Category: The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda has boasted its fair share of cute creatures across the series. Some are creatures that you interact with like the Koroks and the Kikwi, and there are others like the elusive Blupee that are just in the background for us to observe and enjoy. Today I would love to find out which creature in The Legend of Zelda series do you think is the cutest. Personally one of my favorite cute creatures, and my contender for…

Power, Wisdom, Courage — these three virtues of the Triforce establish what it means to be a true hero in the land of Hyrule. But to become worthy of them, specifically the Triforce of Courage, Link often has to bravely face many hardships and trials to prove himself. This particular side of the Sacred Triangles has always been my favorite of the three pieces, ever since I was little. I used to think I liked it so much because it’s…

DidYouKnowGaming?, a YouTube channel created by Shane Gill that’s dedicated to covering game facts, secrets, and more, recently translated a 2003 issue of Nintendo Dream, along with a series of other retro Japanese gaming magazines. These translations, which went viral a few months ago after DidYouKnowGaming? uploaded the video initially, revealed largely unknown information about the development of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. From the strange (Link was originally supposed to play a theremin, the world’s first electronic…

The summer off-season is beginning to come to a close, and yet the blazing summer heat continues. At this annual intersection, I often find myself both excited for the coming academic working year and filled with angst that I haven’t been able to take more time off to relax. It’s times like these when I turn to meditating on the aesthetic or experiential things that make me happy – like Zelda! Odds are if you’re reading this, you love Zelda…

Most Zelda fans have had gripes about the inclusion of certain companion characters in the series at one point or another. Navi’s “Hey! Listen!” heard one too many times in Ocarina of Time can be grating and distracting. Skyward Sword‘s Fi is a downright divisive character, with players often either loving her and her cool design as the spirit of the Master Sword, or hating her and her penchant for frequent interruptions and obvious information dumps. Other companions in the…

As a graphic designer I have unfortunately become quite judgmental of fonts, logos, and overall design of a lot of things. I know they say don’t judge a book by its cover, but sometimes it’s hard not to because sometimes one of the first things that we see is a logo or title, and if you haven’t seen a trailer or are going in with no information, reading a logo can often give you your first impression. The Legend of…

My husband and I just bought our first house at the start of the Summer and one of the highlights of the property was having a cute little garden out front. I personally love plants, but I’ve never had much of a green thumb. I’m hoping that will change once I get things cleaned up and plant some new flowers though! I’ve always wondered though, if the flora of Hyrule were real which would I have in my garden or…

Already one of the best-selling consoles of all time, the Nintendo Switch continues to tally sales. In the latest figures released by Nintendo, the Switch has climbed to 111.08 million hardware units sold. The Switch is currently the fifth-best selling console in history. Additionally, Nintendo has sold 863.59 million individual software units on the console. It will be interesting to watch if Nintendo can displace some of the other best-selling consoles in the top five. Currently, PlayStation 4 is next…

The BBC Proms are one of the largest and most popular classical music festivals in the world. The Proms are held every summer at a variety of locations in London including the famous Royal Albert Hall. The BBC Proms are an eight-week season of daily orchestral classical music concerts and other events. The term “Proms” comes from “promenade concert,” which originally referred to outdoor concerts in London’s gardens where audiences could freely move around as the musicians played. This year…

When you think of the darkest Zelda game, what comes to mind? Some might say Twilight Princess for its dark imagery and otherwise mature rating. Others would say Majora’s Mask for its adult themes and somber atmosphere. Breath of the Wild could even be considered the darkest for its tragic background and looming reminder of past failures. Well Jacob Geller, a content creator on YouTube, has decided to combat this frequent question among the community. What is the darkest Zelda?…