Category: The Wind Waker

Composers for Zelda games do a fantastic job of immersing the player in the moment. Whether it is large, choral tracks for big lore moments or softer melodic tracks for emotional and vulnerable moments, auditory cues are utilized to trigger the emotional response of the player. Thus, music offers a grander picture of the situation at hand and accompanies the visuals and gameplay to cement the idea of escaping into a fictional world. When it comes to combat music, Zelda…

It’s safe to say that times have been rough for the last several months. It’s stressful without a doubt, and acclimating to the new norm hasn’t been easy for a lot of folks. Speaking personally, I’ve found myself listening to a lot of lo-fi playlists and chillwave music to cope throughout the day while I’m stuck at home glued to my desk. In short, it’s a wonderful genre of music to relax to. I’ve found that classic Zelda tunes lend themselves…

Independent of the series’ stimulating gameplay, many games in The Legend of Zelda tend to add a little side enjoyment. Not all of the Zelda games feature mini-games, but the majority do, and that leaves us with hours of side content, and the nice incentive of earning some rupees along the way. Out of the 70-or-so mini-games offered across the series, each game brings something new; but which Zelda game brings the best? I’ve played several Zelda mini-games spanning across…

In celebration of thirty-five years of the Super Mario Bros. franchise, Nintendo has made many Mario games available to play on the Nintendo Switch. Super Mario 3D All Stars in particular features three of the franchises biggest titles: Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy. With the 35th anniversary of the Zelda series approaching, it wouldn’t be out of the question for Nintendo to do something similar with our favorite franchise in 2021. In order to celebrate…

Ever since the release of Ocarina of Time in 1998, the Zelda series has had a collection of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional titles. To date, this collection has grown to ten of the former and eight of the latter, with four falling somewhere in the middle. It goes without saying that there are true gems on either side. Two-dimensional games offer a top-down view, where the player explores the overworld and dungeons screen by screen and the limitations aren’t glaring…

A while back, I read the Polygon article calling for stories and characters that are “black and white,” arguing that games that explore morally gray areas are overdone and unwelcome. The article also argued that redemption stories, or the hero’s fall from grace, are archetypes that aren’t appreciated or necessary. It got me thinking about whether or not the video game industry is truly saturated with these stories that challenge the players, and if the pendulum really needs to swing…

One of my greatest acts of rebellion has been finding a way to wear a nerdy shirt at every job I’ve worked at. Think that shirt under my button up is a plain, boring color? Of course not! It’s definitely a screen print with a video game or Dungeons & Dragons design. Finding quality shirts can be strangely difficult. If you find a design you like, it’s typically on those mass print shop sites where very little of the money goes to…

Get ready to fight evil this week, as the gang strap in and discuss every single final boss fight with the series’ big bad himself: Ganon! From Beast Ganon to Ganondorf to Calamity Ganon, we dissect what we liked from each fight, what maybe didn’t work as well, and which one was the most disappointing of the bunch. With eight different fights to choose from, there’s lots of meat on the bone! Making her first ever appearance on the podcast…

In 1994, I was born 3 months early. Technology has come a long way to help save the lives of premature babies, but even now it’s considered something of a miracle. The fact that I’m alive today is something that still amazes me. I’ve heard the stories countless times of how, during the months I was kept in the hospital, one of my lungs collapsed, and that my heart temporarily stopped. Doctors predicted I might be blind, deaf, or unable…

|| Part Twenty-Seven || Part Twenty-Nine || Part Twenty-Eight The boy sat calmly in Ribura’s chamber. Calmer than this mysterious figure expected him to, quite honestly. “And you feel no guilt about performing this task?” The boy shook his head, “If it would lead to justice for my mother, I would perform what you ask a thousand times over.” “Good,” the man smiled under his cloak. “You will need a new name… One that the Hylians will not connect with your…