Favorite: Stone Tower Temple
I really liked this temple, the fact that you could flip it won me over, that was a very clever idea for a Zelda temple.
The Zelda temples don't really scare me or even spook me so I can't answer this one.
Favorite: Of course, the Forest Temple from OOT - It's just so beautiful, eery, and mystical.
I've also developed a certain fascination with City in the Sky from Twilight Princess, especially visiting it with the mindset that this is the ruins of the once-vibrant Skyloft.
Scariest: The Spirit Temple in OOT. The music sends major chills down my spine - I had to play it on mute when I was a kid. It also introduced the Iron Knuckle, which made me want to pee my pants.
Runner-up goes to the Castle at the end of Twilight Princess. There's just something very spooky about it, knowing that it's supposed to be a regal, glorious, good place - and the home for Hyrule's monarchy - but it's been corrupted. Having to go through it felt like going through one of those Haunted House attractions... I was always on the edge, wondering what was waiting for me behind each door and beyond the mist. Also, so many Darknuts. Terrifying.
My Favourite dungeon is the Stone Tower Temple from Majora's Mask. It was a great dungeon to top off my favourite area in any Zelda game (Ikana Canyon). The soundtrack was spooky, it had decent puzzles, and of course, the flipping. Genius.
My favorite temple would have to be the Ancient Cistern from Skyward Sword. The temple is just absolutely gorgeous, and even the area beneath it, with all those undead moblins is amazing.
Scariest..? Maybe the sewers in Twilight Princess, where you first start out as a wolf. Just looking around and seeing all those people cowering in fear when you turn the sense on. And then just about any area that's wrapped in twilight.
And its not a dungeon but...Castle Town in OOT when you're an adult, in addition to Ganons Castle area. When I was little, I used to think the redeads in Castle Town were actually the people.
Tough choice, but I think my favorite would be either the Spirit Temple or the Sandship. Both were interestingly designed and I enjoyed the puzzles.
Scariest? Shadow Temple, no doubt. Real nightmare fuel for a young child. It still creeps me out to this day. And yet, for that exact reason, it's one of my favorite dungeons. The Earth Temple in WW always gave me the creeps too.
One of my scariest dungeons was not really a dungeon. When I first started playing zelda I was about 11, and the forsaken fortress absolutely terrified me. When I started replaying the wind waker I really noticed with hindsight how absurd it was to be scared. While it may not be scary at all, I was certainly frightened at the time.
I completely agree with you. I still feel really uncomfortable going there, knowing that I could be caught if I'm a bit too risky. It feels incredibly tense. The 2nd visit isn't scary at all though.
Skull Woods in ALttP is the other dungeon that scared me (although it's now one of my favourites in the game). The Wallmaster creeped me out to no end, as well as the dungeon's really bizarre design (initially I thought the dungeon had no proper entrances).
Misery Mire in ALttP. Great design, has Wizzrobes, and despite being 2D the atmosphere of the dungeon is in no way lacking. The floor screams of some kind of disgusting and dirty place, which is exactly what it is. The dungeon is also huge.
My favourite of all is the Spirit Temple in OoT. Absolutely beautiful - seems just like I could imagine an ancient Egyptian shrine to be. As well as that, I very much like the hints of a sexual vibe with the music and the female statue in the centre of the temple. The atmosphere is masterful - as it is with all the OoT temples but the Spirit Temple most of all.
But very close to the Spirit Temple in terms of masterful atmosphere is the Shadow Temple. The feeling of loneliness - being good in a surrounding of pure evil comes across perfectly, as well as the voices early on. What are those voices? The restless evil inside. The iron walls remind me of The Malebolge from Dante's Inferno.
EDIT: Ever played MM? Then you would know how FREAKIN' Scary it is the Stone Tower Temple is.
Stone Tower is my all-time favorite. I loved the atmosphere, the music, the bosses, and the mechanics. Why was it so scary for you?
Scariest temple? Shadow takes the cake, of course. That place was a shrine to death, for crying out loud.
The one with the best concept, but poorly executed one imo, was City in the Sky. The idea was great. The items were great. The setting was great. However: The music drove you to insanity, the dungeon layout was not well set-up, the puzzles were easy, just long, and the bosses were complete pushovers, though cool in concept, yet again. So much could have been done with the final standard dungeon, but so much was lost. :'(
Well, Stone Tower is my favorite and my scariest temple.. Playing MM again on the 64 and it HARD. (I have beaten MM A million times) I couldent find this one key in the normal part (Not inverted) And it forced to to start the temple over again and I rage Quited.
My favorites are:
-Skull Woods from AlttP, love the idea of getting into that dark forest with those creepy skulls and everything, great atmosphere.
-Great Bay Temple from MM, is just so cool... i like freezing things with the ice arrow, the waterwheels, cogs, and pumps... is awesome.
Scariest... i think Shadow Temple... with all the creepy talking walls, and the music...
I love Skull Woods from ALTTP. All of those are my favorite temples.
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