gossip Stone: Who Is The Best Zelda Villain?

291558-36046-ganonZelda games have always had at least one villain, usually consisting with the return of Ganondorf/Ganon. But what about the ones that don’t have Ganondorf in it? Such as, Skyward Sword, Link’s Awakening and Minish Cap! Well, I think that makes for an interesting discussion. Who do you think is the best Zelda villain? And for what reason? Insanity? Pure Evil? Or even Fashion? You can read more after the jump!

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Gossip Stone: Are Side Quests Still Fun, or Are There Just Too Many Now?

eYGZgYaSome of you might be thinking, what’s a Zelda game without any side quests? The idea of abolishing the sometimes tedious yet rewarding side quests is just out of the question, but are there too many? Although most side quests are completely optional, they’re great for anyone looking to explore and extend the content within the game while adding to their own adventure. Though not always necessary, they can be rewarding in a number of ways. Whether you find them satisfying as a good Hylian Samaritan, or decide to see them through for the sake of the reward, the task might not be worth it. Join the discussion after the jump! Read more…

Scariest Bosses/Events in the Zelda Franchise

Link_vs._Dead_HandRecently, I published an editorial of the Best Under-Used Items Of The Zelda Franchise.  Previously, I had mentioned Dead Hand, being one of the scariest Zelda bosses of all time. I had also mentioned I would talk more about that subject at a later date. Well, today is that day. We’re going to take a look at some of the scariest Bosses/Events in the Zelda Franchise, and we’ll take a minute to appreciate the darker side of the series.

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