How Can Zelda Learn from Xenoblade Chronicles 2?

May 18, 2018
By Sean Michael-Patrick Thompson
Since I purchased my Switch on release day last year, I have played only two games for over one hundred hours. Though it can’t quite touch the two hundred fifty hours I have in Breath of the Wild, I can say I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Xenoblade Chronicles 2. Coming up at...
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Top Five Zelda: Best Enemies Ever

May 13, 2018
By Sean Michael-Patrick Thompson
It was just over a year ago that I started writing for TGPZ, and it’s become a part of my life I'm excited about every week. Today I hit a milestone, as this is my fiftieth article for the site, so I thought I'd do something special. Instead of a short and simple top five as I often do, this week I'm going to rank my fifty favorite monsters and enemies from...
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Spirit Tracks Through the Lens of Truth

May 4, 2018
By Sean Michael-Patrick Thompson
Two years after Phantom Hourglass released, we were surprised to see Link trade in his ship for a brand new train. Seriously, whether the shock comes from a quick turnover in Zelda games or the fact that the series had gone steampunk, nobody could have seen that coming. This game kept most of the formula from its direct predecessor, but...
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Top Five Zelda: Super Smash Bros. Characters (6-10)

April 29, 2018
By Sean Michael-Patrick Thompson
A few weeks ago I put out my picks for Zelda characters that I'd like to see in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game. I guess the idea hasn’t completely left my brain, and a comment on the last one inspired me to keep this idea going. The series has so many unique and...
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The New Hyrule

April 26, 2018
By Zach Bowman
I recently made a big purchase. This was something I looked forward to for a while, but had not quite committed to getting into yet. I bought a Nintendo Switch console. And what better way to start out my adventures on the Switch than with Link in the new Zelda installment? When was the last time I was this excited about a game? It had...
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How Could Zelda Learn from Elder Scrolls?

April 20, 2018
By Sean Michael-Patrick Thompson
My favorite game series is The Legend of Zelda. I have a fairly hefty collection of Zelda merchandise, I've played and beaten almost every game in the series, and I will continue to do so for the foreseeable future (meaning every day until I die). To me, there is no game series as close to perfection. With this in mind, I have...
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Phantom Hourglass Through the Lens of Truth

April 7, 2018
By Sean Michael-Patrick Thompson
If you hadn’t guessed it by now, last week’s article was a joke made for April Fool’s Day, and I feel like I need to apologize for that. I’m not sorry, but it’s polite when you keep away from your most popular series (based on Twitter conversations) in order to troll the fans. So sorry (not sorry) about...
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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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