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Ocarina of Time is known for many things: bosses, dungeons, story, and gameplay innovations. Yet the one aspect of the game that I find most iconic is the game’s musical score. The legendary game includes a diverse and beautiful range of songs that represents some of composer Koji Kondo’s best work. From its dungeon themes, to its tense battle music, to the six-eight note ocarina songs, and finally to its area themes, the game’s soundtrack has stood the test of…

It may be hard to believe, but The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time will be celebrating its 20-year anniversary in a few short days. Released on November 21st, 1998, this Nintendo 64 epic not only ushered the Zelda series into the modern 3D landscape, and it not only set the stage for future games of the franchise to find success, but it helped shape the game industry during a pivotal time in history and effectively capitalized on the endless…

Hello folks, and welcome back to Inspired By Zelda! This month was originally going to focus on a creepy 2D Link’s Awakening-esq game named Anodyne, but as time was a scarce resource this month, so unfortunately, that think-piece will have to wait until next month. To make it up to everybody, I had a chance to chat with the Lead Developer of Stranger Things: The Game Dave Pottinger about the game, and I’m here to share that with you! We…

The world of The Legend of Zelda is obviously very different from our own. The denizens of our humble realm don’t have ready access to magical instruments, we may never experience the inebriating effects of Chateau Romani, and we’ll — hopefully — never have to sprint for our lives from a vengeful Peahat. But for all the disparities between our world and Zelda‘s, one universal constant still exists: dog is still man’s best friend. Much like our world, the Zelda…

Warning this story contains mature content. Continue at your own peril… Beth left at the massive gray temple at midnight, her blue shoes the only color in the cold black night. Beth wore a thick brown cloak, with her hood draped over her thin face. In one hand, Beth clutched an old iron lantern, her knuckles were growing white from gripping the handle so tightly. The lantern was a form of shelter, something she knew wouldn’t break under the pain…

Hello everybody, and welcome to Zelda Dungeon’s Best Zelda Ever 2018! Although no new Zelda games were released in the time between our list last year and now, by no means has it been a quiet time for Zelda fans. The biggest x-factor heading into our 2017 edition of the list was the recently released Breath of the Wild, and it would be fair to say that the latest Zelda adventure retains that x-factor title this year as well. As…

Previous Chapter | Chapter Six I stood over Ganondorf’s cold, dead body. The Gerudo King lay crumpled on the floor of a dark castle hallway, left to soak in a pool of his own blood. Throat split wide open. It did not take a true-blue sleuth to see that cause of death. And once again I found myself examining the circumstances behind a corpse, trying paint a picture of the events that led to a man’s unexpected demise. Flashes of King…

Previous Chapter | Next Chapter Chapter Five Where is he? I thought angrily to myself. My footsteps pounded hard against the floor, matched in intensity by my heartbeat. I did not want to confront the Gerudo king. Nothing about the man relaxed me, and, to be completely honest, knowing he had some sort of relationship with Ruto — political, personal, or even both — sickened me. And I especially did not want to confront him after last night, with whatever…

Previous Chapter | Next Chapter Chapter Four “Link, stop!” Impa’s voice trailed after me as I stormed down the hall, and, admittedly, I did not really process her words right away. A sort of blind rage had overcome me, and I know I wasn’t thinking logically. But how could I? I had just been told that my best friend, who I had known since we were children, upon whose word I gave up my home and life as I knew…

Previous Episode | Next Episode Chapter Three The next morning, still fresh off my first small victory in the case of the king’s death, I found myself looking across the single, vaulted room of Granny’s Potion Shop in Kakariko Village. Its owner and attendant was a strange being, with a long, thick neck, distractingly large, beak-like nose, and a pet cat that may or may not have been stuffed. She spoke in a high, brittle voice that almost sounded painful…