Category: The Legend of Zelda

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…

Zelda Dungeon’s YouTube Coordinator Gooey Fame is back for another thrilling season of Gooey’s Dungeon Dive. This season explores the dungeon design and creative principles found in The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. The first episode features the classic dungeon Tail Cave and analyzes the various layouts, allusions to Zelda history, mini-bosses, and more. What makes Gooey’s episodes special is that they deliver intelligent insights with all the charm and connection of two friends catching up over coffee. I had a chance to…

The Legend of Zelda games are truly a style all their own and are quickly identifiable, despite the differences in graphics throughout the series. We have seen many recreations of various dungeons or overworld locations in the Unity Engine and Unreal Engine in particular that make a game look more life-like, but YouTube user How I Remember has brought us something a bit different with this re-imagining of Woodfall Temple from Majora’s Mask! This short preview features the Woodfall Temple exterior…

It is no question that the Zelda series is beloved by many, and thus fans aptly celebrate the long-standing series through their own creations. Occasionally fan art or fan fiction will place the given characters of the series, such as Zelda or Link, into a different setting, such as the real world or a world from a different franchise all together, like Star Wars or Harry Potter. Or perhaps the “AU” stays within Hyrule but switches things around, making Zelda…

|| Previous Chapter || Next Chapter || Chapter Eleven Link’s eyes began to flicker as his senses returned to him. He lay still for a bit, examining his surroundings as best as his field of view would allow. He gathered his strength, pushed himself up, and brought himself to a sitting position. Every muscle in his body was in agony. The trek through the desert had begun to take its toll. He wasn’t immobilized by any means, but there would surely…

With almost two weeks of 2021 under our belts, it’s possible a lot of us who made resolutions have already broken them (or haven’t set out to accomplish them yet!). And while we don’t always get a perfect read on Link’s personality, I wonder whether he would join those of us who have already fallen short of their self-improvement goals. We know that Link is prone to being sleepy, quiet, and generally crafty. So how well would he fair when…

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…

The year of Zelda‘s 35th anniversary is finally upon us and many fans are already looking for ways to celebrate. While fans of classic films and novels may not see 35th anniversaries as significant, video games are in an entirely different timeline. The video game industry is incredibly young compared to books and film, so thirty five years is quite an impressive anniversary for a video game series. With this in mind, will Nintendo release a Zelda-themed title on Nintendo…

We’re kicking off the year 2021 with a bang! We tasked the Writing Team over at Zelda Dungeon to give us their most wanted happenings from the Zelda series in 2021 (obvious stuff like Breath of the Wild 2 and Skyward Sword HD coming out aside) and they did not disappoint! We’re going long to cover all of the ideas suggested! Zelda Dungeon Maker, different amiibo, virtual concerts, Twilight Princess Master Quest, embracing randomizers, Four Swords Adventures Online and more!…

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…