Tag: Silent Realm

Every Zelda game has its own interesting way of progressing through the journey- be it obtaining Spiritual Stones, obtaining instruments, and so forth. For Skyward Sword, it became an extremely nerve-wracking experience due to the trials known as the Silent Realm. There were a few in there, but even though it may only be a few, that doesn’t make them any less terrifying (if you don’t know what you’re doing from the get-go). It makes me wonder; would Nintendo ever…

When people bring up horror elements in Zelda, they generally go back to the same few choices: the spirit temple, dead hand, the occasional scene from Majora’s Mask… The list goes on. Something that doesn’t get mentioned a lot is the Silent Realm in Skyward Sword, perhaps because of the game it’s in. In honor of Halloween, I thought that, rather than do an impersonal analyzation of what makes certain moments scary, it would be fun to look back on…

Zelda has seen some pretty tense moments before, but if you’ve experienced this one I’m sure you can relate (at least somewhat). In Skyward Sword, the player had to undergo trials involving the collection of the goddesses’ tears, while being timed on how quickly he/she may get it done. If that player is unable to find more and lets the timer go down, you can only hope that the frenzy it brings them to is enough to lead them to…

Recently, I published an editorial of the Best Under-Used Items Of The Zelda Franchise. ┬áPreviously, I had mentioned Dead Hand, being one of the scariest Zelda bosses of all time. I had also mentioned I would talk more about that subject at a later date. Well, today is that day. We’re going to take a look at some of the scariest Bosses/Events in the Zelda Franchise, and we’ll take a minute to appreciate the darker side of the series. Liam…

Hello readers! Brian here with the sixteenth edition of “The Best and Worst of Zelda.” This week’s theme has been specially chosen to coincide with the release of A Link Between Worlds just this past weekend. Don’t forget to comment your ideas for next week, but remember that the next few editorials will likely revolve around the newest entry to the series. With the release of A Link Between Worlds, I was left thinking about the game’s theme of duality,…

Halloween’s just around the corner, so I thought it was a good time to tackle a certain lovely little article topic: The top examples of “nightmare fuel” in Zelda. While this term can have a broader meaning that applies to anything scary or nightmare-inducing, I’m going with a specific version. In short, I’m covering things that were never meant to be scary, or scary to this degree, but certainly become highly disturbing when you think about them. I suppose you…

What does Zelda borrow or mimic from Celtic myths? Celtic mythology is responsible for such Zelda staples as Epona and Fairies, and there are a number of other notable and even shocking consistencies between the mythology and the Zelda series. Celtic myth is about warriors and heroes sent into battle instead of gods and spirits to save lands, fight evil creatures, rescue fair maidens, and discover magical artifacts. Zelda is modeled after fantasy tropes, and many of them date back…

Hi, and welcome to another episode of Timeshift Thursday where I take you along to explore some of my favourite areas in Nintendo’s ground-breaking Zelda series! Today, I’d like to show you one of my most loved parts of the Skyward Sword adventure; an area which by namesake’s really proved to be an extensive “trial”. The entrance to this area known as a “trial gate” leads to the testing of Link’s courage, strength, and wisdom while also reflecting that trial…

My username is Axle the Beast, so it honestly shouldn’t be all that difficult to figure out that I have a thing for monsters. I’ve loved creatures of all shapes and sizes since before I can remember. I spent a portion of October reviewing them on my website, and before that I wrote an article similar to this one, counting town my top 10 Resident Evil monsters. With Zelda, choosing my favorites was harder because what defines a good monster…

Hey guys! Got your new mailbag here. Got a pretty wide variety of questions here, including two follow-ups to questions from last week, and an opinion question about what minigame is the most frustrating. Actually, we have a bunch of future-of-the-series questions at the end, too. 11 questions in all. Enjoy! You can watch it here or view the video embed after the jump. Questions and timestamps: (00:09) – What about having voice-acting but also a fictional language? (01:15) –…