Saturday, October 8, 2011

Random thoughts on Zelda


Here are some random thoughts that popped in to my head while playing Ocarina of Time.

#1 Stackable tunics - Having to switch tunics when visiting the fire and water dungeons can be a bit annoying so I thought it might be handy if the tunics stacked on top of each other. Plus it would be hilarious to see link running around in a rainbow colored tunic.

#2 Where did all the skeletons go? - When young Link traverses Hyrule field at night he is constantly attacked by evil skeletons. Seven years later they are all gone. This doesn't make sense to me, you would think the undead would enjoy living under the rule of someone like Ganon. Sure I can see the King of Evil not getting along with the Zora or the Gorons but the skeletons?

#3 Zelda is whole lot easier if you speak English - This might be an obvious one but when I first played Ocarina as a kid I hardly spoke any English. This made the game a lot harder. Like in the second dungeon when you have to drop a bomb in to the eye of that huge Dodongo scull, that is almost impossible to figure out if you can't read the inscriptions telling you to try it. Or getting the fire arrows by shooting the rising sun over Lake Hylia. I thought I was a genius when I figured that out the first time, not knowing I was standing next to a sign telling me to do just that.

2 comments:

JJS said...

I'm going to guess the skeletons moved up. In a time of peace they had nothing better to do than skulk around in a field at night, but now they've been hired to fill a lot of jobs in the Ganondorf administration.

lx4 said...

That's a possibility I didn't consider. That big horrible looking castle they replaced Hyrule Castle with looks like it would require a lot of staff.