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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past turns 30 this year. In spite of being one of the most celebrated games in the Zelda franchise, the game has never been remade; perhaps this is in part because it is one of the highest rated games of all time. Nintendo did provide fans with a nostalgic return to the Hyrule of the Downfall Timeline when they released The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. While some do like the 3DS…

Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey are two games that will always be linked together in gaming history. Both games came out in 2017, with Breath of the Wild being the major Nintendo Switch launch title and Super Mario Odyssey being the key holiday title for Switch in October of the same year.  Both games were lauded as stand-out entries in their franchise and returns to form for Nintendo after the lackluster final years of the Wii-U era….

Dreams, nightmares, and visions carry special significance in storytelling throughout human history. Legendary 20th century psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung called dreams the “little hidden door in the innermost and most secret recesses of the soul”. Often times,  dreams and visions are used to examine and manifest the hidden or underlying ambitions, desires, and fears of characters. One of the most iconic visons/dreams in the Zelda series is Lanayru’s vision from Twilight Princess, a haunting and disorientating warning about the…

A few months ago we asked if the sequel to Breath of the Wild should have underwater swimming; I came up with this idea while playing Immortals Fenyx Rising because it did have this feature (though it was required sparsely). After moving on from Immortals, lately I have been taking to the Caribbean seas in Assassins Creed IV: Black Flag. Its naval exploration and combat is as satisfying as I remembered, and it got me thinking, it’d be cool if…

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link is one of the most interesting games in the entire Zelda series. The sequel makes some ambitious changes to gameplay systems and combat seen in the original NES game. While The Adventure of Link introduced some key ideas like the Magic Meter and the iconic Dark Link, the game’s difficulty and limited lives system have made the game somewhat unattainable for many players trying to complete their video game bucket list. Despite being somewhat…

Another week, another Legend of Zelda game specific Q&A! This week, we asked our community on Discord and Facebook to ask us anything they wanted to about one of the most overlooked games in the franchise: A Link Between Worlds! Cody Davies of Zelda Universe joins the gang this week to tackle topics like our thoughts on the rental system, was the map too similar to A Link to the Past, who was our favorite Sage, what did we think…

It’s time to think to the future in today’s Daily Debate! Breath of the Wild 2 is the next mainline Zelda game, but after our return to era of The Wild where would you like to see the Zelda story placed in the timeline next? The Zelda timeline has always been a heavily debated topic among fans, but there is so much place to play as far as adding new games are concerned. Personally I would love to see a…

The artstyle of Link’s Awakening for Switch lends itself easily to creative projects, especially dioramas. Alex of North of the Border Craftworks recognized this potential and acted on it. In an accessible, humorous video he shows viewers how to craft a diorama of Marin and Tarin’s house, as well as a mini-Link and cucco to go along with it. If you’re looking for a new project, consider making a little Link’s Awakening house of your own! This diorama is a…

While Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity created its share of controversy, particularly regarding the way in which it was marketed, most Zelda fans agree that the game told a riveting story backed by an outstanding original soundtrack. Unlike Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, which featured driving electronic rock, Age of Calamity featured a moving original score performed by an orchestra. Now thanks to Ben Emberley, a British composer and conductor, Zelda fans can re-experience the epic final battle with Calamity Ganon as they listen to…

In that oh-so-sweet Nintendo Direct from earlier this year, Nintendo made a bunch of big announcements, with maybe the biggest for Zelda fans being that of an HD remake of Skyward Sword. Something that got a little bit lost beside that announcement was the reveal that Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity would be receiving a couple batches of DLC. Two packs were revealed to be coming out this year, promising more enemies, levels, playable characters, and cutscenes. The story content…