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Better Late – The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

October 27, 2014 Leave a comment

So I didn’t put it in the title of the post but let’s call this episode one. Episode one of what you ask? Well, I’m glad you asked. Everybody seems to think I am a bad person for never beating a Zelda game. Joe, being the gentleman he is, decided to be my champion and forced me to play A Link to the Past. We recorded it so all can watch me save another princess from another castle. Will there ever be an episode two? Maybe…

Behold! The Master Cycle!

October 16, 2014 Leave a comment

Master Cycle

Nintendo has announced that Mario Kart 8 is getting DLC and many people have already pre-ordered the bundle of two packs that will be available. The first pack of DLC will be launching in November and includes a character from The Legend of Zelda for the first time. Link will be making his racing debut and many people expected him to have some vehicle to come along for the ride. Nintendo could have gone crazy and given people and Epona Cycle, but they did something even crazier. They actually made an Epona Cycle. Well, in reality it’s just a motorcycle with a body sort of shaped like a horse. It’s called the Master Cycle and it looks pretty good, right? It’s horse-like enough in shape to give the feel that Link is riding a horse, but not goofy like the Merry Go Round cart in the game now. I like it. I probably won’t use it much because I don’t like motorcycles in the game, but it looks cool.

Hyrule Warriors Is a Family Affair

September 22, 2014 Leave a comment

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It’s not uncommon to see members of my family playing together. Whether it’s my wife and I challenging each other at Jeopardy, my son and I digging a giant hole in Minecraft or four of us going at each other in a round of Mario Kart 8 there’s a good chance at some point during the week you’re going to see multiple people crowded around the TV enjoying a game together. It’s a part of how my family bonds. Lately, however, another game has been the sole occupant of the late night Wii U hours in my house and it’s not one I had seen coming.

I’ve been playing a lot of Hyrule Warriors. My review is up on the site and you can see some of my thoughts of the game there. When I started playing it I remember my 16 year old daughter saying, “I’ll probably watch you play it, but I don’t think I’ll be playing it myself,” or something to that effect. She wasn’t interested in the game outside of the fact that it was a Zelda game, a series she has some interest in. As I played a few hours a night she spent a good part of that time watching me. She spent time with me enjoying the story, helping me figure out which characters needed to be leveled up and what items I needed to upgrade the badges for specific characters. Then one day it happened. She booted up the game and started playing herself. I wasn’t really surprised as she and I share a lot of common gaming interests, such as our love for the Assassin’s Creed series. I suppose just watching me play the game wasn’t enough. She actually had to play the game for herself and she’s been enjoying it.
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New Zelda Trailer Shown Off / Game in 2015

Nintendo showed off the first details of their new, open-world Legend of Zelda title.  The game takes on a similar art style to that of Skyward Sword, updated in HD.  During Nintendo’s Digital Event, producer Eiji Aonuma talked about how the game has changed for their new, more open experience that is inspired by the original Legend of Zelda.

4 Swords, 4 Free, 4 Days Only

January 30, 2014 1 comment

4 Swords

This wasn’t announced in the press release for the Nintendo Downloads in the eShop today, but Nintendo is offering one heck of a deal on The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords.  In honor of A Link Between Worlds being so awesome Nintendo has decided to give away the previously announced four player co-op game for the low, low cost of nothing in a deal they’re calling “4 Swords, 4 Free, 4 Days Only”. 

All you need to do is head over to the eShop on the 3DS, click the icon for 4 Swords and download away.  I would highly recommend you download the game on every 3DS you own so that you’ll have access to the local co-op play any time you want. 

The game is available to download for free from now until 11:59PST February 2nd.  It’s free.  Do you really have any excuses to not download it?

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2013 Year in Review: Joe’s Top 6 Games of the Year

December 27, 2013 Leave a comment

2013 Year in Review

There were many great games that came out this year. This year I only felt right putting games in the list that I was obsessed with. These titles stayed in my systems for days on end. I was able to get lost in each one. Hours passed by as if they were minutes and the world outside faded away. That my friends is the mark of a great game. Not to mention the reason my mom put a time limit on how long I could play when I was growing up.

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Hyrule Warriors Coming in 2014

December 18, 2013 Leave a comment

Do you remember back a year or two ago when Pokemon and Nobunaga’s Ambition had a baby that was called Pokemon Conquest?  I thought that was a game that wasn’t going to work, but turns out it was pretty awesome.  Well, not content to let Pokemon have all the fun Nintendo, during today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, thought it was Link’s turn.

Nintendo and Tecmo Koei are working together to bring their latest mash up project to life.  It mixes the Legend of Zelda with Dynasty Warriors and looks pretty interesting.  Link is running around Hyrule Field battling hordes of Moblins, and other Zelda baddies along with some Hyrulian soldiers.  Check out this trailer to see a little bit more about the game.

The game is currently being called Hyrule Warriors, but according to the trailer that is  a working title and could be subject to change.  Visually it looks a little bit like a mix of Skyward Sword and Ocarina of Time.  Link has all his familiar moves like the spinning blade attack, bombs and even a really cool looking Din’s Fire spell.  Not a lot of details about the game are available just yet, but it will be coming to Wii U sometime in 2014.

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