Monday, May 1st, 2017
That is what my six year old son said when I told him I used the walkthrough to find all the chests and Korok seeds in Breath of the Wild. But how is him asking me for help in the game any different than consulting a walkthrough? You’re still getting your answers but because we have internet now, we have no use asking someone for help in the game if you can look it up. I spent most of my time in the game treasure hunting and looting chests and getting Korok seeds to build up my inventory until I maxed them out and I did Shrines to get spirit orbs so I could trade them in to get heart containers and stamina until I maxed that out. I just wanted to be prepared for the final battle and I got over my fear of Guardians and they’re easy now to deal with because I am equipped now. I have good shields and stronger weapons and the master sword and I parry to defeat them. I can’t do that with wooden shield but I can with medal ones that are strong and ancient shields.
I know it’s possible to beat Ganon in the castle with three hearts and no armor and no good weapons because there have been videos about it from players doing it but they are so good at playing they can do it without needing any armor and other gear when going to the castle because they get it all there and defeat Ganon without any armor and they do that in a speedrun and plus some people online have said they “accidentally” beat the game when they were exploring the castle and they ended up in the battle room so instead of resetting the game, they decide to beat Ganon and then they are out in the field and then they defeat him again as the beast and bam game ends. My son wants me to get him to the castle but I tell him I can’t do that because he isn’t equipped to go there and he will die from all those guardians and enemies and he doesn’t have the Master Sword and he only has four heats. He isn’t good enough either to do the castle with very little hearts and lack of armor and lack of meals. if I can’t do it, neither could he because he isn’t good at gaming either. But those people who “accidentally” beat the game without doing any four of the dungeons must be good at playing too or they would have died in the castle with very little hearts and armor and items and no Master Sword and strong weapons because the enemies would be too strong and there are a bunch of guardians. I see the game has made this for all levels like for beginners and intermediates and experts players. The experts can do the castle first and beat Ganon so they are able to do the speedrun. Some even manage to explore the castle first before playing the rest of the game and I wonder how they even survive the place so they must be expert players too. I would have been dead from all those beams and enemies with their strong weapons and having lot of health and my weapons would have been too frenzy to defeat them and they would all break before they’re dead. But I am sure some do it later in the game when they have more hearts and stronger weapons and more items and meals and better armor. I waited until I maxed out my weapon and bow and shield stash and max out my meals to do it and I had 24 hearts and had Ancient Armor that was Guardian Resistant but I was missing the head piece so I had the bottoms and the middle but not the top. I waited before I felt equipped to do it. I always like to be prepared for everything because I don’t know how hard it’s going to be.
I wish I could get my son to understand this about why I won’t help him with the castle and why he isn’t equipped for it. I tell him I am not good at it to do it like some people are because I will just die in the castle and so will he. I will even die before I even get there because of so many guardians. I wonder if Nintendo did that on purpose and it was meant to keep players away until they have more armor and weapons and more hearts and stamina but some have managed to get though there with three hearts and no armor and very little weapons. But you can get in the castle through the back by using cryonis to get across the moat to the underground of the castle where the docks are and some have managed to go up the pillars but it’s very difficult to do that because you can’t climb them. But then there are a bunch of skywatchers and guardians at the castle on the outside.
Monday, September 28th, 2015
I sometimes think Nintendo uses music sampling for their songs in video games. I know they use sounds they find in the sound library and put them in their music like they did with the chanting for the Fire Temple in Ocarina of Time and it can be heard in other games too as well.
This song here sounds like it’s from Baby’s Day Out when it gets to around 0:14 and it’s only the beginning music.
Also in the Lon Lon Ranch song, part of it sounds like “Silver Bells” where we sing “City sidewalks, busy sidewalks.”
You can hear it at the part, 0:09.
Even if it’s not called a music sample, they sure seem to use the same tune, just only a little part of it for their songs.
Sunday, September 27th, 2015
The beginning sounds fine until it gets to around 0:18 and then the part at 0:55 you can hear it a little bit, and then you hear it loudly around 1:13.
I thought the temple always looked like a mansion but where is all the furniture and what is with the weird rooms?
