Posts by Max Nichols
Link, the legendary hero(ine)
By Max Nichols on June 5th, 2016 75
Link! The Hero of Hyrule! A young adventurer who heeds the call to action and saves the land from darkness. Reincarnated time and again, forever destined to wield the Master Sword...
30 Years in 30 Days – 2001
By Max Nichols on February 6th, 2016 10
2001 was a tumultuous year, and a watershed moment for the Zelda franchise and the game industry. It saw the release of not one, but two Zelda games – two Zelda games developed...
Twilight Princess: The Characters
By Max Nichols on January 23rd, 2011 42
Nothing beats a great story. A truly good story will sweep you up; immerse you in its depths so that you experience the fullness of its twists and turns. You don’t want to leave...
Twilight Princess: The End
By Max Nichols on January 19th, 2011 57
It is a bittersweet joy, to finish a Zelda game. A sense of victory, a sense of accomplishment and pride, but tempered by sadness at knowing that it is now over. It has always...
The Lure of the Loot
By Max Nichols on January 12th, 2011 31
Anyone who reads my articles probably knows the things I consider most important in a Zelda game. They will have heard me discussing how exploration of a beautiful land and the...
The Adventure, the Memories, the LEGEND – of Zelda
By Max Nichols on December 23rd, 2010 15
I have spent years exploring and participating in the online Zelda communities - discussing my favorite memories, or the timeline, or maybe this graphic style or that dungeon. I...
Can you feel it?
By Max Nichols on October 6th, 2006 0
Can you feel it? That palpable sense of excitement, so thick in the air that you can almost reach out and caress it? I can practically taste it everywhere I look. I surround...
Silence, Patience, and Faith
By Max Nichols on February 25th, 2006 0
by Max Nichols (lord-of-shadow) “Good things come to those who wait.” It’s an old saying, a tired saying, a dry, used-up cliché, a boring piece of conventional wisdom. But...
By Max Nichols on August 15th, 2005 0
I was driving home from the airport the other day. I had just spent a week in Michigan and I had a karate tournament (with my girlfriend, no less) to look forward to the next day....
Turning Point
By Max Nichols on June 15th, 2005 1
There are quiet a few factors that shape someone’s life, things which combine to form someone’s opinions, thoughts, philosophies... A cup of parental opinion here, a dab of...
E3 2005 Trailer Analysis
By Max Nichols on May 18th, 2005 0
First things first, there are a few things which are certainly not confined to one individual scene in this lovely trailer. The music, for instance. The trailer features some...
It is a great time to be a Zelda fan.
By Max Nichols on May 12th, 2005 0
Can you feel it? A new Zelda is coming. I've been in the online Zelda community long enough to know the feeling well by now, to recognize it, and embrace it as an old friend. I...
Culture in Zelda
By Max Nichols on May 6th, 2005 1
Zelda, as a franchise, has one of the richest collections of races and cultures to be seen in the industry... if you go by the numbers, at least. Hylian, Shiekah, Gerudo, Goron,...
GDC Trailer
By Max Nichols on March 22nd, 2005 0
It's been a good week and a half or so since Satoru Iwata showed the newest trailer to the public at the GDC developer's conference. Now THAT was an interesting day, especially...