Category: The Wind Waker

Despite the critical success and love Wind Waker has received over the years, its sequels aren’t regarded with much fondness. While Phantom Hourglass receives more criticism (for the right reasons, if we’re being honest), Spirit Tracks seemed to do better, but not by much. I played Spirit Tracks quite a bit, and made it through a decent chunk of the game, but not because of the story or characters. The only thing I was remotely interested in was rescuing bunnies for the…

When first playing Breath of the Wild the scope, beauty, and openness of the world is quite impressive and impactful as you explore everything around you. Within short order, you’ll probably come across a familiar face, or 900, if you’ve played The Wind Waker. Koroks are small forest spirits that, according to The Wind Waker, are the evolution of the Kokiri species introduced in Ocarina of Time and can be found anywhere and everywhere in Breath of the Wild. At first, these creatures can seem…

The notion of Zelda having an alter ego to adopt and a new persona as a form of protection became a recurring idea in Ocarina of Time and Wind Waker through the popular Sheik and Tetra, and even Twilight Princess had scrapped designs for Sheik as well. Despite simply being alter egos for Zelda, Tetra and Sheik are among some of the strongest, most celebrated female characters in the series as a result of their personality or combat prowess. While these characters…

One of the hardest items to find for any video game proprietor is an early build of a given titles. For the most part, these prototype builds are kept private by a game designer and never see the light of day. However, one such proprietor may have stumbled upon a Zelda build that hasn’t been seen in a very long time. A game collector that goes by the username bowser22 is currently trying to sell what appears to be a…

Ocarina of Time was among one of the first Zelda games I played on the Nintendo 64, and seeing the casting animation for Din’s Fire the first time was a really cool experience. The game incorporated the magic spells into the narrative and puzzles sparingly, but their practicality was so great that I found myself using them quite often throughout my play through, and I looked forward to seeing more variety in later installments. But while the series has expanded…

Welcome to the Cave of Trials. The premise is simple: Every week, two characters from The Legend of Zelda series will duke it out for the Zelda Informer Championship. Whoever has more votes at the end of the week, wins. This is strictly a popularity contest, not who you think would win in a fight; so vote for who you like better! The winner will then go on next week to defend the title against a new challenger, as decided by…

Davide Soliani, the creative director for Mario + Rabids Kingdom Battle, once had an idea to work on the Zelda series. He and artist Fabio Pagetti wanted to work on a Game Boy Advanced demo version of The Wind Waker, though the idea never made it past their managing director. In fact, the two almost convinced their director to begin producing this demo, but unfortunately nothing ever came of this pitch. Sadly, there is no working demo today and we…

Ganondorf has been a staple of the Zelda series since its inception and as such has had many incarnations over time. He also happens to be a boss or final boss of any Zelda game he appears in. With this in mind, let’s explore who this guy is and why he’s so important. As a man, Ganondorf himself makes his first physical appearance in Ocarina of Time as a manifestation of the curse Demise lays upon Zelda and Link. Known by the moniker…

The evolution of storytelling in video games has been both a gradual and explosive process over the past thirty years. Older games tended to have simplistic stories at best, while games in the present tend to have sweeping, cinematic tales that span the multimedia spectrum. The Zelda series since its inception has toed the line in between the two extremes. For fans though, Zelda‘s story has been a hotly contested topic even before the controversial introduction of the timeline. Today, we’re debating two…

With past installments like Wind Waker and Twilight Princess receiving HD remasters over the last few years, I think it only makes sense for Skyward Sword to be considered next. At the time, the graphics looked good, but being barred by the Wii’s 720 graphic limitations causes the game to look a little blurry these days, despite its gorgeous aesthetic and colors. Then the next biggest question for a Skyward Sword remake is, of course, the motion controls. Generally speaking,…