Category: Daily Debate

As I have gotten older I have found myself seeking out the things that make me feel nostalgic for my childhood days. Sitting in the back of my parent’s car trying to play my GameBoy Color by the light of each passing streetlamp or huddling around our family TV playing The Wind Waker with my brother. There have been many video games that have stood the test of time over the years, but are there any Zelda games that have…

I recently completed my first-ever playthrough of Spirit Tracks, originally released on the Nintendo DS. It was my first playthrough of either of the two stylus-based Zelda DS games (i.e., Spirit Tracks and Phantom Hourglass). I enjoyed the game with its whimsical charm, uplifting musical tracks, and unique storyline with Zelda as Link’s companion. However, similar to my playthrough of Skyward Sword, I found myself becoming frustrated with the controls, and I felt like a good game was being held…

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s roster is easily the greatest one to grace any video game. Even today – nearly six years after its release – I’m taken aback whenever I boot up the game. Seriously, the number of dream-come-true characters on display here is just staggering. No video game is perfect, though; and if I had one complaint about the otherwise legendary selection of playable fighters, it would be its lack of imagination toward its Zelda representatives. Given the sheer…

There is no doubt that Link is one of the most recognizable heroes in video games. One look at those pointed ears, blonde hair, and green tunic and you know exactly who you’re looking at. When Breath of the Wild released an outfit customization option, it was clear that Nintendo was moving towards a new aesthetic direction for the hero of Hyrule, favoring the cobalt blue of the Champion’s Tunic over the iconic green from years past. While the new blue truly…

Throughout most of my life, I’ve had a habit of replaying through many of my all-time favorite video games pretty excessively. The older I get, though, the more I try to limit this practice. For as fun as it is to revisit a beloved classic, I find that – like most great songs or movies – some of the magic is lost on me whenever I replay it either too many times or too often. In 2008 alone, for example,…

When sticker and fan merch websites like Redbubble first became popular, you could tell a person’s favorite memes and jokes just by looking at their water bottle. It was easy to find even niche references to slap onto your belongings on the cheap, back when the marketplace for these things was wild and free. In college, my laptop was covered in Undertale scenes and various stand-up one-liners about being an English major. As many fan artists and sticker lovers know,…

Happy birthday, Tears of the Kingdom! It’s been a delightful year experiencing its story, and it made me nostalgic for some of the game’s quirky side quests. When you first enter Hateno, players immediately witness a town, divided. Citizens don mushroom hats and dresses, while others seem unenthused. Someone has opened a new shop, and it threatens the town’s peaceful way of life. For better or worse, Link had to get involved. Suddenly, he was responsible for ironing out political…

The amount of days until we are powering on the next Nintendo console have become slightly more defined, as Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa has recently made an “announcement of an announcement” regarding the successor to the Nintendo Switch within their fiscal year, which ends in March 2025. While this break in the silence over the new console is a welcoming word from Nintendo, it doesn’t necessarily narrow the timeframe in which it will be released. Some may feel safe assuming…

With Breath of the Wild‘s version of Zelda having appeared in three different games showcasing her fantastic character arc, she has now become my favorite incarnation of the Princess of Hyrule. Recently, I have been revisiting the start of her story in Breath of the Wild and it’s been fascinating to see how far she has come when compared to her future self in Tears of the Kingdom. However, something that I have always wondered about is this powerful princess’…

Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa has announced a June Nintendo Direct in the same X post as the update pertaining to the successor to the Nintendo Switch. One could argue that, since we’re still more than a few weeks from the start of June, it may be too early to speculate on what Nintendo has in store for the event. However, I doubt such an argument will stop hype and hopes for specific announcements from building. So, let’s get a jump…