Nerd Caliber
Nerd Lifestyle Magazine


April 4, 2013

REVIEW- The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia


From 1986 to now, The Legend of Zelda has captured the hearts of many. From the original Gameboy and Nintendo 64 consoles, to the DS collection and Wii, we’ve all had at least one chance of playing a Zelda game. Every new adaptation, every new sequel, brought us better graphics, gameplay and more to the story. Let me start by saying, that I have never read a book that has gone so far into detail about it’s characters. The Legend of Zelda – Hyrule Historia is simply amazing. For being a primarily art-based book, I learned so much more about every character, garden, forest and more, than ever before.

Hyrule Historia brings us even more, with sketches from never-before seen characters, old and new concept art, as well as character design from start to finish. We see how and why they developed characters and the land the way they did, as well as certain props and clues that can be seen through each of the Zelda games.

Link from Skyword Sword manga

Separated into four sections: The Legend Begins, The History of Hyrule, Creative Footprints, and the fourth section being a special comic book, Hyrule Historia has something for every fan. The Legend Begins tells us the story of the most recent addition to the block: Skyword Sword. The History of Hyrule is the chronological order of all things in the Legend of Zelda world. Creative Footprints is where you can see mostly all sketch work from the game. The comic at the end is a manga-style Japanese comic, read from right to left, top to bottom. If you’ve never read a book or comic this way, they show you how. Also included is a 25th Anniversary, special-edition illustration featuring all of the Links.

Overall, if you haven’t picked up a copy yet, and you’re a huge Zelda fan, I highly suggest it. It was surely a treat for me!

The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historiawas published by Dark Horse Comics and the Nintendo team.

About the Author

Erin DeBorba
Hey guys! I'm a 22 year old cosplayer and writer from Southern California. I've been writing since I was little, and cosplaying as of last year. I also make guest appearances on podcasts. I'm part of the legendary teams of Legion of Nerds, Nerd Caliber and GameNTrain. I also own a Store Envy store, where you can find awesome things. Find me on twitter @legionladyerin



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