Category: A Link Between Worlds

The beloved handheld gaming system, the Nintendo 3DS, has officially been discontinued, the company announced Thursday. All 3DS models, including the the New 3DS LL, New 2DS LL, and 2DS, are listed as “out of production” on Nintendo’s Japanese website, and references to the device have disappeared from Nintendo’s US site. Since Nintendo’s move to the 3DS brand (rather than its predecessor, the DS) in 2011, the hardware has reached sales of 75 million consoles and 385 million game purchases….

A while back, I read the Polygon article calling for stories and characters that are “black and white,” arguing that games that explore morally gray areas are overdone and unwelcome. The article also argued that redemption stories, or the hero’s fall from grace, are archetypes that aren’t appreciated or necessary. It got me thinking about whether or not the video game industry is truly saturated with these stories that challenge the players, and if the pendulum really needs to swing…

Being the devoted A Link to the Past fan that I am, it was pretty much a certainty that I was going to pick up A Link Between Worlds upon its release. I thought that it would be a nice little homage to my favorite Zelda installment, but what I got went above and beyond any preconceptions that I had going in. Rather than being a title that rested on the laurels of its predecessor, it rose up and became something else all…

Strap yourself in, because this is a marathon episode dedicated to one of the most oft-forgotten about Zelda titles: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds! We are definitively ranking all 12 dungeons from the game, so there is a lot of go through! From Eastern Palace all the way to Lorule Castle and everything in between, we go in depth talking everything dungeon related! Come listen to what dungeons ended up being our favorites. The gang were joined…

The Legend of Zelda has always been a classic tale of good versus evil, and it hasn’t ventured far from that path. Heroes do what they do best, and antagonists cause chaos simply because they’re the bad guy. With this in mind, I think Zelda villains in general could do with a bit more nuance in their motives. Hilda from A Link Between Worlds is a great example of a villain with a deeper, more relatable motive. Time and time again,…

One of the best things about the Legend of Zelda series is the massive community that has developed around it. In particular, the community that covers and rearranges the music of the series is extremely diverse and ambitious. Many people across the world cover Zelda songs, drawing inspirations from it and using styles as diverse as classical, metal, hip-hop, and many more. This Celtic cover of “Zelda’s Lullaby” and “Hilda’s Theme” offers two great songs in one video. In this…

Among the many reveals in the recent Super Smash Bros. live presentation, there may be one most people missed — one that may just be a secret to everybody. Right before unveiling the new Joker and Hero amiibo, Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai mentioned that some fighters hadn’t received amiibo with updated designs for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, singling out Zelda fighters in particular: “However, some fighters like Zelda and Ganondorf have their designs from Super Smash Bros. for Wii…

The Legend of Zelda series is about to celebrate its thirty fifth anniversary in 2021. The long running series has left a huge mark on gaming. Because of its long and continued excellence, the series has multiple generations of diverse fans from across the world. The community surrounding the series has developed a great deal in the past thirty years, and it is amazing to see how the series and its fan base have grown. I’ve been an avid Zelda…

The first ten dungeons of our Top 50 dungeons are down below! Make sure to check back next week when 10 more are revealed! Let’s get started!   50. Tower of Hera A Link Between Worlds The Tower of Hera in A Link Between Worlds is where the dungeons of the game really start to get good. Although it’s pretty short, I loved climbing the levels of the tower using the Hammer and the Moles, and I enjoyed the use…

What is the greatest dungeon in the Zelda series? A simple question on the surface, but one with so many layers that it makes finding an answer almost impossible. How does one define ‘great’? Is it the dungeon layout? Perhaps the ways the dungeon item is implemented into the puzzles? Or is it the bombastic boss fight at the end? Surely the music and overall aesthetic play a part? And to be honest – what does being a dungeon in…