Category: Editorials

Direct sequels in the Zelda series are a somewhat rare breed, but for the most part, they’re fairly well received. From the critically acclaimed Majora’s Mask to the nostalgic classic Link’s Awakening, the sequels have done a great job of expanding on the story, characters, and lore that the fans adore so much. Twilight Princess seemed to have potential as a game that would spawn a sequel, but the game has yet to get one despite its open ended conclusion. Because of…

With the turning of a year comes the promise of new beginnings. The time to eat healthier, maybe hit the gym more. The time to go on the big trip you’ve always wanted to go on. The time to actually finish the fifty-seven games you bought last year during the Steam Christmas sale but never actually got around to playing. The time… for New Year’s Resolutions. Of course, being that we’re already two weeks into January, it’s fair to say…

When I was a kid, I was a giant wrestling fan. I used to watch WWF (as it was known back then), WCW, and anything else I could get my hands on. Guys like The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, Goldberg… those were my heroes. Although I’m more of a casual read-what-happens-instead-of-watch fan now, one thing I picked up when I was a kid and never let go of was wrestling lingo.   That’s where the term “bury”…

 *This post will be full of spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Proceed with caution!*   “Let the past die. Kill it, if you have to.” The immortal words by Luke Skywalker’s greatest student, and greatest failure. I’m all about finding neat little correlations to The Legend of Zelda series where people might not think to look, so in this post we’re gonna take a look at two very different, yet strikingly similar, mentors from two different galaxies: Luke…

The Zelda manga series have always appealed to me, recreating the stories fans love with stunning art hand drawn by talented mangakas. But these manga adaptations consistently have the daunting task of trying to condense the epic scale story of a video game into a limited amount of pages, meaning that there are unfortunate cuts that have to be made for space. For example, when I read that Romani and Cremia were excluded from the Majora’s Mask manga, I was…

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a masterclass experience, a wonder of game design, and a joyous form of absolute freedom. It is a masterpiece, plain and simple, and deserving of every award it’s won so far and will surely continue to win. As a story though, Breath of the Wild is the total opposite. Far too often, it simply tells instead of shows, breaking the golden rule of storytelling. There are glaring plot holes, and some…

It’s finally here! It’s with great pleasure and pride that we at Zelda Informer welcome all you Zelda fans to Zelda Informer’s Best Zelda Ever: 2017 Edition! It’s been awhile since the last time Zelda Informer put together a list like this, and in that time, a lot has happened. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was finally released; longtime editors left, while new editors joined; opinions changed, games aged for better and for worse; and even Zelda…

Back almost a year ago in one of my debut editorial here at Zelda Informer, I penned a piece outlining the five things that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild could learn from Skyrim. The Elder Scrolls V was, and in many ways still is, considered the benchmark open world game. Every new open world game will inevitably draw a comparison to Skyrim at some point. Take a second to read that article to get an idea of…

From weapons to tools, The Legend of Zelda series has always presented us with a variety of objects and abilities to use in our adventures. Yet over time, Nintendo has changed how they present these things to us. From different kinds of items, to spells, to even runes on a magical tablet, there are a variety of forms that give Link some sort of ability or skill that allows him to defeat certain enemies or to travel to new locations….

I adore Hyrule Warriors, but with the release of Fire Emblem Warriors, the chances of Koei Tecmo releasing more DLC for Hyrule Warriors in the future is unlikely. However, there are still plenty of viable options and features that can be added into a Hyrule Warriors sequel, especially since Breath of the Wild came out earlier this year. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a wishlist of things I would want to have added in a sequel of this addictive…