Every now and then, you come across a game, movie, or a book that impacts your life more than you could imagine. For me, it's Ocarina of Time. Ocarina of Time was first released in Japan on November 21, 1998. This month, we celebrate the 20th anniversary of one of the most beloved games of all time. Two decades on, Ocarina of Time is still widely...
Ocarina of Time easily had some of the best-designed villains in the Zelda series. From the intimidating Iron Knuckles to the horrifying Dead Hand, I've been enjoying these villains since I first played the game as an eight-year-old kid. Volvagia, the subterranean fire dragon of Death Mountain, is a particular standout for how much backstory is...
There is something incredibly appealing about the water effects in Ocarina of Time, and the ability to enjoy them in a massive setting such as Lake Hylia has been enjoyed by many gamers for decades. Most areas in Ocarina are a joy to explore, and the lake distinguishes itself as the most serene. When you enter the region for the first time,...
Last week, I dug up an interview with Zelda producer Shigeru Miyamoto which dated all the way back to 1997, a year before Ocarina of Time's release. The translation of the interview, held by Japanese publication Famimaga 64, is still available on IGN. I love finding old articles like these, and I'm so grateful to see some of them are still...
There are a lot of things that Ocarina of Time did right, and one of those things is the end credits. I feel like it goes rather unappreciated. People rave on and on about this game and look over such a nice touch to finish off this wonderful installment. This is why Nintendo doesn’t do credits like this in other Zelda games anymore! Probably. Regardless, the ending of Ocarina of Time was...
Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask are often pitted against one another. It’s no surprise: they were released just two years apart, used the exact same engine and many of the same character...
We are looking for additional volunteers to help us create and update strategy guides and walkthroughs for various Legend of Zelda games. The guides team is divided into writers, editors, and...
Perhaps the greatest thing about being a kid is how oftentimes things seem larger than life. Your imagination will go into overdrive and fill in blanks that aren't even there, and worlds will...
During their Space World trade show in 2001, Nintendo pulled back the curtain on The Wind Waker, the latest in the Legend of Zelda franchise, only to receive harsh criticism from fans and media...
I think it was fate that I became a Legend of Zelda fan. I didn’t start playing games until I was about nine years old, and my love of Zelda didn’t begin until years after that. My first Zelda...
Smash fans rejoice, as 8BitDo have been busy making a wireless receiver compatible with your old wired GameCube controllers. The GBros. Wireless Adapter connects to your Nintendo Switch wirelessly,...
Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to mourn the closing down of the Wii U Facebook page, and thus another chapter of the Wii U story has come to pass. I remember the page fondly, telling...
If you were hoping to bug Nintendo and Sakurai with a campaign to get your favorite character into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, then you are too late. According to a tweet from Sakurai himself, it...
After seven years of stasis, Link emerges from Rauru’s secret chamber and leaves the Temple of Time. Much to his horror, he sees that the bustling Town Square has become ruined in dissolution. The...
You may well need to own the Triforce of Wisdom to answer this question: How on earth do you follow up on a game like Breath of the Wild? Well, according to a recent job listing from Nintendo, it...
Following the release of a particular Marvel movie that got a ton of people talking, we're no longer unaccustomed to the horror of seeing our favorite heroes fade away (in the literal sense). Despite...
When Super Smash Bros. Brawl was announced way back when, I followed every new update that they put on the official site, the Smash Dojo. Every day, first thing in the morning, I would go to my...
The effects that Ocarina of Time has had on The Legend of Zelda, and on gaming as a whole, can hardly be overestimated. Its character design and world-building are second to none, and its game...
Sheik has always been one of my favorite characters in Ocarina of Time. Aside from the fact of his true identity, the mystery and charm that surrounded this character always had me intrigued. It...
We are nearing the finish line! December 7 is nearing ever closer, and our final checkpoint has come in the form of the last Super Smash Bros. Direct presentation. New details are abundant, so let's...
So here's a short funny story to start off something we're calling "Ocarina Month", a celebration of Ocarina of Time's 20th anniversary. About six years ago my mother got married, which of course...
20 years. It's hard to believe. Ocarina of Time first released in Japan on November 21, 1998. It launched in other territories shortly afterward and changed the gaming industry forever. It's the...
It's been just over two months now since our last Smash Bros. Direct, where we learned about new Belmonts, K. Rools, and stages. That's not an insignificant amount of time, but the pace of this...
Towns were first seen in The Adventure of Link, and to be honest, they weren’t very good or interesting. There were a lot of forgettable locations and even more forgettable people (Error being the...
When we Zelda fans yearn for something dark, cryptic, and shrouded in mystery, we often turn to Majora’s Mask, and rightfully so. This game contains some of the eeriest content we’ve seen from...
I'm sure everyone who played Breath of the Wild remembers the first time they encountered their first Guardian. You're running through the fields minding your own business in search of materials,...
When most people talk about unsettling or spooky Zelda games, they tend to focus on Majora's Mask or certain sections from Ocarina of Time. Though both games absolutely have their moments, or in the...
Oh, the Renaissance. Such a great time for art of all kinds: music, architecture, and especially painting. I'm impressed by how styles have changed from disproportionate structures and adult-sized...
The fighting in Breath of the Wild is one of my favorite elements of the game. Controlling Link during a battle feels very smooth. I often feel like Link is an extension of my body, similar to...
I have been playing video games for about 20 years, though it's only been a year now that I got serious about them. This started with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on Nintendo Switch. I...
Recently, my Switch broke and I lost all of my save data for Breath of the Wild. However, this terrible loss also gave me the perfect excuse to start another playthrough of the game. Upon starting...
There is a resurgence of adventure games in the same style as The Legend of Zelda. It can be a little bit overwhelming to hear about so many new Zelda-like games after so many years of there being...