The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U)

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an open-world adventure game in the Zelda series by Nintendo for the Wii U and the Switch. This review is based on the Wii U version, but from what I have gathered about the Switch version without playing it personally, they are almost entirely the same so I’m going to assume most things apply to both. Continue reading “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Wii U)”

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD is an HD remake on the Wii U of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, originally released on GameCube and Wii. It’s another 3D adventure game in the Legend of Zelda series. This review is actually going to be somewhat of a re-review of Twilight Princess as well as a comparison between the original version on the Wii and this one. Continue reading “The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD”

Legend of Zelda Stuff: Ball and Chain

Upon replaying The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess via the Wii U’s HD version, I found myself noticing all kinds of great things I didn’t appreciate years ago when I first played. I found this particular topic to be especially clever and perhaps even downright brilliant. So I’d like to take this time to talk about why I think the ball and chain is such a great item. Continue reading “Legend of Zelda Stuff: Ball and Chain”

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is an action adventure game with open world elements for the Nintendo 3DS. This is a newer entry into the Zelda series, so by this point I’m going to assume you understand most of the basics of Zelda games. If you need a reference, check out some other sources first or check out my review on the first Legend of Zelda. That being said, this game plays like most Zelda games before it. The game is supposed to take place many years after A Link to the Past, which is why the overworld is so similar, but as far as the story goes you won’t need to have played A Link to the Past to get what’s going on. To put it simply, you play as a blacksmith’s apprentice that gets caught up in a villain’s schemes. The villain turns Zelda into a painting, as well as the seven sages of Hyrule. It’s your job to save them all and prevent the return of the evil king. This requires going between Hyrule and its parallel universe, Lorule. Can you save both kingdoms and the princess as well? Continue reading “The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds”

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask is the second 3D Zelda game to hit the Nintendo 64 just two years after its predecessor, Ocarina of Time. Most of the base gameplay and ideas are fairly recognizable from the previous title, but things get more interesting here. Majora’s Mask starts off with Link traveling through the woods when all of the sudden he is tricked by fairies and a character we’ve come to know as Skull Kid. Skull Kid then proceeds to steal Link’s ocarina, kidnap and get rid of his horse, and transform him into a Deku scrub. This sets up the motivation for the player to want revenge as well as the desire to become human again. One of the fairies that was part of Skull Kid’s schemes is busy pestering you when a door closes behind the escaping pranksters, leaving her stuck behind with you. You two are then reluctantly paired to help one another. The fairy, Tatl, needs you to safely bring her back to Skull Kid, and you need Tatl to direct you to him. Continue reading “The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask”

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is the first 3D Zelda game released on the Nintendo 64. This review is assuming you are already familiar with Zelda games or have read my review on The Legend of Zelda for NES. The reason for this is because it does many of the common Zelda things you would come to expect. Let’s just be honest and admit that you probably already know a lot about the Zelda series and Ocarina of Time just from hearing everyone else talk about it so much. There’s not much I can add to the conversation of its praise. However, I’d like to still try and talk about some ways that the game is unique. Continue reading “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time”