Category: Zelda Like

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…

Rare is the video game destined for legendary status, its appearance on the scene not just setting the stage for a series continuation but terraforming the landscape of the entire industry for decades to come. Games like Super Mario Bros., Metroid, heck, we’re still living in the wake of Resident Evil 4; the endless tide of third-person shoulder-shooters seemingly refusing to recede. Our beloved Zelda series contains a few of these foundational masterpieces, namely The Legend of Zelda, A Link…

Regardless of what you celebrate, we all remember that magical moment. Waking up to a day filled with joy, cheer, and a few mysterious presents, just waiting to be opened. For a lot of us, our first Zelda game was a beloved Christmas or holiday gift. A beautiful (sometimes gold) cartridge bundled up with love. But, does receiving a game as a holiday gift automatically make it the most nostalgic for this magical time of year? For a quick non-Zelda example, I…

Just in time for Christmas, Indie Developer Heart Machine is releasing a Special Edition physical version of Hyper Light Drifter on the Nintendo Switch! This unique Zelda-like game was already given a pretty awesome Collector’s Edition on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4; though there is a lot that this Switch version offers that makes it stand out so that it isn’t the same package as before. The game will be available in North America via Limited Run Games, but…

When Genshin Impact first started making the rounds on the Internet as the “Breath of the Wild clone,” I can’t say I was surprised or even mad. After all, Breath of the Wild was critically acclaimed when it came out in 2017. Why wouldn’t other game developers want to capitalize on its success by using the same formula? Genshin Impact does have many undeniable similarities to Breath of the Wild, but to its credit, the game does a great job of…

Get ready to do some barrel rolls, because today’s episode is all about the swan song for Rareware on Nintendo consolesL Star Fox Adventures! How did a Star Fox game end up with Ocarina of Time’s game engine? What did we think of the Arwing segments pasted in here? How does the world of Dinosaur Planet compare to Hyrule? What are the dungeons like? And for the love of God, what’s up with the voice acting!? All this, and just…