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…

As humans, we have a natural drive to explore. It’s satisfying and exciting to push the bounds of what we know and to find new things. In fact, this is why games and game series such as the Fallout series, The Elder Scrolls series, and Minecraft remain popular. It’s what made the original The Legend of Zelda great, as almost every map screen had a secret for everybody to find. With The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo…

Naturally, Breath of the Wild has been out in the wild for a few months, and fans are starting to speculate where in the timeline this entry fits. Turns out, it may be the latest game in the timeline yet. Now, there are those of you out there who believe it takes place of the Adult Timeline, due to the name of a few geographical locations like Linebeck Island and Mount Daphnes, but these are merely homages to previous Zelda games, much…

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is certainly a contentious topic among the more hardcore Zelda fans. While most casual Zelda gamers and video game fans have embraced the stylistic changes that Breath of the Wild ushered in, you’re always going to have the fans opposed to a change in the well oiled machine that was the Zelda series post-Ocarina of Time. It seems that it’s been some of the more dedicated Zelda faithful that were less impressed…

As we all know, the first batch of downloadable content for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild just hit, and has gotten many of us back into the world of Hyrule. The first pack of DLC seems pretty cool; the trials, a hard mode, and a better way to find all the damn Korok seeds, but I have to admit, I haven’t bought it yet. All of those features seem pretty neat, but the only thing that motivates…

Hello fellow Zelda fans. During the episode of the Zelda Informer Podcast recorded just before E3, and just before we took a two week hiatus because Alfred was getting married or something (*scoff*), my co-host and I went toe to toe, laying down the groundwork for what we expected Nintendo to show and not show at their Spotlight. And while I didn’t exactly lose… I didn’t exactly win either.   Indeed it was a draw. Each of us guessed four…

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…

We had a great marathon in 2016 and 2017 is shaping up to be a huge event! We have a huge cast of characters that you’ll know from our previous marathons, and some fresh new faces joining the roster for 2017. The Zelda Dungeon and Zelda Informer team spans the globe, and we’ve got a good mix of Central US, Eastern US and Canadian members who will be making an appearance at the marathon. If you have a favorite ZD…

The following article is one I wrote for a series of weekly editorials that appear on my blog called Epic Disasters in Video Game History. As the title suggests, the articles examine some particularly… dubious situations in the history of the video game medium to determine exactly what went wrong and the long term ramifications of these blunders. While most of them don’t deal with The Legend of Zelda in particular, this one did, and I thought that some of…

In addition to appearing on the Zelda Informer podcast every week, I try to take in a lot of other gaming podcasts. Video games are my curiosity and my passion, so the more I can listen to smart people talk about them, the better. Lately I’ve been falling behind on my listening, so I decided to start listening to a podcast every day on the drive to work. One episode that caught my attention was an episode of IGN’s Game…