Category: Daily Debate

Throughout Skyward Sword, Link meets many surface dwelling allies. One of these allies is a race of burrowing moles who help us progress through the Earth Temple, and even help us escape the Bokoblin Base on our return to Eldin. After this, though, we don’t really see them again, in game, or in any other title. The question is, what happened to them? Of course, we’re not going to get any solid answers from Nintendo, so we’ll have to make do…

When asking a Zelda fan to picture a map of Hyrule, chances are they are able to accumulate a variety of maps from across the series’s many iterations of the kingdom. The geographical layout of the Hylian landscape has followed a similar pattern since the very first game and nearly every time since that a new location would be introduced. Going beyond the recurring locations such as Death Mountain and Lake Hylia, these landmarks seem to find themselves in similar…

When the subject of The Legend of Zelda comes up, the first thing that enters my head isn’t our hero, clad in green.  It isn’t the Demon King, Ganondorf; it isn’t even Princess Zelda herself!  No, instead my mind spins straight to the lore that intertwines this wonderful series.  I can’t deny it — Nintendo made it work.  Just look at the timeline that they put together; I’ll admit it, I am a fan!  There is so much information, such…

Fantasy and science fiction stories love monsters. Whether it’s a fire breathing dragon or a post-nuclear mutant, these sibling genres embrace the challenges and barriers that monsters often represent. Unsurprisingly, The Legend of Zelda has used iconic monster tropes to great acclaim with enormous spiders and glutinous blob-like Chu. With this in mind, what film or television monster would you want to see Link battle? Cinema and television are rich with massive creatures for Link to slay, whether its a…

We are now aware that the sequel to Breath of the Wild is in development, and this has left fans with theories as to how the story is going to play out.  A great example of this would be the possibility that Princess Zelda might actually be a playable character!  Today though, I want to skip these awesome theories and talk about some features of the Nintendo Switch that could help make the next game incredible. I think that a…

The best game, the worst game, the game that falls somewhere in the swampy middle– how do we pick? We rank them of course! Through carefully calculated algorithms, we can once and for all determine the greatest Zelda game of all time. All we have to do is… On second thought, instead of using math, let’s just stick pictures of them on a list and say one is better. Tier rankings are everywhere right now. I saw one for which…

Back in the days before the Sheikah Slate was invented, Link had to rely on a number of interesting and unique gadgets to save Hyrule. Remember flying over a gap with the Hookshot and landing on that ‘just out of reach’ platform for the first time? The Eye of Truth was helpful to see the invisible. The Rod of Seasons had its merits as well when solving puzzles. But the Sheikah Slate has revolutionized solving puzzles inside the shrines of…

There are a variety of characters who have worn masks or covered their face in The Legend of Zelda series. From Link, to Skull Kid, to Zant, to Ravio, masks have been key elements of several iconic characters. And from Ocarina of Time to Breath of the Wild, masks have popped up in a variety of games through the years. With this in mind, what is the coolest or best design for a mask in The Legend of Zelda series? In…

By far the most shocking announcement during Nintendo’s E3 Direct this year was the reveal that Nintendo is developing a sequel to Breath of the Wild. It astonishes me that a roughly two minute long trailer can yield so much content to break asunder, analyze, and even engender theories from. After seeing the reveal, Zelda fans immediately took to the internet, endeavoring to dissect what to expect from the sequel. Amidst all the speculation, what has generally been agreed upon…

When I first watched the trailer for the Breath of the Wild sequel, I excitedly texted my roommates about it and mentioned that I was getting “Majora’s Mask vibes” from it. The unnerving background music, the dark visuals, the dramatic cuts, the reanimated corpse, Zelda seemingly coming face-to-face with this horrific being — the whole thing was creepy, and intentionally so. And I wasn’t the only one who saw possible parallels — multiple fans caught on to the darker tone…