Category: The Wind Waker

Can video games be considered high art? The question is increasingly relevant as technology has caught up to the dreams and desires of storytellers across the medium. While attempting to define art is fraught with problems and probably best left to philosophers in the field, at its core art should speak to us, should illuminate our humanity, or grant us catharsis. Video games hold the potential to do these at a level that may rival other mediums. Nathan Deardorff, writing…

Last December, the charity gaming marathon group Zeldathon raised $173,700 for the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital during their Zeldathon Forces event. During the marathon, there were donation incentives in the form of Zelda prize packs, each based on a game from the series. One of those donation incentives was an awesome Korok picture frame made by the crafter StellarNan, which we highlighted when she uploaded a video showing the creation of the crafted characters. She promised to get part two of the…

As I write this I am currently expecting my first son due in October! I have been thinking for the longest time what would be my son’s first video game, and especially his first Zelda game! Being born into a nerdy and gaming family means that he will grow up around games and Zelda games. I know that by the time he is old enough to pick up a controller and play that there will be hopefully a few new…

The Intro Dungeon: a games first dungeon that acts both as a tutorial as to how the rest of the game plays, and as a standalone experience. That’s our definition anyways, so with that in mind, the gang discuss the 5 best intro dungeons in the series and give some honorable mentions to strong opening “areas”. We also shoot on the worst intro sections (no points for guessing mine) and what made them so lackluster. Come have fun as Corey…

If I could say one thing about the Zelda fanbase, it’s that we’re an opinionated lot.  We like to discuss the finer details of the series, and we certainly don’t shy away from a debate, especially when our opinion isn’t very popular.  Whether we’re talking about our favorite Zelda title, the next upcoming game, or all that’s in between, we’ll tell you exactly how we feel, and you can bet we will be passionate about it! One of the most…

We’ve heard plenty of “Gerudo Valley” from Ocarina of Time and “Dragon Roost Island” from The Wind Waker. In fact, the upbeat, percussive song from the ocean-sprawling adventure reigned supreme in our very own Musical March Madness, where sixty-four Zelda songs were pitted against each other to see which was favored by our community the most. However, the number of songs in the Zelda franchise is massive compared to the sixty-four that were being considered. Of course involving every single Zelda…

The Legend of Zelda series is about to celebrate its thirty fifth anniversary in 2021. The long running series has left a huge mark on gaming. Because of its long and continued excellence, the series has multiple generations of diverse fans from across the world. The community surrounding the series has developed a great deal in the past thirty years, and it is amazing to see how the series and its fan base have grown. I’ve been an avid Zelda…

In The Legend of Zelda series, healing items quite often make the difference between life and death. The thought of tackling the Savage Labyrinth in The Wind Waker without them sends a shiver down my spine. But for today’s debate, I would like to know which healing items do you prefer? From the featured art, you can tell my personal favorite healing item is Grandma’s Elixir Soup. I see this as more than a bog-standard potion because it has been made…

Two games that I always really enjoyed playing were The Wind Waker and Skyward Sword. These were not necessarily the most original games from a gameplay perspective, but both titles had great characters and stories that I fell in love with. Another thing the two games had in common were intriguing and memorable settings. The Wind Waker took place on The Great Sea, a massive ocean filled with mysterious islands, fearsome sea monsters, and secrets galore. Skyward Sword had its…

We all know the standard spread of items that typically appear in Link’s arsenal. Items like the bow and bombs have been a staple since The Legend of Zelda in 1986. The Hookshot, first introduced in A Link to the Past, is an item that has been has been repurposed again and again to take on different names like the Longshot in Ocarina of Time or the Double Clawshots in Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. From hammers to boomerangs to ocarinas (sometimes…