Category: Daily Debate

Voice acting in Zelda has always been a divisive and somewhat controversial topic. Many, if not most fans waver between asking what voices could honestly do the characters justice, and why voice acting would even be necessary in the first place. Breath of the Wild was our first genuine appetizer for a potentially fully voiced future installment (don’t come at me CD-I fans) and even that received lukewarm reception at best from some of the more passionate members of the…

Being the nerd that I am, I often like to imagine the many franchises that I’m a fan of crossing over. Recently, I’ve been catching up on the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime and manga, and began thinking what the series’ main power system, “Stands“, would be like in the world of Zelda. Hence is the question of this Daily Debate: what kind of Stands would the characters of Zelda have? Put simply, Stands are the manifestation of a person’s soul, reflecting that person’s…

Although not the titular character, Zelda games more often than not have Link as the protagonist. There have been so many different games over the years and thus many incarnations of the hero Link, each undergoing their own adventure within their respective game. Link is meant to be a self-insert for the player, but is still a character within the story that takes a massive task upon himself. Whether it’s in saving Hyrule from the encroaching twilight in Twilight Princess,…

Now that enough time has passed to unfold the secrets of Paper Mario: The Origami King, I want to know if you would enjoy playing a Paper Zelda game? In April 2020, we posted an article that featured an amazing video parody showing how great an official Paper Zelda game could be. If you haven’t seen this fantastic video, it’s a must watch, featuring some of the most iconic moments of the Zelda series in sticker-craft. The Legend of Zelda is…

I have currently been reading through the Twilight Princess manga adaptation, and I have been so in love with the artwork and the expansion of the story. I already loved Twilight Princess, but the manga has made me appreciate it so much more. I am very close to finishing the fifth volume and will certainly blaze through the sixth. The seventh is releasing later on in August, but the closer I get to finishing this wonderful adaptation, it makes me…

The recent Nintendo Direct Mini featured some really exciting Zelda related news. Fans can expect loads of DLC for Cadence of Hyrule, including added music, additional characters, and a brand new storyline featuring Skull Kid! Currently, the game is one of a collection of Zelda spin-offs, none of which are considered canon. But with the fresh adventure featuring the beloved Skull Kid, it’s worth asking if, and under what circumstances Cadence of Hyrule could be considered canon. It is true…

A recent episode of The Champions’ Cast reviewed the best and worst opening dungeons in the Zelda series. The crew expanded the concept to include any opening area that teaches the player how to navigate its respective game. Rated the absolute worst (“not even close,” according to Andy Spiteri) is The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. After nearly choking on my morning oatmeal, I gathered my tears of light and got to writing. I just so happen to be replaying…

Last summer, we were treated to a wonderful indie title in the form of Cadence of Hyrule. This game provided an easy to play, Zelda-themed adventure, all set to our favorite Zelda tunes. It became a quick classic among Zelda fans, so how would you feel about another indie title like Cadence of Hyrule? Personally I would love to see a sequel to Cadence of Hyrule. The original title launched on Nintendo’s e-Shop at a reasonable price, it had re-playability, and…

Zelda subtitles tend to reference either a key item or character from their game. These make each game easily identifiable, and give potential players a sense of what to expect from them narratively. Some of the best subtitles aren’t just straightforward, but are a nod to a secret revealed late in the game’s story. Others, however, are either entirely nondescript, a bad choice from a marketing perspective, or otherwise misleading. In my opinion the worst subtitles are The Adventure of…

Schooling for Link is not completely unheard of in the Zelda franchise, take the Knight Academy in Skyward Sword for example. In this game, there are hints at the typical problems that students have to navigate such as preparing for exams, awkward crushes, bullying, physical training and studying folklore. So it did get me thinking about the potential of a Hyrule High School series. An education setting that has an intake of all manner of races, monsters and deities from…