Category: Zelda Like

Developed by the now-defunct Clover Studios, Ōkami told the tale of the sun goddess Amaterasu venturing throughout a world of Japanese folklore, combating darkness using a celestial paintbrush. This Zelda-like title was such an amazing and adventurous treat that a lot of people were sad that the game never got a full, proper sequel (not counting the 2011 Nintendo DS title Ōkamiden). That’s why a lot of fans are more than thrilled right now that there may be something to…

It seems like since Breath of the Wild‘s release, many games that have come afterward were influenced by it. I remember thinking Mulaka looked a lot like Breath of the Wild. Some other games that drew my attention recently by looking similar to Breath of the Wild have been Decay of Logos, Gods and Monsters, and of course Genshin Impact. The latter game has been heavily compared to Breath of the Wild, to the point that it’s even being called…

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Gameplay for a new RPG titled Genshin Impact  — described as an anime version of the critically acclaimed Breath of the Wild — was debuted at the China Joy gaming expo this past weekend. The game, which is being developed by Mihoyo and was announced for the Playstation 4 at E3, is now being called out for allegedly copying major elements of Nintendo’s latest Zelda release.     Fans were quick to…

The first gameplay trailer has just dropped for the upcoming Zelda-like game Baldo. Developed by Italian studio NAPS Team (the folks behind the Gekido series), this gorgeous action adventure game began life as an unfinished Game Boy Advance title and has since been reworked in the Unity engine for a release on modern systems. With puzzle and combat features taken right out of Zelda and beautiful cel-shaded visuals inspired by Studio Ghibli films, the inspirations behind this game are ever…

If you are plugged in to the video game industry, you’ll hear many discussions about the technical aspects of gaming. Terms like frame rate and anti-aliasing are thrown around often, regardless of whether you have any idea of what they mean. And for the majority of my life, I didn’t have a clue about the technical aspects of gaming. Instead, I respond to specific elements within games: the feeling of beating a boss, the reward of getting a new item,…

The surprise announcement last month of the upcoming rhythm dungeon crawler Zelda spinoff Cadence of Hyrule is still something that I’m still fully wrapping my head around. It was almost like a floodgate moment — if we can get a Zelda crossover this out there, we can get anything! And if Nintendo is willing to let a small Canadian developer touch the Zelda IP, all of its different properties are probably on the table for any developer with a great…

Welcome back to Inspired By Zelda! Today on the docket… Moonlighter, an action RPG developed by Digital Sun and published by 8 Bit Studios where you run a shop by day, and loot dungeons by night! Moonlighter is available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and Steam! I’ve never been a big fan of “life simulation” games, for lack of a better term. Games like Stardew Valley, Harvest Moon, The Sims, and even Nintendo’s own take on that genre, Animal…

The past 6 months have been big for indie game studio Heart Machine, with their first game, Hyper Light Drifter (2016), making its way to the Nintendo Switch and the recent announcement of a successor, Solar Ash Kingdom. Now, Heart Machine head Alx Preston has announced that Hyper Light Drifter will return in the form of an animated TV series with indie-animator/film director Adi Shankar of Netflix original Castlevania, and upcoming animated series Devil May Cry and Assassin’s Creed. At this point, things are…

Solar Ash Kingdom, developer Heart Machine’s long-awaited follow-up to Hyper Light Drifter, was just officially announced. While few details have been revealed, the announcement was made alongside a debut trailer and a short interview from creator Alx Preston. A successor of sorts to the studio’s previous title, this new project diverges from the pixel art stylized after the SNES era and goes instead in the direction of full-on modern 3D graphics! This project has, in the past, been only hinted…

Welcome back to another (early!) edition of Inspired By Zelda! This week on the docket… Aragami: Shadow Edition for the Nintendo Switch, with the original Aragami title also available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, developed and published by Lince Works. Now, I should probably state right away that this isn’t as “Zelda-y” as I kind of thought it would be. It would probably be more apt to say that this game caught my eye because the art style looked…