Category: Skyward Sword

Hey there, Zelda fans! Are you ready for another spooktacular Caption Contest?! With Halloween less than two weeks away, we’re continuing our showcase of strange and scary images from the Zelda series. This week’s contest image comes from one of my favorite moments from Skyward Sword: the end of Cawlin’s Gratitude Crystal side quest. If the player chooses to give Cawlin’s love letter to the mysterious ghost hand in the Knight Academy bathroom, they will come to find the hand…

Warning: This video contains spoilers for Skyward Sword HD. In August, we covered the start of a video analysis series on Skyward Sword HD’s dungeons. The creator of those episodes, CaptBurgerson, has returned with a new series called Zelda Character Study, and his debut episode features an analysis video that studies the character of Ghirahim, the game’s primary antagonist. Ghirahim has proven to be a popular character in the Zelda fanbase. The sly and posturing demon even managed to take…

Skyward Sword has one of the most underrated soundtracks in the Zelda series. The Wii title was the first Zelda game to have fully orchestrated music, and that music has a majestic quality because of the orchestration. The score is littered with wonderful tunes that set the tone for a grand and exceptional adventure. Overall, the recent release of Skyward Sword HD has given many artists and musicians an opportunity to revisit the game and its wonderful music. It is…

Earlier this month, Australian clothing outlet BlackMilk teased a Zelda-themed collaboration with Nintendo, which was subsequently revealed to be a collection of apparel based on the iconic franchise. With the October 11th release almost upon us, BlackMilk has unveiled the full selection of fashionable finery that will soon be available. Take a look at these gorgeous pieces that span a wide range of fan-favorite titles from The Legend of Zelda. The first garment teased was a white jacket with the recognizable…

One of the biggest casualties of modern gaming trends is the phasing out of physical instruction manuals. With an increased focus on digital releases and a reliance on online guides, many companies have stopped including physical manuals for their games. Instead of unique instructional booklets, companies are opting for digital manuals that players can open from a game menu. For many longtime video game fans who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, the end of print manuals has been…

The ability for Link to ascend and descend cliff faces without vines or grates was one reason for the sense of freedom in Breath of the Wild. Although weather conditions like rain stood to hinder the range of where the player can explore, climbing definitely allows players to see a distant place and go to it without worrying about linearity detracting them towards another place. Open-world games have emerged into the gaming world as technology has allowed larger undertakings. Nintendo…

When I was a teenager and started to have more disposable income, I started assembling a collection of video music on CD and digital platforms. However, very quickly, I started to run into the issue that some Nintendo soundtrack CDs were absurdly rare (and thus absurdly expensive) and some soundtracks were completely unavailable legally like Donkey Kong Country: Tropic Freeze. I have used OverClocked ReMix and other similar projects to close some of the gaps for Nintendo music, but there…

I’ve slowly been making my way back through Skyward Sword, courtesy of the HD re-release on Nintendo Switch; and I’ve been reminded continuously as I progress just how divisive so much of this game really is. I’ve had discussions with co-workers recently in which I’ve went to bat for the game despite its flaws (and it has many), only to find that no matter how hard I try, I can’t convince them that it’s at the very least a “good” game….

Happy Monday, everyone! After a crazy week of Zelda and Nintendo news, the Zelda Dungeon Caption Contest is back again to spread the joy! There were a lot of special moments from last week’s Nintendo Direct, not the least of which being our first real taste of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity‘s upcoming DLC. On top of new maps and new story content, the next wave of DLC will introduce Purah & Robbie to the game’s playable roster. And to…

The sounds of Ocarina of Time are unmatched by any game in the Zelda series. The themes are beautifully simplistic and carry heavy emotional undertones. In my opinion, Ocarina of Time’s music is perfect for expressing one’s own musical style. I love to hear different artists’ renditions of songs from this game, and InstrumentManiac’s flute cover of the main theme may be my absolute favorite. InstrumentManiac is a YouTube musician with flute covers inspired by video games, television shows, and major…