A Link Between Worlds: Painterly reinvention

Author: Bobby Soto
Categories: 3DS, Features

Welcome to the final chapter of the Zelda look-back series! We’ve taken a trip down memory lane and revisited some great games over the weeks, but now we are approaching the final stop with The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. The 3DS title was released back in November…

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Skyward Sword: Slight turbulence

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Features, Retro

Plenty of games in the Legend of Zelda series are divisive, but none seem more-so than 2011’s Skyward Sword. It brought motion controls to the forefront, focused on narrative more than ever, and detailed the beginnings of the Zelda timeline as we know it. Now, despite five years having passed,…

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Phantom Hourglass/Spirit Tracks: Dual Experiments

Author: Tom Brown
Categories: Features, Retro

For today’s addition to our Zelda recap series we’re tackling things a little bit differently – by combining both DS Zelda games together. Built on the same engine and having many of the same mechanics, they definitely come from the same mould, but there are a few unique aspects that…

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Twilight Princess: A tale of two tones

Author: Bobby Soto
Categories: Features, Retro

The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess is a game that holds a very special place in my heart, as it was my first adventure through the land of Hyrule. The game was released in November of 2006, which means it’s been a little over 10 years since most made the…

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Minish Cap: Sharing a small world of big wonders

Author: Ricky Berg
Categories: Features, Retro

Zelda games have always been about large scale, fantasy-tinged adventures. From directionless dungeon explorations to sky-faring sagas, there’s always been a sense of large and open spaces, which the upcoming Breath of the Wild is wholly embracing. Hyrule’s a big place, after all, so why not go big as can…

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Wind Waker: A sea of greatness

Categories: Features, Retro

When Wind Waker hit store shelves back in 2003, I was six years old and barely knew how to hold a game controller properly, let alone play a fully fleshed out RPG. I had only received my first video game the year prior in the form of a Game Boy…

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Ocarina of Time: Forever timeless

Categories: Features, Retro

I was very, very young when I first laid eyes upon The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I had gone over to my neighbor’s house for reasons I can’t remember, and watched as he pulled out a N64 with the cartridge already inside. He casually tossed me the strategy…

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Link’s Awakening: Requiem for a Dream

Categories: Features, Retro

Link’s Awakening is without a doubt the most surreal, whimsical and influential entry in the entire Zelda franchise. It’s also one of the more grossly underappreciated ones, ironically overshadowed and sandwiched smack dab in the middle of what many consider to be the green-garbed hero’s most legendary 2D and 3D…

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