Category: Skyward Sword

The puzzles in the Zelda series are ingeniously designed and crafted, forcing the players to think of creative solutions while using their powers and abilities available to solve the puzzles. Maybe it’s because of how spoiled I’ve been when solving these puzzles that when I come across “puzzles” in other series like in the Tales games, I roll my eyes and really struggle to get through it. What is it about other series, like Zelda, that elevates the puzzles to…

With the sunny season just around the corner, the folks over at Games Done Quick have just recently released the schedule of games (Zelda included) to be featured in this year’s Summer Games Done Quick. For those who don’t know, GDQ is made up of two dedicated and varied groups of speed runners who twice a year run a week-long exhibition charity stream. The Summer edition of the charity drive helps raise money for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)….

In Skyward Sword, the threat of the Imprisoned being released is an important component of the story. With the Goddess’s seal beginning to wane, allowing darkness to swallow the Surface, part of Link’s quest is to prevent this evil from escaping. From a story perspective, this is a great way to create urgency and excitement. Unfortunately, gameplay wise, this came with the task of fighting off the Imprisoned multiple times throughout the game. While the three battles are varied from…

A recently recurring puzzle motif in The Legend of Zelda series is collecting various “Tears.” This collection style puzzle first appeared in Twilight Princess as the Tears of Light, a quest in which you had to scour a brand new area of the dark and gritty Twilight Realm, hunting down Twilit Insects for their Tears. This puzzle mechanic returned in Spirit Tracks in the Tower of Spirits, though there were less tears, to aid you against battling the various Phantoms during your ascent. Collecting…

From Moblins to Darknuts, the Zelda series has incorporated a lot of different enemies over the years. While most make sense within the world of The Legend of Zelda, some are definitely more questionable. The Guardians that were introduced within Breath of the Wild, as cool, interesting, and intimidating as they were, are some of the enemies that raise questions. On one hand, giant laser-shooting robots seem to be pushing the technological limits of the world of the Zelda series, and the Divine Beasts could be included with…

ZeldaMania is in the books, and what a spectacle it was! Surprises, rivalries, drama, and everything one could hope for from the biggest show of the year. Ganon won the Money in the Bank briefcase, earning a very favorable Championship opportunity in the future; The Usurper Kings proved that nice guys do in fact finish last by winning the Tag Team Championship, and perhaps the biggest surprise of the night was Link, the Champion, standing up for Zelda and all…

Ever since The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, the Master Sword has been a frequently seen and important relic for the franchise. The reasoning for getting the weapon has changed from game to game, too: for some entries, it was specifically to defeat the evil force that threatened Hyrule; for Twilight Princess, it was to remove the curse that Link was trapped under; for Breath of the Wild, it was pretty much just there to exist as a strong weapon….

Welcome to the Cave of Trials. The premise is simple: Every week, two characters from The Legend of Zelda series will duke it out for the Zelda Dungeon Championship. Whoever has more votes at the end of the week, wins. This is strictly a popularity contest, not who you think would win in a fight; so vote for who you like better! The winner will then go on next week to defend the title against a new challenger, as decided by…

Link has had many a tool at his disposal over the last 30 plus years; from seeds, to canes, to swords, to rods, to instruments, the Hero of Time has got his hands on pretty much everything and anything you can think of bar modern weaponry. Though after the Master Cycle Zero, a Sheikah AK-47 really isn’t too impossible to imagine. But which game had the most useful, the most diverse, the most interesting or unique arsenal of items? For me,…

When information for Skyward Sword was first being released and it was confirmed that it was the first game in the timeline, I remember being really excited for the origin story this game would present. The idea of learning the story from the very beginning and seeing how it would affect the rest of the lore was really neat. While I think the story overall did a great job of laying the groundwork for everything to come after, there was…