Learned something new about Skyward Sword today, thanks to my dad.
Apparently, if you’re really bad, you get the ability to dowse for hearts early.
Also, his total playtime is 8:43, and he hasn’t even made it to the Earth Temple.
- *Zelda catches Link after pushing him off the ledge*
- Dad: Welp, my bird is dead.
You know the one thing that really irks me about Skyward Sword?
Almost everything you do is a “test”. You chase Zelda around to prove your worth, then you do the Silent Realms to prove your worth, then you find the Flames to prove your worth, then you help the dragons to prove your worth. The only thing I do that actually makes me feel heroic is defeating Demise… I feel no accomplishment by being “good enough” to pass silly tests.
I understand having to prove yourself maybe once, but Hylia picked me, didn’t she? Everyone freaking knows I’m the hero, I’m the only one Fi helps, but whatever, let’s spend the entire game testing that fact.
I mean, am I right?
EDIT: I understand that we’re watching the development of the Hero, I support that. But I feel like this game, the one that supposedly started it all, should’ve emphasized the role of the Hero and less his spiritual growth. In Ocarina of Time I felt urgency and the need for heroic action. I fought to help and protect people, not to convince them I could help. Majora’s Mask was ALL about helping people. Twilight Princess had a few trials to test my strength, but it had so much more depth and emotion than Skyward Sword and I really felt like I was carrying out my duties as the chosen Hero. In every game prior to this one, I felt like I could prove myself as the Hero and act upon it. Defeating evil was the proof of my worth and development. In Skyward Sword, I felt like I spent all of my energy on proving myself with mundane tasks, only to be told I wasn’t good enough time after time. And all of that proving led up to a single event, which wasn’t terribly difficult.
Maybe I hyped myself up too much over this game, but I just didn’t feel like the Hero for most of it. I couldn’t like any of the characters because they all wanted something from me. Even defeating Demise was unsatisfying, mainly because I knew nothing about him and his connection to future events in the timeline and the ending of the game left me with so many unanswered questions.
Idk. I don’t dislike Skyward Sword. Maybe I’m too attached to older titles to appreciate it, but it just doesn’t feel like the epic journey Zelda has always been for me.
So I’m replaying Skyward Sword again…
*spoilers, I guess*
All I wanna do is play Majora’s Mask, but all I have is a dying WiiMote… Someone bring me a GC controller before I go insane. Or at least batteries, I’ll settle for Skyward Sword, I’m just seriously dying here.
You know how you can look at a guy’s face and your heart just clenches and you can’t stop smiling?
Yeah, that’s how I feel about Link.