Category: Games

That’s right, folks! The Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest is back again to make your Monday just a bit more tolerable. We’ve been working through our collection of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity screenshots for the contest over the past few weeks. And while we might put a pause on the AoC images fairly soon, we had to highlight one of the game’s more popular characters, Prince Sidon, before we do so. And, what the heck? Let’s give you all two…

Christmas is my favorite holiday. Waking up to snow outside, illuminating the house with the Christmas tree adorned in lights, and spending time with family and friends makes it a holiday I look forward to more and more as I get older. In our household, we typically decorate the Christmas tree after Thanksgiving (anything before November 25 feels far too soon), and it’s an activity I enjoy so much. We listen to Christmas music, make jokes, and decorate our trees…

Warning: This article contains spoilers for the DLC story and characters for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. In a recent interview with Japanese publication Nintendo Dream, various members of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity‘s development staff, including Art Director Yuu Ōboshi, Producer Yōsuke Hayashi, Director Ryōta Matsushita, and Developing Producer Masaki Furusawa, offered their thoughts on the design and production of the newly released Guardian of Remembrance DLC. One portion of the interview focused on the addition of new intricate and detailed…

As one of the main songs in Skyward Sword, “Ballad of the Goddess” is one of the more important melodies of the 2011 title. Not only is it the song Zelda sings when we are first introduced to her, but it also carries a later importance in the story. Additionally, it is a surprisingly good tune for being the same notes as “Zelda’s Lullaby,” yet backwards. Most songs reversed would result in a chaotic dissent of notes, yet “Ballad of…

With a series that has taken as many forms as The Legend of Zelda has, it can be difficult to separate them into distinct categories. One fairly objective metric that can be used is the perspective, either 2D or 3D (2.5D games fall into the former category as they use 2D movement and environment design). Prior to Ocarina of Time, the series was exclusively 2-dimensional and more games in this perspective have been released since than the alternative. Despite this, I’ve always gotten the…

Warning: This post contains spoilers for the DLC story and characters of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. The world and games associated with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild are gifts that keep on giving. Creeping up on a five-year lifespan, Nintendo’s creation has given an entire cottage industry to players who explore, exploit, and invent new ways to play in Hyrule. And with Age of Calamity‘s newest DLC expansions, they now have more of the world, its…

The Champions: Hyrule’s strongest warriors accompanied by the legendary hero, and the Seven Sages: individuals blessed power and the ability to seal away even the darkest evil. In a fight between the two, who would win? To be clear, I refer specifically to the Sages from Ocarina of Time. As for the Champions, take the main four, their descendants, and Link. Numerically, the Champions have the advantage, but do they have that in skill? One could say they do, as they’ve…

If you ever lie awake at night, pondering about moments from your distant or even recent past that you wish you could change or do over, then you are in good company, because I often do the same. And usually the do-overs I focus on aren’t even about significant events in my life, but more about the small ones, like wishing I could take back words I said in an argument with someone I love, wishing I would have put…

Throughout the run of the Zelda series, there have been over 120 main bosses to be found in the various dungeons, castles and caves that Link has traversed. There has been a lot of variety in boss designs over the years, but there are some that stand out among the rest. Stallord is a fan favorite for the exhilarating speed of riding the spinner on rails. Phantom Ganon in Ocarina of Time is literally picturesque. The ghost horseman jumps in and out of paintings…

Step aside Ganon, Tom Nook is the final boss now! At least, that’s the impression I get after watching this Animal Crossing-styled fan recreation of the latest Breath of the Wild 2 trailer. Each scene and character in the trailer has been copied with an exacting sense of detail. The world of Hyrule and its skies are now populated by costumed villagers who move in time with the original video’s sound effects. On the whole, the animation is charming and creative….