SD Alternative

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” - Dr. Seuss

Been Playing Twilight Princess

“Above the highest platform of the tallest tower of the castle in the sky, the dragon circled, gathering momentum. Our Hero waited, sword in hand and heart in chest. Even if he dodged the dragon’s claws, the wind generated by the its massive wings would surely sweep him off the platform; and from there to the ground was a very, very long drop. And yet he could do nothing but wait, for the dragon flew high, beyond even the reach of his bow.

Suddenly! In the sky around the dragon, a ring of monstrous, top-shaped plants appeared. Our Hero’s prayers had been answered! Readying his claw-shot, he carefully took aim. Whoosh! He hooked his weapon into the nearest plant hauled himself into the sky. But he had no time to re-orient himself, for immediately, the dragon turned toward him and breathed fire. With barely a pause, our hero aimed for the next plant in the ring, and the next, always keeping just ahead of the flames, until at last the dragon could not sustain them and paused, exhausted. In that instant, our hero leaped and, landing on the dragons back, drew his sword…”

Put that way, the fight sounds like it could be exciting, but when you actually play it’s:

Point, Z-target, B, Z-target, B, Z-target, B, Z-target, B, Z-target, B, Z-target, B. Point, Z-target, B, Z-target, B, Z-target, B, Z-target, B, Z-target, B. Point, Z-target, B. A! A A A!

Repeat.

Most boring boss battle ever.

In other news: there’s a snowboarding minigame! And stealth missions — not the standard Zelda “sneak into the castle/out of prison without being seen by the guards” stealth missions, but the kind where you attach a sniper scope to your bow and arrow. It cracks me up. XDXDXD I mean we are talking about the Hero of Time, Saviour of Hyrule here. On a snowboard.