Category: Skyward Sword

In celebration of thirty-five years of the Super Mario Bros. franchise, Nintendo has made many Mario games available to play on the Nintendo Switch. Super Mario 3D All Stars in particular features three of the franchises biggest titles: Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. With the 35th anniversary of the Zelda series approaching, it wouldn’t be out of the question for Nintendo to do something similar with our favorite franchise in 2021. In order to celebrate…

Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword have fascinating legacies within the Zelda franchise, with both games have been widely divisive among fans and critics. Some players adore these games, some players dislike them, and many have mixed feelings about them. While I could spend a great deal of time breaking down the different perspectives about these two games, this article is dedicated to one of my favorite aspects of both games: the inclusion of areas floating in the clouds. Both games…

Though it only appears in nine mainline games, the Master Sword is the most iconic weapon in the Zelda series, and arguably stands alongside the Triforce as its most recognizable symbol. In every time of need, the hero grows in power until becoming worthy to draw the fabled blade from its pedestal. While these beautiful threads bind the series together, each moment with the Master Sword stands unique in the franchise, adding to the intricate tapestry that is its lore. For today’s…

I am notorious for starting video games and not getting around to finishing them. I either get to the end and not beat the last level, or I get stuck and just put it down and never come back to it. I have sadly done that with a couple of Zelda games, and I wonder if I’ll ever get around to finishing them. A long time ago I started Skyward Sword and played to the first dungeon and by then…

I would like to start by saying that I think Hyrule Warriors is an amazing, if a little repetitive, Zelda experience. When Hyrule Warriors first released in 2014, I was looking for a good reason to actually use the Wii U that was more or less just collecting dust in my bedroom. I was only vaguely familiar with the Dynasty Warriors franchise and my experience with Gundam was lackluster to say the least. “This will be different,” I mentally assured…

Throughout the Zelda series, the embodiment of Link’s courage is in his bravery against monsters. Fighting is the primary action that shows his courage and thus, it is what the player does for most of the game. Whether it is a small Deku Baba or a large spider, Link faces his obstacles head-on to achieve his objective. With so many titles, it’s interesting to think about which game handled combat mechanics best. Link’s common weapon of choice is normally a sword,…

Whether you are a veteran of the series or have just played a few titles, it’s safe to assume that you’ve played at least one Zelda game. No matter how many, there is likely a game that sticks out to you as the one you know better than other Zelda titles. Perhaps it is an older game that you have played through multiple times or a favorite you like to return to every now and again. You know the story,…

There’s nothing quite like that first glimpse of a new Zelda game. Whether it be a brief trailer or a single piece of concept art, these teasers have left an indelible impression in the hearts of fans. I’m curious, though — which of these theory-generating announcements had the most positive impact on you? Although I’ve been following the Zelda news scene in some capacity since 2004 (thanks to Nintendo Power), I had played only a few entries by the time…

While the sky areas of Skyward Sword received a great deal of criticism, Skyloft is one of my favorite locations across the entire Zelda series. Link’s floating hometown is filled with energetic townsfolk and gorgeous scenic vistas. The town’s bright colors and homely feel make it an excellent hub for Link to return to over and over again throughout his journey. In addition to the beautiful visuals, the town has a gorgeous musical theme that deftly puts the player at…

Metal Gear!? To hear those words uttered in a Zelda game would give me no end of joy, but then, I’m a big fan of stealthy games and Tactical Espionage Action. But after kicking around the idea, I realized that Zelda has a plethora of stealthy sections spread out in the series for us to dissect and discuss. Come hang with us as we talk Gerudo Valley, Silent Realms, the Yiga Clan Hideout, the Forsaken Fortress, and more as we…