OST for anyone who wants a listen. I'm kinda sick of Zelda's lullaby, but this game has a real lovely version of it. And I love the first version of the Hyrule field. And while I think Ocarina of Time
's version of Lost Woods is incredibly catchy, I find the SNES/3DS version so much more elegant and befitting of a place that houses 'The Master
The Dark World
Lorule is still a depressing place. Given the lack of context or real plot or even interesting NPCs in A Link to the Past
, I was really struck by the Lorulean versions of the Blacksmith family and the Mayor of Evil Kakariko Village (I think it's actually just called "Thieves Town"). They don masks to be like the monsters, they're 'CORRUPT', and everyone is in no mood whatsoever to be hopeful/happy. I feel like Lorule is almost like the typical plot for an episode of 'Care Bears', where No Heart uses his evil to make everyone into a grumpy and mean sunavabitch, but everything else is just dandy once the Care Bears save the day (which is effectively 'Hyrule'!).
Anyways, Skull Woods felt really, really short.... Thank god, I fucking hate
Wall Masters (and all 3 times you encounter them in OoT were met with an angry dose of Din's Fire from me).
I have only to do the Snow Temple now, but I'd say Turtle Rock was the trickiest dungeon so far. I thought it would be the Swamp Dungeon (aka; this game's Water-themed dungeon); but maybe I "got lucky" and just did things in good order.
...the game is definitely on the easy side.
Ravio is wonderful. I can say that the Ice/Fire rod have the best upgraded features. Boomerang too I guess, but it's not terribly useful in this game. But also, that's probably my only draw back for this game is that there aren't really any cool/unique items. I guess it's just the sand rod and the tornado rod -- but their uses are almost exclusive to one area/dungeon of the game.Maaaybe end-game spoilers?? v
And Hilda is totally evil, isn't she?? GODDAMN IT WOMAN, WHY MUST YOUR BLOOD-RED EYES SYMBOLIZE YOUR EVIL INTENT ON THE WORLD? The plot feels too simple for this NOT to be the case, and Hilda's conversation with painting-Zelda feel a bit...odd for what I think they're trying to pass off as a "heart-to-heart" between "dimensional-sisters".