Category: Hyrule Warriors

The idea of a Zelda crossover game that blends gameplay and graphic styles to create an all new experience with the quintessential Zelda charm that the series is known for has always appealed to me. There are so many possibilities! And with unique spinoffs like Hyrule Warriors and Cadence of Hyrule doing just that, it got me thinking of other potential crossover options. There are many combinations that I think would create an amazing crossover, but the one that I…

A new decade may now be upon us, but we at Zelda Dungeon wanted to take one final look at the decade that was before we shut the door on it completely. The 2010’s can be seen as a rollercoaster ride for The Legend of Zelda, full of many euphoric highs and a few disappointing lows. But with all things said and done, it’s hard to look back at the past ten years and say that the series didn’t experience…

The 2010s will likely be remembered as one of the most important decades of my life. Within that time, I graduated from both high school and college, got my driver’s license, my first job, my first apartment– lots of ups and downs. Suffice it to say, I learned a lot about life. More importantly, though, these past ten years saw the release of a ton of Zelda games! Indeed, despite its near-33-year run, this franchise is seemingly more active than…

I can’t believe it’s that time already, but here we are: it’s time for Zelda Dungeon’s 2019 Edition of the Best. Zelda. Ever! Two Zelda games were released this year — one a remake, and one a spinoff — but maybe most crucially, the next mainline installment of the series was teased at E3 when Nintendo revealed the sequel to Breath of the Wild was to be released! Exciting times are ahead for Zelda fans no doubt, but let’s focus…

The world created in the Zelda series is much like that of a book.  For virtually all of the series’ history, it has featured silent characters with only text to provide dialogue.  Breath of the Wild recently changed this feature with one of the best elements of the game — its cut scenes.  These sequences offered an interesting opportunity to hear names and locations pronounced in a canon format for the first time ever.  Noted that Hyrule Warriors did the…

The Legend of Zelda series has traditionally been played from the point of view of Link, the hero of Hyrule. Very rarely do we get the chance to control another character. One of the few instances I can think of is in Hyrule Warriors, but that isn’t a mainline Zelda title. What if we were given the chance to control the actions of Ganon in a mainline game? I would love the chance to be able to play from the…

Hyrule Warriors was released on the Wii U in 2014. The original game is over five years old, but we now have the Definitive Edition, which includes all the downloadable content that had been released since the game initially came out. It had a unique story with a couple of new characters, and took us across time through popular Zelda titles like Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker, and Twilight Princess. The game gave us a unique spin on a…

It seems like the Breath of the Wild sequel is far from our grasp, but that has not stopped players from talking about what they hope for out of the new game. The game’s trailer that was revealed at E3 this year made many wonder and hope that Zelda would be a playable character. I hold this same hope, but I got to wondering: what kinds of weapons, skills, and unique abilities would I like her to have? Link was…

Fairies have always been around in the Zelda series, primarily aiding Link by healing him. But there are some special fairies that have stood out, becoming companions to Link throughout his adventures. Navi was the first companion fairy I met in Ocarina of Time. She was helpful in the sense of explaining the targeting system and giving the odd piece of wisdom about where to go next. Tatl followed in Majora’s Mask, although more begrudgingly to rescue her brother Tael…

I first played Link’s Awakening on my lime-green Game Boy Color when I was about nine or ten years of age. It was my second or third adventure with Link, but I remember absolutely loving it. I can vividly remember the first time I beat Moldorm. I was traveling with my dad to some sort of meeting, and he’d asked to sit quietly and play my game while he was in the meeting. As soon as I beat the Nightmare…