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Twilight Princess

So, when the Wii was released you may recall one of the games I purchased with it was The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, or Zelda: Twilight Princess for short, or Zelda:TP for even shorter, or just Zelda, which is probably what I will refer to it as since it's the shortest and I save valuable seconds.

Anyway At any rate, I played it starting sometime in January of this year and I played and played and played for a month or two and then I got to the sky dungeon (city in the sky? fuck if I know the proper name) and I kind of stopped because holy shit that was annoying. I actually stopped earlier in the water dungeon, but that was mostly because I am retarded and really bad at any games that require more thought than "hey I should shoot that guy over there".

Anyway My point is, a few weeks ago I finally finished the fucker. Turns out the sky city thing wasn't as difficult as I thought. Sure there were pain in the ass jumping puzzles (which are silly given that Link pretty much only jumps when you run off the edge of something, so it's sort of like automatic platforming) but it wasn't too hard. I also found that when you complete a good portion of a game months ago and then come back, you remember very little of the story and what exactly happened (and what you accomplished aside from the really annoying parts that made you want to kill babies) so it's sort of like watching a movie after it's already been playing for an hour.

Anyway My general consensus is, long story short, it was pretty good, although Zelda games seem to tend towards being a group of short stories that will somehow indirectly help you accomplish a much longer story. My favorite part was when you have a snowboard race against the Yeti. I am not even kidding, and it's just as awesome as it sounds. Also as an added bonus you can go back to that spot and race him again and try to get the best time! It's like SSX Zelda or something. There's also a portion where you drive your horse and have to shake some bad guys and protect a carriage... Grand Theft Zelda? That part sucked ass though. Holy shit.

The bosses were another favorite part. While I don't believe I really ever had trouble with any of them (most I beat on the first try, and those that I didn't usually only killed me once), they were all pretty cool and the battles always felt pretty epic. It was sort of like Shadow of the Colossus in a way, only you didn't have to spend hours figuring out how to climb one of them because the solution to damaging them was usually pretty apparent.

That's about all I've got. If you're a fan of Zelda games, I am pretty sure you will like this (it was the first 3D Zelda I had ever played, by the way, and only the second Zelda game overall after Minish Cap)... I don't know why it matters though because the game has been out for almost a year so my recommendation is silly. Oh, the beginning of the game is kind of slow and uninteresting. Stick with it for a few more hours and it gets much better and more exciting, trust me.

That's all I've got for now, I just figured I should wrap up that storyline or something. Woo.
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#1 - Jon Reply
Do you realise you started three consecutive paragraphs with the word "anyway"?

Sep. 28, 2007 (11:45pm EST)

#2 - Jon R Reply
The Jon in the above post is me by the way, not Jon D

Sep. 28, 2007 (11:46pm EST)

Zionist propaganda. Now why is there a left but not a right parenthesis in the date format of comments. MIKE YOU CAN'T DO ANYTHING RIGHT, CAN U SK8?!

Sep. 29, 2007 (5:33am EST)

#4 - Mike Reply
I don't know what you're talking about >:(

Sep. 29, 2007 (6:11pm EST)

#5 - Mike Reply
either of you

Sep. 29, 2007 (6:16pm EST)

TP is pretty fun and the boss fights really do feel pretty epic--particularly the eel fight, or the dragon in City in the Sky, etc.

Phantom Hourglass is pretty annoying and dumb. Although I did like the crab boss.

Oct. 9, 2007 (9:13pm EST)