Let's awaken, people. The Legend of Zelda - Link's Awakening liveblog:
Edit2:Also: Tvtropes forum doesn't like big
So, shall we get started or are you going to stay there reading this damn introduction? Here comes Zakdos' awesome Link's Awakening let's play!
edited 20th Aug '10 2:34:39 PM by Zakdos
Also, I'll finish the chapters asking for advices on what to do. I think that makes it more of a “Let's play” and less of a “Let's read this guy who thinks he's funny play”.
Chapter 1 – Introduction
It seems our hero is not having a good day. He should have chosen another day for his sea adventures, one that doesn't end with an ominous lightning striking his boat, if possible. But what can we do? Storms, after all, are there so we can have a good reason to get lost in uncharted islands, aren't they?
We see a shore, and a gir who sees our poor hero lying on the sand, unconscious, and approaches him with caution. He doesn't move, so she procceeds to try to reanimate him by shaking him. The screen pans up *, focusing on a mountain with a huge egg on top, and the Title appears.
Now that we know what are we playing, let's make a character. I was going to name mine Zakdos, but the game only allows for 5 letters. I had three choices, and one of them implied being a weeabo, so I left it at Zak. Let's start the game now!
I'm at a house, in a bed, and it seems I'm not having a good time. At my side is the girl who saw me at the beach, and further down there's a guy with a big, probably red nose.
The girl introduces herself as Marin -not Zelda-. She tells me I've been tossing and turning on the bed all this time and that I've arrived at Koholint Island. The girl who isn't Zelda also adds that I can follow the road south to get to the beach, but it's filled with monsters since I washed on the beach so I must be careful.
Gah! When I'm about to get out of the house, a voice with a pirate accent calls for me. Marin didn't have that accent, so I'm assuming it belongs to the creepy Mario
The drunk guy knows my name, eek. But, at least, he found my shield and returned it to me.
So, thanks for all not-Zelda and drunken guy, I'm leaving.
They have a chicken outside their house, as you can see. I think I can try my shield's effectiveness on it.
You can't see it, but my shield bounces off the damn chicken while it stands there doing nothing. The chicken is fucking shieldproof, or maybe it's made of rubber; I don't know what is it, but this shield stinks.
Chickens aside, here I am, I could go directly to the beach or explore this uncharted place, what would you do?
edited 20th Aug '10 3:15:22 PM by Zakdos
edited 20th Aug '10 6:58:08 PM by MetaFour
MetaFour: Eh, what? No, if you die with your shield you keep it. I've been trying to lose it before getting the sword all this morning and I still have it. Also, the only way of dying before getting the sword is while trying to get the sword. There's nothing I can find in the village that would harm me... yet. I think you might have found some bug, or maybe it was on the DX version of the game? I think I'll go to the beach first and explore second *.
edited 21st Aug '10 6:33:44 AM by Zakdos
Chapter 2part 1: Exploring the village Let's go first to retrieve the things that washed ashore with me, there might be something interesting.
To the south, then. See these small gaps on that... white-y border thingy? You can jump through them.
Maybe my shield is actually useful, it seems the urchins aren't going to repel it like the chicken does. Or so I hope.
Oh, okay, a friendly Ye Olde Butcherede Englishe-speaking owl. It all makes sense now. The Owl seems to think I'm the reason for the sudden appearance of disturbed aggresive monsters and, to be honest, I can't blame him. Apparently I must awake the Wind Fish if I want to leave the island, so he'll wait for me at the Mysterious Forest. And he leaves. Why doesn't anyone let me talk? Anyway, I'm picking this sword.
And also killing this innocent urchin I pushed here so I would kill it with the Sword Get! animation.
The soundtrack, while holding the sword over your head, shifts from the upbeat prologue music to the main Link's Awakening theme * using a short Item Get-like crescendo, it's really neat.
After a while, the monkey starts throwing bombs at random, I'd better go away now.
Apparently, this is Sale's House O' Bananas. He's Sale and this is his house. His hobby is to collect, wait for it, canned food of different varieties *. And his brother is an artist, so he says that it seems strange hobbies are normal in his family.
