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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…

While the excitement of playing through a new game for the first time goes unrivaled, The Legend of Zelda series, for me, stands alone in its replay value. I try adhering to a steady rotation of Zelda games; rinse and repeat. Just recently I played through Ocarina of Time 3D and Majora’s Mask 3D for the first time and was blown away by how much they managed to build upon two of my favorites. If you need to ask why Nintendo would…

Banner art is by EternaLegend. Zelda Informer enters 2017 in a bit of a weird way. For the first time in our site’s history, Zelda Informer was less popular in terms of viewers this past year than the year before. We saw 9,868,373 unique user sessions with 13,214,701 pageviews. In 2015, those numbers were 13,129,717 and 17,145,185 respectively. Does that mean it’s time for us to push the panic button as we enjoy a slow ride downhill? Well, no, as…

The year 2011 was a great year to be a gamer. I seem to remember an avalanche of games that I wanted to play all seemed to be coming out at the same time and I barely had time to keep up. How could I not play Assassin’s Creed: Revelations after that awesome trailer? I was definitely gonna make time for Arkham City, me being a lifelong, diehard Batman fan. What? They’re releasing three Metal Gear Solid games in HD?…