Category: Inspired By Zelda

Rare is the video game destined for legendary status, its appearance on the scene not just setting the stage for a series continuation but terraforming the landscape of the entire industry for decades to come. Games like Super Mario Bros., Metroid, heck, we’re still living in the wake of Resident Evil 4; the endless tide of third-person shoulder-shooters seemingly refusing to recede. Our beloved Zelda series contains a few of these foundational masterpieces, namely The Legend of Zelda, A Link…

The days of 2D, top-down console Zelda games could very well be over.   It’s hard to imagine that Nintendo would go back from a sweeping epic such as Breath of the Wild to the more traditional, quainter games that the 2D Zelda titles tend to be. With the Nintendo 3DS’s lifespan nearing the end of its run, it’s not hard to imagine that without a smaller platform to put a game like that on, we might not see a…

When Genshin Impact first started making the rounds on the Internet as the “Breath of the Wild clone,” I can’t say I was surprised or even mad. After all, Breath of the Wild was critically acclaimed when it came out in 2017. Why wouldn’t other game developers want to capitalize on its success by using the same formula? Genshin Impact does have many undeniable similarities to Breath of the Wild, but to its credit, the game does a great job of…

Get ready to do some barrel rolls, because today’s episode is all about the swan song for Rareware on Nintendo consolesL Star Fox Adventures! How did a Star Fox game end up with Ocarina of Time’s game engine? What did we think of the Arwing segments pasted in here? How does the world of Dinosaur Planet compare to Hyrule? What are the dungeons like? And for the love of God, what’s up with the voice acting!? All this, and just…

For a limited time this weekend, the Indie game TUNIC has a downloadable demo available on Steam and will be present on the Gamescom Indie Arena Booth that is currently underway. When I got whiff of this news via our managing editor Rod Lloyd, I downloaded the game as soon as it was available and dove into it – I’m happy to report I wasn’t disappointed. This demo isn’t really new; it’s the same demo that has been playable at E3…

In the midst of exploring Breath of the Wild‘s vast Gerudo Desert, have you ever thought it might be cool to have a Zelda-like game set in the deserts of ancient Egypt? When I was a kid, I didn’t think I’d ever want this experience, but I got it anyway, and I fell in love! I invite you all to walk like an Egyptian with me as I review of Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy! This game was released in 2003 by…

Welcome back to Inspired By Zelda. After a little bit of a layoff, the series spotlighting the greatest Zelda-Like games around returns, with Andy taking a bit of a break this month and handing the reigns over to Sean to talk one of his favorite games. The game in the spotlight is Transistor, an an action role-playing game developed and published by Supergiant Games. Transistor is available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Steam.  When I began to investigate Transistor as a…

Welcome back to Inspired By Zelda! Today on the docket… Moonlighter, an action RPG developed by Digital Sun and published by 8 Bit Studios where you run a shop by day, and loot dungeons by night! Moonlighter is available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and Steam! I’ve never been a big fan of “life simulation” games, for lack of a better term. Games like Stardew Valley, Harvest Moon, The Sims, and even Nintendo’s own take on that genre, Animal…

Welcome back to another (early!) edition of Inspired By Zelda! This week on the docket… Aragami: Shadow Edition for the Nintendo Switch, with the original Aragami title also available on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, developed and published by Lince Works. Now, I should probably state right away that this isn’t as “Zelda-y” as I kind of thought it would be. It would probably be more apt to say that this game caught my eye because the art style looked…

Hello everyone! After a month off after the holidays, Inspired By Zelda is back and kicking off 2019 with a flurry of great games that pay homage to the Legend of Zelda series! We’re diving right in this month into the swashbuckling adventure that is Oceanhorn! Let’s go! Oceanhorn: Monsters of the Sea, developed by Finnish-based studios Cornfox & Bros. and published by FDG Entertainment, and available on Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and mobile, is a Zelda-like game in…