Category: Twilight Princess

The Legend of Zelda; a story told over countless eras — or games, should I say?  The story tells of a brave warrior who battles against a fierce foe, all to save a beautiful princess.  The princess in question has been a helpless maiden, a stoic monarch and even a goddess reborn.  She has pulled on the strings of time, sacrificed her throne and even herself in the best interests of her people.  She is Princess Zelda, possessor of the…

Remakes have become a staple of the Zelda franchise ever since the release of Ocarina of Time 3D in 2011 – excluding the more obscure BS Zelda no Densetsu, Link’s Awakening DX, and Ocarina of Time: Master Quest. Since the N64 classic first hit the 3DS, five remakes have been released in the forms of Four Swords Anniversary Edition, The Wind Waker HD, Majora’s Mask 3D, Twilight Princess HD,  and the recent Link’s Awakening. Every remake has its fair share of additions and changes, big…

Zelda games house many iconic and memorable areas. It’s difficult not to associate the franchise with the mazes of the Lost Woods, the fires of Death Mountain, or the regality of Hyrule Castle. Yet, the perilous desert regions seem to stand out in their own special way as a fan favorite. In a recent video, YouTuber Croton explored the reasons why desert areas in Zelda games are so iconic, specifically Lanayru Desert in Skyward Sword and Gerudo Desert in Ocarina of Time,…

The origins of Hyrule would not be complete without mentioning the Golden Goddesses – Farore, Din, and Nayru. As detailed in Ocarina of Time and Twilight Princess, they ascended to the heavens and left the Triforce in their stead. Yet, before they did, they entrusted the goddess Hylia to protect the land and it’s denizens. Hylians, in consequence, have seemed to maintain a faith and loyalty to their goddesses for eons since. However, the Golden Goddesses and Hylia’s silence in…

Zelda lore is heavily steeped in ancient mythos, with the goddesses creating the land of Hyrule before departing to the heavens. While much of the series’ lore revolves around the three Golden Goddesses, other games include references to other gods, such as Majora’s Mask with the Goddess of Time, Skyward Sword with the Goddess Hylia, and The Wind Waker with the Wind Gods Zephos and Cyclos. There are also many lesser-beings who (while not considered gods or deities) are still…

Twilight Princess is a game that is notable for moving away from the brighter graphics and colors seen in its predecessors. In response to criticism about The Wind Waker‘s cartoonish graphics from Western gamers, Nintendo created Twilight Princess with the intention of appeasing those fans and producing a more dark and realistic looking game. On one hand, I can’t blame Nintendo for trying something new, and there were times when the game’s darker, more muted colors conveyed a sense of…

Remember Yeto? If you don’t, here’s a quick refresher: Yeto is a yeti in Twilight Princess who lives in the Snowpeak region. Upon meeting Yeto, you learn that he wants to cook up some pumpkin soup for his ailing wife, hoping to heal her and rekindle their marriage. Upon completing an ingredient hunting quest, Yeto will reward you with some of his delicious pumpkin soup! Inspired by Yeto, a restaurant in Maine called Yeto’s opened up in early 2018, serving…

Halloween is a time for snuggling in with some popcorn and candy, a few good friends, and watching people make terrible mistakes leading to their demise. I’m talking about watching scary movies where the characters almost always do the wrong thing at the wrong time, and the big bad guy catches and kills them in some grizzly fashion.  But what if there were a bunch of Zelda characters in that scenario?  How do you think they’d fare? Now for this…

A few years ago, Nintendo released the recipe for Yeto’s Pumpkin Soup from Twilight Princess in celebration of the re-release of the game on the Wii U. If you don’t remember Yeto, he’s a character who lives with his wife on top of Snowpeak Ruins. In the game, Yeto asks Link to fetch ingredients to make his pumpkin soup for his sick wife. Yeto’s ingredients are Reekfish heads, Ordon Pumpkin, and Ordon goat cheese. Nintendo’s recipe leaves out the Reekfish…

As October draws to a close, the time to get down with our spooky selves is here! From pumpkin carving to crafting intricate costumes, there are plenty of ways to keep your spooky spirit happy. While a traditional Jack-O-Lantern is good, I’m fairly certain we can all agree that a Zelda-inspired one is even better! There’s plenty of inspiration from every Zelda game that you could incorporate into your celebrations. And not even just the obviously spooky stuff, like grave digging…