Category: Daily Debate

Link has always been a swordsman. Whether he’s wielding a wooden sword, a long sword, or the fabled Master Sword, our hero feels most comfortable with a blade in his hand. But as intrinsic as swordplay is to the Zelda series and its protagonist, we’re at a point in history where certain traditions can tweaked a bit. Nothing will replace the sword from Link’s repertoire; but what would happen if he was to expand his skill set with martial arts…

Super Mario RPG is an iconic spin-off to the Mario franchise, seamlessly blending traditional JRPG elements with the classic, undeniable charm of the Mario series to create a game that a lot of fans remember fondly. Since Super Mario RPG was such a critically acclaimed game, it’s a shame that more JRPG spin-offs of its kind haven’t been revisited by Nintendo. JRPGs still have a strong foothold and are pretty popular, and if Nintendo brought back this RPG experience with Zelda…

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap seems to be one of those games that hasn’t been played by quite as many people, even some long-time Zelda fans; yet almost everyone who has played it loves it. With its charming graphics, interesting mechanics, and a story unique in comparison to the rest of the franchise, it’s no wonder that this game is considered one of the best 2D Zelda games. These are the two main mechanics of the game: Link’s ability to shrink down to…

The Lost Woods are an interesting feature of the Zelda series. beginning simply as a maze designed for the player to navigate through and nothing more, over the years, the Lost Woods have evolved to have significance on the story and lore of the Zelda series. No longer just a winding labyrinth of trees, the Lost Woods have become tied to Link’s journey, often serving as the resting place of the Master Sword or serving as a trial in his…

Set to release on Nintendo Switch this spring, Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition definitely looks as though it will live up to its name. Along with all of the content from both the Wii U and 3DS version of the game, this iteration will feature Breath of the Wild-themed costumes and Joy-Con share play. Perhaps I should have expected this, but I’m pleasantly surprised that Koei Tecmo went beyond simply re-releasing the Wii U version with only the additional characters from…

One can’t think of The Legend of Zelda without hearing the ghost of it’s iconic music flitting through their mind. That being said, we here at Zelda Dungeon wish to continue our themed weeks by paying tribute to one of the franchise’s most beloved aspects. And so, starting February 19th and continuing on through the 25th, we will be bringing you all things musical when it comes to our Zelda coverage, with Music Week. You can look forward to many…

I’m kind of surprised that the Four Swords  games haven’t been given more love over the years on newer systems that better accommodate the multiplayer experience. The timed releases of Four Swords Anniversary Edition on the DS and 3DS with little to no advertising received a lot of backlash, and rightfully so. Nintendo didn’t properly advertise the re-release of this game and many fans weren’t even aware that it was available, and by the time many of us found out, the limited re-release…

If there’s one thing the Zelda series has in spades, it’s interesting characters. While not all of them hit the mark, they’re all quirky and compelling in their own way. From Midna to Tingle, there’s someone of every type in the franchise. That being said, everybody reacts to things in unique ways. For example, many fans love Midna while a few (such as myself) don’t really mesh with her. Tingle is another fantastic study. He’s an awkward 30+ year old man…

With as much variety as the Breath of the Wild sidequests have, the extensive trading sequence sidequests featured in earlier games are notably missing. These types of quests are featured in Ocarina of Time, Majora’s Mask, and Link’s Awakening, and all revolve around trading items to many different characters in a specific order. The sequential trading of items allows Link to receive great rewards while helping a number of side characters along the way, making these quests unique and enjoyable to…

Dungeons of different kinds have made appearances in many different video game franchises for decades. Of course, in The Legend of Zelda, dungeons are typically mazes with set paths that must be journeyed through in a specific way as to collect keys and items to progress. However, this isn’t the same style that is used in dungeons from different games. For example the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games have dungeons with randomized layouts and items, and the only things that remain the same…