Category: Editorials

Love takes time. So, so much long, agonizing time. We were separated too long ago, spirited away by the will of the forest. Each day, while the dew is still fresh and the ancient spirits slumber, I begin my search for her. Each day, stretching my body to the limit. Each day, setting out slowly, thorough in my search. Each day, the weight of my home and possessions pressing down on my back. My home isn’t much, but I do hope she…

Please, Don’t Wake Up I know your world awaits your return, that you were never meant to be here. Once you open your eyes, I know that you will disappear, never to look back.   It pains me to realize that I shall never again cast a glance upon you. You shall never again listen to my song, and my voice will fade into the winds.   So, please, don’t wake up.   Perhaps it is selfish of me to…

In what free time I’ve had, I have been busy completing the armor for my dear friend. I hope to the Goddess that Link is pleased. I hope that the blue I chose will remind him of Zora’s Domain, and I hope that the adornments and gemstones remind him of me. Though, I cannot allow myself to get too caught up in my emotions that I do not do a good job. This is for Link, after all. I have…

Gorgeous Red-Haired Dancer in West Clock Town (Clock Town) I know you’re probably only in town for the Carnival of Time, so hopefully you see this before the carnival concludes. You and your sister have been practicing in West Clock Town for the last few nights, and I’ve been sort of… a silent spectator. I just can’t help it. You’re so lovely and talented. I feel lucky to have been an unofficial audience for your rehearsals. And you’re so good…

The Soldier and the Cucco Lady A long time ago, In the old Castle Town, A dashing young soldier Swore to protect Hyrule and crown.   He left home on his mission, He was posted afar. In Kakariko Village, He would call out the hour.   Clad in his armor, he thought, What a waste! ‘Til a maiden he saw With tears on her face.   “Young lady!” he called, Thinking, trouble – at last! “Please help me!” she begged,…

“When we were young, you and I… You were always there… You were always beside me…” – Ilia to Link Every single person has moments in their life when they ask: “What If?” Self examination and reflection is an unavoidable part of life. These “What If’” moments often come with pivotal life decisions like where we choose to live, who we are friends with, and who fall in love with (or fall out of love with). As someone who has…

There’s no other way to put it: Anodyne is fricken’ crazy. Don’t get the wrong idea about that either – it’s crazy in a wonderful, beautiful way. But after finishing the main campaign and exploring the land of Anodyne (aptly named The Land), I can’t really think of a better way to put it. But let’s back up for a second and start from the beginning. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is one of my favorite Zelda titles. Part…

It’s finally here! After what seems like an excruciatingly long wait, Link, Zelda, and the rest of the gang are all set to do battle in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! Smash has always been one of my favorite series, and ever since the days of the Nintendo 64 version, I fantasized about who I would want to fight as in the next game. With the passing years, Smash Bros. has evolved from a neat collection of Nintendo lore to an…

Of the eight main dungeons and four mini-dungeons in Ocarina of Time, which would you say is your favorite? A lot of people opt for The Deku Tree — it’s simplistic yet effective, and it’s the first major 3D experience a lot of gamers had. Others prefer the Shadow Temple, with its creepy atmosphere and even creepier mini-boss. For me, however, the choice is a tough call of two: the Spirit Temple and the Water Temple (No, put that pitchfork…

This article was originally published on October 2nd, 2017. We have decided to re-share it as part of Ocarina of Time Week. The Nintendo Power Player’s Guide of Ocarina of Time holds a special place in my heart. Ocarina of Time was a game that I played a lot on my brother’s Nintendo 64, and it’s arguably the game I played the most often growing up. I loved exploring the open world, talking with the NPCs, and immersing myself in the…