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Breath of the Wild has one of the most beautiful and distinct worlds in the Zelda franchise. Brimming with animal and plant life, it’s easy to forget the immense tragedy and danger that have left the Hylians scattered like “fallen leaves on a forgotten pool” (Ganondorf from The Wind Waker). Mammoth Guardians, ferocious Lynels, and pesky Bokoblins all stalk the landscape looking for prey. It’s a dangerous world, one that is in desperate need of hope and love. And if…

Excluding spin-offs such as Hyrule Warriors or Super Smash Bros., the Zelda series has only ever dabbled in letting the player control characters other than Link. In The Wind Waker, for instance, the Hylian Hero gains the ability to telepathically control Makar and Medli within their respective dungeons. Although their abilities were fairly limited — used only to solve puzzles rather than fight enemies — these brief segments still provided a neat novelty. Several side quests and mini-games throughout the…

Listening to music from the Zelda series is a way that many fans of the series show their love for it. Thankfully, there are so many different versions of each song, the music can rarely get old even if it’s the same “song” over and over again. One of the best feelings in the world, though, is hearing that music as the credits roll and as you’ve just overcome the game’s final boss. Fans of A Link to the Past…

Our Champions’ Cast counterparts Andy and Taylor always have some great insight into The Legend of Zelda series. On this week’s episode of the podcast one of the topics they discussed were if the shrines in Breath of the Wild were an adequate substitute for the lack of traditional Zelda dungeons. Dungeons are of course a big deal to all Zelda fans including myself and Mases. Inspired by their discussion we thought we’d pitch in our two cents in the…

With over two years having passed since Breath of the Wild’s release, I often find myself wondering more and more about how the game has affected me. While initially it held a pretty high place on my list of Zelda favorites, its place has gone up and down since then. Naturally that means I’ve thought a lot about why it’s proven such an elusive game for me to rank. Instead of pondering the large reasonings however, I’d like to question some of…

Following February’s Week of Love, we at Zelda Dungeon have been reminiscing side quests old and new. From Kafei to Korok, our next themed week covers a range of Link’s optional escapades throughout the series. In a franchise that rewards you for leaving no stone unturned with everything from Korok poop to fabled equipment and beyond, the team will be reflecting on the trials and challenges where you get out what you put in. What Can You Expect from Side…

Arguably since the release of A Link to the Past, the Zelda series has adopted specific themes for its myriad dungeons. And though the franchise is still experimenting with new motifs, it’s clear that the developers have their favorites — those themes that they just love to return to at the earliest opportunity. I mean, it just isn’t a Zelda game without a good, old-fashioned fire dungeon.  Similarly, each new entry is almost guaranteed to boast its own water and…

A piercing tendril of dawn air curved its way around a large, tan awning before slithering down the open window. Its intended target slumbered peacefully below, buried in a mound of blankets, rugs, and pillows of various patterns and sizes. She blended into her cocoon perfectly, and if not for the girl’s long, scarlet hair she would have been forever lost amongst the intricate geometric patterns. The room itself was quite small and barren. Still being too early for the…

Hey everyone! Welcome back to Artists of Legend. We have plenty more artwork to share this week and another prompt if you choose to do so. Now, let’s get right into everything! Submitted Artwork Last week, we asked you to create artwork of a mother in the Zelda series. We have only one submission this week, but we also have plenty of other submitted artwork to share! If you wanted to submit to us but were too busy to, don’t worry! We…

For as whimsical and lighthearted as the Zelda series is on its surface, it sure does have a tendency to imply — if not outright show — catastrophic levels of death and destruction. It seems like at least half of the games take place in the aftermath of some great apocalypse. In The Legend of Zelda, Hyrule seems to be more akin to a desolate wasteland than an actual kingdom. In Skyward Sword, monsters rule the surface, with most of…