Category: Game Review

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom released May 2023, much to the delight of ever-patient fans the world over. Since its announcement in 2019, speculation was rife as to whether it would – or even could – improve upon the foundations its predecessor had set. Nintendo clarified that the series’ latest instalment would indeed take place on the same map that appeared in Breath of the Wild, which begged the question of what they could possibly do to…

When it launched back in 2017 for the Nintendo Switch, Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King quickly became one of my favorite titles of the year. There was something about it that, in a year full of reinvention and new concepts for Zelda with Breath of the Wild, felt so familiar and charming to me. Nostalgic even. This was an adventure that wore its inspiration on its sleeve and fit right in with the classic 2D, top-down Zelda games of years…

After its first official showing at E3 2017’s PC Gaming Show, Tunic (developed by Andrew Shouldice and published by Finji) found itself on the radar of many game fans who thought the title could be the Xbox’s answer to The Legend of Zelda. The similarities were immediately apparent, as Tunic wore its Zelda influence loud and proud. But now, five years after that intriguing debut, Tunic has proven itself to be more than just another Zelda imitator; it’s one of the…

As we all know, The Legend of Zelda celebrated a milestone birthday this year, as 35 years have passed since the first Zelda game released way back when on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Many Zelda fans had hoped, based on expectations set by last year’s Super Mario Bros. 35th anniversary celebration, that Link and company would be in for a big year full of announcements, games, and other celebratory merchandise. While it’s debatable whether or not the year lived up to the…

In 2011, Nintendo introduced the highly controversial official timeline which would map out the position of each Zelda game in a linear fashion. The star of this show was The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, which stands out as one of the best story-telling games in the Zelda franchise. This is saying something, considering the games in this series are built upon divine foundations of lore and legend. On top of a fantastical plot, the game introduced motion controls, a…