Category: Daily Debate

Link’s Awakening is among one of the most unique and creative entries in the series. Taking place within a dream, Link faces a moral dilemma in his journey to escape the island. If he wakes up the Wind Fish, he threatens to destroy the existence of the entire island and everyone on it, including the endearing Marin, and the ending of the game is rather unclear on what exactly happens, leaving it open for interpretation. After Link’s dream ends, he…

Zelda has an impressive amount of items in each of its games, ranging from useful tools to help traverse a dungeon to lifesaving… milk? Among these items are two distinct consumables usually requiring an empty bottle of some sort to contain them; Blue potions and fairies. Both of them provide some rather unique benefits to our adventuring hero. First debuting in The Legend of Zelda, fairies have been a mainstay in the series since the very beginning. While their effects vary in…

Music is an integral part of the story and characters in the Zelda universe, and the series’ gorgeous music has been recorded and remembered since its inception. With the continued success of the Symphony of the Goddesses concerts and the continually excellent soundtracks created by the prolific Koji Kondo and other composers, who do you want to see guest compose in the Zelda series? My vote goes to the Falcom Sound Team. Who are they, you ask? The Falcom Sound…

Breath of the Wild showed us how the Zelda series could successfully evolve in the modern gaming landscape, adapting many different gameplay mechanics innovated in other popular franchises. Though the game demonstrated the charm and polish that only Nintendo could achieve, we can still see how Breath of the Wild built itself on a framework of fresh ideas produced by other games over the past decade. It features the open-world sensibilities of the Elder Scrolls series, the crafting of Minecraft,…

In case you missed it, Zelda Informer has been promoting it’s Best Zelda Ever list and the corresponding contest that went along with it. The premise was simple: the twenty writers that make up Zelda Informer’s writing staff were tasked with ranking their favorite Zelda games from most favorite to least. Those lists were aggregated to form one ultimate list, thus making up our Best Zelda Ever list! You can see the results of that list here. But now that…

I must say, I was rather surprised when there were certain weapons that had a higher DPS than the Master Sword itself for The Legend Of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. While there’s the option of increasing the sword’s power through the Trial of the Sword, I didn’t view it as that big of an improvement in DPS. I don’t necessarily believe it should be an all powerful sword, or just obliterate every other weapon, but I had imagined it…

As gamers, we all have our specific preferences on what’s a good controller and what’s lacking. Over the years, Nintendo, like its competitors has come out with a great many controllers for its evolving consoles and handheld systems. From the original Nintendo Entertainment System to the Wii U and Switch Pro Controllers, innovation has never been a stranger. With that being said, not all controllers are made equal. Playing the original Legend of Zelda on the NES pad was… simple, but…

One of the more interesting creative choices made for Breath of the Wild was the inclusion of an ambient, minimalist soundtrack. Primarily using light piano melodies and flourishes, many of the songs in the game’s score were quite subdued, though they did fit well with Breath‘s overall open-air feel. This musical direction was quite bold, as it was very different from the OST’s of past games in the series, but the reality has since set in that some fans were…

Skyward Sword greatly expanded on the lore and mythos in the Zelda series, introducing an origin story that would ultimately lead to a never-ending conflict. In all of the games prior to Skyward Sword, Link was often introduced as a low ranking member of society, including a rancher, island dweller, and “the boy without a fairy,” reinforcing this notion that all of Link’s journeys start with humble beginnings that require him to accept his role as the fated hero. Breath…

Din, Nayru, and Farore, the Golden Goddesses of Hyrule, are among the most powerful beings in the Zelda universe, combining their power to create Hyrule at the beginning of time. Fatigued from their work, the Goddesses retreated to the heavens, and ever since, they have rarely become involved in the chaos that befalls Hyrule, shrouding their beliefs and values in mystery. Even in Skyward Sword, the first game in the timeline, there is little to mention of the Golden Goddesses,…