THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: THE MINISH CAP
Before I even get into the game I should point out that a Legend of Zelda of fan I’m not. This has to do with it being an RPG and that the series itself has overall changed very little in the 20+ years it has been around. I have a few of the games on the Game Boy systems and I couldn’t get into them.
The Minish Cap was the only one I had yet to try that I own. I decided to give it a go when someone on the Retronauts podcast had mentioned that it was the easiest game in the series.
By my estimation I’m about one-third of my way through the game so far. I’m looking for the Pegasus Boots at the moment. I don’t know if this game is easier just based on that I got frustrated at being stuck in the other games and didn’t stick with it to know for sure.
I can say that I’m enjoying myself more often than not this time around. However I do still get stuck from time to time. There was this one point where I had to throw a bomb in a fountain of water to make something happen. There wasn’t any indication that I had to do that. Instead I got the same effect from dumping the water out of the bottle I had. Neither make any sense to me and if I hadn’t done the latter trick by accident and had read about the former trick in the GameSpot game guide, I would’ve probably given up on this game too. It’s what I like to call “Zelda logic.” I’m sure to run into more of those moments before I’m finished.
Just as with Batman Begins, ebbderlict started up the 2004 PS2 release of Transformers. It’s another game that I’ve owned for awhile and I figured I’d start it up too.
The first level of the game takes time to get you acquainted with the controls and the abilities of the Autobots that you can use. It even feels like a simple and easy level to boot, but all of that changed once I got to the second level.
In this level, Antarctica, the way around isn’t so obvious and without a map of any kind, the frustration can certainly set in. It was also here where waves of enemies would show up quite often making it a slow process to get anywhere and that’s even if you knew where to go.
I’ll be giving this game a few more chances, but I can’t guarantee I’m going to like it all that much. I never thought that I’d actually be thinking that I’d rather play a Zelda game over anything else.
Whenever I play Contra, I play to beat the game every time. Yesterday I did just that back-to-back. The second time I asked Usagi704 to time me. My clear time was 15 minutes and 36 seconds with only one life lost. Damn I love this game! :D
That’s it for now. Until next time you guys take it easy.