Category: Editorials

The new year is upon us, and as always, it’s a time to feel both reflective on what’s happened and optimistic of what’s to come. With the calendar closing on 2021, the year of “Zelda 35″ is officially done, but the horizon has never been more exciting for Zelda fans. With Breath of the Wild 2 (supposedly) releasing this year, we’ll finally have our next mainline installment that can carry the torch and run with it, while the possibilities for…

This year’s Best Zelda Ever ranking taught me a few things about the perception of the games within my favorite franchise. It further confirmed the objective truth that Ocarina of Time should stand beside the harnessing of electricity among humanity’s greatest achievements, and it made me question how I can enjoy such camaraderie with people who would rank Skyward Sword that high. In seriousness, I really appreciate the insight this feature offered into other people’s unique values and perspectives regarding…

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, not Christmas — it’s Zelda Dungeon’s annual BEST. ZELDA. EVER! This year was an exciting and eventful year for the Legend of Zelda series, as we saw a couple new releases and a tease of what’s to come. Just missing the cuff of last year’s Best Zelda Ever list was Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, a game that was billed as the prequel to Breath of the Wild, which will enter…

If you ever lie awake at night, pondering about moments from your distant or even recent past that you wish you could change or do over, then you are in good company, because I often do the same. And usually the do-overs I focus on aren’t even about significant events in my life, but more about the small ones, like wishing I could take back words I said in an argument with someone I love, wishing I would have put…

At this year’s Zelda Dungeon Marathon (2021), I was fortunate enough to play two of the best Zelda games: Ocarina of Time and Breath of the Wild. In the aftermath of playing these two games, I realized that the stories of the both games have a great deal in common. For example, the stories of both games revolve around two time periods or timelines. Breath of the Wild focuses on the events of the present and one hundred years ago,…

Believe it or not: the 2021 Holiday Season is nearly upon us. It really has felt like the past year flew by in an instant, which is why the imminent arrival of winter festiveness feels especially sudden. In all honesty, I — the Zelda Dungeon guy who wears the Santa hat all year round — wasn’t ready to embrace the yuletide cheer quite yet. But, luckily for me, the wonderful team here at Zelda Dungeon called upon the spirits of…

Introduction There are some moments when a game’s plot truly grips me. They are usually a sudden and poignant turn in the story. Such a thing generates a strong desire to delve deeper into the narrative. It might be a wrong that needs to be righted, or a crime to be avenged, or maybe even an epic quest to be completed. Such story moments spawn a change in the game’s atmosphere. Tension increases with a sense of looming dread. Villains…

31 unique pieces, each done within a short timeframe. I have completed the Linktober art challenge for my second time, and I feel great! Here’s my last week’s worth of pieces! Day 25: Lens of Truth   This one is a switch up from my norm. I decided to create a meme for the Lens of Truth prompt. Using the lens on the Phantom Ganon painting reveals the truth: it is actually Yer Baby by Ringo Star. Yer Baby is…

With the end of October now upon us and Halloween night only a few hours away, we’ve finally reached the climax of the spooky season. And in looking at the many characters and creatures of the Zelda series, many scary souls can definitely cater to the spirit of Halloween. Aside from terrifying monsters like Poes, ReDeads, and Wallmasters, we’ve also seen many friendly ghosts play a role in supporting Link with his quests or asking for his assistance. I have…

The scaaaaariest time of the year has finally arrived, and the Zelda Dungeon team wanted to celebrate! Since we can’t summon ReDeads or take a stroll through the Arbiter’s Grounds in real life, we decided to do the next best thing: combine our love of Zelda with our love of Halloween by creating some ghoulish and ghastly Zelda-themed jack-o’-lanterns! …Okay, so most of our pumpkins aren’t exactly ghoulish or ghostly or even scary really (well, maybe Majora is kinda creepy),…