Author: Alexis S. Anderson

One thing I am really looking forward to in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is discovering new recipes. For me, cooking was one of the most charming features of Breath of the Wild, but there weren’t a lot of spices in the mix. We had herbs, salt, and Goron spice, but that’s it. So, the opportunity is wide open to include more spices like paprika, allspice, turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, and many more. If we get cinnamon,…

Tis’ the season to experiment with monster-part recipes in Breath of the Wild. In the real world, monster parts and monster extract are not so easy to come by, but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in a good old bowl of Monster Soup. Content creator ChaosEmeraldStar has just the substitutes needed to whip up the soup in your own kitchen. His video not only shows step-by-step how to cook this dish, but features charming Zelda-inspired intro and outro clips. …

The Legend of Zelda’s simplistic golden box adorned with a coat of arms helped the game stand out when it hit shelves outside of Japan in 1987, and it is likely one of the most recognizable video game box art designs of all time. I have to wonder whether the game would have been as successful without this dress, and a recent Tweet by gaming preservationist Martin Lindell has boosted my gratitude that Nintendo went with the ultimate regal, refined…

Artificial intelligence programs are getting scary-good at generating artworks with varied amounts of human direction. Look no further for proof of just how skilled these tools are becoming than these posters generated by Dan Leveille using the Midjourney A.I. program. The images depict Tom Holland as Link with blue eyes, pointy ears and all. In fact, the posters are so good that they have tricked some folks across the internet into believing a Zelda movie really was in development at…

The 3D computer graphics creation tool Unreal Engine has enabled Zelda fans to create a lot of great fan content. Ocarina of Time seems to get the Unreal Engine treatment every time a new version comes out, and one contribution for the game in Unreal Engine 5 is being worked on by creator CryZENx. This build is beautiful and the video CryZENx recently uploaded takes you across much of the field, showing off daytime and nighttime sights like waterfalls, rock…

Hello from your resident Breath of the Wild skeptic. While we can’t call it Breath of the Wild 2 anymore, Tears of the Kingdom continues to be a seeming clone of its predecessor with a few new gimmicks touted as groundbreaking.  That’s harsh, I’ll admit. I think the new mechanics will be great additions to the gameplay, but we have been given so little to chew on in terms of story. My biggest gripe with Breath of the Wild was…

Nintendo confirmed to Eurogamer that the “Tears” in Tears of the Kingdom refers to teardrops, rather than a tear in paper, fabric, or the space-time continuum. Zelda Dungeon’s very own Rod Lloyd had all but determined this to be the case by examining the Japanese phonetics of the game’s title, where the word for tear as it relates to crying has a distinct pronunciation from the word meaning to tear something up. Regardless of the correct pronunciation, both meanings of…

Gym class can be either a highly anticipated break from the monotony of the traditional classroom or dreaded forced exertion. Either way, everyone probably has a favorite gym activity. From dodgeball to yoga or football to badminton, there are a litany of possible games and recreations up for grabs on any given gym day. Which one would have each Zelda character going “Yes!” when the gym teacher makes the reveal? Link – Archery First up, Link. We know he loves…

The act of building one’s own computer has seen a resurgence among PC gamers who seek a very particular performance from their machines. Unlike back in the day, building a PC now isn’t all circuitry and fans, custom PCs have style. Founder of OdderTech, Joshua Wilkinson builds customized PCs and was recently commissioned to make an impressive and flashy Zelda-inspired one. The PC features a detailed representation of the Deku Tree from Ocarina of Time on one side, and a…

Before Breath of the Wild, robots in Zelda were far and few between. We basically just had the Ancient Robots from Skyward Sword— including Scrapper, Skipper, and pirate minibosses LD-002G Scervo and LD-003D Dreadfuse. Now we have a whole slew of additional robots with the Guardians– and seemingly more on the way given the most recent Breath of the Wild 2 trailer. But are they a bad addition to the series? Have robots in Zelda games ever been anything other…