And the Master sword sleeps again……Forever!

Game Title – The Legend of Zelda: A link to the Past

Start Time – February 13, 2012

End Time – February 29, 2012

System Played on – Nintendo Wii Virtual Console

Total Play Time – 14 Hours (Estimate. Wii doesn’t let me total my play time. Boo.)

Another one bites the dust. I just finished this great game, although I am left wanting. The final dungeons were fun, but they seemed a little too easy. After making my fingers bleed on Zelda 2, this one seemed rather pedestrian.  I made it through the last dungeon without evening needing a walkthrough at all. In fact, the only time I used a walkthrough was to find  two missing heart containers. It turns out that I forgot them at the very start of the game. One of them was still in the village. I forgot to bomb something.

The Ganon fight was rather straightforward. I knew there were silver arrows required somewhere, and I assumed that when he was white that is when I should use them. It seems to me that the best way to beat a Zelda game is to have played previous Zelda games. All the clues are already there. As for the good, I will say that I did enjoy the music in this game. Especially the ending theme. It was heartwarming. I also noticed that Link resurrected his uncle at the end. I wonder if there is a future for zombie uncle.

I wonder if the Aquifina Ocarina of Time will let me use the same hints that I’ve learned from previous Zelda’s. We’ll see. Now to finish Link’s Awakening.


Weathercocks R Us

Just a quick update:  I’ve been plugging away at A Link to the Past when I’ve had a chance to. I decided to focus more on it than Link’s Awakening. I will finish the portable one a bit later. It’s tough to follow both games at the same time, given they both contain many similar elements and items.

 So far I’ve been able to collect a number of items without have to resort to a walkthrough. I even tricked that bat into halving my magic use by powdering his blood supply.  I also figured out how to beat the monsters in the first two dark world dungeons. Though I bombed one rather than hammering him. But, whatever works, right? I really hate those hoppy things (I guess they are called ropas) that take two hearts away from you in the dark work. I went to the witch’s house to top up my hearts, flashed back to the dark world and got into a fracas with one of them. I ended up down to four heart and having to backtrack back to the witches houses again. As much as I love Zelda games, I really suck at them.  I’m hoping to wrap this up in the next couple of weeks. I am not really rushing through it, however, since it is such an enjoyable game. So far I’d say the worst enemy is that damn bug eyed thing that forces you off the edge and makes you come back up to fight him again. I don’t know how many times he pushed me off that ledge. Grrr.

This dude sucks balls.