Category: Games

After completing our playthrough of The Legend of Zelda’s second quest, Mases and I are taking on A Link Between Worlds. This time around I’m leading the charge while Mases will be providing some knowledgeable commentary. Not only that, but I will have to play this game on hero mode, which will add some spice to the run! In our newest episode we scale Death Mountain on our way to the Tower of Hero. If you’d like to know when a new episode…

ReDeads. They’ve been present in just about every 3D Zelda title, to varying degrees of creepiness. One scream is all it takes to petrify both Link and the player, but they were noticeably absent in Breath of the Wild. In fact, there was a lack of any creepy area in the game (if you don’t count the whole map as being creepy). This got me thinking, where could Nintendo take ReDeads next? Of course, it all depends heavily on the art style of…

Link’s Awakening is currently the recipient of a surge of attention since its announcement for Nintendo Switch. Hundreds of reflection, interpretation, and speculation articles have appeared across a variety of gaming sites. The game has also seen an uptick in the number of musical covers in a variety of genres. This Lofi/Chill cover of “Sword Search” by Qumu is an intriguing musical cover. This version captures the spirit of the original song, while also enriching it with new and distinct…

Happy Easter weekend everyone! We hope you guys ate your weight in chocolate eggs and turkey! We spent a lot of our time over the weekend taking Super Smash Bros’ newest playable fighter, Joker, for a spin! Do we like him? Who’s he play like? What about his stage? We break it all down AND THEN deliver a deep dive all into the fabled game itself… TINGLE’S ROSY RUPEELAND! Yes, Andy has finally finished it (with 100% completion to boot!)…

Greetings, Zelda fans! We’re kicking off another Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest right now, so why not take part? It’s been a little while since we’ve heard anything new about Link’s Awakening in Nintendo Switch, but that hasn’t stopped me from getting suitably excited. In fact, I’ve decided to play through the original version in preparation for the remake. To commemorate my revisit to Koholint Island, let’s take a look at another screenshot from Link’s Awakening Switch. Last Week’s Contest: We…

Music is a defining feature of The Legend of Zelda series, so much so that it becomes its own character. The soundscape molds Hyrule around Link and his friends, giving character to those he interacts with and helps the player connect with them on an emotional level. The awe-striking music from The Legend of Zelda played a significant role in why I chose to pursue Bachelor’s Degree in music, and it is why I have decided to take an in-depth look at different tracks…

Recurring races throughout the Zelda franchise helps keep the games familiar to the players. If you come across a Goron, or a Zora, you know you’re playing Zelda game, and are even sure to see some sort of fire and/or water themed dungeons and puzzles. Breath of the Wild brought back the Rito, who have until then only been seen in The Wind Waker. A lot of players really liked that, and it even inspired some debate about how the Zora and the Rito could coexist in one…

When originally playing through Link’s Awakening, I wonder how many people reacted the way I did when I found out what exactly the Wind Fish was. I don’t think I ever would have guessed it was going to be a huge egg-based whale deity that comes with a really good score. “The Ballad of the Wind Fish” is easily one of the best scores that Link’s Awakening has to offer, and just hearing it done in a more orchestral style…

Nintendo today released a video showcasing a professionally constructed Hyrule Castle built entirely in Minecraft. The castle is based on the Breath of the Wild variant and was constructed by Microsoft-certified group “Team Kyo”. They describe it as “Hyrule Castle before the disaster” referring to its state before the Great Calamity in Breath of the Wild. When asked how they went about this mammoth construction, the team replied: “By referring to the screenshots and official materials taken in the game, we created…

One of the great things about the Legend of Zelda franchise is that it is suitable for fans of almost any age.   The series holds a vast amount of lore that more experienced gamers can sink their teeth in to, while on the flip-side, the individual story-lines of each game are relatively easy to follow.  This means that younger players who may be totally inexperienced with the Zelda series can immerse themselves in one title in particular and then grow…