Saturday, November 24, 2007

Zelda: Twilight Princess Spoilers

I finally beat Zelda: Twilight Princess the other day. I gave up about 45-50 hours of my time over the course of 8 months to play the whole thing. I will not deny that I used a walkthrough--in fact, I used two, one with images and one just text. A lot of the game was scary as hell; I was screaming and sweating (I don't sweat that much) at some points with scary enemies and bosses (i.e. I was swinging the remote and nunchuck around like mad). The feeling of finishing Zelda was sort of like finishing Phoenix Wright--I feel a sense of great accomplishment, but also subsequent emptiness. Now what?

So here's Ganondorf, the main villain. I liked him a lot because of his face--he's basically a Japanese mythical ogre (oni) with some samurai-looking armor and a bigass, fancy sword. I wasn't too crazy about his name, because it sounds like a ripoff of a famous fictitious name, "Gandalf." But other than that, he was pretty cool--used Zelda as a puppet (I thought I was gonna have to fight Midna), turned into a boar with a weak belly scar, rode around on a horse with red eyes, and then decided to battle simple and old-school, man to man, with swords, so I could FINISH HIM. And then the rest of the ending was a blur--Midna turned into some tall lady with a lot of makeup and an exposed midriff, wandered back into her realm, and then busted the shit out the twilight mirror.

Next up on my list of things to distract me from productivity: Super Mario Galaxy. I've only played a little bit so far, but it is looking pretty sweet. I'm not sure if I'm ready to embark on another epic Zelda adventure (I gave up on Link to the Past because I couldn't find where I was in the walkthrough guide), Phantom Hourglass for the DS. I was interested in Pokemon, but then Jamie made fun of me. Still, those monsters look awesome. Winter break is coming up soon though...hmm.

5 comments:

Kate Saetang said...

Kei, I just finished Twilight Princess this week too! I think I clocked in at about 50 hours. The fight with Ganon was kind of anticlimatic for me, the sword fight at the end--I was just like, that's it?

Also, don't use a walkthrough!

Paul said...

A friend beat Super Mario Galaxy in two days. Like, not just beat it... finished it completely, with Mario AND Luigi. Insane.

Anonymous said...

Ganondorf is the name of EVERY zelda last boss...

kei said...

Anon 2 years late: thanks for the information. clearly i'm a newbie at zelda, i never beat any of the previous ones and can't even think of their names off the top of my head.

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I have played all versions of Zelda because I like a lot the way Link always manages to rescue the pretty princess Zelda from Ganon's claws