Zelda Dungeon Marathon 2018:

Category: Editorials

The Legend of Zelda: A Link To The Past has always been a part of my life, I’ve been told my dad would put me to sleep as a kid by playing it at night. I continued to watch my father play various games, as I got older, but I always wanted to watch him play The Legend of Zelda game he had. Although it was the only Zelda game my father ever played, he is the reason my love for the Zelda franchise blossomed….

Breath of the Wild was released just over a year ago. It may not feel like it, but many of us have spent over 350 days exploring the vast fields, the towering mountains, the dense forests, and the expansive deserts of the game’s massive world. The latest Zelda adventure was truly something special, providing players a sense of openness and freedom we’ve not seen in the series before. We were free to go where we wanted, whenever we wanted; we were free to take…

I consider Breath of the Wild one of the “dark” Zelda games. I don’t think it’s gritty, like Twilight Princess tries to be. No, it’s like Majora’s Mask; light in appearance, but heavy in themes and subject-matter, though with these two in particular perhaps “darker” is a better word than just “dark”. Majora’s Mask was, at its core, a story about friendship and connection told through characters who had lost those things, and it also related this theme through stories…

Content Warning: This story does contain a brief moment of violence. My birthday falls in the summertime. As a child, that mostly meant no school to me, and specifically, on my eleventh birthday, my top priority was video games. Among the roster of games I was excited to play, the game I was looking forward too the most was The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. A birthday gift from my grandfather, it even came with the official strategy guide. I…

Welcome Zelda Dungeon faithful to the Best Zelda Music Ever List! You might recall a few months ago, we gathered the writing staff here at Zelda Dungeon and tasked them with ranking the Zelda games, in order of their favorite to least favorite. Well, to give Music Week the grand send off that it deserves, we’ve taken that idea and pushed it to the next level. This time, not only the writing staff, but every member of the Zelda Dungeon team,…

Slotted right in the latter half of the timeline, The Wind Waker contains many a musical throwback. Set upon the rolling waves of the Great Sea, leagues above the sunken remains of a once great Hyrule, the leitmotifs and references of the soundtrack give a tangible weight to the world and history of Wind Waker, as a title with… *ahem* links to the past. From the absolute outset (Island), the music of Wind Waker gently reminds you of the titles and…

The Rito of the Zelda series are an intriguing and mysterious tribe that has had only a few, limited appearances throughout the franchise. The Rito debuted in The Wind Waker in 2002, and they made their second appearance in Breath of the Wild in 2017. The years separating these two appearances demonstrate how this bird-like race and its culture evolved over time, from a group of mail carriers to an integral part of the Hyrule Kingdom. The musical theme that accompanies this tribe in both games,…

Since 2015, I have covered everything under the sun when it comes to the Zelda community. I remember one of my first big posts was about a woman who took three whole years to make a cosplay of Volvagia from Ocarina of Time that turned out absolutely astounding. From then on, I have experienced the dedication that Zelda fans have toward the series every single day. And one of my favorite kinds of community creations to highlight is musical covers….

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…