Well, I'm really just getting tired of Nintendo re-using the classic tunes, especially since they didn't do any neat remixes in TP. Windfall Island, TWW, I didn't even notice the background music was a Kakariko Village remix until someone pointed it out, that's a good thing. But in TP I can immediately tell if they've reused an old track somewhere, that's what's dull.
Well first off, and no offense, but I simply don't know how in Dante's nine layers you'd miss that in TWW because it was almost unarguably more blatant a Kakariko remix than TP's, which happened to actually be an original track. The only track in TP that was literally re-used per se was the Temple of Time music, and I kind of embraced that choice given the whole premise of technically travelling back in time. There's really no dullness when the remix itself is just better, ie the Goron theme.
The only thing i really dislike is that it's not as story driven later on but that's not something that ruins the game for me. Things i loved: double clawshots, Midna(greatest new character in a long time!), length of the quest itself (even without sidequests and story scenes in the second half), and finally while this may be a turn off to some i like the many nods to ALTTP and OOT because those are my two favorite games of all time!
Personally I think TP had a lot more good things about it than bad.
I thought the storyline was unique and the vastness of the game added to it! Midna was a great character!
Finally being able to sword fight with Ganondorf was a good feeling! And I loved the hidden skills to learn too, made fighting enemies even funner. The graphics were really good (for gamecube come on!) The music was very nice too! So generally speaking, TP was a great game, up there with OOT!
"Time passes, people move. Like a river's flow, it never ends. A childish mind will turn to noble ambition. Young love will become deep affection. The clear water's surface reflects growth. Now listen to the Serenade of water to reflect upon yourself." (Sheik)
*Graphics. "Everything's so pretty... ._."
*CATS. "Cats are everywhere! And I can CARRY them!" Guess my favorite area.
*Lake Hylia. Come on. That place is freaking gorgous.
*Twili. They are awesome.
*The story. It was pretty awesome. I just whish they had done more to bulk it out.
*Fighting on Epona is win.
*I liked how detailed the towns were. It's probably done more because of the graphics, but the towns made me happy.
*Serenade of Water. Its there. And I love it.
maybe ur favourite area is outside of Giovanni's house??....cause as i remember there were a lot of cats there..(and is the only spot in the town along with Telma's yard were u can change to wolf)...
once and i mention Giovanni..did anyone complete the sidequest where u must kill all the poes in the game??....a very annoying sidequest but a well worthed prize
The sheer size, and livelyness of Hyrule Field. Sometimes I just don't ride Epona, because I want to actually fight the Lizalfos, Bokoblins, and Bulblins.
These new Bulblin creatures, while I much prefer Moblins and Bokoblins, are quite fun to play around with. The fact that their leader actually smiles and speaks at the end makes them pretty likeable to me.
Lizalfos quick, and quiet. If only they didn't attack slower than Glass Joe, they'd be epic.
Despite the crap I give to realistic Zelda, the game had some excelent graphics, and there was quite a handful of great looking characters.
Clawshot is upgraded big time. It's finally the bat-grappling hook it was meant to be... and with the upgraded Double Clawshot, you could become a potential webslinger.
For once, Night Time doesn't equal no music. Seriously, why did it take so long for Nintendo to realise "hey... this half-hour of no music is a drag. Let's make a night time track" ?
Midna and Zant was an interesting story.
"Insomnia is the worst enemy of a mind that wanders restlessly, until it stumbles into it's worries and fears about the future.
Insomnia is the best friend of a mind that is creative."
-Myself........ but boy, do I sure wish I could conk out before sunrise, like everyone else.
By Jove, I think this may be the most hostile forum I have been on.
The Sacred Grove, at night especially. I just love the Skullkid hunt and even more the longer version with the bow. The Puzzle where you have to make the Stone guard go on their right places was nice I like Zelda puzzles and TP didn't have many so I enjoyed this. And the place is nice to just hang around in too. I like the Snowhead Ruins because it's a nice place. Just hate the Chilfoses, they just aren't fun to fight and I'm not a fan of slippery ice-dungeons, but doesn't seem like a real dungeon because it's someone's house and the Yetis live there now. I keep wondering who lived there originally. Some Hylian knight that was there to guard the borders or had retired to live there after serving the kingdom long enough. I mean there are paintings of the Castle, Ordon goats and the Gerudo Desert Prison (Arbiter's Grounds). Must have been an important person. And all that weaponry would point towards a Knight of the kingdom of Hyrule.
Love the Zoras. They are so good looking in TP. Noble and loyal as ever and very polite. Like the way you can't right away see which ones are female and which one are male but you can learn to recognize them mostly eventually. They finally took away the boobs from the females because I always suspected that they didn't breastfeed their youngs. They wouldn't be the only mammals to lay eggs, but somehow the breastfeeding side never seemed realistic to me.
Like always the Graveyard seemed nice although not as nice as some others, the Graveyard of the Royal Castle of Hyrule although was very beautiful and the inner sanctuary of the Kakariko Graveyard that housed the Royal Zora Tomb was very beautiful too.
I liked that there is the Kakariko village and the Old Kakariko Village. The Hidden village is actually the original Kakariko Village. If you don't believe me then read the sing. On the roof of one of the houses in the Hidden Village there is a big signboard that reads in the alphabets of the game, but in plain English "Welcome to Old Kakariko". You can't read it so well in the Wii version because of the mirroring, but you can clearly make it out in the original version of the game. I translated the alphabets by reading the place names on the map. (more about it on another post)