The Neglecting of Zeldaon November 30, 2011 at 12:01 am
Seriously, My super nintendo games are assholes.
So, I’m still playing Ocarina of Time and still hating it. I’m still giving it the benefit of the doubt and maybe it’s because I’m not playing the N64 version or maybe it’s because I AM ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR THINGS TO HATE ABOUT IT, But I’m not enjoying my time… granted… the games I used as the bullies in the comic are not perfect games either, they just happen to be games I play over and over again and still find enjoyable. A fact that many people share with Ocarina of Time. I’ll get through it… and then maybe I’ll get through the other ones…
So for those of you that like arbitrary numbers this marks the 150th ARG comic, and we also hit 600 likes on the I am ARG facebook page. It’s also My 4 year anniversary with my girlfriend and out of all three of those that last one is definitely the most important.
Hey Arg, this is my first comment outside of emailing you and facebook stuff, woooo!
So, best part of Zelda you ask? Watching how retarded you look while trying to catch bugs. Also running around with the sword pointing in an obscure direction.
That reminds me of a time when me and some friends were messing around in an MMO. One of my buds was making a pose when another one walked up behind him right as he got into a gay stance and the other friend’s sword made it look like the posing friend had a 3 foot long penis. We laughed for half an hour.
well thanks for making your first comment, I often wonder if the the higher ups even check some of the animation that gets passed into games these days…
Skyward sword is pretty fun. The motion control is kind of annoying though. It doesn’t really add anything to the game.
I keep hearing that… why can’t they just make another top down zelda…
Because one of the video game industry’s most prominent priorities is showing off graphics capabilities. And it’s made a bit more limited in games with fewer dimensions/perspectives. At least that’s my take on it. Personally, I’m all for going back to the classic styles of gaming.
OoT was only fun for me once it was broken wide open for speedrunning… I beat it when it came out, and once since then just to be sure I was right, but once things like the Reverse Bottle Adventure were discovered it gave new light to the game. I liked most of WW, and while the boat did it’s job (made the game feel huge) and it tried new things that worked (Multiplayer Zelda, fuck yeah), the boat taking forever kinda broke it for me. everything else was so good that it feels sad…
I’ve yet to see anything do anything right with motion controls. In order to oust an old method, it must be superior in some way, and being slower, using more energy, and being less accurate doesn’t seem like a way to win anyone’s heart… it could be more immersive, as a medium, but the lack of feedback means it isn’t, and in most modern games I’m not looking for immersion, because so few games do atmosphere right anymore.
Anyway, I’m off to go play Dungeon Defenders and Wizardry 4, because I’m a BAMF.
They should make a Zeda like they did the newer Paper Mario where you have the option of viewing it side on or first person. Mind you they did make that part of the game play so you had to do both but I don’t see why they can’t give you both on a Zelda game. It’s not like it’s Rocket Surgery.
We need another Link to the Past. That was over the top with the weird angle on it..right….right?
I thought the motion controls added a level of depth to the game more than just pressing A to attack. Just my opinion. Some of it is a little gimmicky, but overall I like how you have to make an effort to actually slicing in the right direction.
I know what you mean, and to a certain extent, I agree. Ape Escape, for example, was the first game that required the use of both analogue controllers on the modern Playstation dual shock controller. One was used for movement, and the other for directional attack. It was an intuitive execution of the same basic idea. My problem with the motion control in SS is that the game relies quite heavily on that one mechanic, and I think they intergated it too much into the gameplay. It’s kinda’ obtrusive. Not to mention it’s more sensative than a button.
I just want a game where If i push forward my character goes forward and not all over the place because the camera sunddenly wants to face me in another direction.
Chrono Trigger. Classic. That, Secret of Mana and FF3 and I’m good. 3D games can eat shit! *flips a table*
yep pretty much any rpg on the snes or playstation and I’m good to go…
Give WildArms go! But you have to name the thief Batman.
Worms 3D anyone?? Kill it with fire! :/
worms Armageddon all the way…
I am the same way, i can’t stand 3D Zelda games, but old neighbor got nauseous watching me play twilight princess cause the camera controls for me was blocky. the SNES NES and GBC (links awakening) versions were the best for me.
