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While the wait for the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is the longest we’ve experienced across mainline titles (as I explained in my previous post), it was very nice to receive Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity back in 2020. Unlike its predecessor, this game had a direct connection to a specific mainline title Breath of the Wild. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity provided us the story of what “actually” happened 100 years before Link’s awakening in The…

I don’t know about you, but the first time I heard a devastatingly terrifying piano tune while taking a peaceful stroll through Hyrule Field, I legitimately screamed. Although Guardians grew less scary as I progressed during my first playthrough of Breath of the Wild, and I was able to effortlessly defeat them by the end, the fear they struck into my soul in the beginning when Link was basically unarmed and wearing nothing but a paper-thin shirt was a force…

If you’ve listened to the Champions’ Cast even a little, you probably know that The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes is Andy’s least favorite Zelda game, so this week, we asked YOU to send us questions about the 3DS title for us to unpack. In addition to explaining why Andy thinks Tri Force Heroes is a bad Zelda game, the gang answer questions like what did they think of the totem mechanic, what their favorite outfit from the game…

With every new iteration in the franchise, the Zelda series finds some new way to innovate on itself. Some are smaller changes or developments, like Ocarina of Time to Majora’s Mask or Phantom Hourglass to Spirit Tracks. Others are huge sweeping changes, like the N64 era to The Wind Waker, or Skyward Sword to Breath of the Wild. While many of the fundamentals remain the same from entry to entry, the games still find ways to make themselves unique and…

While the kingdom of Hyrule is certainly the Zelda series’ most iconic setting, a handful of games have whisked Link away to other, stranger lands. These titles always have a unique air to them, as though they take place on the margins of the franchise. That may be because this practice is more common in the less-popular 2D entries, but I’ve always had an appreciation for the Zelda games that take players to these far off regions. Hyrule will still be there…

As we all know, the sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was delayed earlier this year and is expected to launch in Spring 2023, some six years after the launch of the original, making it the longest time between new core entries in the series ever. While some, including your writer, have been critical of the rollout and execution of the open world sequel from Nintendo, the fact remains that, while even though right now the…

The Legend of Zelda has followed a popular model of having a fairly linear story with dungeons, puzzles, and bosses throughout. Very few Zelda games have broken that mold of your basic story-driven RPG, but the most prominent one in my opinion would be Majora’s Mask. Today I would like to pose the question, would another game like Majora’s Mask work? One of the things I love most about Majora’s Mask, outside of the wonderful story, was the time gameplay…

||  Part Fifty-Three  ||  Part Fifty-Five  || Part Fifty-Four “Thank you, Your Grace,” the kindly woman said, her eyes hiding amid the wrinkles around them. Zelda wiped a bit of sweat and grime from her forehead and nodded to the woman as she lifted her basin of water. She poured the dirty water out near a makeshift latrine and then moved to refill the bowl near the well. For three days, she had been attending to the injured and sick. The…

It finally arrived in the mail today! My Figma EX32 Link action figure from The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds by the Good Smile Company. This toy perfectly captures that Super Nintendo era Link we all know and love, as if he jumped out from the booklet. Admiring this masterpiece, and debating whether to take it out of the box or not, I knew right then and there that it was now my favorite piece of The Legend…

Sidekicks are important. And Zelda games have a deep bench of them! While your sidekick may end up being a talking boat, a nagging fairy, or a reliable steed, Link just can’t get the job done without his friends. When taking in the history of Zelda sidekicks, my thoughts, however, strike towards his noble steed, Epona. Be it Breath of the Wild or Ocarina of Time, Epona has played a critical role for aiding Link on his journey to save Hyrule. But…