Offsite Post Roundup: October 1, 2013

The Minish Cap Dungeons: Royal Crypt (ZD editorial)
Familiar, Nostalgic Elements Do Not Make or Break Zelda (ZD editorial)
What Archetypes Would Be Cool to See in Zelda? (ZD editorial)
Adding Detail and Believability to Zelda Worlds (ZD article)
The Minish Cap Dungeons: Palace of Winds (ZD editorial)
Favorite Zelda Moments: The Truth About Koholint Island (ZD editorial)
The Minish Cap Dungeons: Dark Hyrule Castle (ZD editorial)
Zelda and Mythology: Dragons (ZD article)

Offsite Post Roundup: September 3, 2013

I’m a week late posting this!!! Oh well, need to get into the new routine.

Favorite Zelda Moments: NOT Getting the Wind Element (ZD editorial)
Skyward Sword as the Template for Zelda Wii U’s Soundtrack (ZD editorial)
5 Additions That Should Have Been in The Wind Waker HD (ZD article)
The Minish Cap Dungeons: Temple of Droplets (ZD editorial)
Curiosity Shop #129: Zelda Dungeon Mailbag (ZD video)
Pokemon Designs: Known Gen VI Evolutions (PD editorial)

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!

Two New Favorite Zelda Moments Editorials

Oh wow. Sorry for not posting on here in a little while. Honestly that whole October thing burned me out… probably because I didn’t plan ahead at all and had to write all that on the spot. Poor planning = Bad. Anyway, in the time since, I have posted a few things on Zelda Dungeon that I’ll post up some links to. First up is two editorials that I posted between Axle’s Dungeon Reflections posts. They’re both Favorite Zelda Moments editorials:

Favorite Zelda Moments: Entering the Dark World
Favorite Zelda Moments: Guards Duck Out of Helping Ilia

Creature Spotlight: Scaldera

What’s this? A Zelda-themed post that isn’t a link to Zelda Dungeon? I wanted to feature one of my favorite Zelda monsters, and a post like this wouldn’t really fit in over there, so here you go. Scaldera, boss of the Earth Temple in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. During all the pre-release info about the game, I saw Scaldera and thought he was going to be awesome. I ended up predicting that he would be one of my favorites of the game… and in the end the only boss I enjoyed more was Lord Ghirahim. But Ghirahim isn’t a monster! Scaldera is! Clearly this was not obvious enough to prevent me from saying it! Continue reading

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.