Category: Editorials

It’s no secret that the Zelda series has been home to some of the most iconic video game songs of all time. For over 30 years, the music of The Legend of Zelda has set the standard for compositions that can simultaneously get stuck in a player’s head, set the proper mood, and allow for hundreds of different remixes and reinterpretations. But even with a bar set that high, even with many tracks sitting on the most positive side of…

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, is easily one of the greatest games of all time, having received universal acclaim (with some exceptions) since its release. Many critics praised how it has become a landmark game for Open World style games, as you could literally explore everything around you saw up till the very obvious world borders defined by endless deserts, bottomless cliffs, and endless oceans. Exploration was its main selling point and it truly did deliver. Though…

Ever since the dawn of time, art and literature has been a way to express oneself. While it may have not been physical, but rather verbal, art has manifested from the creativity of the human soul. Looking back on even the oldest, written story we have, The Epic of Gilgamesh, human beings have expressed their longings, yearnings, and outpouring of the souls in stories and art. We gamers look at video games in a similar way, taking in the majesty…

Feature image by ever-so-excited As I’m sure many of you guys did, I sat down and saw Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 last weekend. While maybe not as good as the original in this writers eyes, I still enjoyed myself immensely and was cracking up for a good chunk of the movie. As I tend to do after the movie was over, I took a second to ponder where I’d rank Guardians Vol. 2 among the rest of…

Sephiroth. Liquid Snake. Kuja. The Illusive Man. Albedo. What do all of these guys have in common? Easy. They’re all amazing villains. Creating a villain can be somewhat of a tricky art. On one hand, you want a compelling character that can drive both the protagonists in-game forward to the end of the story, and the player to finish the game and give the villain his comeuppance. On the other hand though, you don’t want a villain to be so…

Before I say anything, this article contains SPOILERS. I know that this is going to be an unpopular opinion, but before you get on my case, let me say this: I adore Breath of the Wild. The game is great and I would say that it’s the best Zelda game by a long shot. That being said, it is not without its faults. While many of them were minor things, but there was one thing that I couldn’t get past: Ganon. Over the years, Ganon’s…

A lot has happened since since June 2014. We had the ugliest US Presidential election in recent memory. We had cracks form in the European Union. We’ve had multiple shootings, terrorist acts, and other tragedies come to pass. And with the constant passing of heroes of yesterday, icons like David Bowie or Prince, to Carrie Fisher or Alan Rickman, the world seems to be growing just a little bit darker with each day.  But on March 3rd, we have a…

Just as a heads up, this article contains heavy spoilers for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. However, it is to your benefit to be familiar with the game’s story as I will not dive into every aspect of the plot and seek to summarize it. This is merely a literary analysis of the game, comparing it to a traditional writing method and established archetypes. The adventure of the hero is an old storytelling mechanic that dates back to…

Breath of the Wild is shaping up to be one of the most successful entries in the Zelda franchise to date. Fans thought Nintendo was mad going into E3 2016 with one game, but the risky strategy paid off. Making headlines, Breath of the Wild was the most talked about game for the show. Lines for Breath of the Wild demos filled up faster than any other—gamers literally stampeded to secure a spot in hopes of playing the game. Even before Breath of the Wild has released, I…

I’ve been pretty happy with how Nintendo has handled Breath of the Wild strong an investor meeting just before E3 2016. At that meeting, they announced the game would release simultaneously on the Nintendo Switch. They also said the Switch (then, code name NX), would launch in early 2017. E3 2016 was entirely dedicated to Breath of the Wild, and since then they have trickled information, including during the Nintendo Switch unveiling, and now eventually on Switchmas (January 12th, 2017), where they…