Category: Zelda Like

Welcome to another installment of Inspired By Zelda, the series of articles looking at games new and old that take inspiration and create a foundation based on some of the classic Zelda titles we know and love. Our aim is to spotlight the games that Zelda fans might enjoy adding to their catalog. Up today is Arietta of Spirits by developers Third Spirit Games, available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam.   While playing Arietta of Spirits,…

Have you had a chance to play what fans consider a sister series to The Legend of Zelda? Ōkami HD is on sale now at GamersGate for the low price of $8.99 USD. Additionally, with the code CHEAPASS (thanks to Cheap Ass Gamer over on Twitter), you can get that price down to $8.00 USD. Ōkami places you into the realm of Nippon, a fictionalized version of Japan. The game world is heavily influenced by Japanese culture, history, and Shinto…

Earlier today, Playtonic Games and Castle Pixel released a trailer announcing Blossom Tales 2: The Minotour Prince. The original game, Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King, is a charming Zelda-like that was released in 2017 on Steam and Nintendo Switch. While taking inspiration from 2D Zelda‘s like A Link to the Past and Link’s Awakening, I’ve heard many people say Blossom Tales still stands out in its own right. I have not played the game for myself, but it does look…

If you’re anything like us, you might feel like you’re in a bit of a Zelda drought. With no new new Zelda games for the last couple years and a bunch of remakes to hold us over, the itch to play something Zelda-like can feel pretty intense. Luckily this week, Andy and Al are covering some of the absolute best Zelda-like games you can play! Come hear us talk about classics like Okami, Shadow of the Colossus, and Hyper Light…

Oceanhorn 2: Knights of The Lost Realm, by Cornfox & Bros., carries a torch for Wind Waker-era Zelda just as its predecessor did. Two years ago, we covered Oceanhorn. This 2013 action-adventure game was a detailed clone of the Zelda formula for mobile devices. Oceanhorn merged both the point-and-click sailing and island hopping of Phantom Hourglass with the more traditional control scheme of Link’s Awakening. Mechanically, the game was good for a smartphone app. Its controls were smooth and the…

Since its inception, The Legend of Zelda has been among the most influential series in gaming. Many games have attempted to mimic the style and structure of classic Zelda titles, particularly during the indie game development explosion of the past decade. Many fans appreciate seeing familiar tropes and trends in Zelda-inspired independent works, and we’ll soon be getting another to sink our teeth into: Elementallis.  Described by creator Iván Ruiz Lozano as “a 2D top-down adventure mimicking the style and feel…

Recently, the PlayStation 2 classic Okami just celebrated its fifteenth birthday. Many people, your writer included, have considered this sort of an honorary Zelda game over the years, and it’s easy to see why: the game presents a fantastical fantasy world, full of dungeons and unique abilities, a gripping score, an annoying companion, and an art style unlike anything we had seen at the time. That, and you happened to play as a wolf in Okami, right around the same…

Aaaaall the way back when Super Smash Bros. Melee came out and nearly doubled the roster of playable fighters from the original N64 Smash Bros., The Legend of Zelda series was one of the series that benefited the most. Joining Link in the action was Ganondorf, Young Link, Princess Zelda, and Sheik… with the caveat being that Zelda and Sheik were actually the same character, and their down special would change which character you were controlling. It was unlike anything…

Myths come to life in Ubisoft’s new title: Immortals Fenyx Rising! Players will take control of Fenyx, a self-doubting Shield-bearer/storyteller, as they go from obscurity to the only hope for humanity and the gods as the titan, Typhon, escapes Tartaros with intents to purge the world to reshape it to his liking. Beginning life as an idea sparked by a bug in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey that turned the crew of certain Triremes into cyclopes, Ubisoft Quebec decided they wanted to…

MAH BOI! Didn’t you know this episode is what all true warriors strive for? That’s right, we’re finally here to give you a deep dive into one of the most notorious “Zelda” games ever created: Link: The Faces of Evil! Hear our thoughts on the remastered versions and what improvements it makes, what we unironically love about the game, some frustrating parts, and so much more! Come hang with us, plus hear about Al’s new car and give Andy some…