The Champions’ Cast - Zelda Dungeon Podcast
Episode 117 - Remembering Our Favorite Stealth Segments in the Zelda Series

Episode 117 - Remembering Our Favorite Stealth Segments in the Zelda Series

July 13, 2020

Metal Gear!? To hear those words uttered in a Zelda game would give me no end of joy, but then, I'm a big fan of stealthy games and Tactical Espionage Action. But after kicking around the idea, I realized that Zelda has a plethora of stealthy sections spread out in the series for us to dissect and discuss. Come hang with us as we talk Gerudo Valley, Silent Realms, the Yiga Clan Hideout, the Forsaken Fortress, and more as we offer our two cents of most of the stealth segments currently available in Zelda.

Plus, weigh in on a side bar we found ourselves discussing on the show - is Master Kohga is major letdown of a character? What do you think?

All this and more, PLUS, head over to this post right here and ask us a question for net week's show! You can only ask questions on Facebook, so make sure to give us a like and drop a Q in the comments!

 

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Episode 116 - Discussing the Best (and Worst!) Intro Dungeons in the Series

Episode 116 - Discussing the Best (and Worst!) Intro Dungeons in the Series

July 5, 2020

The Intro Dungeon: a games first dungeon that acts both as a tutorial as to how the rest of the game plays, and as a standalone experience. That's our definition anyways, so with that in mind, the gang discuss the 5 best intro dungeons in the series and give some honorable mentions to strong opening "areas". We also shoot on the worst intro sections (no points for guessing mine) and what made them so lackluster.

Come have fun as Corey returns to the show by popular demand!

Oh... and did you know? The Champions' Cast is now on Facebook! We're looking to grow our community even further, so drop us a like and a follow! VERY SOON we will be doing a Facebook AMA, so to get YOUR questions asked and answered, go and like us!

 

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Episode 115 - Going Over Zelda Dungeon’s Top 50 Dungeons List

Episode 115 - Going Over Zelda Dungeon’s Top 50 Dungeons List

June 29, 2020

We recently undertook a mammoth task here at the site and polled 30 different staff members to gauge their favorite dungeons in the Zelda series. We then took all that data and made one overall list, with the dungeons that finished highest on most peoples lists getting pints that determined their placement on our master list. We finally revealed all 50 dungeons on that list, and the gang are here to give you their thoughts on the placements and what dungeons were the biggest snubs.

This is a long one, so strap in, and make sure to check out the Top 50 Dungeons article in it's entirety here!

 

Make sure you're listening next week as we'll have an exciting announcement!

 

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Episode 114 - Reviewing A List of Proposed Changes in Breath of the Wild 2

Episode 114 - Reviewing A List of Proposed Changes in Breath of the Wild 2

June 23, 2020

A couple months ago, the Zelda Dungeon writing team put their collective heads together to think of some specific in-depth changes they wanted to see take place from Breath of the Wild to its sequel. This week on the show, we go over the list of suggested changes and weight in on what we'd like to see! Recipe Books? A customizable base? Some forgeable weapons? More exuberant music? Underwater travel? A LINK THAT CAN TALK?!

All this and more explored this week, as the gang are joined by Tony Harris, aka Lorule Legend!

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Episode 113 - Phantom Hourglass: A Retrospective

Episode 113 - Phantom Hourglass: A Retrospective

June 16, 2020

Live from Linktober's Zelda Creators Con comes an episode two years in the making - a Phantom Hourglass retrospective! Andy finally replayed Link's DS adventure for the first time in ten years and shares his thoughts with Alasyn and Mases, two big fans of the game. Is this the first bad Zelda game? What are our thoughts on Temple of the Ocean King? Do the controls kill the game for newbies? Does this game have some of the best items in the series? What do we think of Linebeck and Ciela? Does Phantom Hourglass manage to escape the shadow of The Wind Waker? All this and so much more!

JOIN US JUNE 20TH for a fundraising live stream for BLACK LIVES MATTER!

