Monday, June 24, 2013

I've Got a Lot To Do.

First of all, yes, I know I said I'd post last week, but I was recently in Colorado for a funeral.  So now I'm back home, and I'm posting now.

Alright.  So, I promised to give my feedback on the Nintendo E3 announcements.  Sadly, that'll have to wait, as I don't have much time right now.

Aaaaaannnnnddddd... I also promised a very long time back that I'd show you the Zelda video.  Well, I sort of forgot.  No... I was just feeling too lazy to keep working on it at the time.  You see, it was coming along nicely, and then, for whatever reason, the software glitched out and it mixed up all the (100s of) clips.  So I had to somehow put them back in order.  And... I didn't feel like doing that, as it's a pain and a half, so I kind of stopped.  But don't worry, I'm working on it now, and I'll have it up as soon as possible I can get these stupid clips sorted out.

Annnnnndddddddddddddddddddddd... I also mentioned the race I would be doing against my friend in Ocarina of Time.

Gladly, I will be able to talk about this in this post.

So... let me first mention that he's been playing Ocarina of Time since he was about 5, and I started playing in late 2011.  So he's more experienced.  Fortunately for me, I also have a much better memory, so I can memorize all the details of the temples and sidequests.

Alright.  So, first I'll explain the rules.  Or, rather, the point system we're using.

We've broken down the game into sections.  Each main section will be worth 5 points.  Whoever finishes that section first gets the 5 points.  Although, there are 4 minor (sidequest) sections, which are worth 3 points each.

We've made all heart pieces and gold skulltulas optional, though you get one point for every 4 heart pieces (full heart containers) you collect, and one point for every 10 gold skulltulas.

Here are the sections that we've created:

1) Start of game - End of Deku Tree
2) End of Deku Tree - End of Dodongo's Cavern
3) End of Dodongo's Cavern - End of Lord Jabu-Jabu
     a) Minor section (3 points): All of mask sidequest - becoming an adult
4) Become an adult - End Forest Temple
5) End Forest Temple - End Fire Temple
6) End Fire Temple - End Ice Cavern & Unfreezing King Zora
7) End King Zora - End Water Temple
     b) Minor section (3 points): Biggoron's Sword sidquest
8) End Water Temple - End The Well
9) End The Well - End Shadow Temple
10) End Shadow Temple - End Spirit Temple
     c) Minor section (3 points): Gerudo Training Grounds
     d) Minor section (3 points): Minigames (Slingshot shooting range, bombchu bowling, bow shooting range, Gerudo target practice)
11) Ganon's Castle (10 points)


So far we've finished the Water Temple.

Here's the score:

Me:  35   My friend: 17

Heh heh... sorry... I just find that kind of pathetic... XD

He's always saying "I know Ocarina of Time like the back of my hand!"

I just find that kind of funny.  The only things he's beaten me in were the Deku Tree and the Ice Cavern.  I have to tell you, I messed up SOOO badly in the Ice Cavern.

Alright.  So there I was, going along, but for some stupid reason, I decided to use only 2 bottles to carry Blue Fire, while he was using 3.  I've always used 2 in the past, so no big deal, right?

Wrong.  Oh, how utterly wrong I was.

I came up to the block puzzle in the Ice Cavern.  You know what I'm talking about, right?  That mildly annoying ice-pushing block puzzle?  Yeah.  So, I gather all the silver rupees in the room, and I'm still barely beating my friend.  But, wait... the door didn't open...  Oh, there's that silver rupee that's in red ice that I have to melt!  Got it.  So I pushed the block all around the room to get there, only to find I had no blue fire left.  My friend's already moved on.  No big deal, I can still catch up, right?

Uh... wrong again.

Instead of getting the blue fire in that room that you can jump up to with the ice block, I just had to be stupid and go all the way back to the first room in which you get blue fire.  Don't ask me why.  This time, though, I got 3 bottles full, just in case.  So I went back to the Ice Puzzle, and my friend's just defeated Wolfos.  Crap.  Well, at least I'm close, right?  If I can get back to King Zora before he does...

So I melt the ice around the rupee, open the door, grab a third bottle of blue fire, melt more red ice, and enter the Wolfos room.  My friend just finished the cutscene talking to Sheik.   I quickly defeat the Wolfos and learn the Serenade of Water, and I'm dashing back to King Zora.

Somehow my friend's stupid and he falls in the water a bunch because he's trying to get that one heart piece on the ice in the pond, so I catch up.  It's really close, we're running into King Zora, and I put down my blue fire just a split second before him.

But... what's that?


Yes, that's right.  Somehow, in all of my stupidity, I missed with the blue fire.  It engulfed the floor in blue flame, but then it dwindled down, and King Zora was still frozen.

So, my friend won this part, but I still have one extra bottle of blue fire that I grabbed earlier.  Good thing I did that.  So, I opened the bottle... and...

I missed again.


Who does that?!

Seriously, does anyone else have that problem, or am I the only one who fails repeatedly at the seemingly easiest stuff?


Anyway, I went back into the Ice Cavern, grabbed a full 3 bottles just to be sure, and went back out and melted his ice stuff.

Well, that's my story of the Ice Cavern.  I hate ice-themed places in video games.  No, that's an understatement.  I absolutely loathe them.  I heard the Water Temple was originally going to be the Ice Temple, and that's why the medallion has a snowflake, and why the water place in Ganon's Castle is icy (I hate that place, too).  I am SO glad that they changed it.  I honestly could not stand an entire ice-themed temple in OoT.  No matter how annoying the Water Temple can be, I'd pick 20 Water Temples over an Ice Temple.  Now that I say it, though, I've actually found the Water Temple to be pretty easy lately.  I've memorized what to do, so I find it pretty straightforward.  More so than I used to, at least.

Well, that's all for today's post.  I promise (no surprise funerals this time) that I'll post soon on my thoughts on E3, and hopefully I can finish that video sometime soon.  Bye!  :)


  1. Don't worry, you're not the only one who fails miserably at the easiest things :) I always somehow mess up in the Ice Cavern really badly. For some reason, I miss when I pour the blue fire out quite a bit. I rush a lot, I guess, and I'm not very patient, so maybe that's why :)

    And, wow, you're beating your friend by a lot! :) So, do you guys just hang out for a few hours and play? I'd assume that's what you would do :) Or maybe just do one section at a time? :D

    Also, I'm excited for your Zelda video!! But, take your time :) I absolutely hate it when I do a ton of hard work and then it all gets deleted or messed up. I usually quit for a while when that happens :) So, take your time!!!

    Well, happy Zeldaing...? (I guess) :D

  2. Take the time you need with the video =) The mix-up is something that could've happened to me. Computers hate me.
    The race sounds like a lot of fun, you two got quite far in such a short time. Though it's indeed pathetic that you surpass him so easily.
    Why do you hate the Ice Cavern so much? You're the complete opposite of me, I absolutely adore Ice-themed dungeons. ^^ I found the Ice Cavern way too short! (Okay, I also mess up the blue fire parts, but I like the concept) Oh and I love the Snowpeak Ruins, Snowhead Temple, and the Temple of Droplets. I can't explain why I like the Ice-theme so much, I just do, and I was really disappointed when I found out that SS lacked one =(
    I don't really have a theme I hate, however the Desert-theme is the lowest on my list right now.
    Anyway, good luck with the rest of the game, I'm curious for the results. =)