Category: Ocarina of Time

The process of game development is a complicated one, full of hundreds of ideas and concepts that will unfortunately never see the light of day. Some of these ideas will see new life in later entries of a developer’s series while some will just remain forgotten to all but the staff who developed them. These lost betas are not something the public often ever gets to see, but due to a bit of an odd discovery hidden on an F-Zero…

My favorite video game experiences are often the ones that take me by surprise. After some convincing from my roommate to give Hades a try, I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. The action-packed gameplay is snappy and frenetic, the characters range from being delightfully quirky to complex and tragic, and the way the story unfolds is fantastic. The incorporation of Greek mythology, and all of the tragedy and intrigue that surrounds the legends, results in an engaging story with…

Hello and welcome to another installment of Randomizer Thoughts! Where we unravel the mysteries and complexities of Zelda randomizers and discuss what’s new in the world of randomizers. This week, we’re talking about the biggest tool in any competitive Randomizer runners toolkit, Trackers! We also have the final four competitors for the Link to the Past Randomizer Invitational for you and a new race seed to try out! If you’re new to Randomizer Thoughts, check out our FAQ for a…

In Skyward Sword, Demise condemned his future incarnations, along with Link and Zelda’s reincarnations, to be caught in an endless cycle vying for the Triforce. The cyclical nature of their conflict and the stories told about it enable Hyrule to be in a position to fight back — but most of the time, Hyrule and its denizens are caught off guard by Ganon’s return. In some installments, like The Wind Waker, an ominous wind foreshadows his return, and in Ocarina…

The music of the Zelda series is among the top reasons why I return to the games over and over again. The series has some of the best music in the history of gaming. Additionally, fans have built a thriving community around adapting and enriching the music of the Zelda series. For me, there is a great joy in hearing artists create new interpretations of the songs that I cherish. The music community that has developed around the series is…

It’s no secret that Ocarina of Time has arguably one of the best OST’s in the Legend of Zelda series. I’d say Twilight Princess is a close second, but Ocarina of Time ultimately takes the cake for me. The music at every moment is seemingly perfect and appropriate for the corresponding situation, whether the music is being used to evoke heartwarming or uncomfortable feelings. YouTube user Around The Monitor has created a video series that analyzes some of the best original…

While Zelda as a series has its roots in medieval-style fantasy, it has always been known to flirt with more futuristic elements. Dungeons like Great Bay Temple, the Palace of Twilight, Lanayru Mining Facility, and even the entire concept of Spirit Tracks really toyed with these more industrial and even electrical elements. Recently, our own Champion’s Cast explored the idea of a Cyberpunk Zelda, which focused on a very traditional dystopic cyberpunk concept, but what would a more traditional futuristic-styled…

Although this past year coming to an end is surely a cause for celebration, we must not forget that the year was not all bad. In fact, as we look upon 2020 with a retrospective view, there are likely things that came out of the time that were actually very good. One of those things is this fan-made album by musician Aaron Grubb, which includes twelve remixed Zelda songs in total. The album, entitled The Legend of Zelda Collection, Vol….

The Gerudo Desert was a sight to behold during my first playthrough of Ocarina of Time. Prior to that title’s release, deserts in Zelda games were limited to flat, top-down areas that, while large, didn’t offer much in terms of perspective within the area itself. I thought it was a big deal to see a large, fully realized 3D desert that I could adventure through and explore in ways I hadn’t been able to previously. With that said, it wouldn’t have…

||  Previous Chapter  ||  Next Chapter  || When I awoke from my groggy slumber, dusty pink clouds passed quickly overhead, some in the shapes of rabbits or cats, others more like dragons. For a moment I did not know where I was until I heard the familiar squeaking of wheels. I sat up, disturbing the large black and white ball of fluff next to me. Kilton? The husky barked; his cheery greeting far too loud. “Shush now.” I stroked Kilton’s fur, it…