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I'm so glad I don't have to pay bills. Yet.
The thought makes me wet myself in fear.
All right then...I have three Zeldas to get my hands on.
No wait...Four. I lost my copy of Ages.
Oh god Spirit Tracks is out already. That means there's TWO new Zeldas I know nothing about, much less have played. Aaauuuuugh!
ALTTP was the first Zelda I played, but the first I was the original.
I really enjoyed it, but I facepalm at the remake's Most Annoying Sound. Currently recharging my DS to continue my Spirit Tracks playthrough. I have to admit I used the 'net for information, namely the Fire Temple stamp and the "vessel". But never for the main quest!
Ocarina was the very first Zelda game I played too. I actually completed it as well(my siblings gave up on the Forest temple puzzle)It also holds the record(in my books) as the game I'm beaten the most.
What annoys me is that I've never played Majoria's mask,or TP. Wind Waker I got stuck for ages and gave up on,until this year where I got to Puppet gannon and gave up(again!)And I've never resorted to using the internet for help!
edited 20th Dec '09 6:18:28 AM by Ultimatum
The Legend of Zelda is probably the game series that solidified my place as a Video Gamer. I was addicted to the very first zelda games I got; Oracle of Ages, followed by Oracle of Seasons some time later. They were amazing games, I shall admit. The password system in order to get power-ups was somewhat bothersome, but nonetheless the games were good. It's a shame they didn't have a third "Oracle of Secrets" game just for the whole three goddess thing.
I borrowed Ocarina of Time and Majora's mask from a friend after that and those were amazing. I was particularly interested in he mask system in Majora's Mask. It was at this point I could see the series could do no wrong. Wind Waker was perfect. I was one of those few guys who didn't care that Link was turned into a chibi.
The I still need to find out why everybody thinks A Link to the Past was the greatest thing ever, so i'm using the power of EMULATORS!
However, going retroactively is not a smart move. I was completely lost when I got Collector's edition and tried to play Zelda 1. And don't even get me started on Zelda 2...
I really liked the first Zelda. I never really played it as a kid, but boy did I love it on the Collector's Edition. I enjoyed wandering about and looking for things in the walls. I really, really, really hated the dark nuts though. Those things are just...evil in the first game. EVIL. I can kill them very easily but they're still bothersome things.
I don't mind the art style of WW. I like the game quite a bit, but I've never finished it. I always start to find the trioforce bits and never do...
edited 20th Dec '09 12:22:31 PM by Aondeug
Wind Waker's triforce sidequest is the nadir of the series for me. I'm glad I did it, though, because the final showdown has got to be my favourite final boss fight ever.
RIGHT IN THE HEAD!
Ocarina Of Time is my favorite game ever.
It's also the reason that my parents never let me own a game console. Got addicted. My dad got me Hype The Time Quest to make up for it.
But this Christmas, I'm asking for a Wii and Twilight Princess!
I'd really like to face another Man Bear Pig Demon as a final battle again.
I kinda like how Ocarina's dated graphics give Ganon some ambiguity. (Much like how i like the first few Resident Evils for that very reason. Scary shit.)
I could never figure out what the heck Ganon was supposed to look like in Ocarina. Even when the N64 was considered to have good graphics.
edited 20th Dec '09 11:11:53 PM by Pannic
I'm currently playing Master Quest.
I love the remixed dungeons, but i wish most of the stuff outside of the dungeons was remixed as well.
I love the Zelda NES 2nd Quest feel of Master Quest though.
I got Twilight Princess for Christmas.
I beat the Lakebed Temple yesterday. So far, that's my favorite dungeon in the game.
Also, is it just me, or does the second part of the fight with Morpheel seem vaguely reminiscent of God of War?
edited 28th Dec '09 10:26:36 AM by Pannic
They did that with the dragon, too. When I played those parts, I was torn between appreciating how awesome the action was and being annoyed at what a copout it was gameplay-wise.
The boss fights in Twilight Princess were a real let-down for me. Definitely way easier than Wind Waker.
Did anybody else feel like Wind Waker had a way cooler four-tier final battle than Twilight Princess did? I mean, Puppet Ganon was actually pretty tough. It's hard to even get a good shot at them, and nigh impossible to do so consistently. The first three parts of Twilight Ganon were pitifully pedestrian by comparison.
Zant was a pretty cool boss though, especially with how freakin' PSYCHO he was throughout it. Fyrus was a neat idea too: the series in general needs more bosses like him that require other items beside the ones in their dungeons to defeat it, and more creative uses of their respective dungeon's item.
Here's a question:
I played the original Legend of Zelda waaaaaay back in my childhood. I didn't like it. Actually, I found it boring and infuriating by turns. It prejudiced me against the series and I haven't played one since.
Did they get better? Any particular recommendations? I liked Okami, and I understand it was very similar to one (some? most?) of the recent titles, but I'm not sure which. Then again, it was the unique gameplay elements and art style that really endeared me to Okami, which I doubt I can find anywhere else.
They got better. The most recent games are pretty different and much more forgiving than the original one. Speaking of, I still haven't finished that game. It's almost impossible to make any progress without a guide. It kinda just throws you in the middle of a huge, seemingly empty overworld and says "go" without so much as a word of help.
edited 28th Dec '09 7:47:25 PM by AXavierB
Oh, yeah, definitely. I tried to play the original Legend Of Zelda. I beat the first dungeon, I think. That's about it.
I found it tedious and stopped playing. I liked the concept behind it, and I think it's an interesting game, but I can't bring myself to play it.
I played a little of the original at a friend's house. I beat the first dungeon and got lost.
Yeah, that sounds about right.
I played it before online walkthroughs existed. It was supremely frustrating. It was like Operant Conditioning against Zelda titles.
So, any particular recommendations, or should I pick one at random?
Well, the 3D games are most definitely the most unlike the original. Especially Majoras Mask.
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