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20 Criticisms of a Great Game

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Post by Marilink » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:17 pm

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Let's do a game that I'm sure almost everyone on this forum has played:

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1. While the world is huge and sailing is pretty fun, it is a little disappointing that many of the islands in the game are just...sparse. I loved finding the islands and charting the world, but I wish more of the quadrants of the map had richer content in/on them.
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Post by X-3 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:23 pm

2.) Early in the game you undertake a stealth mission, in which you lose if you get seen. This never comes up again.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:25 pm

3. You finally get to see Hyrule underwater at the end of the game, but don't get to interact with it at all.
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Post by DarkZero » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:44 pm

4. What's up with that part towards the end of the game where you gotta get the triforce charts? That wasn't very fun.

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:30 pm

5. This game somehow made Tingle creepier than he was in MM.

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Post by Marilink » Fri Aug 11, 2017 6:37 pm

6. Ever since Ian pointed out how unrealistic the economy and anthropology of Windfall Island is, I just can't get over it.
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Post by X-3 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:41 pm

7.) The dungeons are probably the weakest out of any 3D Zelda.

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Post by The Amazing Tazy Ten » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:07 am

8. The ability to use the weapons of enemies is massively underutilized for a mechanic thrown at you so early.

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Post by DarkZero » Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:10 am

9. Tetra is a cool competent character until she turns out to be Zelda and then she's just... not.

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Post by I am nobody » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:25 am

10. Money isn't really used for anything except the Triforce Maps.

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Post by Marilink » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:29 am

And, along with that, 11. Triforce deciphering is way too expensive. As if hunting down the charts wasn't enough.
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Post by I am nobody » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:10 am

12. It takes too long to get warping, and even then the warps aren't always near where you need to go.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:32 am

13. There are six melodies you can learn in the game. Outside of very specific situations you'll only use two of them.

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Post by I am nobody » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:52 am

14. The iron boots are lame.

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Post by The Amazing Tazy Ten » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:02 am

15. The fight with Gohma can be a bit of a crap shoot, especially if the idea that "Dungeon Item is his weakness" doesn't hit you. Sure, Valoo's tail looks like a hook, but whose first instinct is to ignore the centipede to grapple onto some tail instead? How are you supposed to know it drops the ceiling on Gohma?

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Post by I am nobody » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:18 am

^"Dungeon item is his weakness" is almost every boss in the entire series, though.

16. I like the idea of the figurines, but making the color camera a pain to get, hiding the shop in a a ridiculous place, making it impossible to get some of them on your first play, and having limited camera memory were all terrible decisions. I'm not sure I ever saw more than a handful of them without using an Action Replay.

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Post by X-3 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:56 am

17.) Having to play the Command Melody repeatedly in the last 3 dungeons is annoying.

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Post by Apollo the Just » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:20 pm

[QUOTE="DarkZero, post: 1640973, member: 34654"]4. What's up with that part towards the end of the game where you gotta get the triforce charts? That wasn't very fun.[/QUOTE]

I know this is a common sentiment but I really liked the treasure hunting feeling of that segment and I actually enjoyed it a lot.

18. the HD remake fixed this, but having to play a song literally every time you wanted to sail in a new direction got old really fast.
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Post by X-3 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:33 pm

19.) You can learn the Earth God's Lyric and the Wind God's Aria around the same time...but Makar doesn't spawn until the Earth Temple is completed, even though the Mirror Shield isn't used at all in the Wind Temple.

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Post by Valigarmander » Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:18 am

20. Most of the sunken treasure is rupees, which aren't very useful in this game.

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