Category: Oracle of Seasons

During this Dungeon Week, my first as a staff writer for Zelda Dungeon, I find myself in the middle of playing through The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons. As noted in Zelda Dungeon’s 2022 Best Zelda Ever feature, not only does Seasons seem doomed to live in the shadow of its more generally-loved sister Oracle of Ages by way of constant comparison, it’s also chronically underplayed. With several of the “lesser” titles not yet under my belt, I’m attempting…

From the very start of the series, dungeons have been intrinsic to the identity of The Legend of Zelda. Whether they be levels, palaces, temples, cisterns, or Divine Beasts, these structures are in many ways collectively a crucial ingredient of the whole Zelda franchise. These areas, more than any other, sell the heroism, adventure, fantasy, and sense of discovery for which we come to Zelda again and again. “Dungeon” is in the name of this website for a reason, after…

Get your headphones in, because this week, we’re taking a musical journey throughout the history of the Zelda series to rank and discuss every games main theme! We go back and find what works, what doesn’t, which games were short-changed, and which themes we would consider the best of all time. We’re playing every theme in the series, so sit back and groove out to the amazing music of the series. Don’t forget to let us know which main theme…

Even with the much anticipated launch of Tears of The Kingdom right around the corner, we know that the release of Zelda remakes and/or remasters is expected by the fandom every couple of years. Although rarer, remakes are way more distinguishable, as they reimagine and breathe new life into games in the franchise that may have initially been overlooked, especially by younger fans. In my case, for example, I never had the opportunity to play the Oracle of Seasons and…

2022 didn’t give us much of anything new Zelda-wise. Despite the many rumors that circulated, we didn’t receive any new remasters and the biggest announcement was the Tears of the Kingdom title, and also the news that it is being delayed until 2023, when it was originally slated for 2022. However, 2023 could be the year we’ve been waiting for. With this new major title releasing in May, perhaps this is year where our beloved franchise will be revitalized and…

Another spin around the sun has come and went, and with it, the latest installment of Zelda Dungeon’s proudest yearly tradition: Best. Zelda. Ever! 2022 marked the first year in quite some time where we had no real Zelda activity. No new games were released, no new projects were announced, it was… quiet. Although we got a title for the long-awaited sequel to Breath of the Wild, 2022 seemed like a year that could best be described as the calm…

I’m not ashamed to admit that I have my fair share of struggles with playing Zelda games. Although some of us these days could probably play some of the titles in our sleep, first play throughs aren’t quite as smooth. Even the best of players groan at certain mini games and gripe about this boss or that boss. Most of the time, Zelda games are a fantastic experience, but I’m sure we’ve all seen our share of the dreaded “Game…

I love The Legend of Zelda.  All of the games are great, but I’m specifically more attracted to playing the 3D titles.  I’ve often asked myself why this is; could it be the more stunning visuals, or the more intricate music?  Could it be the mapping system, or some of the more unique fighting techniques that can only be found in 3D games?  Or, if I get down to the nitty-gritty of the matter, is it because I’m just not…

Maybe it’s because information on Breath of the Wild 2 has been scarce and an official release date hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s easy to forget that we haven’t had a total drought of Zelda content. With the Skyward Sword remake last year, the Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity spinoff a year before that, and the Link’s Awakening remake before that, there’s been a somewhat steady and consistent stream of Zelda game releases. It’s been great! But in the early 2000’s,…

Like the hardware they’ve been released on, Zelda games have come in many shapes and sizes. It was typical over the years for smaller, more modest releases to adorn Nintendo’s handheld systems, while major “main event” titles would receive a console release. With time, this line has become blurred. Former 3D powerhouses Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask have both received significantly overhauled 3DS rereleases, and the advent of the Virtual Console has brought many 2D classics to home consoles like the Switch. With a few…