Curiosity Shop #099: Zelda Dungeon Mailbag

Hey there guys. So I uploaded the latest mailbag on Zelda Dungeon today. Mailbag #099! That’s a lot of mailbags, and next week I’m going to be doing the special Mailbag #100, so be on the lookout.

This mailbag covers a surprisingly high number of Majora’s Mask questions, but there’s a few (simple) timeline questions as well, and Link seems to be a consistent topic as well. You can watch the video here.

Ocarina of Time Dungeons: Mini-Dungeons

So like I promised last week, I wrote an editorial reviewing all of Ocarina of Time’s mini-dungeons in one shot. To sum it up, I didn’t like the Ice Cavern, loved the Bottom of the Well, and thought the Gerudo Training Grounds… didn’t really count as a dungeon but were acceptable. You should read the full thing though, so check it out here. We’re nearly done with the Ocarina of Time Dungeons series, too, I realized. Only three more to go after this.

I also realize I forgot to post the last mailbag, so here you go. There’s a bunch of questions about Ganon and Demise this time — among many general questions and a few about items — for a total of 12 questions.

Ocarina of Time Dungeons: Fire Temple

Today I published another Ocarina of Time Dungeons editorial, about the Fire Temple. Like I said last week, this is my least favorite dungeon in Ocarina of Time, though I can pretty much admit it’s not a bad dungeon. I have a lot of personal gripes but can’t really do a good job of distinguishing them from objective complaints. Either way, hope you enjoy! You can read it here.

I also now have an overall name for all of the Dungeons editorials, “Axle’s Dungeon Reflections” — though the name scheme for individual editorials won’t change — along with a banner and page for the series!

Ocarina of Time Dungeons: Forest Temple

Just published the fourth Ocarina of Time Dungeons editorial on Zelda Dungeon. This one’s about the Forest Temple, which, as I’ve admittedly discussed in the past, is my favorite dungeon of Ocarina of Time, and actually my second favorite of the entire series. I also think it’s objectively the best dungeon, aside from it being one of my favorites. Check it out!

While writing this I tried to make it marginally funnier. I feel like a lot of my recent articles have gotten kind of dry. I don’t know if that’s true or not but let me know if it is, and if you think it’s at least a little better here. It’ll probably take practice.

New ZD Article and Editorial + Mailbag

Just finished a new article on Zelda Dungeon, Zelda Overworlds: Learning From Other Series, where I discuss flaws in some of Zelda’s overworlds and how they can be improved by learning from other game series. I’ve been planning this article for a little while, and I’m really happy with how it came out!

I also did the third Ocarina of Time Dungeons editorial earlier this week, covering Inside Jabu-Jabu’s Belly. And finally there was a new mailbag.

Look forward to tonight and tomorrow, because I’ve got some original posts planned!

Two videos about flaws, quality, etc.

Last night I recorded two videos, one of which I uploaded last night and the other this morning. One is a general video for Strange Talk and the other’s a Zelda Dungeon video, but both deal with related topics.

On Strange Talk I discussed some broad concepts, including the difference between being flawless and perfect, how something can be good despite flaws, and the difference between something being your favorite and it being the best. The Zelda video expands off that and talks specifically about how Zelda is a flawed series, but is still extremely great. Check ’em out:

Flawless vs. Perfect, Favorite vs. Best
Zelda: Flawed But Excellent Anyway

Ocarina of Time Dungeons: Inside the Deku Tree

Did a new editorial on ZD, but not just a normal one. Starting up a new “Dungeons” series, like my Skyward Sword Dungeons series. This time I’m going over Ocarina of Time, and of course starting from the beginning with Inside the Deku Tree.

I don’t really say a lot of intriguing stuff in this one (at least I thought), because it is a basic and simple dungeon, but I did go over that simplicity and examined it along with the infestation theme in the dungeon that I thought was interesting, and a bit unique. And it’s not terribly long. Check it out.

Returning to Z-Talk with an Epona Segment!

So on Saturday Z-Talk #23 (Zelda Dungeon’s podcast) came out, and this time the podcast has a lot of involvement from me finally! I dropped doing my old podcast segments — Beastly Oddities and occasional roundtables — a long time ago and am finally coming back with a new segment. I actually recorded this… I think a month ago? Getting things done ahead of time, haha.

Also participated on the Community Question of that month. Hopefully I’ll be able to do regular segments of The Wandering Beast though! Anyway just keeping you guys updated on what I do on other sites. Here’s the link again if you want it.