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Since: 17.1.02
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.44
I will try to steer clear of giving any spoilers, so get ready to get VAGUE:

First off, I picked up a strategy guide along with the game because it was 30% off (because I preordered the game). I convinced myself that I would run through the game without looking at the guide.

As you might expect, trying to play the game without the guide is pretty IMPOSSIBLE. Within a few days, I was cheating occassionally, but only in tough spots I couldn't figure out.

After I got to the town where there are tons of side quests, I gave up my noble ambitions on not cheating. I have changed my original intention: I will now not cheat during the main storyline of the game. The side quests you ask? I'm cheating like a mutha trucker on those. I don't feel like spending 3 hours a day figuring out a side quest that will net me something exciting like...a treasure chart.

About the main game, I love it so far. I dig the cel-shading, the puzzles, and all that. The main villains in the temples are pretty easy though, as the game almost always spells out exactly how to defeat them.

The biggest negative about this game is the boating. You have to change the wind about 100 times just to move the boat. I hate that when I am checking out an island, I have to take the sail off, and then move SO SLOWWWLY to get around the island. Oh sure I could swim, but you tend to lose breath rather quickly.

One other problem I have with the game is that while the puzzles and temples are usually difficult, you will almost never lose all your hearts. Most of the damage you take (such as falling) is 1/4 of a heart. This, along with potions and the hearts you get from bottles and enemies makes it too easy not to die. I haven't busted a sweat with any one enemy, not even big bosses. Of course, I'm sure that later in the game I will probably be singing a different tune.


All in all, this is an engrossing game with frustratingly hard sidequests/rabbit trails, and frustratingly easy enemies. The look is great, and the controls are easy to understand (as long as you have played some other recent Zelda game). It was worth my fifty bucks and I recommend it to all others who are into the Zelda games.



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#2 Posted on
The coyote goes...is it trickier than the Ocarina of Time Master Quest?



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Since: 1.8.02
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I haven't played Master Quest, but I've only had to cheat three or four times in the actual dungeons. I'm in the Wind Temple right now, having previously beaten the Earth Temple. Most of those cheats were basically "look to the left instead of the right, and there's the platform you were looking for."

I've spent most of the last couple of days mapping all 49 islands on the Sea Chart. The game does a pretty good job of letting you know stuff via the Mermen.

I HATE DARKNUTS! (Those stupid knight-guys.)



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Since: 2.1.02
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#4 Posted on
Darknuts have always been hell.
At risk of losing my old school game cred, I will say that Wind Waker and Metroid Prime are my favorite games ever. I am so impressed and satisfied with the Game Cube...it may not have a zillion games, but it does have some knock-you-dead titles like these.
Wind Waker rules. I lost five hours of sleep last night crusing around the ocean and looking at the islands. It is a blast.
I'm going to rescue Link's sister tonight...who knows what the game holds after that, but I'll bet it's even better.



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Since: 31.1.02
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Wind Waker has consumed every minute of my free time. As Zelda's gotten better with each new console, the current incarnation is amazing.

The game is more puzzle-hard than enemy-hard. I haven't died once and I've probably put in a good 20 hours - just beat the Wind Temple last night. Everything is really well done though. The cel-shading look lets the game get away with graphics that would be sub-par if the animation, effects, and style weren't so incredible.

Other than the lack of difficulty, the only "problem" I have with it is that it's just like every other Zelda game: beat a few dungeons, get Master Sword, beat more dungeons, get same old items. And, there's annoying fairy to tell me the enemies' names. I'd at least like to know whom I'm continuously thrashing. Everything is so good though, that I enjoy it anyways. When I first hit the pig-faced spear guys in the ass and they hopped around crying clutching their cheeks, I was filled with pure joy. And when French Battleship-mini-game clerk does his little skits.

If you like the other Zeldas at all, you must buy this game. Like Metroid Prime and Mario Sunshine, the GameCube takes it to a new level.



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Wait 'til you find the figurine guy... You'll waste so much time it won't even be funny...



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Since: 22.1.02
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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95
I don't know... I like Wind Waker, but I don't love it. I'm glad I bought it, but it's really more eye candy to me than an actual engrossing games. Maybe it's just because the learning curve seems pretty steep on the puzzles. Like having to water the bomb plants to get past that windy area... I just must be too stupid in my old age to figure out these new-fangled things. All in all, it just seems like a sweetend up Ocarina. It's nowhere near as fun as Metroid Prime was.

Honestly, I've been playing Phantasy Star Collection on my GBA more than anything else (how's that for old school cred, PU?).





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Since: 2.1.02
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#8 Posted on
My brother, that is indeed old-school gaming cred. Not many people can stomach the original Phantasy Star if they didn't play it back in the day. It's so much slower and less flashy than the new RPGs.
And you're playing it on that small screen, no less.



