Tag: The Legend of Zelda

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Finally got around to this, 4 years late. It’s good!

I think my most important takeaway from this game is that it’s very different from other Zelda games. It’s good at what it is, but it scratches a different itch. I wouldn’t want all Zelda games to be like this one going forward.

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Heroes, Power Fantasies, and The Legend of Zelda (Guest Review)

I played lots of The Legend of Zelda¬†when I was a kid, mostly the old GameBoy ones (which are, of course, the best). When their focus moved to fancy 3D console games, keeping up became more effort than it was worth, so it dropped off my radar for a while. This summer, I suddenly realized that let’s plays exist, so I decided to catch up on how the franchise has evolved since. I noticed some interesting things, which I believe can tell us something about how we view power fantasies, and how video games factor into that. (more…)

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