Also i love the manjoras masks comment on this, that is brilliant.
I loved links awakening… that game will forever be in my heart.
Amen to that.
I see an Earthbound in there. That’s still ym favorite RPG to this day. You’ve just become one of my favorite people ever. I love you, Argy.
yeah earthbound is one of my all time favs, that game is just awesome good…
Is this the First IAMARG comic without you in it? Im too lazy to go check…
I’m not sure i haven’t been keeping track… I’m certainly mentioned in this one…
we just checked there’s seven comics where I’m not in it
I’m gonna be the one voice that’s different and say the motion controls on Skyward Sword are pretty damn amazing. Adds a lot to the combat and puzzles in dungeons.
I’ll have to take your word as I have yet to play it…
A lot of people say that Ocarina of Time was one of the better ones.
Personally, I kinda like Majora’s Mask.
Not only are you probably going to die with an awesome cinematic, but you also get stopped by a fence because you can’t jump.
Also, if any Zelda game gets away with motion control, it MIGHT be that Crossbow training thing, but even that’s mostly out of “it’s first person”.
I never could do majora’s mask… the concept and Idea just didn’t do anything for me… maybe I’ll give it a try in the future.
Somebody’s gettin anniversary sex.
Or that’s at least how it goes in America: The land of multiple sexual opportunities.
Wait. So does that mean your penis “My Horse”?
yep I named my penis mr. ed
The magic of the 3d Zelda games is taking a game that was originally confined to rooms that fit on a screen, it’s finally a more grand adventure. I’m a huge fan of Zelda (A Link To The Past is still my favorite) but The joy of 3D Zelda is that you’re finally getting to run around in a real world with limitless dimensions.
see… I have to disagree with you. I liked the screen by screen of the top down zelda’s I liked knowing that when I back up, I’m not backing into something that’s behind the camera…
I said this already, but yeah.
Except for fences. Then you’re fucked.
I love it! This strip is hilarious. I haven’t played the newest. I really loved ocarina- but never got into as much as I did Chrono Trigger and final fantasy 7
yeah those two are definitely on my tops in terms of games I’ve replayed.
I attempted to play Skyward Sword in the store… it made my carpal tunnel hurt like woah. I do not think owning a wii is in my future nor a 3DS that thing makes me nauseous don’t see the reason of spending $300 for a whole dimension I can’t use. It also annoys me they pretty much stopped making non-3D DS games. I will be looking for a copy of Chrono Trigger to play on my SNES though I think I started it on an emulator ages ago. Anyway Happy Anniversary!
lol thanks, and yeeesh you might be paying a pretty penny for a copy of chrono trigger on SNES. might look into the one for DS or PSN.
I always forget you can download older games.
PS did you download the free 25th anniversary Zelda Four Swords because you should its really fun
I will always be partial to the gameboy games
Link’s Awakening FTW!
Snes was awesome. Had some of the best games and honestly those sprites looked a lot better than the 3d graphics of the two gens after it. Combo that with some great stories and great gameplay, it was easily my favorite console. Only thing that came close to it was the Sega Gen.
sure in some cases graphics make the game but I’ll take those sprites any day if the gameplay is good. and in the case of the snes is usually was…
Hey! Listen! Look! Watch out!
Erherm…anyway. Cool, congrats on the 600 likes and 150th ARG comic!
turn based combat is boring… play zelda it’s a man’s game.
j/k chrono trigger and earthbound are great. i enjoy old school rpgs.
your stance on 3D zelda games?
Well time to go kill myself.*bang*.
I love all of the valid points you bring up. That’s a sound argument.
I know! they were so adequate that I kept on living knowing that everything I’ll do will be more stunning and thought provoking than that!
well back to being alive I guess
I have been in love with all the zelda games since I was 5 it was the first 3d game I played and I still play through it on occasion top down or 3d as long as it has Zelda in the name I’m playing it.
I treat the 3D Zeldas the same way, really. I’ve played the heck out of the 2D ones and love them, particularly Link to the Past, but haven’t gotten into the 3D ones as much. I’m glad that portable gaming platforms (DS, PSP and their successors) have been great places for 2D adventures both old and new, and new ways to play old classics.