Friday, May 31, 2013

Disappointing Nintendo Direct, Hyrule Historia Error

Note: If you haven't read the previous post yet, read it read it now.

So, apparently I went major derpy, and in fact, the Nintendo Direct today isn't quite the one we (okay, fine... I) thought it was.  It was just a Japan-exclusive Nintendo direct that showed off the games Ace Attorney 5 and Monster Hunter 4.  So if you're into either of those, then you can check them out... somewhere.

But, anyway, on to other stuff.

So, thanks to Rebecca Gulbrandsen, I've discovered another error in Hyrule Historia - an upside down picture!  You can see it here:

(Note:  I detect a 95% chance that this picture will be of very low quality, due to the poor capabilities of my device known as a cellular telephone.)

(I told you it wasn't a good picture.  But hey, the picture's small, and my phone's... not the best...)

Yeah.  If you want to see it, it's on page 121 in the top right corner.  It's a picture of Green Link stabbing down on Vaati, with Blue and Vio standing in the corner, upside-down.

Okay, so now onto the video.  So, I want to apologize, but it's not quite yet done.  But I might as well explain what it is now.  It's just a compilation of all boss fights in every Zelda game, sped up so that it doesn't take 7 hours to watch.  There are actually two videos: one that's sped up 5X, and another to 10X.  Please, do not ask me why I did this, as I have absolutely no idea.  It should be ready by tomorrow (no promises), and I'll upload it to YouTube.

On another slightly random note, I've just decided that Angel Beats is absolutely my favorite anime ever.  I don't watch much anime, so that's probably not saying much, but still... it's really good.  I recommend it.

Now, the first impression may seem kind of anti-God, if you're religious, but trust me, it actually ends up having a really good meaning/moral behind it.

So, um, anyway, be ready for that video!  When it comes... heh heh... :P  

Thursday, May 30, 2013

I'll Post Tomorrow


First and foremost, I want to apologize for my absence.  It's been primarily due to me being busy.  I've recently restarted summer league swim team, I've been going to friends' houses, and I've also been working on a Zelda video, which I'll go over/share in tomorrow's post.

So, if you read the title, which you almost certainly did, I'm saying that I'll post the post that was supposed to be today tomorrow.  I finished it, but then I made the stupid choice of logging out of my Blogger account to upload the previously mentioned video to YouTube, which deleted my work.  Frustrated, I started over, but I was disconnected from the internet when I did this, so when I tried to upload a picture, it brought up a separate page that told me that I wasn't connected to the internet.  And I couldn't get back.  So it deleted my work.  AGAIN.

And I had this super-long post full of a bunch of stuff that I was going to share.  But NOOOO.  I had to be stupid.

Anyway, in case you didn't know, Nintendo is doing a huge Wii U-centered Nintendo Direct on June 11th during E3.  Well, that same Nintendo Direct is airing tomorrow in Japan, so I'm going to see if I can find it anywhere.  If I can, I'll post it here, and hopefully we'll get to see some footage/screenshots of some new games.  We obviously won't be able to understand the words, unless you speak Japanese, but... we'll be able to see pictures.

Either way, I promise I'll post tomorrow, and I'll try not to forget anything that I was going to say today.

Bye!  ;)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

A Link to the Past Update

Well, Ganon is officially dead.

I beat the game!

I have to say, the final battle with Ganon is probably one of the most epic final bosses I've battled.  And that's saying a lot for a 2D game, seeing as the bosses aren't usually as... viewable?  I guess?  in 2D games.

It took me several tries, but in the end wasn't really too hard.  And my final death count for the game is....

Yep.  214.

That's a lot.

That is a legitimate screenshot taken right from my computer, about 10 minutes before I posted this update.

Oh, if you're wondering how I'm playing this on my computer, I'm using an emulator, but it's legal.  Don't worry, I got it legally.  There's this cool place my friend showed me where you can get ROMs for an emulator legally.  You still have to pay for them and whatnot.  Now that I know it's coming to Wii U, I'll probably get it for that, too, but I didn't want to wait that long.  So I bought it sooner.  :P

Anyway, remember my friend who I showed Zelda to recently?  That I mentioned earlier?  Well, he's already quit.  :(

Yeah, he just said to me one day "I think I'm gonna uninstall Zelda.  I think it's slowing down my computer."  And I'm like, "You DO know it's a 16-bit game, right?"  And he's like, "Yeah, but still."

