The Link Between Us: Rebooting the Blog

SkywardSwordCaseAfter a long hiatus from our Zelda blog, John and I are rebooting our blog with a more engaging strategy. Initially, John had proposed we play through the Zelda games in the order they were released. At first it didn’t seem so bad, but it was tough to go from Skyward Sword graphics and developed storyline to the Legend of Zelda on Nintendo graphic. At that  point, it was Game. Over.

But tonight John surprised me by agreeing to replay Skyward Sword. Not only that, but we would play through according to timeline. This had way more appeal to me, so it was  game on!

Admittedly, this was a tough game the first time we played it four years ago. Flying the bird around Skyloft was the cause behind the first time I threw the controller at John. I loved the game except for the bird because I would get so flustered and frustrated. For years I would tell John that Skyward Sword would be my favorite Zelda game, had it not been for the bird. But about 6 months ago, and quite randomly, I decided to give it another go on my own.

You can read the full blog post here.

Zelda: The Link between Us

John was appalled when he discovered I had not played the Zelda series at all. Appalled is putting it lightly too. He looked at me like I had been living under a rock my entire life. I mean, it’s still better than how he looked at me when he found out I was a Packers fan (He roots for the Bears), so I took this in stride. Little did I know that it would be his determination to play this series with me that would get me back into gaming.

It was November 2011, and only a couple months before I would start working at NBC Chicago in addition to CBH Video. Zelda Skyward had just come out and John was adamant we play it together. We were living together at the time so it seemed like a fun way to bond.

It was more than that. Yeah, sure flying the bird around was a pain in the ass and led to me throwing the control numerous times at John.. But the storyline! The side missions! The graphics! It. Was. Awesome. I was hooked.

I was also lucky because it turned out Skyward Sword was first in the Zelda Timeline. Since that first game, we went on to play Ocarina of Time, A Link to the Past, Twilight Princess, The Legend of Zelda, Wind Waker, and Spirit Tracks.

I’ll give you more in depth thoughts on those, but in the meantime I’ll give you the important stats for my first playthrough of Skyward Sword.

Rating: 9/10

Times Controler was thrown at John: 20+ (it’s hard to remember the exact amount)