Category: Editorials

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has received much praise from both fans and critics alike since it first came out about a year and a half ago. However, one aspect of the game that has received particularly mixed opinions is the game’s story. Some claim that it has one of the better stories in the franchise; others regularly express their disdain for it. However, while I understand why some might not enjoy the story of Breath of…

I’ve had the fortune to grow up playing Zelda games. My first, Ocarina of Time, when I was 12 years old on the Nintendo 64 I had just gotten for Christmas; The Oracle games on the bus, going to and from school in junior high; the original NES classics when I was a bit older, had saved some money from my first job and bought a used NES from the pawn shop; as an adult, with a career and a…

If you are plugged in to the video game industry, you’ll hear many discussions about the technical aspects of gaming. Terms like frame rate and anti-aliasing are thrown around often, regardless of whether you have any idea of what they mean. And for the majority of my life, I didn’t have a clue about the technical aspects of gaming. Instead, I respond to specific elements within games: the feeling of beating a boss, the reward of getting a new item,…

The surprise announcement last month of the upcoming rhythm dungeon crawler Zelda spinoff Cadence of Hyrule is still something that I’m still fully wrapping my head around. It was almost like a floodgate moment — if we can get a Zelda crossover this out there, we can get anything! And if Nintendo is willing to let a small Canadian developer touch the Zelda IP, all of its different properties are probably on the table for any developer with a great…

Welcome back to Inspired By Zelda! Today on the docket… Moonlighter, an action RPG developed by Digital Sun and published by 8 Bit Studios where you run a shop by day, and loot dungeons by night! Moonlighter is available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and Steam! I’ve never been a big fan of “life simulation” games, for lack of a better term. Games like Stardew Valley, Harvest Moon, The Sims, and even Nintendo’s own take on that genre, Animal…

The month of March is almost upon us, and not only does that mean the winter is almost over, but it’s time for March Madness! Of course, we just couldn’t sit by and not get in on the action, so we decided to put a spin on a yearly feature that we like to run on the site. In 2018, Zelda Dungeon polled all of it’s contributors, from editors to social media managers to forum members to wiki editors, to…

So in case you’ve been living under a rock for the last two weeks, you’ve probably heard about the Link’s Awakening remake headed to the Nintendo Switch at some point this year. You’ve probably already watched the trailer a million times, weighed in with your thoughts, and maybe even dusted off your old copy of Link’s Awakening on your Game Boy Color to get you in the mood. This remake (which I’m dubbing as Link’s Reawakening to avoid confusion with…

Hello everyone! After a month off after the holidays, Inspired By Zelda is back and kicking off 2019 with a flurry of great games that pay homage to the Legend of Zelda series! We’re diving right in this month into the swashbuckling adventure that is Oceanhorn! Let’s go! Oceanhorn: Monsters of the Sea, developed by Finnish-based studios Cornfox & Bros. and published by FDG Entertainment, and available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and mobile, is a Zelda-like game in…

Zelda was a generally quiet and reserved girl, but one who would voice herself where it was important. She was the most recent reincarnation of the Goddess Hylia, linked to a line of the reincarnating Spirit of the Hero, which possessed her friend and hero, Link. To her dismay, Zelda had come to develop feelings for Link. When she thought about it, she realized they were probably rooted as far back as the time before the Great Calamity. A century…

A part of her had known this day would come. It was destined to. And still, even knowing that… She was sad. Gone would be the days of walking amongst the woods; of laughing with the forest and exploring the leaves. There would be no more time to get lost and simply enjoy each other’s company. Everything was about to change. She had known the very first time that she had laid eyes on him that theirs was a friendship…