I'm almost 100% sure it's because he couldn't beat Moldorm, but whatever.  I guess Zelda's just not for everyone.

Speaking of friends, my other friend, who's liked Zelda for a long time (as far as I know, I think before I knew about it) just had his birthday recently.  He's my only friend who likes Zelda.  Unless my uncle counts, but... whatever.

Anyway, (gosh, I can get off-topic) as I said, my friend had a birthday recently, and he got a 3DS with OoT 3D.  And my birthday's coming up in June, and I'm going to get a 3DS and OoT too.

So I plan on having him over or something, and we're gonna race!  It's just some idea I had...  We'll see who can beat the Deku tree first, and then who can become Adult Link first, and who can beat the Water Temple first, etc.

So I'm really looking forward to my birthday.

On another note, I'm out of school now!  I was REALLY lucky to exempt all of my exams.  To exempt you need an A in the class, and in 2 classes I had an 89.5, but thankfully, they grade on the curve.  So I'm out a week early.  :D

And yesterday I started to play Skyward Sword on Hero Mode, which for some reason I'd never done before, and now I just beat the Earth Temple and had to watch the sad cutscene where Zelda and Impa leave poor Link behind.  There are three parts in this game that make me really sad, and that's one of them.  The others are when Zelda seals herself in the crystal, again leaving Link behind, and the third is when Fi has to go, AGAIN leaving Link behind.  See a connection?  XD

Alright, so... this is my first time playing Skyward Sword on the huge HD TV that we got for Christmas, and it's really cool because the TV's on an arm thing attached to the wall where you can adjust how high it is and how close it-- never mind.  It's hard to explain.

My point is, it's really fun playing Skyward Sword on a big TV.  With lots of room to swing your "sword".  :)

That's all I have to say for now... if it weren't for ALttP, I probably wouldn't have made this post today, but I beat it, and I felt the urge to post something.

Happy Zelda-ing!  

...That didn't come out right...

Happy.... er.... video gaming?  Yeah... whatever.  Bye!  :)

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

If you're a mother.  If not, then still, happy Mother's Day, but... differently.

Okay, just a warning, this post will have almost nothing related to Zelda, so if you don't like that kind of stuff, then you might just want to skip it.  Sorry, but there's not really much going on right now, Zelda-wise.  I'd ask that you still read this, though, because it would make me happy.  :3

So, first of all, I got one of my friends into Zelda.  Well, kind of.  More just into ALttP, and it's on his computer, but still, it's a start.  He really doesn't know much, though.  He still sometimes calls Link Zelda, and he doesn't know that Link's name is Link, and he calls Rupees "Rubels".  But whatever, it's a start.

Speaking of ALttP, I'm now in the Ice Palace, the 5th palace in the Dark World.  Not much else to say, except for the fact that I'm really stuck.

OK, I lied, there is much else to say.  There's this part in the Ice Palace where there's this hole in the middle of the room.  OK?  So, there's blue pillars and orange pillars, and you can hit crystal balls to change which color pillars are up vs. down.  So, there's blue pillars blocking the hole, and you can only get to the hole from the left side of the room.  The only other way out is going through the top of the room, so you do.

You eventually come across one of those crystal balls, and you hit it to lower the blue pillars, so you backtrack and come from the top of the room with the hole, and the blue pillars blocking it are down.  But there are orange pillars dividing the room in half, and you're on the right side of the room, and the only way to go down the hole is from the left.  Now, you can take the very, very long way, and go all the way back through the dungeon to get to the left side of the room, but somewhere in your travels to get there, you had to hit another crystal ball, thus raising the blue pillars again.  So I can't get down that stupid hole.  And I've gone almost everywhere else.  So I'm pretty confused.

Oops, looks like I lied again, this post did have some Zelda-related stuff.  Just no real news.

Anyway, on to the non-Zelda things:

So, if you didn't know, I play several musical instruments.  And one of them is French horn.  And since today's Mother's Day, I made this recording at my dad's friend's house of Amazing Grace for my mom's present.

