Any Zelda fan remembers that big moment in history. That tech demo prior to the Gamecube’s launch featuring an epic battle between a “fully realized” and “mature” Ganondorf and Link in a dark cathedral. What they remember even more vividly is the haunting realization a year later that the next Zelda game would in fact be a departure from the norm.
Fans were given The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, and it created a division in the thought process of what made a Zelda game a “Zelda game.”
Here we are ten years later, and The Wind Waker is more polished than ever? Should you buy The Wind Waker HD if you already played the original? Find out.
Peter Jackson at his most entertaining
I remember getting the text form my friend. He had acquired a ticket for me, a ticket to see the second film in the Hobbit trilogy (because apparently a book that is half as long as ONE of the Lord of the Rings books needs to be three times as long). I had been burned four times before. The three LOTR films and first Hobbit while good were all very long and fairly slow affairs.
Sacrificing precious sleep, I joined my buddy and watched the Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in IMAX 3D on opening night. People were excited. Some were dressed as their favorite dwarf or wood elf.
But was the movie any good? You bet.
Crunch rock meets croon pop
I have been a massive fan of the Arctic Monkeys ever since their first American television appearance. The year was 2006, and the album was “Whatever People Say I am, That’s What I’m Not.” The record was an honest storyline about a crazy night out in a small British town.
A lot has changed over the past seven years, but I am happy to report that Alex Turner (lead singer and lyricist) is still falling for all of the wrong women in all of the sketchy places.
The lyrics are written as hopelessly as ever, and, with this album, the music is more accessible than ever. Is this a good thing?
Reviewing Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds is hard to do.
The nostalgia glasses I wear for a Link to the Past, the 1991 Super Nintendo classic, are rose-colored and of the strongest prescription. Can a game marketed as the spiritual sequel to one of my favorite games possibly live up to any amount of hype?
Link Between Worlds is a world imagined over two decades ago, reborn with a second opinion — an extra dimension. It is a 22-year reunion that you attend while babysitting your eight-year-old.
The “link between worlds” references the generational bridge of the game’s design just as much as it does the bonds of scenic Hyrule and decrepit Lorule.