Category: Daily Debate

Well, now that we’ve officially had two Nintendo Directs, I have given up hope that we’ll receive news on Breath of the Wild 2. While I am happy for the Xenoblade fans for having a Direct for their upcoming game, and it’s great that we have a Direct for third party games, it has led me to wonder if we will ever have a Zelda Direct. According to Nintendo’s Direct archive, the last time we had a Zelda Direct was…

While I didn’t always love having to find Ancient Screws, Shafts, and Cores in order to upgrade my Sheikah Sensor while playing Breath of the Wild, I did enjoy the experience each time I walked into one of the game’s two Ancient Tech Labs. My favorite of the two is the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab where Purah and her assistant Symin research away at the top of the ridge overlooking Hateno Village. The area is peaceful and pleasant. I love…

If we don’t get Breath of the Wild 2 news soon, will our discussion falter? It better not! Jokes aside, there is something I realized about Breath of the Wild’s map: when you view the map in-game and move the cursor up until it reaches the top of the map, it pretty much hits the top of the screen. However, when you move the cursor down until it hits the bottom of the map, it doesn’t hit the bottom of…

Ganon trapped deep with Malice seeping every which way. The Master Sword crippled in Link’s cryptic hand. Magical islands in the sky. With the tension filling the air for what Nintendo may have up its sleeve for releasing details for Breath of the Wild 2, I am drawn more and more towards the brief glimpses we have received in the trailers for this anticipated sequel. I think Nintendo has attempted to give subtle nods to Skyward Sword, with new islands drifting…

Sigh. After having little to go on for the past year, I really thought that June would be the month when we would see more details on a certain upcoming Zelda masterpiece…but nope. The Nintendo Zelda news stream is running drier than the Gerudo Desert. So what gives? You would think with the sequel to Breath of the Wild being slated for release next spring (less than a year now) that we would have a little more footage, or at…

The Master Sword has seen better days. The blade of evil’s bane has a long history in the Zelda series, and its condition has noticeably deteriorated in the most recent installment. After Link’s final stand in Breath of the Wild, the Master Sword was returned to its pedestal where it rest for 100 years. In that time, the blade began to rust and chip. Gameplay wise, when Link was able to wield the weapon again, there was a time limit…

I’ve always loved looking at the official artwork and concept art for Zelda games. Groups of the games have their own unique art styles that sometimes aren’t very apparent from the in-game art style, which also can have it’s own unique renderings: from pixel art, to attempts at realism, as well as cel-shading. Overall, with both the game art and official artwork, I find myself sometimes wondering what the future could hold for this series. So what styles do we…

At the time of its release in 2006, Twilight Princess was a departure from the cartoony graphics and light-heartedness of The Wind Waker, landing closer to Majora’s Mask with its tone and dark, mature storyline. In many respects this works to Twilight Princess‘ advantage, with Zant imprisoning Princess Zelda and Hyrule overtaken in the twilight, it allows for a unique opportunity to approach the story differently. Most notably, Link allies himself with a group called The Resistance who are working…

With Breath of the Wild 2 slated to release in Spring 2023, we are — fingers crossed — less than a year away from Link’s next adventure. However, it’s unclear as to when Nintendo will lift the curtain on this title. Although we’ve technically seen a couple snippets of gameplay, I think we’re all ready for a proper unveiling — not only a title reveal, but also a significantly more extensive look at the game in action. Despite our collective…

Like the hardware they’ve been released on, Zelda games have come in many shapes and sizes. It was typical over the years for smaller, more modest releases to adorn Nintendo’s handheld systems, while major “main event” titles would receive a console release. With time, this line has become blurred. Former 3D powerhouses Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask have both received significantly overhauled 3DS rereleases, and the advent of the Virtual Console has brought many 2D classics to home consoles like the Switch. With a few…