Category: Games

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…

We’ve all been there. In the middle of an epic match, items falling from the sky, you’re so focused on slamming on your enemies you don’t see the Beetle behind you…and skyward you go. There’s a whole armoury of really fun items to use on your foes in Smash, but life-ruining to be used on. The newest item, the Cuckoo, is comical and fun to rain rampant, raging roosters across the field but the worst to be smashed by. Skyward…

Chapter Four “What do you mean our supplies aren’t coming through?” “It’s just as I said, Your Grace. We haven’t received shipment for any of the stone we requested from the Goron’s for the last week or so.” The messenger knelt before the throne, glancing nervously at Zelda. She sighed, rubbing her left temple with the pad of her thumb, a frown pulling at her mouth. She struggled to reign in her frustration. Why hadn’t they received the shipment? And…

While some might disagree, Breath of the Wild stands as one of my favorite games in the Zelda franchise. As I see it, the game is more of a story of Link and his journey than it is about the Champions or Hyrule. This incredibly animation by Mire focuses on Link and his story in Breath of the Wild. With the upbeat (if you don’t know Japanese) music of invaderT’s “Deathly Loneliness Attacks” playing in the background, Mire repeatedly uses partially moving artwork to form their animation. The art…

The piano is one of the most versatile and prolific instruments in all of music. Many musicians learn the piano at early ages before moving on to learn other instruments, which means it has become a favorite for many musicians, both classical and contemporary. This beautiful piano ballad by Daniel Trasher demonstrates the versatility and beauty of the piano. The ballad weaves together two incredible Zelda songs: the “The Song of Time” and “The Song of Storms”. Both songs are…

It has been announced in August of this year that the Zelda-inspired title Aragami: Shadow Edition is to come to the Nintendo Switch. Yet no release date was presented, at least until now: We have learned that this game will visit the Switch on February 22, 2019. Video game publisher and distributor Merge Games has also made a physical signature edition bundle, which includes all sorts of cool bonuses, such as two enamel pin badges, a soundtrack CD and even…

Zelda’s representation in the Smash roster is kept relatively low frills, sticking with each of the Triforce’s champions, with Link padding it out with three of his incarnations. But whether or not Zelda is well represented in the Smash roster is a debate for another day. What definitely is well showcased are the realms and locales of Hyrule, spanning everywhere from Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess to Skyward Sword and the most recent stage addition, Great Plateau Tower from…

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…

Zelda Warfare is our series in which Mases and Gooey race The Wind Waker HD on hero mode in segmented sections. Each episode, or campaign, is worth a point. Whoever has the most points at the end of the game has won the war! Each time we add a special “Rule of Engagement” or more to shake things up even more. Tonight there’s gonna be a jailbreak! We are busting Makar out and are taking on the rest of the…

With Super Smash Bros. Ultimate having been out for several days now, it seems as if the majority of Earth’s population has gotten a chance to play it. And considering the spectacular breadth of content on display, there are so many ways to navigate through the game’s main menu. Some of my fondest gaming memories stem from playing the previous Smash entries alongside friends and family members. Heck, within the past few days, I’ve already created some new memories. Duking…