Category: Daily Debate

The Triforce of Courage grants each incarnation of Link with the bravery necessary to vanquishing evil and saving Hyrule from destruction. Link’s courage manifests itself in different ways throughout the series as well. Whether it’s Link venturing to the unexplored Surface to rescue Zelda in Skyward Sword, or Link turning back time to save Termina within three days in Majora’s Mask, each iteration of Link has courage that is a core component of his personality and his actions. That’s all…

The Zelda series is no stranger to minigames. From fishing to musical mimicking, there are many methods through which these games test our less adventurous skills, rewarding us with Rupees, Heart Pieces, or other goodies. These games within a game have varied wildly in difficulty, but which is the most difficult? From personal experience (a.k.a. from someone who struggles with basic puzzles), there have been quite a few frustrating minigames in my playthroughs of various Zelda titles. One particular minigame that sticks…

When I discovered the Tetraforce theory, I felt as though I had stumbled upon an old, unattended magic shoppe obscured by ivy in a forgotten alleyway. It was like I was being beckoned to read from a spellbook opened to an accursed page. I was deep in the Zelda Wiki and it warned in bold letters that this was a non-canon theory, which just piqued my interest further. The Tetraforce is as compelling a conspiracy theory as they come. It’s…

As the name might suggest, Skyward Sword was, well, set in the sky. And like any good cloud-top adventure, it featured bird-like transport in the form of a Loftwing. These large, colourful birds look like some sort of cross between a parrot and ostrich, and they act as a special companion to each character in Skyloft. In Skyward Sword, the player could summon their Loftwing and fly around the overworld, visiting different islands and meeting new characters. However, its seems that none of…

At some point, almost everyone has wondered what their favorite game would be like with the mechanics of another game mashed inside. In fact, people have modded popular games in order to insert some crazy, cool stuff within! So what mechanic from another game would you like to be included in your favorite Zelda game? I can’t take credit for this idea because my husband came up with it, so for fun I’ll include his and then add mine. He…

The Legend of Zelda is renowned for its colorful cast of characters, some certainly more popular than others! For our Daily Debate today, I wanted to consider characters that are painted in a bad light but could simply be misunderstood. Take Ingo from Lon Lon Ranch for example; he is often perceived as an unlikable bully who sides with the enemy. There is a lot of evidence from Ocarina of Time to support this. He renames Lon Lon Ranch as…

The idea of a Zelda crossover game that blends gameplay and graphic styles to create an all new experience with the quintessential Zelda charm that the series is known for has always appealed to me. There are so many possibilities! And with unique spinoffs like Hyrule Warriors and Cadence of Hyrule doing just that, it got me thinking of other potential crossover options. There are many combinations that I think would create an amazing crossover, but the one that I…

In terms of both story and gameplay, the final boss is an adversary that is highly-anticipated. Commonly the main villain, their threat has been seen throughout the course of the game, whether it’s in a constantly-falling moon or the onset of twilight. As a major event that has been built up over a considerable amount of time, the final bosses of Zelda games are not without their challenges. It can be especially frustrating to be so close to finishing a game and not…

There are a lot of things to love about the Zelda series. Its sprawling worlds, intuitive gameplay mechanics, legendary stories, and wonderful, charming characters make the series truly special. I started playing the games from a young age, and the series’ deft approach to introducing likable characters has impacted my perception of what it means to have a sympathetic character players can relate to. It’s hard to pick just one, but for me, I think Ravio may be the character…

Ever since Nintendo released Miitomo in 2016, they have been a firm contender in the mobile game market. Now, there’s a bevy of Pokemon games, three different Mario titles, and an original IP–Dragalia Lost. Regardless of how you feel about mobile gaming in general, it appears that Nintendo mobile is here to stay. Talk of Zelda mobile is nothing new. Way back in 2017, Nintendo even announced that a mobile game was in the works. That was the first and…