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Greetings and salutations Zelda fans! Today I have a video for you all from Cleanprincegaming explaining why the latest addition to the Zelda franchise is not the Messiah of the gaming industry.  This video in particular, explains how Breath of the Wild is not as revolutionary as people think. The video is very well constructed and goes in-depth into why Breath of the Wild was only revolutionary to its own franchise and why it won’t change the “money grab” mindset…

The Skulltula Houses in Majora’s Mask are a unique to the Zelda series in that it offers the player a collectible within a confined space and a time limit. This is drastically different from other optional collectibles in the franchise because collectibles like Gold Skulltulas are generally found all across Hyrule and can be collected at the player’s leisure. Having a specific area be a collectathon space certainly changes the feel of the collectible. Instead of searching an expansive world and solving…

Nintendo has recently released an updated list of it’s best-selling Switch first-party titles. While Super Mario Odyssey and Splatoon 2 hold the top two spots, results have revealed that Breath of the Wild has taken third place with 8.48 million units sold. Plus, despite it being a previous-gen system, the Wii U version even managed to sell over 1.5 million units. Already having passed Twilight Princess in sales, it is only a matter of time before Breath of the Wild…

It really doesn’t feel like it’s been that long since Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima took office in September 2015, following the passing of Satoru Iwata. Thanks to Kimishima, the Big N has managed to stay afloat and has seen great success with the launch of the Switch. Sadly though, it looks like this president will be hanging up his Mario cap soon. During a recent news conference, Kimishima announced that he will be retiring in June and that fellow Nintendo…

Zelda Warfare is our series in which Mases and I race Ocarina of Time 3D in segmented sections. Each episode, or campaign, is worth a point. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game has won the war! Each time we add a special “Rule of Engagement” or more to shake things up even more. With our newly acquired spell, Nayru’s Love, we were hoping to get some use out of it before the war is over. That…

Last month, Nintendo of Japan announced the release of an official Breath of the Wild soundtrack, a five-disk set featuring all pieces of music from the main game, both DLC packs, and pre-release trailers. This official soundtrack finally hit store shelves today, available now in both a Standard Edition and a special Limited Edition. To build enthusiasm for the new release, Nintendo offered an in-depth look at both editions of the soundtrack in a new blog post and preview video….

From Longshots to hard light-esque bombs produced from an iPad adjacent Sheikah Slate, items are undoubtedly some of the best things about playing a Zelda title. Whether you’re inventing new ways to torture bokoblins or reinventing the wheel during a puzzle, each item usually has a few different applications to help Link on his journey’s. With each new Zelda, there are usually some new items to go with it. With this in mind, let’s think about what hasn’t been used extensively or…

The puzzles in the Zelda series are ingeniously designed and crafted, forcing the players to think of creative solutions while using their powers and abilities available to solve the puzzles. Maybe it’s because of how spoiled I’ve been when solving these puzzles that when I come across “puzzles” in other series like in the Tales games, I roll my eyes and really struggle to get through it. What is it about other series, like Zelda, that elevates the puzzles to…

Link’s Awakening is centered around the collection of the Instruments of the Sirens. These eight magical instruments are the main goal of Link’s quest to wake the mystical Wind Fish. Each instrument is found at the end of one of the eight corresponding dungeons of the game. Each instrument collected adds one more piece to the “Ballad of the Wind Fish”, the melody that is supposed to be able to awaken the Wind Fish. The eight instruments, the Full Moon…

With the sunny season just around the corner, the folks over at Games Done Quick have just recently released the schedule of games (Zelda included) to be featured in this year’s Summer Games Done Quick. For those who don’t know, GDQ is made up of two dedicated and varied groups of speed runners who twice a year run a week-long exhibition charity stream. The Summer edition of the charity drive helps raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)….