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Since: 16.3.03
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#9 Posted on
wind waker is a great game i love it....and yeah im also using a strategy guide because the game is hard without as are all zelda games except for the one for snes....i thought it would suck with cell shading but it impressed me



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Since: 22.1.02
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95

    Originally posted by Parts Unknown
    My brother, that is indeed old-school gaming cred. Not many people can stomach the original Phantasy Star if they didn't play it back in the day. It's so much slower and less flashy than the new RPGs.
    And you're playing it on that small screen, no less.



I don't know why, but give me a game that requires endless hours of leveling up and saving for some kick-ass weapon needed to whomp the shit out of poorly animated bad guys, and I'm all there. I'm like a moth staring at the porch light, I can't not play it.







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Since: 31.1.02
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In case you haven't tried it already...
Attack the pigs

I think they're the toughest enemies in the game so far.



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I just picked mine up yesterday, and I have already wasted too much time playing it.

My favorite part of it actually IS the boating. It has a really good feel to it I think. Aside from the fact that you can actually change the direction of the wind (thank god you can), it seems to be a really realistic portrayal of sailing, at least some of the general concepts. And the island hopping is great- I kept getting images of Voyage of the Dawn Treader in my head while exploring some of the smaller islands the boat allowed me to get to. And I ran into the Ghost Ship on accident and I have to say that is was eerie as shit. Of course, I had no idea what to do with it other than to sail away from it...

I still can't understand the benefit of the Tingle-link thing, however....





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Since: 1.8.02
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#13 Posted on

    Originally posted by Pool-Boy
    I still can't understand the benefit of the Tingle-link thing, however....


If you undergo the "Tingle Training", it allows you to buy bait and, I think, arrows at any time. It's not necessary in order to complete the game (or to complete the Nintendo Gallery).

I finally got all 49 Treasure Charts this evening. Some of them are really annoying to try to find.

The boating is pretty realistic, it's just that there's a lot of it, at least before you learn the Ballad of Gales (and, even then, there's a lot after that).



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Since: 24.3.02
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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.44
You also can use it to get special items. IIRC, there is one special item in each dungeon that you can only get if Tingle tells you where it is. Like in the first dungeon there's a place that you have to bomb, but only Tingle's bombs will open it.



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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.44
This kinda belongs in the other thread, but it's closed. For those still looking to get the game, they are now selling it bundled with the Gamecube for the standardd $150.

I bought mine over the weekend. Haven't gotten any farther than Windfall but, man, what a game.

Edit: And it comes with the Master Quest bonus disc, as well.

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Since: 22.1.02
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#16 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95
I've made a lot of progress on Zelda over the weekend, and I'll admit, the more I play, the more fun it is. Love the dungeon crawling, love the treasure chests... and the graphics are just great. Different, but great.



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The coyote goes...Just got it, absolutely breathtaking...

I got to the Master Sword in about 10 hours in game time without any help from a strat guide. Game seems a little easy so far, but then again, I did go through all the dungeons in Master Quest, which make almost any other game look easy by comparison.

Oh, and the Darknuts are pansies. One parry and they're through.



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Darknuts are meant to be pansies, that's why the armor.

I'm personally loving this game to death. I wasn't too keen, upon seeing still shots of the graphics and that, but playing it the graphics just make sense. They are smooth, flow well, there's never any kind of blurriness and everything is crisp.

And THEN there's the gameplay, heh. Holy crap. I think one of the best things about the Zelda series is the gameplay and Windwaker doesn't disappoint at all. I especially like the bombs turning into a cannon on the boat, thus allowing for...wait for it......NAVAL WARFARE~!

I'm also drooling over the storyline as well. I won't give any spoilers, but WOOT. It fills in some pieces from Ocarina that weren't explained, answers some questions about our favorite villain, and it's just plain immersive.

I'd originally gotten this game to get the Ocarina Master Quest that came with the reservation, and I've only played those once. Windwaker gets a 10 from this midget, heh.



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I think the best part about this game for me is the amount of STUFF to do. I keep getting side-tracked, working on other things, solving side quest, collecting stupid figures (I can't believe I FORGOT to take a photo of the Earth Temple Boss!! DOH!), looking for treasure, and so on and on and on. I literally pick up the game and most times I really don't know EXACTLY what I am going to work on. In all other past games, there were one or two things you could do at any one time, and that was it. Majora's Mask was a little better, but it still can't compare to TWW.

And yeah- the graphics are incredible. The more I play it, the more I notice little details that I have never seen in a game before. I may just have to get the Progressive Scan cables. Of course, My roomate arguest that Sonic on Dreamcast has better graphics- but he seems to have an unhealthy fixation on that system anyway...





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Since: 22.1.02
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#20 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.95
Is Link just a little bit better animated that the other townsfolk? Or is it just me?



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