5 Best Handheld Zelda Games

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a link between worlds, one of the best handheld zelda games

We did the 5 best console Zelda games, so now it’s time to do the 5 best handheld Zelda games. These particular games bring their own unique aspect to Zelda games, particularly in gameplay and story.

One interesting element is that many of the handheld games deal with different villains rather than Ganondorf. In many of the games, Ganondorf, or Ganon, does make a brief appearance, since several of the main villains’ goal was to summon him, resurrect him, etc. As a result, most of the stories in these games would be treated as more of side stories that handle a new villain.

But that doesn’t make these games any less interesting or fun! With these games, we get new villains, new stories, and new looks at the world of Zelda.

Let’s get started!

5) Spirit Tracks

This game may have several weaknesses, but it is a rather unique one where you primarily travel by train. It incorporates aspects of the Nintendo DS well into the gameplay, making it a pretty fun game to play...

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A New Shared Universe!

the first book in a new shared universeHere at All Timelines, we love shared universes. Shared universes pretty much provide the backbone of this site and also make up the most popular timelines here. That is why I’m thrilled to feature our own, new shared universe.

I’ve mentioned this new universe before, but this time I have a cool new cover reveal for the first book set in this universe. It’s a YA Fantasy book, and I call it Out of Shadow. I’m absolutely in love with the cover.

Now this shared universe actually has its own website: ArgoForce.com. I already have an ongoing serial about a girl named Alice over there. It takes place in modern times, but I’ll tell you a little secret…it’s all connected. Yup. The serial and this upcoming book take place within the same universe. I have completed a lot of writing recently, and I have over 100 books that I want to write. All of them take place in this universe. So even though the universe is in its infancy right now, expect it to grow considerably over the next few years.

I...

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5 Best Zelda Console Games

best zelda console games artWith Breath of the Wild released, many people may wonder what’s the best Zelda game? Well that depends on what you like. The Zelda franchise has created a variety of games in different styles, genres, and mediums. So I decided to talk about my 5 best Zelda console games.

I’m sticking with console games for this list mostly because I feel that the Zelda franchise has a lot of good console and handheld games. I also feel these two categories are different enough that they deserved their own list. The top 5 best handheld Zelda games will come later.

Note: I won’t be including Breath of the Wild on the list simply because it’s a very new game and needs a little more time before it’s reviewed. It is a very good game though, so I suggest you check it out!

5. Majora’s Mask

One of Zelda’s stranger games, Majora’s Mask is its own little story that doesn’t contribute much to the main canon, but is a rather fun game to play...

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Scene by Scene Breakdown of The Phantom Menace: Part 1, Jedi in Their Prime

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scene by scene breakdown of the phantom menace image

Welcome to a new type of post here at All Timelines. In this series, I will provide a detailed analysis of a specific film. For starters, I’m talking about Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, the first of the Star Wars prequels, released in 1999 and directed by George Lucas. In these posts I will provide a scene by scene breakdown of the film in extreme detail. Think of it as a audio commentary if you could pause at each couple of shots and talk about it. For me, it’s a way of getting all my thoughts on these films out in the open.

This analysis will be primarily textual, meaning that I will only use the “text” of the film. That refers to the dialogue, sounds, music, and visuals of the film itself. I will also draw from deleted scenes and the film script. These are my only primary texts. I may include links or references to other sources, but will only cite these as “fun facts” or “FYIs.” They will not become a basis for my analysis. I may also reference other Star Wars films where ap...

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Legend of Zelda

a beginner's guide to the legend of zeldaWelcome to a beginner’s guide to the Legend of Zelda. The Legend of Zelda is a franchise that’s spanned decades and charmed gamers of all generations, ages, and backgrounds. It has become one of Nintendo’s most iconic game series, right behind the Mario games. With that comes several games in different styles, gameplay, and consoles.

This series has so many different games. Therefore, someone just coming into the game series may be understandably a little intimidated. So here’s a crash course in Zelda!

The Story

The entire canon of Zelda can be a little hard to follow, since it splits into three timelines, but here’s the basic idea behind most of the games.  To get a more complete idea of the storyline, check out Hyrule Historia.

