Category: Editorials

For the last decade YouTube Content Creator Cuccolover has worked behind the scenes on videos in collaboration with various YouTube theorists to help build up their channels, all while having the desire to create her own. That dream is finally in motion with the release of her new video: Sacred Salvation. The video looks at the series from the lens of eastern culture/religion, and the broader implication is that the sky is the realm of the gods. The dragons in…

Seeing Raya and The Last Dragon in theaters this past month was a very powerful experience for me. After more than year and a half away from the movies due to a world wide pandemic, I finally made my way back to my local theater. For months, I had wanted to see Raya and The Last Dragon but intentionally resisted paying the cost of streaming it so I could see the film on the big screen. Watching the film in…

Fair warning, I’m starting off with a hot take: Skyward Sword was probably my least favorite Zelda game for a long time. Admittingly, my dislike of the game stemmed from it not meeting my expectations upon its release. In terms of Home Console 3D Zelda games, I began to notice a trend of overworlds expanding with each release after Ocarina of Time. The Wind Waker’s Great Sea felt huge, and afterwards Twilight Princess greatly increased the scale of Hyrule proper….

In 2007, Eiji Aonuma famously said, “When a player is playing a Zelda game, my desire is for the player to truly become Link — that’s why we named him Link, so the player is linked to the game and to the experience. Of course, the player can always change Link’s name to their own name to further that notion should they want.” This of course comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with the history of the franchise; in…

Video games and even computers have always had a fascinating relationship with the gender binary. In the very early days of the gaming, when names like Atari and Coleco Vision dominated the market, video games were largely viewed as a gender neutral past time. Over in computer development, some of the earliest prolific programmers were often women and some were even as bold as to assert computer development was a woman’s field at the time. The change to this idea…

As Zelda fans know well, 2021 marks the 35th anniversary of the storied franchise. Podcastors, artists, writers, and fans alike have marked the occasion by reflecting on the impact of the series and celebrating in meaningful ways. Well, it’s time to add brewmasters to that list. Hosts of the podcast Brewthers-In-Law, a show focused on home brewed beer, Mike and Ryan are longtime Zelda fans and have dedicated an upcoming episode to special beers honoring the legendary franchise from Nintendo. The episode is…

 Spoilers ahead for Majora’s Mask and Twilight Princess! “I shall consume… Consume everything.” Majora speaks these words after Link foils its attempt at crashing The Moon down into Termina. The Moon begins to siphon the world below into its gullet with such force that it causes the Giants to tremor under its power. Unless Majora can be stopped, it seems that the entire world will be sucked into the evil Moon. This moment can shock the player for many reasons,…

It’s funny to think about how perfectly certain things had to happen over the course of history to get us all to where we are today. Random occurrences, wild coincidences, and strange encounters; all these things make up the ingredients of life. Zooming in a bit more, it’s funny how a particular set of circumstances led to me a site about a video game franchise I loved, made me want to apply, and eventually start writing about the series I…

For the past few months, I have been absolutely obsessed with From Software’s Bloodborne. This PlayStation 4 action RPG takes players on a nightmarish journey through a Victorian-inspired, gothic horror setting, as they investigate the emergence of a mysterious plague and uncover a network of otherworldly secrets. Among the various folkloric and literary sources that the game draws on to build its world, Bloodborne is heavily influenced by the works of H.P. Lovecraft and the resulting Cthulhu Mythos. Players will…

This article was originally published on September 24th, 2018. We have decided to re-share it as part of Blood Moon Week. 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…