Category: Daily Debate

With just a few weeks left until the release of the Nintendo Switch, Zelda fans from around the world are eagerly awaiting the latest entry in the series, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. With this title comes a new experience for all of us to share, but also the breaking of some conventions. Introduced to us is a new style of play, a new set of combat mechanics, and more open-ended gameplay. You’re started off practically on your own (albeit…

As with many popular AAA games today, Nintendo has announced a $20 season pass for Breath of the Wild, including two DLC packs to be released this year and a few bonus chests available day one for purchasers. As is typical with these types of DLC announcements, the reaction was divisive at best. Many Zelda fans are upset, especially over details like a ‘new hard mode’ included in the first DLC pack, seemingly appearing as content taken out of the…

The other day, Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma raised our hopes for another 2D Zelda game on the Nintendo Switch. I think we can all agree the 2D titles possess an amount of charm the larger main console titles do not have. However, there’s a bit of confusion as to what 2D could mean. There’s the 2D pixel style, like The Minish Cap and Link’s Awakening. Then there’s the technically 3D but referred to as 2D top-down games like A Link Between Worlds and Spirit Tracks (we’ll call these 2.5D). Which style…

The Nintendo Switch is an interesting console, boasting two detachable controllers which can perform many different actions. From playing Just Dance 2017 to feeling like you’re holding something entirely different with the HD Rumble feature, the Joy-Con allow for many different styles of play. If Skyward Sword were to release on the Switch eShop, I’m sure they could be used instead of a Wii Remote and Nunchuk. However, what if Nintendo decided to remaster the game in HD? Skyward Sword is a beautiful title to begin…

On a recent episode of the Zelda Informer podcast, host Alfred Tabaks posed the question of Ganondorf’s place in the Zelda series following the events of Breath of the Wild. Namely, if this might be it for Ganon, and should he finally be defeated once and for all at the hands of Link and Zelda, where would the series go from there in terms of villains? We’ve seen several spinoff games outside of the main story games that have starred…

In my quest to be the very best Zelda fan I can be, I try to play at least three to five Zelda titles per year in addition to everything else I want to play (and continue every day life as well). To kick off 2017, I decided I’d start with a classic: A Link To The Past. After playing and beating it though, I felt compelled to do something I’d never done, and that was play and beat it’s…

A sure-fire way to stir the pot in the Zelda Informer kitchen is to bring up the Nintendo DS entries in the The Legend of Zelda series. Both Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks were fun, quality Zelda titles that sold well and received acclaim in their own right, but both of them also attract a lot of criticism for how they play. On one hand, you’ll find some is us at Zelda Informer who absolutely love both titles, and swear…

I’ll never forget my first time playing The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. It somehow managed to step into the giant shoes of Ocarina of Time and emerge from that classic game’s shadow due to it’s quirky gameplay mechanics and, well, overall oddness. Of course, one of the best things about the game was collecting all of the different masks, particularly the ones that let you transform into something else. The ultimate reward for all your mask collecting efforts? The…

While we are just a few weeks away from the release of Breath of the Wild, we still actually haven’t seen too much of the game itself. Almost all of the extensive footage that we have viewed takes place within the first area of the game, the Great Plateau. We’ve only had small glimpses of anything off the Plateau. Bokoblins have been the enemies of choice for the Great Plateau, appearing virtually everywhere. Additionally, we’ve had small glimpses of Keese,…

The excruciatingly long wait for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is almost over after its announcement nearly three years ago. During the long wait time, we’ve learned a lot about the game—the games premise, how Shrines will work, even how Link catches and rides horses. Another significant detail we learned was that you will be able to widley customize Link’s armor and clothing for the first time. Of course, Link’s attire has been a taking point among…