Category: Editorials

From the moment I met Ghirahim at Sky Temple in the early hours of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, I knew there was something special about him. From his first line of dialogue to his final grotesque moments, he was a character I loved to hate. Throughout my journey, I watched the self-proclaimed Demon Lord smirk, sneer, and mock Link with an attitude that varied between flamboyantly gleeful and murderously violent. While Ghirahim is not as imposing as his…

There’s no other way to put it: Anodyne is fricken’ crazy. Don’t get the wrong idea about that either – it’s crazy in a wonderful, beautiful way. But after finishing the main campaign and exploring the land of Anodyne (aptly named The Land), I can’t really think of a better way to put it. But let’s back up for a second and start from the beginning. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is one of my favorite Zelda titles. Part…

It’s finally here! After what seems like an excruciatingly long wait, Link, Zelda, and the rest of the gang are all set to do battle in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! Smash has always been one of my favorite series, and ever since the days of the Nintendo 64 version, I fantasized about who I would want to fight as in the next game. With the passing years, Smash Bros. has evolved from a neat collection of Nintendo lore to an…

I’m a weird kind of guy. With more and more people moving towards the convenience and affordability of buying their video games digitally, I’ve started buying more and more physical copies of my games – and if one doesn’t exist, I go so far as to make a case for it myself. My Switch shelf is full of cases with no games inside of it – objects who’s literal job is to sit there collecting dust, giving no one but…

Of the eight main dungeons and four mini-dungeons in Ocarina of Time, which would you say is your favorite? A lot of people opt for The Deku Tree — it’s simplistic yet effective, and it’s the first major 3D experience a lot of gamers had. Others prefer the Shadow Temple, with its creepy atmosphere and even creepier mini-boss. For me, however, the choice is a tough call of two: the Spirit Temple and the Water Temple (No, put that pitchfork…

This article was originally published on October 2nd, 2017. We have decided to re-share it as part of Ocarina of Time Week. The Nintendo Power Player’s Guide of Ocarina of Time holds a special place in my heart. Ocarina of Time was a game that I played a lot on my brother’s Nintendo 64, and it’s arguably the game I played the most often growing up. I loved exploring the open world, talking with the NPCs, and immersing myself in the…

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…

Ocarina of Time was one of the most highly anticipated and critically acclaimed games of its time, which welcomed commercial success worldwide. It is my own long-standing favorite Zelda game, nay, my favorite game in the world. I owe so many wonderful memories to my days spent adventuring through Hyrule as the Hero of Time. And every time I have played the game over again, I have gained new insight into its characters. For me, one thing places this game…

Ocarina of Time is known for many things: bosses, dungeons, story, and gameplay innovations. Yet the one aspect of the game that I find most iconic is the game’s musical score. The legendary game includes a diverse and beautiful range of songs that represents some of composer Koji Kondo’s best work. From its dungeon themes, to its tense battle music, to the six-eight note ocarina songs, and finally to its area themes, the game’s soundtrack has stood the test of…

It may be hard to believe, but The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time will be celebrating its 20-year anniversary in a few short days. Released on November 21st, 1998, this Nintendo 64 epic not only ushered the Zelda series into the modern 3D landscape, and it not only set the stage for future games of the franchise to find success, but it helped shape the game industry during a pivotal time in history and effectively capitalized on the endless…