Category: Breath of the Wild

Avid collectors of Zelda memorabilia are certain to be familiar with First 4 Figures. The United Kingdom and Hong Kong-based toy and model company is renowned for its incredible array of gaming and anime replicas. The Legend of Zelda has been well-represented in the company’s repertoire, and another exciting figure will soon be available. First 4 Figures has announced a PVC statue representing the Hylian Shield from Breath of the Wild, as well as the item’s upcoming launch stream! This 12” PVC…

Let’s all take a moment and admit that if we stopped to consider that Zelda’s life was really in peril the entire time during our playthroughs of Breath of the Wild, we would have stopped and gone to save her. Right? Well okay, sure, after a few more shrines… and after that side quest… oh, and upgrading armor… jeez, there are a lot of Korok seeds… What am I supposed to be doing again? Welcome to the collective thought process…

In the middle of 2019, the world was a very different place. E3 had just wrapped up, and Zelda fans were picking up the pieces of their proverbially blown minds. The sequel to Breath of the Wild had just been announced with a teaser trailer that sparked hundreds, if not thousands, of theories about what was in store for Link and Zelda. Fast-forward to this past week when both Geoff Keighley and Reggie Fils-Aime made waves via Twitter about speculations…

With winter approaching fast and temperatures rapidly dropping, the possibility of frozen precipitation will increase. Snow can be a fun and beautiful adornment for the world around us, but it’s often a major annoyance and ice is a downright hazard most of the time. This remains true in the Zelda universe as well, which has regularly depicted it’s wintry locations as visually striking, but harsh and inhospitable. Ice-themed dungeons frequently rank among the most devious, containing some of the most frigidly frustrating…

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is a classic and time-honored novel about a miser named Ebenezer Scrooge. This wealthy broker cared for nothing but money and amassed a great fortune at the cost of his humanity and decency. The night before Christmas, three ghosts sequentially appear to Scrooge and show him visions of his past, present, and future. The horrified Scrooge realizes, almost too late, that his life of selfishness had been wasted. He resolves to change his ways and…

When a game series establishes expected norms, we get what is known as a formula. It is important to understand this formula if one is to make a homage or derivative work based on a popular franchise. Acid Nerve, a small studio operating out of the United Kingdom, did just this when they created Death’s Door. This newcomer to the action-adventure genre is a hybrid of classic Zelda gameplay and modern gaming innovations set in an imaginative land. While Death’s…

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…

DLC, short for Downloadable Content, continues to be a huge discussion point in the video game industry. More than ever before, game studios have the ability to use DLC to add content to their games and expand the player’s experience with the game. Though there are examples of free DLC, players often have to pay in some way to gain access to DLC, which can also mean more revenue for studios. While Nintendo was fairly behind to the rest of…

If players could go to a vacation in the land of Hyrule, Zora’s Domain would be high on the destination list. Whether it is Ocarina of Time, Twilight Princess, or Breath of the Wild, the town is one of the most visually distinct locations in the Zelda series, with creative water-based designs. Often built around natural wonders like waterfalls and rivers, the home of the Zora is almost always a beautiful and serene haven for Link to explore. Complete with…