Category: Daily Debate

Many Zelda games in the past have incorporated a time travel mechanic. Often, it involves Link going between two different times, as in A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, and Skyward Sword. Majora’s Mask in particular allowed Link to endlessly repeat the same three-day cycle. The sequel to the Breath of the Wild, therefore, would not be out of place by incorporating such a mechanic, not only because of the traditions of it’s predecessors, but because of it’s pre-established potential. Namely, there would be…

The Master Sword has been the staple weapon of the Zelda series time and time again. We’ve seen a few other swords featured, but the Master Sword has been the pinnacle of weapons in Zelda lore. The Legend of Zelda series has been around for 33 years; so is it time for the series to have a new main weapon? The series has seen different instances where it has been updated or refreshed like the art style of The Wind…

The Legend of Zelda has been a staple series in the lives of many gamers, including mine. My first Zelda game was Ocarina of Time, but it’s not the title that defined my childhood. The Zelda game that takes that prize for me is The Wind Waker. When my brother and I received our GameCube for Christmas, it opened up a new world of games that we could rent from Blockbuster. I remember seeing The Wind Waker’s golden box on…

The Legend of Zelda; a story told over countless eras — or games, should I say?  The story tells of a brave warrior who battles against a fierce foe, all to save a beautiful princess.  The princess in question has been a helpless maiden, a stoic monarch and even a goddess reborn.  She has pulled on the strings of time, sacrificed her throne and even herself in the best interests of her people.  She is Princess Zelda, possessor of the…

Remakes have become a staple of the Zelda franchise ever since the release of Ocarina of Time 3D in 2011 – excluding the more obscure BS Zelda no Densetsu, Link’s Awakening DX, and Ocarina of Time: Master Quest. Since the N64 classic first hit the 3DS, five remakes have been released in the forms of Four Swords Anniversary Edition, The Wind Waker HD, Majora’s Mask 3D, Twilight Princess HD,  and the recent Link’s Awakening. Every remake has its fair share of additions and changes, big…

The Legend of Zelda series has always been set in the fantasy realm of Hyrule. As far as modern technology goes, we’ve seen the Sheikah technology featured in Breath of the Wild, but not much more than that. Would a game set in modern times work? In an odd kind of one-off way I could see it working. It could be a modernizing kind of magic. Kind of like how Harry Potter is set in 90s era England, but the…

Link has had the privilege of meeting some pretty important figures in Hyrule over the years. We’ve had King Zora, Chancellor Cole, Mayor Bo and Princess Zelda of course! But if you were given the opportunity to meet the leader of any tribe or race in Hyrule, which would you choose? My vote would be Darunia from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I don’t have anything against the King of Hyrule or the Chieftain of the Rito tribe,…

My friends and I recently discussed what we considered to be the single most important factor in a worthwhile gaming experience.  As expected, the views and opinions of those around me didn’t reflect my own!  I was a bit stunned to find that “fun” wasn’t the prevalent sentiment around the table that night.  I appreciate a strong narrative and graphical fidelity as much as the next guy, but there’s a reason that we keep coming back to video gaming as…

Few titles in the Zelda franchise have garnered more controversy and criticism than Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks — the notorious touch-controlled games for the Nintendo DS. When comparing these two games, fans often find stark contrast between the over-worlds and dungeons. Some players believe Phantom Hourglass has a better over-world, and some fans believe that Spirit Tracks has better dungeons. Both over-worlds are constrained to the movements of either boat or train, so opinions may come down to freedom of maneuverability and entertainment…

If you’re like me and enjoy the Zelda series’ lore, you probably also have interest in theorizing on the games. I’ve kept up with Zelda theories for over a decade now, witnessing some that seem very plausible. We all probably have one or a few that stick out to us, and maybe wish were true. Now, if you could pick one theory to be true, which would it be, and why would you choose it? I think I would pick…