Game: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Play Time: 35 Hours
Where am I? I completed the Snowpeak Ruins dungeon and the Temple of Time dungeon and stopped playing when I arrived in the Hidden Village. I also found the last golden bug and traded all my bugs in for the Giant Wallet. I currently have 16 full heart containers as well. When I entered the Temple of Time I got goose bumps once the hymn started playing. The link between TP and OoT is really pronounced in this game. Makes me wish we’d get more links like this to A Link to the Past because I just love that game.
Gameplay advancements: I enjoyed the Dominion Rod and how it allowed Link to take control of statues. This new gameplay mechanic would be used again somewhat in Phantom Hourglass. Outside of that nothing overly special has happened since my previous entry.
Favorite weapon thus far: No matter how many new weapons I find I keep using my bow and arrow, so you know what that means ;)
Plot Points: For the longest time I didn’t get any new story elements. Once I completed the Temple of Time though I learned something rather interesting. It turns out that the race that lived in the sky, the ones with whom were closest to the goddesses and who created the Hylians; they’re called the Ooccaa, the people of the sky. Don’t you find that interesting? There’s a lot of “sky” mentioned in there and we now know that Skyward Sword deals with the creation of the Master Sword and takes place before Ocarina of Time. Is it a mere coincidence that the Ooccaa happened to live in the sky and be even referred to as the people of the sky? Somehow I think this is all going to come together nicely in the next game.
When I returned the wooden statue to Ilia a cutscene played out where Gor Coron said the statue belonged to the tribe that once protected the royal family. I assume he’s talking about the tribe Impa belonged to from OoT. Gor says that their numbers dwindled in “the prolonged wars.” That’s all the developments I have to go on right now.
Moving the series forward: I have nothing new to add.
To Locate all instalments in this series: http://www.projectcoe.com/category/hands-on/legendary-journey