All of this freedom to explore in No Man’s Sky is giving me a headache.
There's really no getting around it: many, many games are about violence, and sometimes it can be a bit much. Kill this, kill that, kill this until it all feels the same, like mowing a lawn or stomping an anthill. We've written a ton about it. But violence can also be incredibly powerful and interesting. Let's talk…
The prettiest Zelda game, now playable in virtual reality and in a new perspective. Awesome.
I don't think this was made in the 21st century. I think time travel was involved. I think somebody found a way to go back to the 1980s and took a copy of Wind Waker with them. It's the only explanation I can think of as to why this fake tips VHS is so perfect.
Here's a cute little video from Nintendo, showing some guys building a replica of Wind Waker's Windfall Island out of sand. Such craft! Such whimsy! Except...
The average person over the age of 13 can no longer proudly stand by all the opinions they expressed 12 years ago. In time, a person simply decides that dirt no longer tastes good. Later, one regrets the pants they wore in middle school or, further into life, feels some shame when recalling the thing they said in…
It's fascinating, picking up The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker for the first time. You get something like culture shock—holy crap, everything's so bright! The faces are so goofy. Is that really what Link's grandma looks like?
Better frame rate, new textures, all sorts of shiny new lighting... the HD version of the second-best Zelda game looks pretty damn good.
On the left, 2013's The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker running on the Wii U. On the right, 2002's The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker running on GameCube. The new one looks better, but the old one is still a beauty.
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker is coming to the Wii U this fall, but some people just can't wait that long. The folks at cubed3tv have devised this mock-up to show how the cartoony Zelda game could play on the Wii U GamePad.
Water levels can be pain in the ass, especially when unnecessarily complex gameplay mechanics meet blurry, monotonous graphics. But that's not always the case. Truth is, there are water levels (or places where water plays a key role) that look really refreshing, relaxing, and that might even possess a special, eerie…
I woke up early yesterday morning. Reached for my phone, checked the site, saw the news that Wind Waker was being remade for the Wii U, laughed, thought it was a dream then went back to sleep. It's only a couple of hours later, when I woke up again and noticed it was still there, that I realized the news was true.
Or at least at my local game store, perhaps to raise awareness of, oh, a HD re-release for the Wii U. Or a 3DS re-release. Or something.
Maybe Link doesn't need to be a young boy.
Well, they did. Never mind they spend their entire lives scrounging an existence atop a wet, post-apocalyptic wasteland. It's all they know and they're happy with that, OK?
If you've got the capability right now, whether on GameCube, Wii or even PC, go put Wind Waker on. And just look at it. Soak up how a video game released almost a decade ago still looks like it could have come out yesterday.
Then, you know, it would be just about the greatest game ever made.
While it's got perhaps the strongest lineup of supporting characters of any Zelda game, my favourite (spoilers) person in Wind Waker is the King of Red Lions.