My invasion of Jarrod’s Legendary Journey series continues as I play through Ocarina of Time 3D. I have just jumped seven years into the future and am now controlling Adult Link (no completed dungeons as of yet), but I made the incentive of going through every single side-quest as a child before pulling the Master Sword from its pedestal. Messed around with the over-world a lot before time travelling. I stumbled on a very interesting piece of dialogue as a child before pulling off The Master Sword, which I highly recommend everyone doing. Usually at this point of the game, we simply go to the Temple of Time and trigger the 7 year jump. Instead, you should go to the ally of Hyrule Castle Market and find a wounded Knight, who will feed you with the events that took place in the Castle. I won’t spoil more, but that encounter is definitely something all returning fans need to experience.
Located 38 gold skulltulas and a lot of heart pieces. I find myself remembering these little side-quests a lot more than the game’s actual dungeons. Not that the first three dungeons surprised me. The design, while fun, is clearly outranked by the likes of Twilight Princess and Spirit Tracks in terms of complexity and difficulty. I recall the Adult Link portions being far more challenging, yet I have the feeling that I’ll speed my way through them thanks to the experience I’ve had with the series after OoT. Keep in mind that I haven’t played this installment in 9 years which is why my memory of the dungeons is hazy at best. It’s just weird that I remember the side-quests more than the main ones though. For example, I managed to finish up the mask trading side-quest extremely early on this time around, compared to my play-through 9 years ago which extended well into the Adult Link section. However, I almost completely forgot of the details of obtaining Epona. Neglected learning Epona’s Song early, and it took me awhile to figure out how to obtain her as an Adult. Call me weird, but the first thing I wanted to do when I turned into an Adult was obtaining the Fire Tunic early, which I did. By the way, another thing which took me by surprise is that the hookshot being my first new weapon as an Adult. I completely forgot that I obtain it early on.
Finally, I’ll leave you with one last shocker; conversing with the creepy Poe seller as an Adult yields a very “edgy” line of dialogue. As he complements Link’s good looks, he goes on to say, “if I were as handsome as you, I would be doing another line of work right now.” Wow. That made me laugh uncomfortably. Does anyone even remember this line from the original n64 version? My buddies were shocked to see suggestive themes in a Zelda game. Makes you wonder how they got away with it back then and why they never modified it in the remake.