Category: Editorials

The first set of DLC for Breath of the Wild, dubbed The Master Trials, was made available just three months after the game’s release on the 30th June 2017. Director Hidemaro Fujibayashi stated that The Master Trials was created for “core gamers and people who wanted an extra gameplay-based challenge.” To that end, the DLC introduced several new features that increased the challenge of the base game, including Master Mode and the Trial of the Sword, and new features that…

The internet loves a good hot take. All year round, whether you frequent Facebook, Reddit, Bluesky, or the website formerly known as Twitter, users are always ready to share their most controversial or contrarian opinions on just about any given topic. If an unpopular opinion would likely prompt an angry mob to point a dozen swords at your face or chain you in the center of crowded coliseum, you know that your average netizen will swiftly and smugly share it…

Nostalgia is a powerful emotion for gamers. If you grew up playing games as a kid, there’s a certain connection you’ll always have to the titles and consoles of your youth. It’s not just the memories of the specific games, but also the specific sounds and tactile feelings from the console, the controller, and other aspects of the hardware. Maybe it’s the distinct click when inserting the cartridge, the experience of pushing the power button or switch, the feel of…

Four Swords Adventures is, in a word, bizarre (in the best of ways). Each underrated Zelda game has its own set of anomalies that make it stand out from the rest of the series and Four Swords Adventures is no exception. Its increasing inaccessibility to players only adds to this mystique — and most emulations can’t replicate the experience of playing it on a fuzzy, old TV, clutching a chunky GameCube controller or Game Boy Advance. Four Swords Adventures’ eccentricities…

The Legend of Zelda’s 25th Anniversary in 2011 was an exciting time to be a Zelda fan. If you were fully aware of all the great things Nintendo had on offer from 2011 to 2012, this period in Zelda history is probably a strongly nostalgic time for you. I was in my mid-teens, and was primarily focused on Skyward Sword. I was also completely obsessed with the 25th Anniversary Special Orchestra CD that came with the newest series title, even though…

Welcome back to another edition of “Storytelling Through Sound,” a series of editorials dedicated to the analysis of the main themes from every Zelda game. In honor of Four Swords Week, we’ll be taking a look at this game’s version of the Lake Hylia theme and the way that it plays into nostalgia to hit you right in the feels. One of my favorite parts of playing a Zelda game is being unexpectedly hit with something familiar from the past, whether it be a…

The Legend of Zelda fans were feasting in 2011. With the series celebrating its 25th anniversary that year, Nintendo pulled out all the stops to make sure every corner of the fanbase was well fed on Zelda goodness. Ocarina of Time 3D — a remake long desired by fans — released that June, Skyward Sword — the first home console Zelda game in five years — released that November, Hyrule Historia — and the official Zelda timeline with it —…

We celebrate many anniversaries here at Zelda Dungeon. When you cover a longstanding game series like The Legend of Zelda, with over 20 games under its belt, it makes sense that there will always be a special date to mark the calendar by and always a prestigious title to look back on. For example, we honored Ocarina of Time with a retrospective staff feature on its 25th anniversary last November, we remembered A Link Between Worlds with a special editorial on its tenth anniversary…

The time has come once again to showcase Zelda Dungeon’s wonderful and furry companions! This has been an on going series, so if you’ve missed the first two parts, you can start here with Part One, and read Part Two here. You won’t want to miss the legendary companions that join us on our adventures here at Zelda Dungeon. This has been a really fun series to bring together because I feel like it gave me the chance to learn…

Hello again, and welcome back to another installment of Legendary Companions! If you missed the first installment of this series, you can read and view the first set of the ZD Team’s companions here. Our team is supported and loved by a number of pets and critters, so without further ado, let’s dive into Volume Two!   Ollie, Bleu, Sloppy, Arlo, and Salem — Companions of Writing Team Member Josh Wittmershaus (or The Sacramento Cat Hotel) Josh’s Sacramento Cat Hotel…