Author: Kat Vadam

One cannot deny that, after walking into the Noble Canteen in Gerudo Town and promptly getting turned down for a beverage, poor Link probably felt rather disappointed, to say the very least. I mean, come on, he literally just saved you all from a rampaging monstrosity of ancient technology; doesn’t he deserve, like, one beer? Then again, though, would it be wise to serve him? He’s on an adventure, a quest to save the land and its beloved princess. And alcohol…

It starts slow, with a lone chord, giving you the sense that, this time, our hero is faced with a challenge far beyond any measure that he can comprehend. Then, a certain familiar song begins, and he finds a sense of bravery, of Courage, that builds from within. And then… Everything breaks loose. In this cover of the Zelda Main Theme by metalcore band August Burns Red, Link takes on Ganon with a whole new power all his own. Fast, roaring, wailing,…

As an action-adventure series, one cannot deny that The Legend of Zelda is just ripe with RPG potential. Who wouldn’t love a pencil-paper rendition of our favorite game series, à la Dungeons and Dragons? Well, friends, in case you missed it, game designer Andrew Ferguson of Chaotic Good Games filled that need for all of us when he released a tabletop RPG based on the lands and tales of Hyrule. Self-described as “a tabletop RPG for (and by) Zelda fans,” the game came to life through…

A tale of how to keep a game alive. Happy New Year, friends and readers! The holidays are well over, 2019 is upon us, and I can’t stop writing 2018. Every. Single. Time. That means it’s time for me to put down Smash for a bit and revisit my true boo, Breath of the Wild. For my first edition of the year, I am going to talk all about a certain meme challenge that’s been going around, because…well… How could I not? It’s…

It’s that time of year again, for family, friends, celebration, and really questionable choices of sweaters. The lights are hung, the candles are lit, the end of the year is upon us, and no matter which holiday you celebrate or why, this is a season for cheer and good times. You have decided to host a party for all your favorite characters in The Legend of Zelda. So, who all do you invite? Let’s face it, each of the characters would…

Camp out on the bridge until midnight, and Farosh appears out of the waters of Lake Hylia. Wait for that beautiful beast to come closer. Don’t get electrocuted. Take aim. Fire. Boom. Scale acquired; off to the Spring of Courage to make an offering to the Goddess and unlock the hidden shrine. The dragons of Breath of the Wild — Naydra, Dinraal, and Farosh — are not only absolutely breathtaking, but they actually play a role in their own respective shrine quests….

The Master Sword is quite the staple of the Zelda series. After all, a hero needs his weapon, and what better to wield than the sword of a patron goddess, the Blade of Evil’s Bane? I mean, just the name sounds wicked. Yet, in Breath of the Wild, a game notorious for flipping the series on its head, the Master Sword wasn’t even the strongest weapon in the game. Far from it, actually. It sat at a mere base damage of 30, and…

I wanted to avoid this, but I don’t think I can anymore. Hey, friends and “Quest” readers! Welcome back, and thank you for joining me today as I finally swallow my pride and complete the Trial of the Sword. The Beginning Trials. Yeah. A bit of history here. I have attempted this trial to upgrade the Master Sword a handful of times already, honing my strats and mastering the arts of minimalism and stealth. Admittedly, it took a bit of time…

I do not think I can truly talk about Ocarina of Time without getting a little personal. Of course, that is one of the purposes of this week, right? To celebrate not only one of the most defining games of a generation, but to share stories and tell tales of exactly what the game means to us, the players. And, to be perfectly honest, I can say, without a doubt in my mind, that, were it not for Ocarina of Time, I…

Guys. Today is the day. That day. That beautiful day. On this day, twenty years ago, Nintendo released upon its fans something amazing. Something iconic. A game that would very quickly become the pillar of a generation, a base and influence upon which an industry would stand. November 21, 1998, we, the fans, were gifted with Ocarina of Time. And what an epic gift it was. Today, twenty years later, Zelda power metal band Master Sword has gifted us with their tribute. Their…