Category: The Wind Waker

Remakes have become a staple of the Zelda franchise ever since the release of Ocarina of Time 3D in 2011 – excluding the more obscure BS Zelda no Densetsu, Link’s Awakening DX, and Ocarina of Time: Master Quest. Since the N64 classic first hit the 3DS, five remakes have been released in the forms of Four Swords Anniversary Edition, The Wind Waker HD, Majora’s Mask 3D, Twilight Princess HD,  and the recent Link’s Awakening. Every remake has its fair share of additions and changes, big…

My friends and I recently discussed what we considered to be the single most important factor in a worthwhile gaming experience.  As expected, the views and opinions of those around me didn’t reflect my own!  I was a bit stunned to find that “fun” wasn’t the prevalent sentiment around the table that night.  I appreciate a strong narrative and graphical fidelity as much as the next guy, but there’s a reason that we keep coming back to video gaming as…

Zelda lore is heavily steeped in ancient mythos, with the goddesses creating the land of Hyrule before departing to the heavens. While much of the series’ lore revolves around the three Golden Goddesses, other games include references to other gods, such as Majora’s Mask with the Goddess of Time, Skyward Sword with the Goddess Hylia, and The Wind Waker with the Wind Gods Zephos and Cyclos. There are also many lesser-beings who (while not considered gods or deities) are still…

The wanderer stumbled and dropped to his knees as he reached the crest of the final dune. He smiled, looking to the valley below, and thought back on the moment of his childhood that had started his journey to this place. The sandy streets of Medina were busy in that evening light. He, a young boy, disguised out of necessity, hurried through one of the back alleys with a long loaf of bread cradled in his arms. His mother had…

Welcome back to Zelda Runners – your bi-weekly dose of all things Zelda speedrunning. This week, we’re taking a look at some newly discovered glitches in the Link’s Awakening remake, and also highlighting some amazing events coming up later this month.   Now Playing Continuing with the wave of new leaderboards, the Link’s Awakening community have now finalized the ruleset for the remake’s Glitchless category. This category will ban any glitches (generally defined as anything that acts differently from the intended mechanic) and Out of Bounds (any…

Twilight Princess is a game that is notable for moving away from the brighter graphics and colors seen in its predecessors. In response to criticism about The Wind Waker‘s cartoonish graphics from Western gamers, Nintendo created Twilight Princess with the intention of appeasing those fans and producing a more dark and realistic looking game. On one hand, I can’t blame Nintendo for trying something new, and there were times when the game’s darker, more muted colors conveyed a sense of…

The smell of hay and horses was overpowering as Osmond burst inside. Rays of light were just starting to break in through the small holes in the ceiling and there were several pages and attendants rushing about with supplies and equipment. “Good mornin’ Sir Osmond,” Fado’s head popped out from a stall and he scurried over to greet Osmond. “Good morning Lord Fado. I’m not late, am I?” “No no, dear boy. Not at all. This is just what it’s…

Halloween is right around the corner! As we get ready for the spookiest day of the year by decorating our front lawns and putting the finishing touches on our costumes, I have to ask the question: which Zelda game is the scariest? Most Zelda games have some horror aspects, from creepy enemies like Redeads, Poes, or Zombie Bokoblins, to entire dungeons which seem meant to give the player chills. This might sound odd, but The Wind Waker ended up being…

I was introduced to the Zelda series during the Nintendo 64 generation with Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. And as much their grand scale and state-of-the-art graphics left an impact on me as a young gamer, the inclusion of horror elements in these games equally stuck with me after I had finished their main quests. Locations like the Shadow Temple and Ikana Canyon fueled nightmares; and enemies like ReDeads and Dead Hands sustained a profound fear of the dark…

Although the Zelda series has never exceeded a ‘T’ ESRB rating, that doesn’t mean the games lack some oftentimes spooky moments, and it certainly has some downright creepy enemies that might keep children up at night. With Halloween coming up, let’s discuss which Zelda enemy we find to be the scariest. ReDeads have always freaked me out, especially the ones in The Wind Waker. It was a combination of their glowing red eyes, and how graphic their attacks were– it…