Posts by Trahald
Of Samurai and Dragons: Origins of the Triforce – Part 2
By Trahald on December 30th, 2012 1
Of Samurais and Dragons: Origins of the Triforce – Part 2 In commenting on part 1 of this article, forumer KokiriSweetie said, “I always wanted to know how they came up with...
Flipside of the Mirror
By Trahald on December 12th, 2010 20
If The Wind Waker is the Zelda game that reflects Miyamoto the most, it's also a game that represents a change in the direction of...
Mirror of the Minds
By Trahald on December 8th, 2010 53
That Shigeru Miyamoto is a genius is common knowledge. It was no surprise that GameSpy billed him as the most...
Saria: The Painful Truth
By Trahald on December 5th, 2010 68
At last we come to one of the choices most favored among fans of Link's possible love interests: the girl with green hair, Saria of the woodland realm. Clearly, there's chemistry...
Link: Trapped in Termina?
By Trahald on December 1st, 2010 89
The world knew nothing of the boy without a fairy. And yet, as The Wind Waker put its, he came as if from nowhere, and shook the foundations of the world, conquering the darkness....
The Girl with the Red Hair: Malon + Link?
By Trahald on November 28th, 2010 132
"Hi, fairy boy!!" Anyone who played Ocarina of Time had no doubt that the ranch girl, Malon, had a crush on Link. Two weeks ago, I took a look at the games to see if Nintendo...
Ocarina of… Love? Link and Zelda Together
By Trahald on November 24th, 2010 116
And they got married and lived happily ever after." Romantic love is important to people not only in real life, but in stories and myths. The Zelda games, however, seem to lack...
“Gameplay is More Important than Graphics”: A Different Look at an Old Proverb
By Trahald on November 21st, 2010 51
It's inevitable. Someone will pop into a random Wind Waker-related thread in a forum and comment, "I hate the graphics." And then, before the thread moves on, someone else will...
Of Samurai and Dragons: Origins of the Triforce – Part 1
By Trahald on November 15th, 2010 43
The Triforce. Many Zelda fans have long pondered the origins of this strange symbol. Until now. This is the saga of the ...
Insights from Eiji
By Trahald on June 23rd, 2004 1
Insights from Eiji: Game Developers Conference 2004 Eiji Aonuma gave a lengthy speech about Zelda on March 24, and if you haven't read the transcript yet, you should. There isn't...
E3 2004: The Return of Old Link
By Trahald on June 3rd, 2004 1
Last year's E3 was a big disappointment. This year's E3 resulted in a big puddle of drool on our collective carpets. The style of Link we had grown to know and love on the...
World Making, Time Traveling, and an Interview!
By Trahald on December 23rd, 2003 3
Timeline theorists. They're all over the place, and although I'm not particularly fond of that topic, I'll readily admit that they are one reason why discussions surrounding Zelda...
Of Samurai and Dragons: Origins of the Triforce – Part 2
By Trahald on November 15th, 2003 4
Of Samurais and Dragons: Origins of the Triforce - Part 2 In commenting on last week's article, forumer KokiriSweetie said, "I always ...
Portrait of a Princess
By Trahald on October 21st, 2003 3
In the beginning, Zelda was rather, well, one-dimensional. She was a princess that needed rescued, very much like the Mario games. And that is really almost all we have to say...
A Wider World
By Trahald on September 8th, 2003 0
We must wait. And wait. And wait. But then the day will come-the next Zelda game will bring us to a new world, a new Hyrule. The ending of The Wind Waker certainly lends itself to...