Category: Daily Debate

One of the definite strengths of the Zelda series is its music.  From sweeping, epic songs to inspire the heart of a hero to quiet, to contemplative pieces meant to reflect the beauty of a particular area, the music has meant a lot to everyone who has enjoyed the games. What about re-mixes and re-arrangements, though?  My first run-in with the concept of re-arrangements came from two soundtracks from Ocarina of Time, each released in 1998.  The first was the The Legend…

Everything seems to be quite quiet on the Tears of the Kingdom news pipeline, but not for long I hope. Over the last few years Nintendo has hosted a Nintendo Direct in the month of February, and fans have come to anticipate and expect it. Now that some of Nintendo’s more recent launches have had their time to shine all eyes are on Tears of the Kingdom. So, with the hope of a Nintendo Direct in our future do you…

If you’re reading this article right now, you’re probably a fan of the Legend of Zelda series, we know that. Some of us, maybe more die-hard fans, revisit our favorite titles in the series from time to time. With that, we already know what to expect from each title and manage to choose the one that will most likely soothe our nostalgia for the series at that moment. For example: if I feel like having the experience of a more…

In every Legend of Zelda game released so far, Princess Zelda has always been… well… a princess. On rare occasions we have seen her either disguise herself as a different character (Sheik in Ocarina of Time) or be entirely unaware of her royal bloodline and true name (Tetra in The Wind Waker). But in both cases, she ultimately returns to her full standing as the Princess of Hyrule. In the latest installment of the series (as of the date of…

Among Breath of the Wild’s defining qualities is the freedom it offers, as players can take on the game’s myriad objectives and activities in virtually any order. Some folks will spend the first several hours gathering resources, while others may head straight for the nearest shrine. You may want to prioritize the main quest as much as possible and only complete the bare minimum of side content. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, then go test your luck with Calamity Ganon…

Despite being very different from many other dungeons in the Zelda series, the Divine Beasts did maintain Zelda tradition by having a reward for completing each dungeon. In addition to the heart container, the player also receives a blessing or magic spell from each of the four respective champions. These blessings (Urbosa’s Fury, Mipha’s Grace, Daruk’s Protection, and Revali’s Gale) are all extremely powerful spells that give Link new options for combat and navigation. Revali’s Gale, which create an updraft…

The Zelda series is full of colorful characters from all walks of life. Some of these strong personalities could benefit from a bit of professional help letting go of their hangups or fitting more comfortably into social circles. Ironically, the Zelda characters who need therapy the most are those who might be most resistant to it: Ganondorf, Zant, and Vaati to name a few of the biggest contenders. But there many other strange characters who might not be too keen…

Dungeons and Zelda go hand in hand. They are like Link and Princess Zelda, Kafei and Anju, and Revali and his pride — one would not be complete without the other! Throughout the past 37 (whoa!) years of Zelda, we have seen a plethora of unique dungeons and temples in each entry in the series. These dungeons have always been a staple throughout each adventure in Hyrule, and they often pose challenges for our favorite green-clad hero, giving him the…

We’ve all been there — a frustratingly hard dungeon you’ve spent hours in and still can’t seem to get anywhere. The repetition of the music, the feeling like you’re lost in the woods, walking in circles… it’s maddening. You’ve exhausted yourself, tried everything you can think of and then again for good measure, but you just can’t solve that puzzle, find that item. Finally you cave, and look up a guide. So much for completing that without aid, right? And…

Breath of the Wild took the traditional Zelda mold and flipped it on its head. Probably the biggest thing missing from Breath of the Wild were traditional dungeons. In lieu of dungeons like Eagle’s Tower, The Water Temple, or Ancient Cistern, we were given four dungeon-like beasts to tame and free from the control of Calamity Ganon. They worked more like larger Shrine puzzles in which the player had to unlock four terminals to reach the beast’s heart and then challenge…