Tag Archives: Hyrule

Zelda Theory: Parallel Worlds of Lorule and Termina

HyruleThe timeline for the Zelda series has been under a lot of scrutiny since it was published in the Hyrule Historia. As a result, all sorts of theories have sprung up about how the games are interlinked and, as an extension, how all the incarnations of Zelda, Link and Ganondorf are connected. In Ocarina of Time we hear the tale of how three golden goddesses created the land of Hyrule but what if that wasn’t the only land they created? In a recent video by YouTuber VortexxyGaming, she takes a look at a theory suggesting when Hyrule was created, so were Termina and Lorule. Their pasts were very similar to Hyrule but a few decisions were made differently that caused the worlds to become so different.

See the video after the jump.

Read more…

Zelda Dungeon Talks: What Is Your Preferred Zelda “Art Style”?

Hi all, and welcome to the week’s edition of Zelda Dungeon Talks! Throughout The Legend of Zelda series there have been many different art styles used be developers to portray Link and Hyrule (or other lands). People often seem to recognize the art style of The Wind Waker and Twilight Princess and I don’t blame them. Wind Waker  has an art style that really stands out due to it’s cartoonish look. Twilight Princess is the most realistic looking Zelda to date. These are just a couple of examples now it’s your turn to decide which is your favourite.

In this week’s edition of Zelda Dungeon Talks various staff members will tell s which Zelda art style is their favourite and why.

Read more…

Gossip Stone: Do You Prefer The Light World or The Dark World?

zeldaYour journey’s throughout the Zelda titles have mostly taken place in the Light World already, as it’s just simply Hyrule.  However, in a few Zelda titles, there also exists a Dark World (but I’m pretty sure you guys knew that already).  The Dark World belongs mostly to A Link To The Past, where Link travels between the Light and Dark World in order to complete certain objectives.  Both worlds have their own fitting theme, with altered terrain and music that very well suits their appearance.  So the question I’d like to ask you guys is, which do you prefer?  I’ll be talking about it a bit further in here, so if you’d like to check it out, don’t hesitate to hit the jump!

Read more…

Game Informer: Non-Hyrule Worlds in the Legend of Zelda

Dark World610The Legend of Zelda series is known for its several iconic elements, with the majority of the games featuring the vast world of Hyrule. We know currently that Triforce Heroes, the new Zelda title for the 3DS, will not take place in this legendary setting. Additionally, Zelda U has not confirmed the setting of Hyrule, so it is entirely possible it will feature a different world. Game Informer published an article discussing the other worlds present in Zelda games, showing the relationship to the timeline and other elements. Hit the jump for more! Read more…

Two Zelda Shirts Available at The Yetee Today Only

yetee zelda

The Yetee, a custom geek clothing site that features new designs everyday at discounted prices, is featuring two Zelda inspired shirts today only. Today’s designs feature a Tiki inspired Majora’s Mask, with earthy tones and exotic flowers, and an interesting take on Hyrule in the shape of the Triforce (Wind Waker Triangle Island’s anyone?) Hit the jump for the link to getting these great designs. Read more…

Gossip Stone: Should The Zelda Series Have Character Customization?


The creators of the Zelda series have often stated that Link is so-named due to his role of being the link between the gamer and the gaming world. Even Shigeru Miyamoto has explained Link as being mute so that the gamer can feel like it is their story. Ever since the first title in the series, players have been able to rename Link to their own name. But what if the player was able to take this one step further by changing Link’s appearance to physically match their own?


Hit the jump to find out more!

Read more…

Gossip Stone: Is Hyrule Getting Stale As a Locale?

Hyrule is a classic kingdom that has gone down as one of the most memorable places in gaming history, in any one of its many iterations. Nowadays, it even has Hyrule Warriors named after it. As much fun as it is to revisit, though, is it time to move on to new and interesting places with different elements? Join the discussion after the jump!

Read more…

USAopoly Legend of Zelda Jigsaw Puzzle

zelda_pz_3dbt_webEvery now and then we show the huge collections of Zelda paraphernalia fans have been able to acquire over the years. From figurines to breakfast cereal, there’s a huge range of products waiting to be snapped up by collectors. USAopoly have several awesome looking items but now you can get your hands on a jigsaw puzzle map of Hyrule.

Take the jump to see the puzzle!

Read more…

Zelda Artist Exposition: UNIesque

SuniGreetings and salutations! You have found yourself once again at another Zelda Artist Exposition—the feature series where I exhibit a new artist for your viewing pleasure. In case you are new these writings, suggestions are always welcome. If you know of an artist you would like featured, please comment. And if you do not know of someone, comment anyway and show some support. Anyway, our feature for this week is the esteemed UNIesque.

Read more…

The Best and Worst of Zelda: Overworld Music Part Two

skyward-swordHello readers! Brian here with the twenty-second edition of “The Best and Worst of Zelda.” Today we’ll be covering the second half of the Zelda series’ overworld themes, beginning with the Great Sea and making it all the way to Hyrule and Lorule from A Link Between Worlds. I’m really appreciating your feedback and opinions, and I’d love to see some more topic suggestions for the future, so keep them coming!

The newer Zelda games feature more game-specific music. By this I mean that there’s a lot of deviation from that classic Hyrule theme to further emphasize each game’s specific themes. For this reason, this batch of games will be a bit more interesting to analyze. So, without further ado, let’s begin!

Read more…

What Happened While Link was Asleep?

GanondorfOcarina of Time has been claimed to be one of the most popular games of all time. Part of its fame is due to its central plot mechanic: Link’s seven year period of unconsciousness, which separates the two time periods of his life; child and adult. Players may travel back and forth between the two eras, each presenting a different atmosphere as well as varying mini-games and activities. But there is a third section of time which is often overlooked: those seven consequential years of Link’s sleep, during which the land of Hyrule was revolutionized. Hit the jump to read about the changes that occurred during this time period and the general order in which they happened.

Read more…

The Different Roles of Companions

Link_Navi_1Companions have been a near constant feature in The Legend of Zelda ever since Ocarina of Time, when Navi was introduced. Since then, there have been many other companions featured within the world of Zelda. But what defines a companion, and what exactly are their roles throughout the games? Does Epona qualify as a companion? What about your Loftwing? Hit the jump to find out what I think!

Read more…

How Link Being Dead Would Ruin the Atmosphere of Majora’s Mask

500px-Majora's_MaskMajora’s Mask is definitely my favorite Zelda, though for different reasons than most. While I love the side-quests and the depressing themes present, what sells the game for me is the dramatic and serious elements in the game. The Moon is going to crash and kill everyone in Termina if you, the hero, do not intervene and save them. Nothing in Termina will remain. All those characters, with their intricate routines and side-quests… gone. Tragic, isn’t it? Except for the part that all of this simply happens in Link’s mind as he comes to terms with his possible death. Hit the jump to see my thoughts!

Read more…