The Reason I Prefer Less-Realistic Art Styles in Zelda

Art styles are a pretty big deal among Zelda fans, but, while I have touched on the subject before in various articles and videos, I’ve never really dedicated an entire article to the topic. Until now that is. I’ve made no secret in the past of my general disappointment with Twilight Princess — I don’t […]

Curiosity Shop #127: Zelda Dungeon Mailbag

New mailbag, everybody! There’s a bunch of questions about new games again, with a few covering A Link Between Worlds, and the rest being questions about the possibilities of Zelda Wii U and Majora’s Mask 3D. There’s plenty of other…

Why Majora’s Mask Was the First Modern Zelda Game

Majora’s Mask is unquestionably a classic. It was released more than a decade ago on a console that’s now firmly cemented in people’s memories. It was the sequel to one of Nintendo’s greatest success stories, and it has been hailed by the fanbase as one of the greatest titles in its series — praise that’s […]

Curiosity Shop #126: Zelda Dungeon Mailbag

Hey guys, got a new mailbag. This time around we seem to be moving a little away from the new Zelda game news — though there’s still a couple of questions about A Link Between Worlds — and doing a…

The Irony of Discussing Zelda Art Styles

A little bit of irony occurred to me recently. In the Zelda fan community, the visual or art style of a Zelda game can be a really big topic. It wasn’t at all prior to The Wind Waker, of course; while Zelda games did still differ in style, I think most of those styles were […]

The Potential of New Hyrule as the Setting for Zelda Wii U

I think New Hyrule on the Adult Timeline would be the ideal setting for the next major Zelda release on home console. This is a sentiment I’ve expressed before on the Curiosity Shop, but I haven’t gone in-detail about it before now. New Hyrule is the land settled by Link and Tetra after The Wind […]

Curiosity Shop #125: Zelda Dungeon Mailbag

Hey there guys! New mailbag! This time around it looks like I’ve finally gotten things back down to a reasonable length! There’s still plenty of questions though! 12 questions in all, with a number of subjects, including the upcoming The…

Curiosity Shop #125: Zelda Dungeon Mailbag

Hey there guys! New mailbag! This time around it looks like I’ve finally gotten things back down to a reasonable length! There’s still plenty of questions though! 12 questions in all, with a number of subjects, including the upcoming The…

The Wind Waker Dungeons: Ganon’s Tower

Final dungeons in Zelda games are sort of an interesting topic all by themselves. I’m not sure if it’s a widely-discussed topic, but there’s certainly a lot of different ways of executing such areas in Zelda games, as I’ve written multiple times in the past. The Wind Waker might by my least-favorite Zelda game (don’t […]

How Zelda Has Dropped Out of Mainstream Gaming Conversation

The last article I wrote began with a call to arms for Nintendo. They were being left behind in the new culture of gaming, I said, because of their reliance on gameplay to the detriment of their story. I pitched a grand vision of a single Link’s tale concluding in the upcoming game A Link […]