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The Legend of Zelda:
Zelda Wii U
Walkthrough
Overview

Bathroom Intermission: Onward to Manhood

While this section contains no epic boss battle or temple, it does contain some crucial plot points that must be addressed. For starters, Link faces off against Ganondorf for the very first time, displaying his first signs of manhood. After all, this scene is the nightmare from the very beginning of the story, and to see Link truly man up and face the Gerudo King leads to some very heated emotions.

Whoever doesn't know what's going to happen now should leave before the entire website finds you, tars you, and feathers you for the amusement of us all.

Whoever doesn't know what's going to happen should leave before the entire website finds you, tars you, and feathers you for the amusement of us all.

You see, at this point Link represents much of Hyrule to Ganondorf. Link has rescued the Great Deku Tree, the Gorons, and Princess Ruto. He is the defying spirit of the people that Ganondorf must crush if he wishes to capture Hyrule. But instead Ganondorf leaves, allowing Link to obtain the eponymous Ocarina of Time and head to the Temple of Time to fulfill his legacy and obtain the Master Sword. But we learn too late it is a ruse, as Ganondorf arrives to take the power of the Triforce! Now Link, and in essence the rebellious spirit of Hyrule, is hidden away for years as Link becomes a man, awoken seven years in the future by the sage Rauru, another mentor figure who tells him of the changes in the land that Link, and by extension we the players, have come to love.

We have, in some way, come full circle to when the Great Deku Tree told Link to go into the world and save it. Now we are being asked to do it again by another old man, albeit this time we are given the Light Medallion with little work needed other than to watch a cut scene before we are brought into the now-desolated world of Hyrule.

So ends the Child Arc. Time to man up as the Adult Arc begins. But first, potty break. My bladder waits for no Hero of Time.

Much of Rauru's history lesson was in some strange language, prompting me to skip out halfway through to relieve my bladder and check e-mail.

Much of Rauru's history lesson was in some strange language, prompting me to skip out halfway through to relieve my bladder and check e-mail.

  • Luisa

    Ah, OoT brings so many childhood memories… Best game ever, not only in terms of sentimental value. The storyline and everything, it boarders perfection. Oh how I wish Nintendo would make a remake of this game with graphics in TP style.
    This review is made of pure win, and I admire you for managing to stay awake for so long! But I should also thank you for writing this. It brought back many, many good memories. OoT will last forever.

  • a zelda trapped in a link’s body

    hey does anybody remember sinister? no? ok well I’m back and as the name I left suggests I’m going through some “changes” well I will be some time within six months (hmm wonder why I just did that…. oh well…) if anyone thinks they are like me respond to this comment and I’ll get back to you, now then that I’ve weirded a few people out I beleive I can speak for all those individuals of this generation within the community I have entered is that ocarina of time is certainly one of the best video games ever made I’d say second to final fantasy seven and if noone agrees with that I can assure you that sephiroth with the triforce is the most terrifying thing imaginable, though don’t get me wrong ganondorf is an ok villain, and honestly I don’t know who is a better hero in comparing link and cloud.

  • http://lars-christian.com/ Lars

    Best game ever made, end of story. Also the game that gave inspiration to the creation of this very website.

  • kate

    IMPORTANT!!!!!!
    the u.s. naruto website is going to start showing dubbed episodes of naruto shippuuden in january!!!!!!

    • http://aklyonx8.webs.com Aklyon

      so? we’re talking about OoT here, not naruto episodes.

  • Feere Gorone

    A beautifully written tribute to a great video game. As I said commenting on Lefty’s article, I was only four when OoT was released so the first time I played it it wasn’t as difficult as older gamers will remember. Still, it captivated me and entertained me, and it’s one of the best damn games I’ve ever played.
    And kate: What???

  • a zelda trapped in a link’s body

    you know what would be great?
    ocarina of time DS
    come on they did it for ff iv and soon v as expected and as someone in the game hints at so in other words… please nintendo, ocarina DS and maybe majora’s mask or… a link to the past… with ocarina of time’s graphics on the DS… oh so many ideas… (insert maniacle feminine laughter… stupid male form…)

  • Average Gamer

    Barinade’s a tumor, not Jabu-Jabu’s brain.

    Great review, though I really think you should have done this in advance so you wouldn’t lose sleep and have to rush this.

  • King Valhelhelm

    Ah, Pfft.
    Wind Waker and Twilight Princess were better.

    • Teacher

      you fail…
      the wind waker was ground breaking in size and scope but you never really connected with that link and twilight princess was a disappointment. OoT really made the player feel connected to Hyrule, Link, and all his encounters. the story was top notch, and the emotions the game provoked were stunning seeing as it was made in 1998. i just want to say that i disagree with you and your opinion sucks, it isn't valid, and no one cares about your existence anymore. have a nice day.

  • a zelda trapped in a link’s body

    HERESY!!!!! I beleive this speacks for anyone who reads your comment, pfft? PFFT? tww is paled in comparison to ocarina now though my ranting may suggest otherwise I actually do have a life so I will not argue and let the other old school gamers rip you into peices (insert maniacle feminine laughter…. stupid male body)

  • Andy

    I just finished reading the review, and I thought it was very detailed and insightful! I used to play OoT when I was little, and reading this brought back a lot of memorable moments, like the death of the Great Deku Tree. Kudos for you! I would also like to note that your humour and extensive use of vocabulary was top-notch! As for the person who said “Pfft”, I’m going to shred you into pieces!!1!!!

  • a zelda trapped in a link’s body

    nicely done andy… ha ha ha (insert maniacle feminine laughter… stupid male body…)…. (yes that is sort of my thing….)

  • tendorphin

    This was a great game, and a great review. The only thing I feel you looked over was the story of the creation of Hyrule. That cinematic was, for me, the point of no return. I have, since about 2 years of age, romped in the lands of Hyrule. However, up until this point, it was just a virtual place on my tv screen. I loved it, don’t get me wrong. I have always been in love with Hyrule, but after seeing the creation. The care the goddesses took to make everything, and their selves that they gave up to give it the life they so desired was immensely immersive for me. The fact that Miyamoto, and the others, went to the lengths to give us this background which was wholly unnecessary to the plot (except for connecting us more with Hyrule, as you have stated) filled me with awe. It was that point which I realized this wasn’t just a story. It was a world which the creators loved, and wished for me to love as well.

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  • bidaman

    oh man! you didnt have to walk all the way from hyrule foeld just to get saria's song.. you just have to burn the bomb blocking the way in goron city.. use a deku stick for this and you'd be fine.

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  • kek12

    This was my favorite game from my childhood and I actually just replayed it recently! Still great! Awesome review!!!!

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