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"Sword, Shmord!"

September 13th, 2011, 8:53 pm

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Edit September 13th, 2011, 9:09 pm

Yeah, pokin' a lil' fun of Zelda Ocarina of Time... but got a lil' something to rant about, as well. Yes, directly related to this strip.

In pretty much any Zelda game, you get some gloves or bracelets that give Link enormous arm strength... and yet, that strength can only be used to lift stuff?! What the hell?! Have ye guys ever heard of... I dunno... PUNCHING?! Throwing the enemies off a cliff like they were crumpled paper?! Slap a Darknut's helmet off, along with his head?!

Yet, there's at least one game that makes decent use of the concept, and that's Majora's Mask. When you turn into Goron Link (my favourite transformation of that game, by the way), not only you get the lifting power, you also get to punch the living shit outta everything that tries to get in your way!

... and DAMN, do those punches hurt... I also liked the sumo wrestling in Twilight Princess. It was fun, that lil' mini-game.

Keep in mind, I'm not saying that I want Link to get rid of his sword, hell no! But it's about time Nintendo starts thinkin' more outside THEIR box, and start thinking on more ways for Link to make use of the tools he's always had. New controls are fine, and all, but how about goin' a lil' MacGuyver, huh?

Well, that'll be it. Seeya next time! ^^

Edit October 23rd, 2017, 5:21 pm

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