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  • Blog Post: Gaming Disguises That Shouldn’t Work But Did

    Getting around without your enemies recognizing you is a key component in many games. Often times, our heroes don a disguise in order to hide their identities and sneak around. In some cases, however, the disguises are so weird or outlandish that they just shouldn’t work. We take a look at a few... More
  • Blog Post: Getting The Ball Rolling: Timing Zelda’s Lengthy Introductions

    A new Zelda game is nearly within our grasp. As excited as we are to explore The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, we have to remember that every Zelda game has a required introduction that seems to get longer, and longer with each release. There is a point in every Zelda game where you feel like... More
  • Blog Post: How To Get The Swift Sail In Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

    Nintendo released the retail version of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD today, and if you've read my review you already know I love it. One of the main reasons it's a more enjoyable experience than its predecessor is the addition of the Swift Sail, an item that remedies the tedious sailing... More
  • Blog Post: Replay – The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker

    With Link's GameCube adventure heading to the Wii U thanks to The Wind Waker HD, we decided it was time to hit the high seas in the original. This polarizing entry in the long-running series introduced a dramatic shift in art style and plenty of sailing, and you'll see it in this week's episode... More
  • Blog Post: How Wind Waker and Red Dead Redemption Informed Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

    While the gut reaction when seeing an Assassin's Creed game set during the golden age of piracy is to assume the team looked to the Pirates of the Caribbean for inspiration, but the team at Ubisoft Montreal is going for a much more grounded approach for Black Flag. With inspirations ranging from... More
  • Blog Post: Games That Deserve Remakes

    Games are the unfortunate victim of being a technology-focused medium. The games that defined our childhood show their age much faster than the movies we grew up with. It’s one of the reasons video game remakes are often worth getting excited about. They allow us to replay the games we love as... More
  • Blog Post: Links To The Future: Creating The Perfect Zelda Game

    Like many successful franchises, the Legend of Zelda series has changed along with video games themselves. The battles against Ganon and accompanying villains span every single Nintendo platform, usually highlighting the unique features of the company’s newest console. With the recent launch of... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Wind Waker's Last Battle

    The Legend of Zelda needs no introduction. It’s one of the few series that had its start in the infancy of console gaming, but still remains strong. With 25 years of sacred temples, mystical sages, and fierce battles, one moment shines the brightest to me. The last confrontation with Ganondorf... More
  • Blog Post: The Legend Of Zelda's Ten Best Bosses

    Zelda has always been a series based firmly in long-standing trademarks . Its gameplay varies wildly based on which game in the series it is and what weapons are available, but almost all of them boil down to the "go to dungeon, find item, defeat boss" pattern. Take a look below as we focus... More
  • Blog Post: Spoiled! The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker

    As part of this month's ongoing coverage of our The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Zelda 25th anniversary, we're proud to bring you a video of three goobers talking about the end of Wind Waker in the Game Informer vault. Basically, Jeff Cork, Ben Reeves, and myself drool over the fantastic... More
  • Blog Post: The Trademarks Of The Legend Of Zelda

    Throughout The Legend of Zelda's 25-year history, Link has utilized dozens of different items and weapons. Some have been around since his NES debut and are crucial to virtually every title in the series, such as bombs, the bow, and the boomerang. Others were introduced later or came and went as... More
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