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Let us pet the dog! There were so many good boys (and gals) in Breath of the Wild, but one of the worst things about the dogs in the game was that we could not pet them. We could feed them, stare them down, and even capture a cool picture, but we could not pet them. My hope for Breath of the Wild 2 would be letting us pet the dog, and to tame them, or another animal, as a…

By the time players are able to purchase and renovate Link’s home in Hateno Village in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, over 100 years have passed; the structure has fallen into disrepair, scheduled for demolition by Bolson’s eccentric construction crew. In the side quest “Hylian Homeowner,” players can restore Link’s pre-Calamity dwelling and can even purchase a few quality-of-life upgrades. However, in spite of these cosmetic improvements to the interior and exterior of the house, it lacks…

I’ll be the first to admit it—there are quite a few Zelda titles I’ve either never played or never completed. Like most kids, my access to video games was limited to what my parents picked up for me. Or, what was handily available for rental. And, as an adult, there just simply is never enough time. I realize how ancient that lament makes me sound, but it’s really the truth! At the start of the year, I had the wayward…

Every October, Zelda fans rejoice as our social media feeds light up with a plethora of new fan art thanks to Linktober‘s annual art challenge. Linktober is more than a month-long, daily drawing challenge though. It’s a community of artists that continuously show their love and passion for the Zelda franchise every day of the year. Be that through monthly drawing challenges or by sitting down to discuss their love of Linktober. Before Linktober 2020, I had a chance to talk…

Those sparkly, shimmering Heart Pieces are a funny bunch; sometimes so close and yet so far. One might be in plain sight, but until you pick up that specific piece of equipment it will continue to elude you. I confess to getting quite gleeful when I can finally backtrack to pick up a Heart Piece. There is nothing like that triumphant sound when you fill a Heart Container either. I missed having them in Breath of the Wild, Spirit Orbs…

|| Previous Chapter || Next Chapter || Chapter Twelve Link braced himself as the large Gerudo woman trudged forward menacingly. “Zayeeri,” Jenoa began, doing her best to hide the nervous twitch that had begun to manifest at the corner of her mouth. “It’s about time you arrived. Perhaps if you abandoned those ridiculous things you’re wearing there you’d be much quicker.” “You know better than anyone that I love to play with my food Jenoa,” Zayeeri replied. “Even if it is a…

It’s hard these days to come up with a new idea for a video game. It’s even harder to come up with unique gameplay mechanics. In late 2013, determined game designer Alex Preston embraced both these facts when he began a Kickstarter for Hyper Light Drifter under his own producer name as Heart Machine. It was an ambitious project intended to pay homage to video games of the 8-bit and 16-bit era. From the early stages of its development, Preston has stated that Hyper…

The Zelda franchise is one that has truly stood the test of time. Various aspects from gameplay to story are still riveting and successful after thirty-five years of invigorating gameplay and fond memories. Music is another one of these aspects, with Koji Kondo having ingrained steady and strong roots as far as how Zelda games sound. Not only has his many contributions kept up with the spirit of the series no matter the incarnation, evoking within us a sense of…

Greetings! Welcome back to Artists of Legend! As always, we have more great artwork to share this week, and if you would like to participate, we have another challenge for you! Speaking of which, please let me know if you have an idea for a weekly challenge – it might show up at some point. Now, let’s get right into everything! Submitted Artwork Last week, we asked you to create artwork of the different kinds of collectibles in the Zelda series. We…

In Hyrule the Triforce is a double-edged sword: endowed with the power to grant any wish, at times it has been the land’s saving grace, as well as its downfall. It has been theorized that the Triforce is blind to the morality of a wish, allowing evil people like Ganon to wish for control of the world, but this fact always seemed odd to me; especially after it was implied that the Triforce is sentient. At the end of A…