Total Playtime: 33 Hours
Last Session: 5-6 hours
Destination Point: in Ganon’s Castle. Shadow Trial finished.
So I found it peculiar that you can actually sequence break OoT 3D if you wish, similar to the original Legend of Zelda & A Link to the Past. I didn’t realize that until the very end of the game when I visited the Spirit Temple before the Shadow Temple. Technically, the Spirit Temple should be the last stage in the game, but it would’ve made my life so much easier if I got to it immediately after finishing the Forest Temple. You only need the hookshot and Lens of Truth to get through Gerudo Valley’s stealth and desert sequences, and the Temple itself doesn’t require except the hookshot in order to be navigated. Perhaps the Scarecrow’s Song makes it maneuverable if you don’t have the longshot. As a matter of fact, the simplicity of the Spirit Temple took me by surprise, as those mirror puzzles are quite easy by today’s standards. Although I’ll admit it is one of my favorites in the game simply because you must get through it as a child and adult….unlike the rest of the adult-oriented temples. The Shadow Temple was surprisingly refreshing, too. Kinda challenging to be honest. I remember having a lot of difficulty with the final boss back in the old days…today it gave me quite a challenge, too…but since I know the so-called “weak point” it wasn’t as hard as before. I like the fact that it pays homage to Kirby Super Star. Not many people notice that it’s basically a 3D version of a boss in Kirby.
Anyway, I now have 100% completed all the side-quests and am in Ganon’s Castle. I’ll end it soon and provide a short final thoughts log, hopefully followed by a full-fledged review.