Sacred Realms Podcast: Spirit Tracks


Sacred Realms is a Zelda retrospective podcast, where hosts Matthew and Lyndon Willoughby discuss the Zelda series as they replay all the games. I’m a frequent guest on the podcast, offering my perspective as both a game designer and a Zelda fan.

Whew, finally the podcast got to The Worst Zelda Game. But a flawed game makes for even more interesting discussion, dissecting where it went wrong and why. I spent a lot of time this season discussing the load-bearing train-based overworld, why I thought it was a flawed design, and how that impacted all the rest of the game’s systems.