Each post this month is set to a different track from this amazing album. “East” is a contemplation of the mindset of a child and what the world turns the into as an adult.
I set out to rule the world With only a paper shield, and a wooden sword No mountain destined in my way Even the oceans tremble in my way
I make no secret of the fact that Link from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is my favorite character in all of video games. He’s even the character I main in Super Smash Bros. On a superficial level, that may come as a surprise. He’s just a young kid — a very awkward, expressive kid at that. I’ll admit I was shocked in my moment of self-discovery about my favorite video game character. The more I think about it, however, the more it makes sense.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker | GCN
It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that Wind Waker is a game for kids. By featuring a protagonist so young and applying the notoriously cartoony cell-shaded graphical style, the designers did an incredibly effective job of hiding the mature and nuanced story within. Simply put, this is a game with themes squarely directed at grown-ups. Continue reading “Just a Boy, Nothing More”→
From the Great Land of Hyrule
Better with audio!
The Legend of Zelda would be nothing without its amazing sound design, and this mix of Breath of the Wild environmental ambiance has been carefully chosen to accompany this post. Please be sure to hit the play button!
We respect the creators’ intentions that some of these places aren’t canonically part of the Land of Hyrule, but we believe they all still encapsulate the spirit of exploration of the great land.
Each post contains links to the blogs of the incredible authors of their respective pieces. Please support their work by following/bookmarking them.
We recommend you start from the beginning, but you can click each link to jump to that location if you prefer.
I woke up this morning missing you. I’ve been away for a while, and I realize I’ve been far too wrapped up in my adventures to make my way back to the Island, back to Outset. Of that, I want to say I’m sorry. Courage may come in many different forms, but it almost always takes you away from the family and friends you love.
Are you a blogger? Do you like The Legend of Zelda? Then pay attention.
If not, you’re free to go. Here’s a post about having an overactive imagination.
I’m working on a large feature collaboration post, tentatively titled Hyrule: See the Sights! Hear the Sounds! Basically, I’m trying to make a tour guidebook of Hyrule, with different bloggers each telling their story of their favorite locations. Just like the locations in Zelda, each section will have their own flavor and it’s own writer. Why not let one of those writers be you? Of course, you’ll get credit and links to your blog. You really don’t have to have played much Zelda at all to do it, you just need a good memory or two from the land of Hyrule!