Category: Daily Debate

When Nintendo announced Link’s Awakening for the Switch this past February, the trailer began with an anime recreation of the original game’s opening cinematic. As of this writing, the game has not yet released, but I can only assume that this scene wasn’t just reserved for the announcement trailer — surely, the game itself will begin with this cinematic. Now, I don’t know about you, but I sure as heck was caught off guard by this scene within the context…

The mask transformations in Majora’s Mask allow Link to embody the spirit of the mask before they died, to the point that characters mistaken Link for the spirit whose appearance he has taken after. The Fierce Deity mask can only be obtained by acquiring all of the other masks first, allowing Link to take on the form of a powerful warrior that, according to Eiji Aonuma, embodies “the memories of all of the people of Termina,” effectively making him the…

Today is the day!  It seems like forever-ago that Nintendo announced the Link’s Awakening remake for the Nintendo Switch.  And now, at last, fan’s can finally get their hands on the long awaited game! I’ve spent months looking forward to playing Link’s Awakening on the Switch.  In fact, I haven’t even played the original version of the game, which makes this adventure even more mysterious and exciting for me.  I have been watching the trailers and listening to my fellow…

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a game that keeps on giving. In the last Nintendo Direct, we found out the game will be including more DLC characters in the future. While the game’s roster is already impressive, containing every character who has ever previously been in Super Smash Bros. game, along with 15 new characters currently (16 once Terry Bogard is playable) there are still quite a few Nintendo characters who could make their way into the fray, and plenty…

There’s a basic understanding that those who wield pieces of the Triforce receive certain boons from it. Ganondorf hits gym day and receives an ever increasing muscle mass. Princess Zelda has an affinity for negotiating with foreign powers. Link gets to hyuut and hyat his way across Hyrule proving that, yes, he is still capable of wielding the most dangerous arsenal of weaponry the world has ever seen. Generalities aside, the boons granted by the Triforce are limited in actual gameplay….

There are few moments as peaceful and beautiful as sitting to watch the sun rise in a video game. I remember reverently waiting for dawn to break over the tranquil waters of Lake Hylia in Ocarina of Time. I was so entranced, watching the night sky yield to the palest cornflower blue, that I entirely missed my shot at getting the fire arrows. There are plenty of times while playing when I have disengaged from the overarching story just to…

There is no shortage of humorous moments in the wide world of Zelda. From hands in the toilet asking you for PAPER, to the ridiculous nature of the Groosinator, and to, well… Tingle. Nintendo always seems to find a way to make us laugh at least once in a Zelda game, so the question today is, what’s the funniest moment you can think of from the series? For me, I think of the The Wind Waker and poor old Link…

Prior to Nintendo’s E3 Direct this year, Zelda fans were predicting that, alongside the Link’s Awakening remake’s release date, we’d also get some new amiibo. My hope was that we’d get multiple, but if we were to only get one, I wanted it to be a Marin amiibo. What we got is yet another Link amiibo instead, with no news on whether there will be any other Link’s Awakening amiibo in the future. So right now, this is a bit…

Link’s Awakening for the Switch arrives next week! I’m sure everyone is excited for the remake, but one of the things that I’m most excited for is the Chamber Dungeon aspect of the game. The Chamber Dungeon allows you to get creative and create your own dungeon using chambers that you have found throughout other parts of the game. These dungeons can be saved on other Zelda-themed amiibo and can be shared with friends! I know that many have a few…

Gaming was very different when I was younger. The Internet wasn’t something I used often until I got my first PC in 2007, so when I played games early in my childhood, there was little to no chance the plot could get spoiled for me. For those of us who grew up before accessing the Internet on multiple devices was a commonplace thing, we could play a game without fear of spoilers. Modernly, it’s hard not to come across a…