You know what? This guy is nuts. Bye. While exploring I found another Guardian Acorn. It was nice, since the buff effects dispel after entering houses or caves.
There was nothing interesting around the beach, so I went to the Tail Cave mentioned by the earlier signpost.
Three statues of a tailed blob and a keyhole for which I don't have a key? Screw this. Let's go to the village, I have something to settle with that damn chicken.
These kids say things like press all the buttons to save! and such kind of gameplay advices, and they end them all with don't ask me what that means, I'm just a kid! or similar things. The building is a library, most of the books are tutorials about your shield, items, and the Warp Holes. There's also an Atlas where you can watch all the map and there's also a book called Dark Secrets and Misteries of Koholint, which... well:
Down there was lying a piece of heart! I need 3 more to get one more heart and have more life points.
This post is starting to have too many screenshots, I'll split chapter 2 in two and post the second part tomorrow. See you!
edited 15th Sep '10 7:33:28 AM by Zakdos
Chapter 2part 2: Exploring the villageagain After getting outside the well using the stairs there, I went to the east, the village was there, if my memory doesn't fail me.
The first thing I find is a big house, with a dog, and... a chained ball of steel that seems to attack the air * for no reason. Luckily, it doesn't hurt me.
Up north there's a guy fishing on a small pond. He lets you try if you pay 10 rupees. I'll come back later when I have more money. Oh, I had forgotten, Let's have a talk with that damn chicken, he's gonna taste my sword.
Holy shit, what was that? THE COCKS HAVE AN ARMY! We're all doomed now. Might I be the only one aware of that? I must destroy all the chickens in this world before they take over humankind... So, yeah, where was I again? Oh, I remember, exploring the village.
This is a nice garden you have here, Mabe village. It's a pity I have a sword.
Aside from the seashell, it wasn't a very productive reaping. Only 4 rupees and a heart. Let's go see what has to offer me the North.
That shovel must be made of gold, it's twenty times more expensive than my life total.
I leave her singing her nice ballad while the dog stops all doglike activity to listen to her. Animals in this island only hate me.
Gee, another creepy kid, they all look the same, by the way. I wonder who are their parents. I find another house at the left, this one is bigger than Marin's and the shop (two screens wide, now that's a mansion). Inside, at the right screen, I find the creepy children's parents. They're called Mamahl and Papahl.
Mamahl tells me how hard is to tell each of their kids apart, because they all look the same. She also says that the baby wants a Yoshi doll, it's fine, I guess. Papahl looks very proud of his kids when I talk to him, and then tells me that he's going to get lost in the mountains later. Maybe he's not that proud of his family? Who knows.
A crane game, that's the last thing I expected. The Yoshi doll is the only thing that is not moving around, so I can take it and give it to Mamahl for her child.
Now, let's give this to Mamahl.
Ulrira, the cool guy who answers the phone, is actually a quite old man who is awkwardly shy in person.
I phoned someone called The Bucket Mouse, now that's scary. I've just remembered I left the house with the BowWow without even going inside. I was too focused on the chicken, I think.
There's a smaller house attached to the right of MeowMeow's. Could it be a dog's house?
What a surprise, a BowWow. This one talks, though. And trades the ribbon I got for...
... canned dog food? Wait a minute, remember Sale?
I've already seen the whole Mabe village, it's time to go to the Mysterious Forest.
Finally, I'm about to enter the slightly mysterious Mysterious Forest which is a bit mysteriously mysterious. Or maybe I could go to Sale's House O' Bananas and give him the canned food, he said he collected it. What would you do?
edited 21st Sep '10 5:30:34 AM by Zakdos
It's not a syntax problem since the syntax is the fucking same on the ones that work and the ones that doesn't. If I now decided to edit the first chapter and saved it as I did with the second one, the color tags would break too. Agh, I want to kill pmwiki's markup. EDIT: [[color:#555555:Trying]] HURR DURR, I think this is one of two things: Either the [[color]] tag syntax is different now, or the [[color]] tag doesn't work anymore on the forum. Can I kill something, please?
edited 15th Sep '10 7:24:24 AM by Zakdos