Twilight Princess

A Link to the Past: What the Legend of Zelda Series Has Left Behind

The Legend of Zelda is a game series with a history of over 30 years, and in that time the series has done a lot to expand upon itself. From the ever growing multiple timelines and self-referential story-lines to basic game mechanics, each Zelda title inherits a lot from its predecessors. There are, however, some things that just didn’t survive the overwhelming growth of the Zelda universe. ...

The Legend of Zelda: Convolution of Time

The latest reveal of Breath of the Wild has raised a question that arises every time a new Zelda game has been announced or released for the past decade or so: When does it take place? For a while, there seemed to be a comprehensive timeline. The Legend of Zelda was succeeded by Zelda II, taking place a few years later. The events of A Link to the Past were, as the Western region title suggested, ...

Video games as a skill?

Before I started thinking about this idea, I was easily frustrated by new gamers who couldn’t seem to grasp controls that are second nature to me. I have a friend whose family has never owned a single dedicated gaming system, handheld or otherwise. Even so, how hard can it possibly be to hold a Wii remote sideways and control the on-screen Mario with the directional pad and jump button? Even...

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword new trailer from GDC

An earlier post accidentally showed a trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword which debuted at E3 quite a while back. Here is the actual new trailer for Skyward Sword that made a splash at GDC. Personally, I’m very excited about the possibilities that the MotionPlus will open up within the traditional Zelda formula, for both combat and puzzle-solving. Combat was enhanced in Twilight P...

How many times have you beaten Zelda: Twilight Princess?

Zelda: Twilight Princess is a long game. Really long. Like upwards of 60 hours long, depending on how you play. But that hasn’t stopped this guy from completing it multiple times. “I’ve played this through four times, and I’m still not tired of it,” says Virpoja at Game Trailers. Now that’s dedication. How many times have you beating Twilight Princess?

Wii Zelda pushed back to refine visual style

Nintendo stated during their E3 press conference that they had wanted to finish The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword in time for holiday release, but decided instead to aim for an early 2011 release date to ensure quality.  What will they be working on with those extra months? According to Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji Aonuma, it’s the games visual style. Speaking of the game at an E3 roundtable,...

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