Offsite Post Roundup – The Great Darkness

Okay, let’s try this again. I’m going to resume some posting on this site. You know. My personal blog. For posting things.

Here’s a collection of all the posts I’ve made on other websites during my absence, just like I did last time. However, I think this is going to be the new format for my posts containing stuff from other sites. Every Monday I’ll do one of these here Offsite Post Roundups, and I’ll include links to any articles, videos, or other posts and contributions I’ve made on other websites since the last Roundup. I may still make posts entirely about anything I found especially noteworthy, sorta like I did before, but otherwise I’ll be doing it this way. Should create less clutter on this site I think. For now we’ll be referring to this long blackout of activity on this site as “The Great Darkness”. That’s not over-dramatic at all. Alright, without further ado:

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Twilight Princess Dungeons: Snowpeak Ruins

I posted the next Twilight Princess dungeon review on Zelda Dungeon today, reviewing the game’s fifth dungeon, Snowpeak Ruins. This is one of my favorite dungeons in Twilight Princess and possibly its best, although I don’t think I really realized that until my last run through it this past weekend. This is one of my longest dungeon reviews, but there was a lot for me to say about Snowpeak Ruins.

I really love the second boss theme for this dungeon. It’s a really epic song alongside being really pretty, and it’s just always made a huge impression on me. One of the best battle themes in Zelda history if you ask me. Anyway, you can read the review here. Enjoy! Tell me what you thought of Snowpeak Ruins!

Major Presence on Z-Talk #26 (Halloween Podcast)

I appeared a lot on the latest Z-Talk podcast on Zelda Dungeon, #26, a Halloween-themed podcast. This is obviously a podcast I would insist to be on a lot, dur. I actually didn’t mean to have this many segments, but I was brainstorming and I had a lot of ideas. At least they’re short! Three Wandering Beast segments and a blooper appearance of sorts. The segments discuss my dissatisfaction with horror themes in Zelda and then the idea of having actual Halloween themes in the games. I actually wrote and recorded these MONTHS ago, not long after I did the Epona one. Anyway, check it out here (alongside the other segments of course!)

Curiosity Shop #101: Zelda Dungeon Mailbag

I posted Curiosity Shop #101 on Zelda Dungeon earlier today. Had to take a bit of a break from it because I had a cold… on top of my previous flu. Yeah, fun. Anyway this is the first normal mailbag since the epically long #100. I answered 12 questions on a variety of topics, old and new. It’s kind of a typical mailbag experience, so I guess it proves that while some things have changed with the mailbag… nothing has. You can watch it here!

Majora’s Mask Dungeons: Woodfall Temple

For October, I’m going to be covering Majora’s Mask next on Axle’s Dungeon Reflections, and I just posted the first one today. My review of the Woodfall Temple is pretty lengthy and detailed, but hopefully it’s entertaining. Wrote this at the last minute again. Haha. I also couldn’t remember this game’s dungeons terribly well right now, for whatever reason, so I’m replaying Majora’s Mask again to make sure I’m refreshed. Still fun, of course. I might make a practice of doing this with Axle’s Dungeon Reflections in general from now on. Anyway, you can read it here.

Rationalizing Zelda Bosses

I just posted a video up on Zelda Dungeon about Zelda bosses, and more or less talking about what they are or what role they play. I go pretty in-depth and have a few theories and categories, so you should watch the video if you want details. This is a continuation of the monster theme I’m doing with my Zelda Dungeon videos for October. You can watch the video here.

Favorite Zelda Moments: The Death Sword Appears

Earlier today I posted an editorial over on Zelda Dungeon in place of the mailbag (which I was unable to do because I’m sick), another one of my Favorite Zelda Moments editorials, this time a Halloween-relevant one about the Death Sword’s appearance in Twilight Princess. This has always been one of my favorite Zelda moments, so I thought I’d discuss it in time for Halloween since it’s so spooky. You can read it here.

I’ve also always love the Death Sword’s music. So honestly, you should just consider this a Song Spotlight, too. I’m being a cheapskate today. It’s okay, I hate me too.

So what did you think of the Death Sword? Did you think it was scary, or that its appearance had good atmosphere? Tell me in the comments!

The Benefits of Nighttime in Zelda

I wrote an editorial over on Zelda Dungeon about night in the Zelda series. Mainly it was inspired by how poorly I felt the nighttime mechanics were handled in Skyward Sword, which I thought was particularly unfortunate because the visuals for it were so beautiful in that game. Some other games, like Twilight Princess, also did some fancier things with night, and in this editorial I just go over my thoughts on it briefly. You can read it here.

What did you think of nighttime in Zelda, and in Skyward Sword? Tell me in the comments!

Zelda Monsters That Should Return

Did a new video discussion on Zelda Dungeon finally. Been a while since I did a Zelda video that wasn’t a mailbag! This one’s about monsters that haven’t appeared in a while (or at least haven’t appeared in 3D or to a degree that I’d like) that I want to see again in a Zelda game. It’s a good topic for everyone to weigh in on, though, so be sure to tell me your thoughts in the comments! You can watch the video here.

8 Scary Settings That Would Be Cool In Zelda

Last night I wrote up a simple article for the article post today. I’m actually hoping to crack down on some of the articles that have been submitted to us, but I had to write this first because, well, time was up. Writing this was hell for once because I was dead tired and unable to concentrate much, so I had to go to sleep and make it actually good in the morning (for which I had some help). Either way I think it turned out decently though. Exactly as the name says: A bunch of ideas for Zelda’s frequent scary locations. You can read it here. Enjoy!