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Episode 195 - Princess Mononoke and its Influence on Breath of the Wild

Episode 195 - Princess Mononoke and its Influence on Breath of the Wild

January 17, 2022

We're back for another week with a very special episode, one that we've been looking forward to for a while: analyzing the world, characters, and themes of Studio Ghibli's 1997 masterpiece Princess Mononoke and seeing how that movie made a lasting impressing on the Zelda series, and Breath of the Wild in particular. We compare Link and Ashitaka, Zelda and San, Lady Eboshi and the citizens of Irontown to the fabled Sheikah clan, analyze the similar themes of nature versus technology, and even look to the plot of Princess Mononoke to deduce where we might be headed in Breath of the Wild 2.

Come get sweat away with us, and PLUS - we reveal our big episode 200 plans! Come and hang out, and if you haven't ever seen it, or maybe it's been a while, do yourself a favor and watch Princess Mononoke this week!

 

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Episode 194 - The Legend of Zelda Fan Q&A

Episode 194 - The Legend of Zelda Fan Q&A

January 10, 2022

We are answering a PLETHORA of fan questions, so with absolutely no time to waste, let's go over some of what we touch on this week. Other than Breath of the Wild 2, what's our biggest hope for Zelda in 2022? Why aren't the CD-i game included in Best Zelda Ever? What' the right balance between reveal and release? What Nintendo IP would we sacrifice to bring another IP back from the dead? What old Zelda bosses should make a comeback? Will there be a Breath of the Wild 3?

All this and so much more, PLUS, tune in next week when we detail our big plan for episode 200!

 

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Episode 193 - Our Hopes For Zelda in 2022

Episode 193 - Our Hopes For Zelda in 2022

January 3, 2022

Happy New Year everyone! To kick off 2022, we're looking back at the year that was and then up ahead at the year that is to come! Was Zelda's 35th anniversary really that bad? Do we think Breath of the Wild 2 is still on track to release in 2022? What was the turning point in 2021 where fans started to get grumpy with the anniversary? Are hopes for a mobile Zelda game officially dead? Is Minish Cap headed to Switch in 2022? And what did Mario and Covid do to throw our Zelda 35 expectations out of whack?

All this and a lot more too, PLUS, don't forget to head over to Discord or Facebook to ask us a Zelda question for next week!

 

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Episode 192 - Reviewing Zelda Dungeon‘s Best Zelda Ever 2021 List

Episode 192 - Reviewing Zelda Dungeon‘s Best Zelda Ever 2021 List

December 20, 2021

This is our last show on 2021, so we're going out with a bang and celebrating the culmination of all of our writing team's hard work: Best Zelda Ever 2021! Our annual list is out, and of course Andy and Al were two of the writer that contributed to the list, so this week, we're going over the finished product and seeing what we agree with and what we don't! Come listen to some scathing rants and glorious insight into some of the more underappreciated games.

All this PLUS, a little Spider-Man talk (no spoilers, promise!), Matrix Resurrections hype, and more movie chatter. Come hang out, and thank you for another wonderful year of Zelda podcasting!

 

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Episode 191 - Breath of the Wild 2 No-Shows a Frustrating Game Awards Show

Episode 191 - Breath of the Wild 2 No-Shows a Frustrating Game Awards Show

December 13, 2021

The title really says it all, doesn't it? This week, we go over everything shown and, more importantly, not shown at The Game Awards this year, including Breath of the Wild 2. Come hear Andy explain why he's losing anticipation for the sequel, our thoughts on The Game Awards as a legitimate award, our reactions to some of the games shown, and how Geoff Keighley fumbled an important chance to hold companies like Activision and Blizzard accountable on such a big stage.

All this, PLUS, some crazy dog barking, new coffee flavors, and how we like to Christmas shop! Come hang out!

 

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Episode 190 - Picking An All-Star Team of Zelda Themed Dungeons

Episode 190 - Picking An All-Star Team of Zelda Themed Dungeons

December 6, 2021

We're back on our usual biz this week, passing the time by assembling a Zelda Dungeon All-Star Team! Inspired by the NHL All-Star game every year, the gang decide if they had to pick the best intro dungeon, the best forest dungeon, the best water dungeon, etc. what would that list look like? We came up with some surprising answers, and also gave homage to some of the titans among the series. Copy and paste the template below to fill your roster out!

All this, PLUS some Game Award talk (yes we will be streaming after the show if Breath of the Wild 2 is shown), the continuation of the best song of all time debate, and some Princess Mononoke talk. Come listen!

 

Intro Dungeon:
Forest Themed Dungeon:
Water Themed Dungeon:
Fire Themed Dungeon:
Ice Themed Dungeon:
Desert Themed Dungeon:
Scary Themed Dungeon:
Mini-Dungeon:
Tower Vertical 2D Dungeon:
Technology Themed Dungeon:
Themeless Dungeon:
Final Castle Dungeon:

 

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Episode 189 - Should Link and Zelda Swap Roles and Other Daily Debates Answered

Episode 189 - Should Link and Zelda Swap Roles and Other Daily Debates Answered

November 29, 2021

Another slow week of Zelda news makes way for us to dip into one of our oldest bag of tricks and answer Daily Debate questions from our amazing Zelda Dungeon writing staff! Would Link and Zelda swapping roles be compelling? What do we want DLC to look like in the future? What's the most excited we've ever been for a Zelda game? What's our favorite version of the dead man's volley? Best physical pre-order bonus? This is only a peak at some of the questions we answer!

All this, PLUS we go over our thoughts on Breath of the Wild 2 and the Game Award, talk about Canadian coffee terminology, discus the greatest songs of all time, and more! Come hang out!

 

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Episode 188 - Definitively Ranking the Different Versions of Impa

Episode 188 - Definitively Ranking the Different Versions of Impa

November 22, 2021

Which version of Impa reigns supreme within the Zelda series? Join Andy and Al this week as they discuss their takes and rank the many iterations of this beloved character, from her humble beginnings in The Legend of Zelda, to her latest, action-packed role in Age of Calamity. Find out if you agree with their list in the end, or if you prefer a different choice at the top! And of course, feel free to join them in their discussion-- or drag them for how wrong they are-- over on the Zelda Dungeon Discord channel!

 

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Episode 187 - Playing Zelda-Themed ”Would You Rather…”

Episode 187 - Playing Zelda-Themed ”Would You Rather…”

November 15, 2021

Another week goes by, another week with no Zelda news. In order to pas the time and entertain ourselves, Andy and Al are joined by Gooey Fame to answer some Zelda-themed "would you rather" questions. Would we rather see a live action or animated Zelda movie? Would we rather hang out at Telma's Bar or the Lofty Pumpkin? Would we rather every new Zelda game play like Tri Force Heroes or look like Twilight Princess? Would we rather work for Beedle or Tingle? Would we rather have the Spinner in real life or the Master Cycle Zero?

All this and so many more questions, some goofy, some serious! PLUS, we chat a little wrestling and Zelda animated cartoon!

 

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Episode 186 - Reviewing Age of Calamity‘s Disappointing Wave 2 DLC

Episode 186 - Reviewing Age of Calamity‘s Disappointing Wave 2 DLC

November 8, 2021

The second batch of DLC for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, called Guardian of Remembrance, dropped last month, promising new vignettes, playable characters, stages, abilities, and more. Was the DLC a smashing success? Well, not exactly. This week, come listen to the gang as they lay out their problems with Age of Calamity's story, discuss the new playable characters, go over the missions and where they fell short, ponder the timing of introducing ultimate weapons, and wonder out loud "what was the point of it all"?

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