Posts tagged Zelda

Making of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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Always so cool to get a peek behind the curtains where the magic happens. There’s also a video on the development journey and one on the story and characters. How very awesome for them and the players that they got 2 years bonus surprise development time.

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seeking adventure
in a land known but unknown
hero of all time
[HaikuHunter hint]

Great to have another gameSketch proposed by Bossti/HaikuHunter.

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Nintendo Switch Spec Analysis

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I’m sorry to hear this :( I was hoping Nintendo would pull of a miracle and surprise with amazing mind-blowing technology inviting hordes of 3rd party developers. Or if not technology horsepower then at least a kind of Android extension/gaming standardization to leverage it’s huge consumer pull to set a standard for gaming and increasing the audience. Seems like they’ve opted instead to go further into their niche.  The question then remains to me: how many Zelda quality games can they release per year?

I wonder if the situation could be saved if as the reviewer implies price is the only problem if they dropped the price 100$ as soon as the initial great excitement/underproduction ends. If now they’re selling as fast as they’re producing but then ramp up production and lower costs they could still create strong 3rd party developer support… but even so, the Fifa example mentioned worries me if developers can’t do multiplatform games but have to do costly custom versions.

Song of Da Day: Dragon Roost Island

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It is time for a new song of the day, isn’t it ? It took me some time to choose one specific track to post, but anyway… here we go !


Today, I want to share a sweet theme that always moves me. It’s an orchestral version of The Wind Waker’s Dragon Roost Island. Although I love the original just as much, I chose this rearrangement for its uplifting contrast and acoustic warmth. It may lack some castanets, but features such a strong final drop with lyrical strings, deep brasses and wild percussion… I could listen to it all day long! I hope to find some time to build an analysis of it soon.



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A wiiii game :D

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