Category: Twilight Princess

I recently have been playing Skyward Sword HD for the very first time. I was not super familiar with the game, but I know that it was more traditional as far as Zelda games were concerned in comparison to Breath of the Wild. Skyward Sword has all of the major tropes popular in Zelda games, dungeons, puzzles, mini-games, escort missions, and more. One thing I was not prepared for was the nightmare inducing trials of the Silent Realm. My first…

Every story has a beginning. It is here that characters are first introduced and the setting established. This is a crucial time in the narrative, as the begining of a tale needs to hook the player’s attention. Without establishing a reason to keep going, some might dismiss a game outright. Some games use openings to create tonal whiplash as in the case of Twilight Princess. Here, Link lives an ordinary life as a ranch hand. His principle focus is going…

Replaying a Zelda game you haven’t played in a while can sometimes yield different results. Maybe when you first played it you were just rushing to the end or not focusing on collectibles too much. Maybe the overall pacing bogged you down because you had trouble figuring out where to go. But having prior knowledge of the game and going through it again can help shine a light on both the good and the bad aspects of any game. I recently…

It’s music time again! Video game cover band The Game Brass has released their latest album. It is an ensemble selection of the Zelda series’ most popular music tracks titled Horns of Hyrule. On their Twitter page, the band announced that pre-orders of their album have opened.   It’s TIME! Pre-Orders for our newest album, “Horns of Hyrule”, are OPEN NOW! 🎶🎺 Music from The Legend of Zelda series, 11 tracks, 16-piece brass ensemble, features 40 brass playing friends, all…

As fans, we each have our own set of tastes when it comes to gauging the quality of an experience. In terms of the Zelda series, that means there will be some games that we like and some we don’t. But I think the majority of fans are in agreement that there have been some good soundtracks across franchise’s past thirty-five years. Music has been an integral part of Zelda games, as it carries the tone for each locations and character. This tone assists…

Information pertaining to the sequel to Breath of the Wild seems come out bit by bit. Although the 2022 release date guarantees that the time between these spurts of information will decrease, we still don’t know a lot about the much-anticipated adventure. One of the things we do know, however, is that Hyrule Castle will be raised into the sky, and even higher are small islands that the protagonist – which we can only assume is Link – will traverse….

As with a lot of things in life, the older I get, the more my opinions change. Take my list of top 5 Zelda games for example–that thing shuffles like a deck of cards every few years. I’ve grown up with Zelda, starting with Ocarina of Time and playing every last one up until Breath of the Wild. But as the years have gone by, and as more games have been released, I’ve really considered whether I’m blinded by nostalgia….

Ever since Breath of the Wild 2 was first teased back in 2019, there was a great deal of speculation regarding the emaciated corpse that Zelda and Link discover. At the time I was wondering if the body was in fact Urbosa due to the red hair. It was possible that, after their deaths, the Champions’ bodies might have been imprisoned while their spirits inhabited the Divine Beasts. Nowadays, it is speculatively certain that the corpse is in fact Ganondorf….

One of the Zelda series’ most underrated soundtracks comes from Twilight Princess. Filled with somber ballads, it’s a collection of music which brilliantly accents the game’s melancholy tone. Probably the most recognizable of these tracks is “Midna’s Lament” which has been beautifully rearranged by cellist Kaitlin Findlay. This is a challenging and intense piece, but it is done immense justice by Kaitlin’s cello rendition. After a perfect recreation of the primary melody, the music swells to new heights as the song hits…

A wise man once said, “You’re gonna stand there, ownin’ a fireworks stand, and tell me you don’t have no whistlin’ bungholes, no spleen splitters, whisker biscuits, donkey lighters, hoosker doos, hoosker don’ts, cherry bombs, nipsy daisers, with or without the scooter stick, or one single whistlin’ kitty chaser?” Well, actually that’s just from Joe Dirt, but there’s a point there somewhere. American Independence Day is about a lot of things. A wildly unlikely victory against an empirical juggernaut, the…