 

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Episode 112 - Remembering Link in Soulcalibur II

Episode 112 - Remembering Link in Soulcalibur II

June 8, 2020

Buckle in and grab your weapons, because this week, we go in our way back machine to reminisce about everyone's favorite Hylian Hero making an unprecedented guest appearance in Namco's 2003 fighting game, Soulcalibur II! How did this happen? How does Link play? What were his weapons like? And what was the climate of the console wars back then? All this and a ton more are up for discussion!

But that's not all! We have TWO live streams to announce - first, NEXT SUNDAY at 4 PM Central, Alasyn and I will be joined by Mases as we host a live Phantom Hourglass retrospective podcast as part of Linktober's Zelda Creator Con. Ticket's are $1 (yes, you read that right) and you'll be able to see us live as well as tons of other amazing artists. For more details, check this out.

The second (and we'll have a post coming out with more details imminently) is on JUNE 20th at 9 PM Central, we will be hosting a Live Fundraiser to help raise funds for Black Lives Matter! We'll be ranking Zelda games all night and when we hit certain donation thresholds, even more Zelda games will added to the pot! Stay tuned for an in depth announcement coming shortly!

Lots going on, so make sure you're subscribed so you don't miss any of the action!

 

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Episode 111 - Ask Us Anything About Zelda!

Episode 111 - Ask Us Anything About Zelda!

June 1, 2020

Hey everyone. It's been a tough week for all, but the gang are here to try and provide a distraction from life by answering a whole schwack of questions about Zelda! Who do we want as the next Smash fighter? What came first, Hylia or the Golden Goddesses? What moment made us the most proud to be a Zelda fan? What's the hardest shrine name in Breath of the Wild to pronounce?

All this and much more! Come hang out among friends, and if you are interested in following the links suggested at the top of the show, please click here.

 

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BONUS EPISODE - Mases and Gooey’s Original Definitive Ranking of The Wind Waker!

BONUS EPISODE - Mases and Gooey’s Original Definitive Ranking of The Wind Waker!

May 28, 2020

You've heard The Champions' Cast version of the ranking, but now you can experience the original video from the Hyrule Compendium team of Mases and Gooey as they give their two cents on Link's maiden Gamecube adventure! Check out the Youtube video here, and make sure to like and subscribe!

Episode 110 - Ranking The Wind Waker By 10 Classic Zelda Categories

Episode 110 - Ranking The Wind Waker By 10 Classic Zelda Categories

May 26, 2020

A day late, but a couple bucks over value, we are here to dive into The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker. You guys know how these definitive ranking series work by now - we take 10 classic categories like dungeons, overworld, art style, music, etc. - and grade a Zelda game individually on these categories. Up to bat today is The Wind Waker. In a companion piece to our friends over at the Hyrule Compendium's own video, we tackle the game and go in depth to give you one of our longest shows yet!

Rounding out the cast this week is Wind Waker super-fan Corey Richmond, so get ready and strap in, because this episode covers a lot of ground!

 

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Episode 109 - Pitching a Final Fantasy VII Style Remake of Ocarina of Time

Episode 109 - Pitching a Final Fantasy VII Style Remake of Ocarina of Time

May 18, 2020

So a couple weeks ago on my other podcast Virtual Theater, I was telling Gooey that I wouldn't buy the recently released Final Fantasy VII Remake because it was a remake of only the first 5-10% of the game. I even said "that would be like remaking Ocarina of Time and only having the entire game take place in Kokiri Forest!". Fast forward to now, and I caved and bought FFVIIR, really enjoyed it, and felt like it offered a complete experience. So in order to not have to eat a bunch of crow, I came up with an Ocarina of Time Remake game of my own... set entirely in Kokiri Forest!

Come hear my pitch on what this game could look like, what you could expand, how many dungeons you could include, and how big a re-imagined Kokiri Forest could look like! Is it an insane idea? Yes! Should it ever happen? Definitely not! Would you play the game I'm pitching Gooey this week? Let me know!

I'm really interested to see everyone's feedback, so come and tell me on Twitter or Discord if you thought this pitch was cool, cause if enough of you do, maybe we can get to Part 2!

 

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