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Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Woo, the either love it or hate it Zelda game! Definitely the black sheep of the series, Majora's Mask takes place in a land that's not Hyrule, but has Hyrule things all over it! (Excellent work Nintendo, just use the same sprites, they'll never notice). The story of the game is Young Link leaves Hyrule after the events of Ocarina of Time and he's in some creepy forest. A Skull Kid wearing a mask that resembles a heart with spikes protruding for the sides comes in, jacks his Ocarina and Horse, and bounces. Link goes after him and the Skull Kid uses magic to put a mask on Link that turns him into a Deku Scrub! Skull Kid leaves and leaves behind one of his two fairies.
After some exploration, Link finds out that he has three days before the Happy Mask Salesmen leaves. The Happy mask Salesmen needs the mask (Masjora's Mask, which Skull Kid is wearing). The mask grants unknown powers to the wearer, but it brings out their darkest wants. Skull Kid wants to destroy the world and, whaddaya know, he now has the power to do so. Not only does the Happy Mask Salesmen leaves in three days, but the moon will come crashing down destroying the world in three days. Talk about powerful.

Eventually, Link faces Skull Kid in a one-on-one sword battle! Actually, no he doesn't. After a cutscene, Link jacks his Ocarina back by shooting Skull Kid with a bubble. Link suddenly remembers the Song of Time! The Song of Time brings you back to the first day It just rewinds time, pretty much. Awesome. The Happy Mask Salesmen teaches Link the Song of Healing and he becomes Link again! Now, the real game begins. Link gets to either dick around and do a crap-ton of sidequests, or he can go along with the real storyline. I just went along with the storyline. Go south to go to a swamp (or east to bomb some Dodongos). At the swamp, there's some witches who will give you a tour of the swamp! Except, one of the witches got beat up by Skull Kid in the forest. Find her, and she needs something to heal her.Go back to the other witch and she gives you a Red Potion in a bottle.

That's as far as I got. The other witch won't take the Red Potion, no matter how many times I press the freaking button, Link keeps drinking it. I lock on, nothing. I go in front of her, nothing. Blah.

Oooh, another anecdote I have. The true first time I played, I had no clue what to do whatsoever. I ran out of time. There's a cutscene of the moon obliterating the world. Pretty freaking weird. Later that night, I had a dream about a news report saying that the following day, the world would end via meteor crashing into the Erath. I was skeptical. The next day came and I was on the beach and the meteor blocked out the sun and was coming right down to my location. In life, moments prior to death and what happens after my personal biggest fears. The not knowing before it happens and the fact that time has to stop for you to wonder what WILL happen. And then there's after. What's it like? No way to know, is there? Well, I was consciously thinking in my dream. I was pretty much right there when it coming in complete thought. And I thought it was real. I ran around wanting a way to be safe and then it occurred to me that no matter what, I wouldn't be safe. Death was inevitable. I accepted it and calmed down. The meteor came closer and I sat down on the beach with my family. And then I woke up, 100% relieved. After something like that, I've got a hunch that moments prior actually aren't that bad.

I'm rambling. Comment, follow, suggest. The usual. Blah blah blah.


  1. Did you TALK to the witch after you got the potion? It should allow you to pause and move the potion to one of your C buttons, and you will be given a prompt to give it to her.

  2. lol yep. I tried everything a billion times. I'll have to get back into trying eventually...