Good Morning minions! As everyone knows, Sunday night was the Super Bowl, and yours truly did what does every year for the big game. Not fucking watch it. No offense to anyone, but Arthur is not a big sports fan. I became embittered as a child when I learned that the batter was not allowed to run the bases without his cudgel. Imagine the sheer amount of awesome that would give to the game. But I stray. Last night, as I was awaiting the game to turn on, so I could turn off, I began wondering what I could do to entertain myself for the evening. I could go out….but that would involve money and moving. I could watch a movie….not really feeling it. Then an idea struck me. What if I created my own Super Bowl? With swords…and blackjack….and hookers?……eeeh maybe not the blackjack. After a few minutes of contemplation, I came up with a marvelous idea. I would continue playing Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past….and I would update my progress on Twitter for the world to see. Which is exactly what I did.
Already being into the Dark World part of the game, I figured it would be a great place to start mainly because I had already gone through the beginning parts (the introduction period, essentially) and was about to embark on the meat of the game. I started with the second dungeon of the Dark World, considering I had already finished the first one. Let me tell you guys something about this game….even though it is now relatively old, you would be hard pressed to find a game that just seeps so much detective work and sheer exploration in such a fun manner. I know there are Skyrims and the like floating out there, which I shelled way too much time into, but LttP just doesn’t have that sort of “I need to do everything” feeling. It is more of an “ I want to do everything” feeling. You never feel encumbered by the sheer amount of things to find and acquire. It makes for exploring and fighting your way through hordes of monsters that much more fun. Also, we need to talk sometime about how a whole world depends on a freaking kid to save it. I’m not knocking it, but there are some shitty adults floating around in Hyrule.
Knee deep into it now, I posted up and kept Twitter open to keep my followers updated on my progress. Between battling giant eye balls and the fucking Mothman himself, I let everyone know what I was doing, where I was going, and how angry I was at certain things (or afraid if we’re talking about the hands dropping from the ceiling..you evil dicks.) If I took a detour to find some bottles, I would let everyone know. Found a heart piece by accident? Update that bitch. The only downside is the fact that it gets rather difficult to keep my emotions in check when playing a game like this, as I am prone to having bouts of white hot rage when I feel like I have been cheaply killed (fucking bomb tossers…) I will let the world know about that one too, even if it makes me look ridiculous due to me yelling at a bomb throwing Cyclops. Whatever, you all can deal with it even though I cannot seem to.
As of this standing, I am just about 1/3 of the way through the whole game, counting completed dungeons and side quests I have done. The funny part is, is that the side quests in this game, legitimately help you and can be game saving when the time comes for it. I can’t say how many times I’ve cleared a dungeon room with the Bombos Medallion. I love that thing. The ether medallion though…not so much. Mainly because the animation makes me want to have an epileptic fit. And I’m sure I participated in the assisted suicide of a Dark World resident. That one left a bad taste in my mouth. However, I implore you to follow me on Twitter @ArthurHarkness as I will be continuing my quest of saving the maidens and making sure that thieving Gerudo stays where he belongs. Follow me to keep an eye on my progress…and if all goes well, this won’t be the only game you’ll get to play through by proxy with your favorite Geek. Now if I could only get my job to let me play at work…..
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