I’m a nerd
I just finished Zelda on the Wii.
I’ve “beat” a handful of games in my days: Jak & Daxter 2 on the PS2, Halo on the XBOX, and other titles I’m forgetting.
I should mention, I’ve never completed any Zelda game prior. Never finished Super Mario Brothers on the NES, or most videogames for that matter. I play them, see the graphics and mechanics. and when it gets tough, I move on.
Maybe it was because of the new control scheme, Nintendo decided to make this launch game ( slash killer app ) a little on the easy side. I’m fine with that. In fact, I think more games shouldn’t stump and leave folks frustrated. That’s why there should be difficulty settings.
Don’t think I’m smart. I used a game guide – specifically, the great one by Devin Morgan found at GameFaqs (under the nickname DBM11085). I only resorted to a guide after I tried many times to solve something, usually after walking away from the console for a few. But I don’t like to be frustrated for too long over anything. Who needs printed game guides anymore? Using the find command on a text file is wonderful.
This is now my favorite Zelda game. The pacing is great, the upgrades in weapons are super awesome, and I never once felt like I was getting the short end of the graphics stick. My only nitpick would be the midi soundtrack (I’d have preferred real orchestration), and the repetitive animation and subtitles that let me know a blue rupee was worth 5.
So that was that. There went 76 hours and 55 minutes of my freetime.
It was great, but I’m ready to revisit human interaction.
Current music: The midi closing credits of Zelda: Twilight Princess