Category: The Wind Waker

Dungeons have always played a major part of every Zelda game. Dungeons can range from the ever-so-simple, to the mind-boggling, rage-quitting disaster. A lot of traditional dungeons in Zelda games have been patterned after a theme, most themes being elemental in nature. So for today’s Daily Debate I’d like to ask, what is your favorite dungeon theme? My favorite theme would be a forest theme. Some of my favorite dungeons include Forbidden Woods and The Wind Temple from The Wind…

Every time a new mainline Zelda title appears, we have a certain set of expectations. We will control a character named Link. We will spelunk through numerous dungeons, delve into the wild, find a really cool sword, and save Hyrule from an evil man named Ganondorf. Along with that basic premise, we also have certain expectations of the main character’s backstories, character design, and game mechanics. Because Ganondorf has only ever been a Gerudo, we automatically know certain things about…

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…

You’ve beaten the game. The credits are rolling. The camera is panning across all the landscapes you visited throughout your journey. You breathe a sigh of relief that your fishing rod strategy managed to take out Ganondorf. As the screen fades to black you’re returned to the title screen with a single question on the mind. “Now what do I do?” Often, we wind up finding another game to play, or doing something more productive with our day. But every…

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…

Whilst many Zelda fans will be sinking their teeth into Age of Calamity over the holidays, I decided to go in a different direction entirely. Recently, I picked up a Wii and a copy of Skyward Sword with the intention of experiencing the game that may as well have “Marmite” plastered all over it. For a game that was released back in 2011, it is surprising how passionate players become when engaged in discussion about the merits and frustrations of…

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’ll be talking about the major part of cutting time in Randomizer runs: Programming flags. We also have the first results of the finale matches of the A Link to the Past Randomizer League 2020 Invitational! We also have a Wind Waker Blind seed that’ll see you scouring the Great…

The battle against Molgera is one of my favorite moments in The Wind Waker. The Wind Temple boss fight takes place in a massive, wide-open arena that is covered by sand. Molgera has one of the best entrances of any of the bosses in the game, exploding out of the sand and soaring high around the edge of the arena. During the battle, the massive enemy mostly stays hidden from view, creating pits of sand to entrap Link or sending…

This time of year is filled with lights, feasts, and celebration as many cultures gather in warmth during the winter darkness. Whether it is a religious celebration or an acknowledgement of the changing seasons, the diversity of customs and traditions is a quality that makes this time of the year special to so many. Like our own world, Hyrule is a diverse place filled with cultural richness; while Zelda games don’t really give us much insight into the holidays celebrated…

As I stare at black ice on the roads outside and wonder why people who live in the mountains still struggle to drive in snow, I find myself drifting off dreaming of being in other places. To live in a reality where mid-morning traffic isn’t a thing and going snowboarding is as easy as grabbing a Hylian Shield and taking a leap of faith. There is no shortage of wintery venues throughout the Zelda series, but which exactly would you…