Category: The Legend of Zelda

The idea of completing dungeons in any order may have seemed novel in the lead-up to Breath of the Wild, but that game was not the first in the series to do it. There are quite a few titles in the franchise which allow players to tackle dungeons in various orders, going back all the way to the first. Contrary to popular belief, however, The Legend of Zelda does not allow players to complete any dungeon in any order. Level 3,…

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…

There are two things in my life that I’ve always enjoyed: art and writing/storytelling. As both an artist and writer, when I evaluate games outside of just gameplay, the main two things I care about are whether there is a meaningful story being conveyed, and if there is a strong visual language/art direction being utilized. The Legend of Zelda series has many games that excel at this criteria, but perhaps among the best is Twilight Princess. It has a unique…

Everyone has been hyped up for The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom since the first teaser that released at E3 Summer 2019. The hype continued when we got more footage late last year during a Nintendo Direct. As someone who has been playing video games for a very long time I know what it is like to get really excited for a game and then for it to be a total let down. (I’m looking at you Sonic…

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…

This probably is not a new question on everyone’s minds but as we are now a little less than four months away from Tears of the Kingdom; it makes you wonder what will be next for the Zelda series. Game developers are probably already brain storming the next Zelda title to follow Tears of the Kingdom, so do you think that future Zelda games will keep with the open world format? Breath of the Wild was the first truly open…

When people talk about items or spells in the Legend of Zelda series, what usually comes to mind? The Master Sword or the Hookshot? Perhaps the powerful Champion abilities acquired in Breath of the Wild? Those all seem like the most iconic, obvious choices. But so rarely do I ever hear anyone talk about one of my favourite items in Ocarina of Time, a little-known spell called Farore’s Wind. Farore’s Wind is an optional spell in Ocarina of Time that can…

The Legend of Zelda cartoon is a charming, quirky gem in the annals of Zelda history, and Polygon recently spoke to the creative forces behind the show to learn more about how this unique contribution to our beloved series came to be. These interviews revealed that Nintendo loved the artists’ depiction of Zelda wearing pants rather than a typical princess dress, Link’s “Excuuuuse me, Princess” line was a play on one of comedian Steve Martin’s catchphrases, the relationship between the…

2023 looks to be the year of revival for the Zelda series, with Tears of the Kingdom mere months away from release! This new title is poised to take over the conversation among Zelda fans, but I have feeling it won’t completely drown out discussion about other beloved games in the series. Since 2017, Breath of the Wild has consistently been a hot topic online, as it seems like players are still unveiling new secrets almost six years later. Also, many of the series’…

As I recently performed the inevitable new year’s task of taking down and packing away my Christmas decorations, I was listening to a couple of Did You Know Gaming? (DYKG) videos on Zelda titles that were either only released in Japan (“EVERY Zelda Game America Never Got”) or were never released at all (“Lost Zelda Games”). While these are only two of the many videos the YouTube channel has released on the topic of Zelda titles that for one reason…