Zelda’s Adventure Through the Lens of Truth

April 1, 2018
By Sean Michael-Patrick Thompson
Hello, avid readers, I am returning again to revisit a forgotten classic in the Zelda series. Since its launch in the early nineties, the Philips CD-i has been noted as the world’s most revolutionary video game console by generation after generation of gamers, and I am...
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Top Five Zelda: Super Smash Bros. Characters

March 16, 2018
By Sean Michael-Patrick Thompson
In case you live in a hole, last week Nintendo revealed that our unworthy souls will be blessed by the arrival of a new Super Smash Bros. game for Nintendo Switch. THIS. YEAR. Since the Zelda series has been represented in this mashup of Nintendo franchises since...
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Could You Make a Good Mobile Zelda?

March 10, 2018
By Sean Michael-Patrick Thompson
Last week I counted through my top five favorite and least favorite ideas for a spinoff in the series. While I decried the very notion of a mobile game in that article, I do think the concept has some merits, and if done correctly I think it could be awesome. With the history of mobile games’ success, however, I have no hope whatsoever that...
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Top Five Zelda: Best and Worst Possible Spinoffs

March 3, 2018
By Sean Michael-Patrick Thompson
A couple months ago I wrote a short series of articles called Where to Next, and examined potential ways the series could go in the future, but in retrospect I neglected one possibility. Spinoffs! Like ‘em, hate ‘em? Whatever your stance on the issue, they come...
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Top Five Zelda: Mario Series References

February 23, 2018
By Sean Michael-Patrick Thompson
Have you ever wondered just how many times the Mario series is referenced within Legend of Zelda games? Last week I posed the reverse of this question and we found out (thanks to YouTuber Nintendo Unity) that the amount of crossover count is colossal between the two. Coming back today, I have a list of...
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Breath of the Wild Is the Beginning and End of the Zelda Split Timeline

February 16, 2018
By Gustavo Calvo
This is just a theory, but not a MatPat Game Theory. Breath of the Wild is truly an amazing game. It brings back what the first one had towards the open world and it incorporates an amazing story without telling too many words, but the main aspect of this game many fans have wondered is...
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Twilight Princess Through the Lens of Truth

February 11, 2018
By Sean Michael-Patrick Thompson
Good evening, good morning, or whenever you happen to be reading this. It might even be good Twilight. Probably not, but that would be more appropriate since this week I am going to take a look at Twilight Princess and its ups and downs. This will include both versions of the dual release, as they were...
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How a Breath of the Wild-Inspired Majora’s Mask Sequel Would Look

February 10, 2018
By Usmania
It's fair to say that Breath of the Wild has stolen the hearts of many a Zelda fan. From the stunning visuals to the open world style gameplay, it has been a joy to play. The decision by Team Zelda to take the game franchise in a different direction has worked a treat, so much so that...
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Five Tools from the Zelda Franchise That I Would Use in Real Life

February 8, 2018
By Nate Merritt
Link uses an array of tools and equipment across many different games, dating from the late 80’s to present day. Every last tool or piece of equipment he obtains is absolutely necessary to him and his quest for peace in Hyrule. Not only are certain pieces required, but they also make...
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Breath of the Wild’s Lackluster Sidequest Selection Is Baffling

February 7, 2018
By Willtendo
Don’t let the negative title fool you: I enjoyed Breath of the Wild immensely. It’s a fantastic game and is currently tied with Skyward Sword and Majora’s Mask as my favorite Zelda title. But it has its fair share of flaws. Some, like the barebones plot, are understandable given...
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Breath of the Wild Makes You Feel like a Child by Treating You like an Adult

February 2, 2018
By Sean Michael-Patrick Thompson
Nearly a year ago, the latest Zelda game released and has since been met with high universal acclaim. Since that time I have read many reviews, and while each author cites their favorite of its many strengths, there is one thing that almost everybody comes back to; the feeling of...
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Red’s Ramblings: Reflecting Back on Link’s Awakening

February 2, 2018
By Red
Link’s Awakening is an odd entry in the Legend of Zelda series. The game doesn’t take place in Hyrule, it has nothing to do with Ganon or the Triforce, and Zelda doesn’t even make an appearance (outside of Link accidentally calling Marin “Zelda” when he...
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Top Five Zelda: Gauntlet Challenges

January 27, 2018
By Sean Michael-Patrick Thompson
Earlier this week on Twitter-- Well, relative to the time I began writing this piece, by now I think that was like two weeks ago-- Hick and Red shared some thoughts about gauntlet-style challenges (otherwise known as a crapload of enemies) in the series and sparked a compelling conversation. Are they good, bad, worth it at all? Wherever you sit...
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Nintendo Does DLC/Extra Content Correctly

January 21, 2018
By Lyle Izzillo
If you’re like me then you are most definitely well aware of the whole Electronic Arts controversy that went down a few weeks (maybe months) back; how they completely botched the loot system for Star Wars BF 2. Overall, I would say it was a giant mess. They admitted to...
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What The Champions’ Ballad Should Have Been

January 20, 2018
By Usmania
It's been six weeks since Zelda fans were mind blown by the trailer and same-night release of the Breath of the Wild DLC 2 release. Personally, it was bittersweet for me as I was leaving for my Christmas vacation on the same day, so I would have 3 weeks of avoiding...
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