It's edited to have echo and stuff, but other than that it's just me.  I put the melody and the harmony (main part and 2nd part) on top of each other.  ^^

Oh, and if you're listening with headphones, put both in, because there are different parts in each ear.  Whatever.  Here it is. ---------->  |

Yeah.  Did you like it?  Tell me in the comments!  ^^

So, thanks for reading, and sorry if this post was kind of boring, I couldn't think of anything else.  Bye! :)

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Zelda Dungeon Mailbag!

Yay!  My question was on the question mailbag #....



Yeah.  On Zelda Dungeon.  Anyway, that was my first time sending in a question.  I asked something about if there was going to be a second Hyrule Historia.  Something like that.

You can see the video here:

I'm at 10:20.

Note: I do not own this video.  This is the property of Axle the Beast, or whatever his real name is, and Zelda Dun... no, Dungeon Gaming Interprises, LLC Inc. ®   ...Or whatever it's called.

Anyway, what do you think?  Will they eventually release a second Hyrule Historia in the future to cover the games post-Skyward Sword?  Tell me in the comments below!

Or don't.  Whatever, I don't care.  Be that way.

Oh, and my A Link to the Past update:

I'm now in the Dark World dungeon with the 4th maiden/crystal thing.  This boss is hard!  If you haven't played this, basically, you find the boss room early on in the dungeon, but there's... no boss in it.  So you continue to explore, and eventually you find the maiden in the dungeon, and she asks you to take her outside.  "Um... okay.... No boss I guess?"  And when you reach the exit door, she's all like "YOU'RE GOING THE WRONG WAY!"  What the heck princess?  This is the door... to the outside... where you asked me... to take... you...

So she pretty much just follows you around, until you go to the boss room, and there's nothing there, so you've got to go to the room above the boss room and bomb the floor, to let the light shine in the boss room, and take her back down there.  Turns out she's Blind the Thief.  Now, a long time ago, (a really long time.  Like, so long that you won't remember it) you received this one piece of information from this dude in the Light World who says something like "This used to be the lair of the thief named Blind, yo.  Apparently, Blind really hated light, yo Link dawg man wassup."  Now, he didn't really say all that, but I vividly remember a "yo" appearing somewhere in there.

So anyway, it turns out that the maiden is actually Blind, not blind, but Blind, the name, and Blind is incredibly hard.  She's probably not actually blind.  If she is a she.  I doubt it.  Whatever.

So I'm working on that in ALttP, after getting stuck in the Skull Woods dungeon for a long time.  I'm not using a walkthrough for this game.  Period.  Kinda like I didn't with Skyward Sword.  Except this is a lot harder to do without a walkthrough.

So, bye!  See you later.

OH!  PS:  Am I the only one who thinks that they should make the third oracle game?  In case you didn't know, they originally planned to do that, but they cancelled it.  Since Seasons is focused on action and Ages on puzzles, I think they should make a third focused on... I don't know.  Something to do with courage.  That would be cool if they made it as a follow-up game to the game they never made.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Well, I beat the Adventure of Link....

....quite some time ago, actually.  I think it was like the.... 28th?  Yeah.  The 28th.

And Thunderbird was kind of hard, I guess...

But what killed me was DARK LINK.

Gosh, Sierra, you said he would be easy!!!

No.  No, HE WAS NOT.

Dark Link is pretty much the equivalent of..... well, I don't know.  He was just hard.

I kept dying and I couldn't figure out how to hit him!  But eventually I just kept upward thrusting when he jumped over me and defending the rest of the time, and.... that worked out for me eventually.

Tip:  If you haven't played AoL but plan to, for Thunderbird, it shoots out these little fireball things.  However, it only shoots them out behind it (it flies in the opposite direction).  So, if you stand a little ahead of it and slash it, then you won't get hit too much.  That's how I beat it.

Anyway, now I'm playing A Link to the Past.  It's pretty good.  I just beat the desert temple thingy and got the Pendant of Power.  Which is really weird.  It's blue.  The Pendant of Courage was green, as usual, but the Power one was blue.  So I'm assuming.... the Wisdom one is red?


Anyway, I can't think of anything to write.  Other than what I just did write, of course.  :P

So, uh.... bye!