Category: Daily Debate

The Zelda series has long been a game with a strong emphasis on travel and exploration on foot. Specifically, boss battles, even those with a heavy emphasis on solving them like a puzzle, are almost always done on foot. Even the Levias/Bilocyte battle in Skyward Sword is only involves flight for half the battle. That said, do you think a complete boss fight sequence with only a flying mechanic could work? I mentioned before the Levias/Bilocyte boss in Skyward Sword. While…

2019 was a pretty festive year for us, as we saw the release of two Zelda games in Cadence of Hyrule and the Link’s Awakening remake. Looking ahead, there is only one certainty: Breath of the Wild 2 is coming. We don’t know how close it is– it could release any time between a few months and a few years from now– but it’s coming. Fingers crossed, its development is further along than some have speculated. In any case, this…

We’ve seen the trailer, we’ve watched and read through more theories than we care to admit, but one question has been buzzing in my brain for awhile. Will the style of art in promotional materials for Breath of the Wild 2 be different? I was flipping through Creating a Champion the other night and was just in awe all over again at the beautiful promotional art that Breath of the Wild published. If you flip through Art & Artifacts you…

Animal Crossing: New Horizons brought a plethora of new customization options to the franchise. You can move buildings, build bridges, and climb to new heights! And let’s not forget custom designs. The QR Code system is back with the ability to import designs from New Leaf. With all these wonderful options, you could recreate your favorite Zelda locations! Special Zelda furniture items are sure to make a comeback too. Imagine, creating your very own Outset Island or Kakariko Village! Or, on…

Imagine entering a quaint tavern during a rough journey. Immediately, your muscles relax as you’re greeted with comforts of home. There’s a pot bubbling on the stove, the aroma of freshly baked bread, and plenty of ice-cold milk. Good food brings joy and comfort to the darkest of times. Many of us are taking far shorter journeys, but the comfort of food is just as necessary. Thankfully, there are plenty of Zelda-inspired recipes! Feeling creative? You can craft your own…

With our Musical March Madness rapidly concluding for the year, I feel like this is a perfect opportunity to propose a musical related question. Our bracket style tournament pits various individual songs against each other, what I’m interested to learn is which Zelda game fans consider to have the best soundtrack? As the popularity of The Legend of Zelda franchise rose, Nintendo was able to devote more quality to the series’ games, and this included adding full orchestrated soundtracks which…

Highlights of the Zelda series, such as Ocarina of Time or Breath of the Wild, stand as staples of the franchise. As a result, however, they tend to outshine other gems, as other games are pushed to the “back burner” and regarded with less value. Whether judging based on nostalgia, quality, accessibility, or attention in the media, some Zelda games tend to fall through the cracks. I would say that Spirit Tracks or The Minish Cap never quite get the…

Easter is coming a little later this year, but you don’t have to wait to look for Easter eggs! While you could boil up some eggs and leave them around the neighborhood, that’s far less fun than going on an egg hunt in Zelda games. From secret lines to secret locations, there’s plenty for you to explore! For those unaware, an Easter egg in gaming is any secret that contains a joke, secret message, or reference to something else. They’re…

Games in the Zelda series have always had some RPG-light elements. Things like an expandable health/magic system, progressive gear, or even the cooking system from Breath of the Wild. Deeper RPG stat systems and experience points have only been used once for The Adventure of Link. Furthermore, no game has attempted class systems or the like. Speaking personally, I have never applied the “RPG” tag to any game in the Zelda series. This does allow the mind to wander, and…

One of the most exciting prospects regarding the story in Breath of the Wild 2 is Ganondorf’s return. This would mark the villain’s first appearance in a mainline Zelda entry since 2006’s Twilight Princess. Although Nintendo has yet to confirm his re-emergence outright, all signs point to that being the Demon King’s reawakened corpse in the E3 2019 trailer. And assuming Breath of the Wild 2 — like its predecessor — features voice acting, this’ll be an opportunity to bring…