In the land of Hyrule, there’s a great power forged by the goddesses of old called the Triforce, which is split into 3 parts: courage, wisdom, and power. Each section then resides in a chosen person who embodies the qualities...

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10 Best Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episodes

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Star Wars: The Clone Wars has many great story arcs and episodes, but the question is which ones do we think are the best? I’ve made a list of what I think the top 10 best episodes are. My criteria is based on story, animation, action sequences, character development, and the overall enjoyability of the episode. There also may be a bit of my personal bias, so be aware of that. (Editor’s note: I have all the same biases apparently).

Here we go! The top 10 best Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes.

Warning! There will be some spoilers!!

10. Rookies (S1,E5)

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Summary: Clone captains Rex and Cody must team up with a group of rookies to prevent the separatists from taking over a crucial outpost.

This episode shows that clones have different personalities, a concept that wasn’t really present in the movies. It also introduces us to Fives and Echo, clones that show up later, and it gives us a fun look at Rex...

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Review: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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rogue one posterWelcome to another of my reviews/general thoughts. Today we’re talking about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is out today. I got to see this last night, and I’ve spent most of the time since trying to assemble my thoughts. I have many of them. Those who know me know that Star Wars is at the forefront of my fandoms. In fact, what is now the Star Wars Legends timeline was the first timeline I ever started to develop (back in my teens).

But first, let me get the bad stuff out of the way. Don’t worry there’s not much of it. The first half was slow and choppy, some of the characters didn’t get enough development time, and while Star Wars has made some solid steps in the right direction, Rogue One was not the best example of equality in film, at least not in the men/women ratio department. That’s it! That’s all the negative that I have to say about this film.

Now let’s get to the good stuff. For some reason I feel the need to list all of these out:

  • Jyn and Cassian were great together, a...
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Introducing Argo Force

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Hey all!

So recently I’ve been hard at work to launch a new website. And I’m proud to introduce it to all of you here on All Timelines. The site is ArgoForce.com, and it’s the home of my own fiction. I even created a timeline for my fiction, which you can see here.

I’ve never been a fan of the traditional book-publishing route. The uncertainty of getting a book published always held me back from writing, and I wanted to have the freedom to do whatever I wanted, even if it seemed completely crazy from a business standpoint. So for that reason, I have launched Argo Force to be the hub for my storytelling. I’ll publish my books through the site eventually, but for right now, the main product is a monthly serial about a young superhero named Alice. However, this is not an ordinary superhero story. It starts with her birth and focuses more on her parents. This makes it more of a Joseph and Mary story. With each month, Alice will grow in real time...

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Review: Doctor Strange

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banner art for our review of doctor strange

I literally just got back from watching this film, and my mind is abuzz with thoughts. So here’s my review of Doctor Strange, even though typically, I don’t like doing reviews. This is no exception. In fact, it’s more of just my initial thoughts on the film, not a proper review. I just call it a review for SEO purposes. Anyway, moving along.

I’ll get my negative criticism out of the way first. Don’t worry, there’s not much of it. Overall, I really enjoyed the film, but the only annoying part of it was what I find to be a problem across all Marvel films. It’s formulaic, too formulaic. Everything from the character arc, to the cinematography, to the plot structure, to even the color scheme. Marvel has found their stride, and they’re not breaking from it. The innovation that marked Marvel Studios in its early days has now become a norm. There is little to no innovation in their recent films. Just more of the good. Now this is not necessarily a bad thing. But it could be, if it keeps up...

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The Elder Scrolls Explained

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Today saw the release of Skyrim: Special Edition, and I know I, like many people, can’t wait to revisit this fantastic world. But Skyrim is only one of many games, though it is perhaps the most critically acclaimed.  The games also have a rich lore that can be intimidating for people who don’t know what they’re getting into. The first time I ever tried to get into an Elder Scrolls game (Oblivion), I was overwhelmed with the scope. So this guide should help people get an idea of what the franchise is all about. I have my Elder Scrolls timeline, but that doesn’t quite do this franchise justice. So to compensate, we present The Elder Scrolls, explained.

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