Category: Editorials

Majora’s Mask has always been seen as an oddball entry in the Zelda series’ history, a black sheep among its brethren, a game and story that was never afraid to be a little twisted, a little unhinged, a little hairy. Surrounded by conspiracy theories regarding terminal Termina’s alternative world being that of purgatory, with dark dilemmas, warped characters and some form of tragedy permeating each compass point, its easy to see why. And on an initial quest to find his beloved…

Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. Red Hood and Batman. Xehonort and Ansem the Wise. The theme of masters and apprentices is as old as fiction itself, and as is the case with many relationships, these pairings don’t often end well. In all of the above examples, former friends and peers were turned against each other. Some by circumstance; some by choice. A feeling of being held back or unappreciated is common, as is a good old-fashioned desire for power. In…

When we first launched our ‘Inspired By Zelda’ themed week over at Zelda Dungeon, someone commented in one of the earlier articles that he couldn’t wait to hear my thoughts about a game called Ittle Dew 2+. I responded to him that, unfortunately, not only were we not writing about it that week, but I’d never even heard of that game. The commenters was disappointed, so I promised him I’d give it a play. So I did. And wow. Not…

It goes without saying the Legend of Zelda series is very near and dear to the hearts of all of our writers. Many of us grew up alongside the Zelda series. Many of our writers’ first exposure to video games as a whole was through The Legend of Zelda. The series helped us all in some regards; be it through an emotional time, helping decide what career paths to take, or just as an escape when we need one, Zelda has always…

With fandom comes lore debates and with lore debates, quite often come statements or responses from the creators of the art. If you’ve been paying attention to Nintendo releases lately, we recently got a new addition to their trifecta or Triforce if you will, of Zelda knowledge tomes in the form of the Hyrule Encyclopedia. This complete’s their current release plans, having already put out the Hyrule Historia and Hyrule Arts and Artifacts. With this, our knowledge of the wide range of topics introduced over the…

Welcome to Inspired by Zelda, a new monthly feature here at Zelda Dungeon. Building off of our themed week celebrating other Zelda-Inspired games, Zelda Dungeon Editor-In-Chief Andy Spiteri takes a look at some of the best Zelda-like games that Zelda fans should know about. Join him every month on his journey, and if you know a great Inspired by Zelda game, be sure to let him know! Welcome to the Upside Down. In the regular world, free-to-play mobile games tend…

Courage, Wisdom, Power. The holy relic left behind by the Golden Goddesses, protected by Hylia, and the ultimate source of power and balance kept safe within the Sacred Realm.  The Triforce has become arguably the most distinguished icon within the Zelda universe, with the story of its creation and protection from or capture by the forces of Demise woven so deeply into the history of Hyrule.  Even those who have never touched a single game have been known to recognize the…

I am an idiot. No, that’s not normally how I would start making a point, nor do I think the same of anyone else attempting what I now try. Everyone has their reasons, their inspirations and drives. But I know me, with my guppy’s-length attention span, and how many times I have already almost snapped my Switch in half in frustration. I know that, more than likely, this will be the back-breaking straw; this could very well be the last…

“You’ve met with a terrible fate, haven’t you?” As a massive collection of artists, each bringing forth a unique talent and voice of their own, Materia Collective has made an irrefutable impact within the genre of video game music.  With so much variety across series and platform, and an ever growing discography supporting the name, it is nigh impossible for an avid gamer and music-lover to not find something relatable.  For us, the fans of The Legend of Zelda, Materia Collective’s…

Generally, I frown upon Zelda spinoffs. Link’s Crossbow Training? Lame. Hyrule Warriors? Seemed to much like a dumbed-down hack and slash to me when it was announced. Even the Zelda levels in Nintendo Land make me cringe. I find there’s just a certain sanctity to the Zelda series that seems to get weathered away when mixed with another game series’ style, and whenever I play a Zelda title, any Zelda title, I want the “pure” experience. That’s why I’m still…