Video Game The Legend Of Zelda Majoras Mask Discussion

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07:18:32 PM Jun 25th 2015
I recently made an edit to the "darker and edgier" bullet point on the main trope page. It was later completely altered by another contributor, who described my expanded version as "word cruft" and "bragging". You can see the two revisions here:

I'm somewhat minded to re-add my original changes, but I wouldn't feel comfortable doing so without the support of other Tropers. I doubt anyone will take my side in this disagreement, but I don't see how the current revision is any better written than mine.
07:51:41 PM Jun 25th 2015
When adding or editing examples, the wording has to focus on the how and why of its display; focusing on whether the company that made it does it often or not, whether it's a good or bad thing, or whether it's taken "to another level entirely" means very little, if any, to the context of the example. Remember to stay on focus when you're explaining something. If you really want to elaborate on the topic from a personal perspective, you can do so in the Reviews section.
08:42:26 PM Jun 25th 2015
Not quite sure where "bragging" comes from. "Gushing" seems more appropriate. But it wasn't really a good entry. The language was oddly flowery, a bit rambly, and... not excellently written ("literally in its death throes"? C'mon, son).
05:35:58 PM Nov 24th 2013
Under Video Game Caring Potential, there is a comment about hardcore gamers doing runs to try and help as many as possible in one cycle. Has anybody seen any such runs posted on YouTube or elsewhere, or at least a recommended schedule/order of action? Attempting to search for a video just leads to speedruns and 3 heart runs, but I've never been the best at choosing presise query.
05:43:03 PM Nov 24th 2013
I suppose regarding the most edficient order, one could just refer to the bomber's notebook for the most part (picking which side of the conflicting ones to do and not do) but not all of those seem like they would constitute "helping" (listening to the grammas stories for example) while some things that ARE 'helping,' namely plot instances, aren't in the notebook. Things that take TOO long, like putting all the fairies back together and finding the Zora's eggs, may have to be forgone.
09:34:49 PM May 22nd 2013
I'm curious; what DOES happen if you step on alternate switches in Sakon's hideout? (Under dev team thinks of everything)
09:52:23 AM Feb 20th 2013
Regarding the example of Apocalypse How that was reverted due to natter. Yes, Clock Town is what's hit by the moon, but didn't the game over screen feature a massive burst of fire from the impact reaching out to Link wherever he was?
09:41:31 AM Feb 21st 2013
that wasn't a wave fire it was flaming debris and still SOME people must've survived like happy mask salesman who laughs when you die (f**king creep)
09:23:16 AM Feb 23rd 2013
and what about hyrule?
03:32:00 PM Jul 8th 2014
A common theory is that Termina and Hyrule exist in separate, parallel universes and therefore neither land is effected in anyway by the happenings of the other.
05:23:48 PM Apr 9th 2012
I occurs to me that there may be a rather large piece of fridge horror concerning the deku butler's son since skull kid was very recently in the area it is not a terrifically large leap of logic to suggest that skull kid may have ripped out the butler's son's soul while he was alive to turn link into a deku. However i want a second opinion
02:50:14 PM Aug 6th 2012
I agree. You get mad at being Deku Link, but then you realize that someone was killed (possibly in a violent manner) just to do that to you. Yes. Much Fridge Horror from the Deku Butler's son side.
03:23:49 PM Jul 8th 2014
I don't see how it could be anything else. Especially with what we see during the end credits. It makes total sense, and I wonder why they didn't just confirm it in Hyrule Historia to end the speculation. It's the strongest, most believable theory in my opinion and would provide some closure to the sad mystery.
10:49:19 AM Mar 5th 2012
edited by SamMax
  • Best Level Ever: Count the references to Majora's Mask in other series and then count how many of those are references to fighting off the cow stealing UFOs.
    • Which is a concept that existed even before this game. Earthworm Jim 2, anyone?

I put something there, and then I remember the rules, and being paranoid, decide to remove this entire entry and put it here! But it's just as I said, the concept of UFOs stealing cows existed even before this game came out, and to be honest, it's been years since I last played this game, so I'm not sure how to eleborate.
12:31:19 PM Mar 5th 2012
I always thought the reason cattle-stealing aliens were in Majora's Mask AT ALL was because it was already part of the popular culture, so I don't see how ANY instance of the trope would be a reference to Majora's Mask, save for when explicitly referencing Zelda.

Besides that, something like "best level ever" seems to be too subjective to be allowed in anyways.
12:53:44 PM Mar 5th 2012
It was on the YMMV page, so subjectivity is fine.

Besides which, the add on is Natter and doesn't really have relevance to the trope, so the example should be put back without the added point.
02:59:29 PM Mar 5th 2012
And without the cocky "and then count how many of those are references to fighting off the cow stealing UF Os." part, which is the source of the Fan Myopia.
06:03:33 PM Feb 29th 2012
The Rule of Symbolism enter makes no sense. The wall positions? What? They move out? Why write something on the premise that I'll remember that?
08:10:08 PM Feb 29th 2012
edited by SNDL
Possibly Fan Myopia. The game has lots of interesting details, worth Fan Wank and the like, but not all of us notice things this easily. I think it's best to delete that segment.
11:46:11 AM Jan 22nd 2012
So, is the Gilded Sword an Infinity+1 Sword or an Infinity–1 Sword? It appears on both pages.
12:19:53 PM Jan 22nd 2012
After reading both Laconics, and the sword's entry on each page, I think it's a Minus One. I actually would've said that before, too, but went there to check just to be sure. The Gilded Sword can be obtained within the first half of the game, isn't that difficult to get once you know what to do, and is the strongest regular sword while not being THE strongest sword. I may be mistaken, but the way I see it, that fits the bill for Minus One pretty well.
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