The Clouded Thoughts of an Introvert: Plot or Gameplay

digg_url = ‘http://digg.com/nintendo/What_Makes_A_Good_Zelda_Game_Plot_or_Gameplay’; I have had a rather large number of thoughts running through my head with the relatively close release of Zelda Wii. Aonuma has been talking significantly about the changes the game is going to go through, without being specific to any degree. But it gets me thinking: what could change and why would it change? Could it be for the better? As most people know, around here Majora’s Mask is the most popular game among the staff and members of the forum. Now and again, after we post an article about the game, we get comments along the lines of “who cares about Majora’s Mask and how ‘deep’ it is, gameplay is the only thing that matters.” And in actuality, these comments are not too far off. Strong gameplay is necessary for a game’s immediate success, definitely more so than a story. But comments like this get me thinking not only about gameplay, but the changes that are apparently coming to Zelda. It’s fairly easy to assume that these changes are likely going to be most significantly shown in how the game plays and less in the story. But really, who knows for sure. With a…

Revolutionizing a Genre

If you like articles that are short, to the point, interesting and lacking in any real controversial opinions; then please, read on… Carl from RoboAwesome, a video game news and review site, posted an article yesterday called “Revolutionizing a Genre”. According to Carl, the progression to the third-dimension of video gaming was not an easy one, but it was really thanks to games such as Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64 that it happened. Hey, I really agree there. He goes on to talk about how Ocarina of Time also revolutionized gaming with camera angles and the z-targeting lock on system. Furthermore, Carl says that with the upcoming release of Zelda Wii, it is now time for Nintendo to reinvent the action-adventure genre through the Zelda series once again using motion controls. The potential uses of Motion Plus are mentioned, and once again, I can’t help but agree. I’m starting to like this guy! Anyway, one thing he does mention that I haven’t in my illustrious Zelda writing career is the benefits Zelda Wii would reap if the Vitality Sensor was incorporated. Nice idea, but will it really happen? Have a read and judge for yourself….

Legend of Zelda Text Dump

1986 NINTENDO
PUSH START BUTTON
THE LEGEND OF ZELDA
MANY YEARS AGO PRINCE DARKNESS “GANNON” STOLE ONE OF THE TRIFORCE WITH POWER.
PRINCESS ZELDA HAD ONE OF THE TRIFORCE WITH WISDOM. SHE DIVIDED IT INTO 8 UNITS TO HIDE
IT FROM “GANNON” BEFORE SHE WAS CAPTURED. GO FIND THE “8” UNITS “LINK” TO SAVE HER.

ALL OF TREASURES
HEART CONTAINER
HEART
FAIRY
CLOCK
RUPY
5 RUPIES
SWORD
WHITE SWORD
MAGICAL […]

Game Shark Codes

Below is a list of some Game Shark Codes that will help you with the completion of The Oracle of Ages.
Maximum Health
2340aac6
Unlimited Health
2340abc6
Get the Master Sword
2303b2c6
2322adc6
Unlimited Rupees
2309aec6
Get all Secondary Items
23gg9fc6
23gga0c6
23gga1c6
23gga2c6
23gga3c6
23gga4c6
23gga5c6
23ggbfc6
Unlimited Seeds
2322B9C6
2322BAC6
2322BBC6
2322BCC6
2322BDC6
Unlimited Bombs
2310B0C6
Get Mirror Shield
2303AFC6
Get Power Glove
2302B8C6
Get Tune of Ages on Harp of Ages
2303B7C6
Get all Dungeon Maps
78FF86C6
78FF87C6
78FF84C6
Get all Compasses
78FF85C6
78FF82C6
Get all Boss Keys
78FF83C6
Access the Advance Shop
78EA14CF
Unlimited Rock […]