RPGFan


 
Hylian Highlights: Celebrating The Legend of Zelda
April 8, 2018
by the RPGFan Staff

So many vital gaming series began in the 80s. It's only in recent years — as developers celebrate 20- and 30-year milestones — that many of us have really stopped to think about how much of our lives we've spent with the likes of Zelda, Mario, Final Fantasy, Mega Man, and so many more. We celebrated Final Fantasy's 30th Anniversary in grand fashion at the end of 2017, and all through April, we're going to celebrate Nintendo's "not really an RPG as its mostly adventure, until 2017 and now it's a bonafide action RPG" series.

Over the course of the month, we'll have several themed collaborative articles from several members of the RPGFan team, touching on classic Zelda conceits like some of our favorite dungeons, equipment, and characters. In addition, every episode of Retro Encounter for the month is going to be Zelda-focused, so each Thursday you'll have another Zelda-based show to listen to.

Below you'll find links to each part of our Hylian Highlights feature, with more coming each week in April. We hope you enjoy some of these memories as much as we enjoyed revisiting these games and collecting them.

Articles
Masterful Mechanics Incredible Items Memorable Music Delightful Dungeons Bombastic Boss Battles Outstanding Overworlds Spectacular Sidekicks Enigmatic Easter Eggs Superb Sidequests

Retro Encounter Episodes
Retro Encounter 130: Favorite Legend of Zelda Retro Encounter 131: The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Retro Encounter 132: What is Zelda? Retro Encounter 133: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap


Twitch Schedule & Status

Sundays
June 23: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night w/Scott • 10am PDT/1pm EDT

Mondays
Suikoden II w/Maxx • 11am PDT/2pm EDT
Golden Sun w/Kat • 4pm PDT/7pm EDT

Tuesdays
Shadow Hearts: Covenant w/Scott • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Wednesdays
Shadow Hearts: Covenant w/Scott • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Thursdays
Golden Sun w/Kat • 4pm PDT/7pm EDT
Shadow Hearts: Covenant w/Scott • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Fridays
Trials of Mana w/Scott • 7pm PDT/10pm EDT

Saturdays
Trails of Cold Steel (Nightmare Mode) w/Scott • 3pm PDT/6pm EDT

E3 2019 Complete Coverage

E3 2019 Complete Coverage

Special Feature
Dragon Star Varnir Video Review

Dragon Star Varnir Video Review

Video
Cadence of Hyrule Review

Cadence of Hyrule

Review
Retro Encounter 193: Mythology and Folklore in RPGs

Retro Encounter 193: Mythology and Folklore in RPGs

Podcast
E3 2019: Breath of the Wild Sequel Reaction

E3 2019: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel Reaction

Video