Thursday, April 25, 2013

1,000 pageviews!

Yay!  Just today, or maybe yesterday, my blog passed 1,000 pageviews!  Yeah... probably not much to be proud of, but it's a start.  I found out that I'm getting a few views from Spain, France, and Germany. Hello!  I hope you're doing fine over there and Europe, and whatnot....

Anyway, I also see some from.... Romania, I think, and then a whole bunch from The Netherlands.

Not to mention the U.S., too.

And I'm up to three followers!  Well, really, more like two.  But still, yay!  ^^

Anyway, after that fairly pointless update on my blog's random statistics, I'm also here to say that ADVENTURE OF LINK IS FREAKING HARD.  Like, no joke.  It took me soooooooooo long to get past Death Mountain, and that's before I even got to the second dungeon.  Or palace, or whatever.  But it's really, really, REALLY hard.

I have a feeling that back then, since they didn't have very good graphics, they made up for that by making the game packed full of a load of impossible gameplay that made people want to bash in the drywall with large, metallic baseball bats.

So yeah, by now I'm on to the second palace.

Which, as I expected, is turning out to be harder than the first.

I've got to go now, though... sorry if this post was kind of short and disappointing.  I just felt like I had to post something celebrating my thousandth anniversary... or whatever you call this.

Bye!  ;)

Monday, April 22, 2013

I beat The Legend of Zelda!!!

Whew.  I finally did it.

I beat the Legend of Zelda.  The game that started it all.

After my last post, the dungeons started getting harder.  Not incredibly hard, but harder.  Until I got to the seventh dungeon.  It took me sooooo long to beat that.  8 was medium, and then I arrived at Death Mountain.

This dungeon was long, but not too hard.  It was a little tricky finding the secret walls and stuff, but it wasn't too bad.  I only had to use one blue potion.  And then I found Ganon pretty easy.  I started the battle with 4 hearts, and I used another potion once, and I ended the battle only missing 3 hearts.  So it wasn't too bad.

But I'm still glad it was over.  Like likes constantly taking my magic shield was getting old, and fighting massive hordes of blue Darknuts wasn't very enjoyable either.

Needless to say, it was a relief when I delivered that final Silver Arrow to Ganon.

Now for Adventure of Link!!!!!!  This should be..... interesting...... *gulp*

Thursday, April 18, 2013

9 down, 7 to go.

7 games to go!  Wow, that sounds like a lot, but considering I've played the longer ones, it shouldn't take too long now.

In case you still haven't figured out what I'm talking about, I beat Link's Awakening!  Yeah.  I was too lazy to beat the Color Dungeon, but I'll get around to it eventually.  But now I'm on to the original Legend of Zelda!

Okay, I know 2 of you suggested that I play A Link to the Past, and I value your suggestions, really.  :P

But first of all I wanted to save the best for last, and I've heard more about it and it sounds really good.  Now, if that were the only factor, then I'd probably still play it first.  But since I beat Link's Awakening last night, after I found out about the A Link to the Past sequel, I decided that when I play the sequel I want the prequel to be fresh in my mind.  I want to play them more or less back-to-back.

And yeah, I've decided I'm getting a 3DS now, but I can't decide what to do.  I'm stuck between two decisions: save up a little more and get it really soon (I already have some money saved up for an emergency situation like this one), or wait until my birthday which is in June.  If I wait, I won't have to pay for it, but that will likely be the only big gift I get for my birthday, especially because I just got a Wii U a few months ago.

So yeah, it's either spending my own money and doing extra chores and yard work, or waiting a while and not getting another present.  I'll still get some other small stuff, but you know what I mean.

But anyway, I've found that the Legend of Zelda (here I'll be talking about the game, not the series) is actually really easy.  Finding the dungeons is incredibly hard, I'll give it that.  But once you find the dungeon, it's SO easy.  There are NO puzzles, the dungeons are incredibly short, and the bosses are REALLY easy.  Some of the other enemies are hard, but the bosses themselves?  Pshhh.  Piece of cake.

In fact, I found it so easy that I'm already halfway through the game.  (I've completed levels 1-4 out of 8, not including Death Mountain.)  Now, I know that it'll get harder as it goes on, but so far it's so easy. I had to use a walkthrough to find one of the dungeons (I think it was the third, but I may be wrong), since I looked everywhere but the place it was, but other than that I've had a pretty easy time.  I kind of like it, too.  The exploration.  I've found a bunch of little secrets like bombable walls in the overworld by accident.

So yeah, in about 2-3 hours I've done 4 out of 9 dungeons in LoZ.  I'll probably have it beaten by Saturday or so.

On another note, here's a little side story.  Yesterday I texted my friend that there's a new Zelda game.  And he said "What?  No there isn't."  And I sent him the link to ZD and stuff, and he's like "Nope.  I still don't believe you.  Wait WHAT?"  And then we sort of started having like an epic bro-mance moment where we started screaming (or should I say texting) at each other "YEAH!"  "AW YEAH!"  "YEAH!"  "OH YEAH!"  And that went on...

So long story short, I'm excited.  And so is he.

Anywho, I've got to go now, so bye!

But really, should I wait for a 3DS or get it now?

Bye!  ;)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

ZELDA 3DS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


IT'S HERE!!!!!!





