Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Two Video Walkthroughs

Hey, I have not one but TWO video walkthroughs for you guys today!

First is my newly-finished walkthrough for Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Here's the press release:

Whenever people make a list of “the top 10 games of all time”, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time inevitably appears. People generally justify this decision by pointing to the game’s interesting characters, solid puzzles, intriguing plotline, and lack of cartoony graphics. What’s not to like?


The game follows the adventures of a young boy named Link who teams up with Princess Zelda to try to stop the evil wizard Ganondorf. Ganondorf is pretending to be loyal to the King, but he’s secretly doing evil things to stir up civil unrest (like kidnapping princesses and starting food shortages), so it doesn’t take a genius to realize he’s after world domination. Can Link and Zelda right the wrongs that Ganondorf has committed? Can they get to the super-powerful Triforce before Ganondorf does? In other words, will our spunky ten-year-old heroes be able to save the world?

That’s enough for a great game in itself, but the Zelda formula dictates that each game must have a dual overworld. In this game, the dual worlds are Past World/Future World. That’s right, Link gets to travel back and forth through time in this game. Only by playing as both Child Link and Adult Link can you solve the various problems in both times and defeat Ganondorf. It’s pretty fun, even if I still don’t understand if they’re using the Back to the Future or the DragaonBall Z time travel model (that’s “one universe or multiple universes”, for those of you who don't know).

Michael Gray (thaaat’s me!) has recently finished a video walkthrough for Ocarina of Time, completing it in about 10 hours and including helpful notes like “If you don’t want to see this dungeon, skip to Part 14, where I finish it”. If you haven’t played the game before, you might want to glance through the video walkthrough to see what all the fuss is about. You might want to check it out if you have played the game before, too, because Michael plays the original, uncensored Golden Cartridge edition. Later verisons cut out various inappropriate parts of the game, like Ganondorf coughing up blood (4:56 of the video above) and all references to Islam.


The second video walkthrough, which doesn't have a fancy press release (yet) is for Super Mario Bros. 2 for the NES. I played through this game with my friends Paul and Nathaniel.

Super Mario Bros. 2

The game is made up of 20 levels, so we decided to try something fun: switching off commentary. Paul played the first level, and he made some joke comments, like the fact that I wrote Twilight: New Moon. I played the second level, and made jokes right back at Paul. And the commentary goes back and forth between us until the end of the game. Fun!


Roberta said...

ok, coughing up blood?! ew! that definintely reminds me of the time that my grandma smoked so much she coughed up blood herself, when they got to the hospital my mom told the doctor to tell her that if she doesn't quit she'll die. MY MOM IS SO DEVIOUSLY AWESOME!but it is true, but she scared her to death!then my grandma finally stopped. Hooray! anyway it sure took you a long time to finish this, i'll probably do it myself but i've been really really busy with school, so i'll try it!

Anonymous said...

That was kind of ... gross. It made me jump.

Tallulah said...

Oh. Wow. Dude coughing up blood. That's nice.