Category: Ocarina of Time

Power, Wisdom, Courage — these three virtues of the Triforce establish what it means to be a true hero in the land of Hyrule. But to become worthy of them, specifically the Triforce of Courage, Link often has to bravely face many hardships and trials to prove himself. This particular side of the Sacred Triangles has always been my favorite of the three pieces, ever since I was little. I used to think I liked it so much because it’s…

||  Previous Chapter  ||  Next Chapter  || Whilst recovering after the Interloper War, I often woke in a cold sweat. Stuck in a fuzzy haze between reality and nightmare, I would throw open the doors and step out into the night of Castle Town. As I looked up at the dark sky and its infinite blanket of stars, it was the one thing that calmed me. I wrestled with questions about life and death beneath their bespangled beauty for hours. Weighing the…

Minecraft is a game where you use resources to build your own livable situation, yet there is a creative mode where players have unlimited resources and often undertake massive builds. When seeing the amazing things people have created and recreated in Minecraft, it’s easy to forget how much effort must have gone into it. A picture by itself doesn’t reflect the hours, the commitment, and the artistic decisions behind it. Luckily, this time-lapse video showcases it all in full, as…

Which do you prefer, blisters on your heels, or a sore rump from riding? Perhaps you enjoy a little bit of both. With Hyrule being such a vast kingdom (continent?) in Breath of the Wild, Link is going to be racking up the mileage as we explore every section of the map, more than once if you’re as dedicated as me. We are given two ways to get around. Sure, there’s always fast travel for those long distant trips, but…

Burnout. You hear it a lot from employees who work extremely long hours, have overwhelming tasks, and/or work in people-facing environments. You know you’re on the edge of burnout when you feel mentally, emotionally, and physically stressed. I’m an airline worker, and sadly, I feel the symptoms of burnout. Through the midst of flight cancellations and angry passengers, the thought came to me: out of all the Zelda games, which Link and Zelda have potentially faced burnout? Let’s talk about…

The wait is over, Zelda fans! The Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest is finally back to give you some much-needed joy this Monday afternoon! I do apologize for the small hiatus this month. I participated in the 2022 Zelda Dungeon Marathon late last month; and while I had the time of my life, I must admit that the break-neck schedule left me needing a little rest. In any case, in honor of my victorious run of Ocarina of Time 3D at…

Taking a look at the Legend of Zelda series, I often focus in on the journey of our favorite, green-clad Link in most games. Obviously out of all the characters in Hyrule, he definitely goes through the most challenging and turbulent journey, right? Well, yes. But also no. In many adventures we have seen so far, Princess Zelda, Link’s counterpart, often has just as many (if not more) trials to face and overcome just as our hero does. There’s Princess Zelda in…

Most Zelda fans have had gripes about the inclusion of certain companion characters in the series at one point or another. Navi’s “Hey! Listen!” heard one too many times in Ocarina of Time can be grating and distracting. Skyward Sword‘s Fi is a downright divisive character, with players often either loving her and her cool design as the spirit of the Master Sword, or hating her and her penchant for frequent interruptions and obvious information dumps. Other companions in the…

||  Previous Chapter  ||  Next Chapter  || My ‘fiancée’ wore a nasty look that could kill a thousand Bokoblins. Despite her injuries, she scooped up a large chunk of rock near where she had landed. A simple blunt weapon. This didn’t matter though; whether run through with a sword, or bludgeoned to death – the bloody result would be the same.    “I think I understand now why you wanted to thank me,” I said.    She drew the stone up high.  “This…

Dating back to the early days of gaming, different controller designs have been an indispensable part of the console gaming experience. The number of buttons and the layout of those buttons helped define a console’s identity. Certain controllers, like the NES and SNES controllers, have become iconic enough that they grace merchandise and clothing. In discussions about their favorite consoles and game systems, people often cite controller design or comfortability as part of the reason why a console is superior…