Category: Editorials

Warning: This article contains spoilers for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. The story of Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity has been… controversial, to put it bluntly. Promising “a new story set 100 years before The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild,” this Zelda spinoff generated quite a bit of buzz within the Zelda community, as fans’ imaginations ran wild with speculation about experiencing the tragedy of the Calamity first-hand. Which story elements from Breath of the Wild‘s memories will…

It’s finally over. After what seemed like several years worth of time in the last 365 days, we’re finally leaving the year 2020 behind us — a year that began with such promise and potential, but didn’t turn out the way anyone expected. As well as offering a big congratulations to everyone for simply making it through the year, we wanted to celebrate with one of our favorite annual traditions here at Zelda Dungeon: laying bare our hopes and dreams…

Breath of the Wild was a groundbreaking game within the Legend of Zelda franchise. Not only does the game feature one of the most beautiful game worlds to date, but it is filled with interesting game mechanics, intriguing lore, and wonderful characters. And, of course, all those wonderful characters are brought to life by a talented and diverse cast of voice actors. Jamie Mortellaro, the voice of Prince Sidon in Breath of the Wild and Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, recently…

  The longest running alert sound on my phone is from Ocarina of Time. You know the one: It’s the jingle of overstock notes you hear when picking up an extra bundle of arrows or your millionth Deku stick. Boodle-oo-bop! I hum the treasure chest chime whenever I snag the last soda from the fridge. When I playfight with my kids, I do my best Link-style shouts. And it’s all because of the perfection of Zelda games’ sound design. Little…

The Holiday Season is officially upon us! And, as the guy who wears a Santa hat in his staff photo all year around, I couldn’t be more excited! It’s that time of year when peoples from across the globe come together to celebrate with loved ones, enjoy perhaps a few days off, and, of course, indulge in the spirit of generosity. And though certain circumstances will make this year’s festivities look a little different from what we’re all used to,…

*spoilers for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity* I see Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity as a success when it comes to placing the Hyrule Warriors-style of gameplay into the world of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The combat is fluid and matches well with fighting mechanics in Breath of the Wild. Each character varies in style and each enemy can be defeated in many different ways, creating, much like in Breath of the Wild, and open-world approach…

In the wide, wonderful world of fan art, figure photography is a genre that is often overlooked. It’s a craft filled with handmade props, worrying about the weather, and, of course, playing with your favorite figures. I recently had the joy of interviewing ohgreatmoreboats, a toy photographer specializing in Zelda Nendoroid and Figma figures. Both of these figure lines are created by Good Smile Company — a Japanese company that has most likely produced at least one figure in your collection!…

Everyone knows the tale of Romeo and Juliet, a tragic story of two lovers who just could not agree on a plan if their lives depended on it. Oh wait… Anywho, there have been times where a romance is implied in the Legend of Zelda series, usually between Link and Zelda, sometimes other characters and Link. I’m sure not many fans have ever thought of Zelda and Ganondorf sharing some feelings for each other, besides hate and anger of course….

***Spoilers to anyone that has not played the Age of Calamity Demo***   When Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity was announced, it seemed like a dream come true for me. I had just finished another playthrough of Breath of the Wild, and specifically, had completed The Champions’ Ballad DLC, taking in depth notes for a retrospective I hosted on our podcast. One of my main takeaways was how I felt each Champion – Mipha, Daruk, Urbosa, and Revali – had…

The world of Etsy is a massive one, with over 2 million registered sellers and over 60 million items for sale. For those as of yet unaware, Etsy is a storefront site where individuals can post handcrafted goods for sale, including pop culture and geek-inspired trinkets and creations. For as easy as it can be to find almost anything you’re looking for as a buyer, making one’s way as a seller can be a daunting experience. It is not a…