It was ANNOUNCED today!!!!!!!!  Along with a bunch (okay, only like a minute) of gameplay and some screenshots!  It's official.  I am getting a 3DS.  Just for this.  Seriously.  I've got to play every Zelda game, and my not having a 3DS isn't helping.


So yeah, it's a direct sequel to A Link to the Past.  It's a new game, but it has the same world.  It might get some changes, but it's overall mostly the same overworld.  But it's a new game, new story, new enemies, new characters, new bosses, new dungeons, new EVERYTHING!!!!!!!  OOOOH!  It's being released this Holiday 2013.

Oh I'm so excited.  Somehow I missed the day when Skyward Sword was announced, and didn't know about it until the next day, and for Spirit Tracks I was a week late.  So this is my first time knowing about a game on the first day!!!!!!

And it looks AMAZING.  It's sort of like a cartoon/plastic style.  And it's an overhead view, but since it's on the 3DS, they're doing a bunch of stuff to make like different floors and have more of a height perspective.  AND IT LOOKS AMAZING.  They'res also this item/ability where you can turn into a drawing on the wall for some puzzles, which brings back some of the side-scrolling in earlier Zeldas.

AND IT LOOKS AMAZING.  Also, in the video you can see that Link gets a hammer, and there is a magic (or maybe stamina) meter.

You can see the video here!

Ehm...  This isn't owned by me.  Property of Nintendo, and the original video can be found here.

The ZeldaDungeon article can be found here.

Doesn't that look awesome?  Some people don't like the graphics (I personally love them), but I think it's like the Wind Waker.  People don't like it at first, but when it settles in, people start to love it.  I think the graphics look sort of like a combination between PH/ST, and Mario.

Okay.  Time to convince my parents to let me buy a 3DS.  And to start saving up.  That, too.

BYE!!!!! :D



Oh, and the Oracles release on May 30th for the 3DS, too.  I'd be excited, but that's really kind of nothing next to a brand new Zelda game.

Monday, April 8, 2013

I've Started a New Game

Yes, that's right.

I've been playing LINK'S AWAKENING!!!!!  Pretty unexpected, considering my last poll/question, right?  Well, it was for me too.  You see, my friend got it for me on my computer.  So I'm in Angler's Tunnel right now (fourth dungeon).

So far I love this game.

A lot.

But honestly, at one point I got sooo fed up.  It was at the very beginning, when you're supposed to go on the beach to get your sword, and all you have is a shield.  Well, there were these little pokey urchin things blocking EVERY SINGLE PATH.  I tried EVERY way around them.  I swear, there was no way around them.  And there really isn't.

I was about to resort to a walkthrough, after about 4 hours of struggling, when I had this idea in the back of my mind to hold my shield up and see if I would still get hurt while walking by.

Aaaaaand it turns out you could push them with your shield.  Yes.  Wow.  4 hours.  That's how long it took me to figure that TINY detail at the VERY beginning of the game out.  And yet I haven't gotten stuck since.

So that's my story.

On a side note, my comment got 100 likes on Zelda Dungeon!!!  I haven't seen that happen in a long time on ZD, and I never expected it would be mine..... wow!  I'm honored.  It's on "Why Every Zelda Game is the Worst".

Oh, and also, today I looked at my pageview traffic for no apparent reason, and a few of them came from the google search "hyrule historia error".  Sooooo I googled that, and I'm currently the third result.  But here all these other sites are, calmly explaining what the error in the book was and where it could be found, and there's my little rant about


Right on the front page of Google.  In the description thingy of the THIRD RESULT.  Considering that fact, I'm surprised I got any pageviews from that search.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure that no one likes a screaming, ranting blog that looks pretty pointless, especially if that's your first impression.  :/

So yeah.  That's a little embarrassing.  I guess.  :P

And WHOA.  When I copied the google search thingy it changed the rest of the font in the post.  But, I'm too lazy to go back and change it, so I'll just leave it as it is.  Bye!  :D

Monday, April 1, 2013


Guys!!! I'm pretty sure NO ONE saw this coming, but this afternoon, they announced the next Zelda game for Wii U!  No gameplay, but it's supposed to release in January 2014 (woo hoo!!!) and it takes place after Skyward Sword!

And you know what's even better?  I just made all that up!

.... :/

Yeah.  April Fool's XD

But anyway, I'm considering stopping my blog.  I know, it's quite early on, and I'm terribly sorry, but it's a combination of two reasons:  no one's reading it, and I'm just far too busy.

Oh, and the third reason: that's not true either.  April.... fool's...?

OK OK, gosh. I'm sorry, I'll stop.  I'll get on with it.  It's just that April 1st only comes 2 days a year and I'd like to take advantage of it.

......well then.

I've made my first (well, technically the second) edit on the ZD wiki today!

I did the Adult Timeline page.  ^^  It was there, but I made it better.   Y e a h.  I used a little help from my copy of Hyrule Historia :D

And I'm gonna start doing this more often.  Just as a thing.

And now I'm officially on the forums too!  I've been reading them for a long long long long long time, but for some stupid weird reason I was too lazy to make an account.  But then I did make an account.  So now I'm on the forums.  As of April 1st, 2013, Linkfan99 is officially on the Zelda Dungeon Forums.  Yay.  :/

And that's all for now..... or is it?  Dun dun dun....   :P  Bye!


EDIT:  Which Zelda game should I play next?  LoZ, AoL, or ALttP?