But then I am relieved that temple is over but there are other things in the game that creep me out like those goblins or the song under the well and the sound in Hyrule town when Link is an adult and those ReDeads are creepy and where Ganon’s castle is. But sadly the game doesn’t have a feature where you can just turn the song off and keep the sounds. But I guess that is what Nintendo wanted, to creep us out with their music in the game to make it more challenging for us to play unless you want to play with no sound at all. But then you can’t hear any enemies nearby. Even my son thought the song was creepy and he didn’t want to play the temple and then hes decided it’s not creepy at all so he was begging me to take him back to the temple even though I had beat it for him. The boss is a cinch, I could beat it in two minutes. But is it just me or is the 3DS version easier to play because things seem easier in it like i got Epona but couldn’t in the N64 version and I can do the shooting galleries easier because all I have to do is move the game system to aim and I found the Forest temple boss easier to play. I remember I did lot of goof ups in it and even died but still found the boss not very hard at all once I figured it out. But one thing I noticed about him is he seems to go higher in the air and shoot lightning beams at me, I don’t remember him doing that on the N64 version. But I also liked how they added the feature where you can relive the bosses again by fighting them again you can access from Link’s house and this time it times you to see how fast you can beat them. There are slight changes in the game but the good thing is it’s easier to see the rooms when it’s dark because it’s all lighter now due to better graphics.
Saturday, September 19th, 2015
Remember when Nintendo released Ocarina of Time, people got offended by the chanting so they had to recall all the games and remake the song and release the new copies? That was what they did before they went digital so now instead of recalling all the games and having everyone send their game back and sending them a replacement of the game, they can now fix the bugs or fix anything errors they missed in the game and now all we have to do is download the update and sometimes it’s automatic or the system doesn’t let you play the game unless you do an update. The con part is it takes up memory.
Here is the original of the Fire Temple song people took offense to. I always thought it sounded Native American.
Here is the politically correct version:
Why were people offended by the chanting? According to the youtube comments about the original version, it had to do with the translation of the chanting and with Muslims and with religion.
But Nintendo had decided to speak up about it in 2012:
So apparently what I heard about their reason for the removal was untrue because Nintendo had created both versions before the release and they did it to avoid controversy, they didn’t make the change after the release and then fix the issue due to public outcry.
But I no longer have the cartridge with the original because I recently traded it in because I was going to get it on the 3DS which I did.
Thursday, August 13th, 2015
Losing a Zelda game. I had just gotten Majora’s Mask this past June and I was at the Water Temple and then I just stopped playing it shortly before our trip. I thought I had it in my game case with my other games I keep in my purse and then I discover it’s gone. Last time I remember my son was playing it so I figure he probably lost it. I know it was in my room and I remember the time he dumped all my games out on the floor and I made him pick them up and I told him that is not how he treats my games or otherwise he wouldn’t be allowed to play them anymore. Then later I saw my daughter with one of the games so I took it from her and put it away with the rest of the games. I cleaned my room looking for that Zelda game thinking it was laying around somewhere when my son dumped them out but i didn’t see it. I was a little upset and I figured, “oh well I will have to start all over with my quest when I repurchase it again.” That is what happens when you have kids, things get lost and I have lost several of my game files through my son already including one of my Zelda files or two from the DS games and he erased my Super Mario World file that was complete 100% and the special world was completed, my first boyfriend did that. Then he erased the file again when I had to start over so I told him i was done with that game I won’t play it ever again if he is going to be deleting files and not listening to me. I know it was an accident but I was teaching him a lesson about not listening. I can be all or nothing person, if something bad happens, I am done and won’t have anything to do with it again. I had to think of a harsh thing, not let him play any video games with files on them until he can read. I wish we could put in a PIN number before deleting files so that will make it a lot easier for us parents. Maybe that technology will come soon. I had even decided to not let him play my Majora’s mask game because I don’t want him to accidentally delete my file on it too after I tell him what not to push and where not go to and he still does it anyway sometimes. But what if he did play it anyway and he accidentally deleted my file and he panicked so he hid the game and now is saying he doesn’t know where it is and last he saw it was next to his 3DS in my room? Which is why I won’t let him play that game and say it’s my game only and he can play it when he is older when I buy it again. But if the game does show up again, then it can be his to keep and will be only his and I wouldn’t have to worry if he accidentally deletes his own file or my old one.
Yeah I know, do not let your illiterate kids play with your video games that have files on them. Even if you tell them what not to push and where not to go and even if you are careful, it can still happen. It would be nice if we could put parental locks on deleting files. Kids don’t always listen. But I pick my battles, if I hadn’t played a game in for so long for years, then it’s not too big of a deal that he accidentally erased it. Or if I haven’t played the game because I got stuck on it because it got too hard so I lost interest, not a big deal. But it still frightens me because he could do that to my other games I am still playing and he could do the same to those which is why I have to make a big deal about it than brushing it off.