Post by Dark Hamsterlord on Feb 13, 2010 11:15:51 GMT -5
So has anyone here ever played this game? For more than about 10 minutes, at which point most people give up out of frustration.
A lot of people consider Zelda II the black sheep of the franchise (not including those CD-I ones, of course.) but I don't think it deserves the hate. I think it's better than Phantom Hourglass, and Twilight Princess as well. It's just so batshit difficult, that I think a lot of people give up and write it off as a bad game.
This is the only Zelda game I've never beaten before. This may very well be the hardest game I've ever played. It's at least the most difficult Zelda experience I've ever had. (this coming from a guy that beat a majority of the Zelda games with only 3 hearts, and beat Wind Waker with three hearts, only using the sword when the game absolutely forces you. Darknuts are a bitch to kill with the Skull Hammer, by the way.)
I was just wondering if any of you have really played it much, and if you've actually managed to beat it?
Post by Dark Hamsterlord on Feb 14, 2010 6:37:29 GMT -5
Well the actual gameplay is difficult as well. Enemies hurt a lot, take a lot of hits, and their attacks are difficult to block/dodge. The extra life system just contributes to the difficulty by making you go back through areas to get to the palace you were at, weakening you in the process.
I got to the three eye palace and got stuck around mid point, I also kept on dying, I should probably finish it, from what i've heard after that you do a quest to get to the last temple and then the temple itself...so yeah Im not far.
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Post by Dark Hamsterlord on Feb 14, 2010 11:50:08 GMT -5
Just beat it. I've never been so satisfied to beat an NES game. In a surprising show of mercy, if you die in the Great Palace, you can actually continue from the entrance of the palace, instead of North Castle, so I just tried it over and over until I finally completed it.
Shadow Link is an amazing final boss, as far as NES games go.