So, you want to know about Twilight Princess do you? Well, there are two different types of people out there with respect to this game: those who played Ocarina of Time, and those who have not.
If you have played Ocarina of Time
Well, you’re going to love this game. You’ll see the similarities are astounding. Epona is there, your quiet farm boy Link is there, Hyrule Castle is definately there, and many of the baddies that you know from Ocarina of Time are there as well. It’s amazing to think of how similar the games are.
If you haven’t played Ocarina of Time
Well, you’re going to love this game, too. This game takes no prior knowledge into account. It builds on past versions for sure, but it doesn’t require foreknowledge.
So, here’s a quick run-down of the pros and cons:
- Wiimote really sets you up for a more comfortable control.
- This story is deep. Legend of Zelda games have always had dark under-tones, but this is the first one that really is up front about it.
- There is some very nicely done foreshadowing. Not too obvious, not too subtle. Just about right.
- Why wasn’t this game voice-acted? Nintendo needs to start doing more voice acting. Seriously. It adds depth to the game and brings characters to life.
- Why wasn’t this music orchestrated? It could have been much better than it is.
- What’s with the wolf mode not letting you use items that add health?
- The howl mode could have been used more, and to the benefit of the story.
- Nintendo’s copy protection mechanisms are causing discs to go prematurely bad.
The bottom line is that this game blew my mind. Absolutely blew my mind.