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I love you, Club Nintendo! (and also, kids these days...)

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If you check out http://club.nintendo.com/, and have some points to spare, you can download The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask to the Wii! I'm sure some of you guys must know this by now, but, just saying. As a result of this awesome promo, I have of course downloaded MM to the Wii, for old time's sake XD

Just a warning, though. You do have to either own one of those "Classic Controller" Wii remote thingamajigs, or find an old Gamecube remote and plug it into the Wii, which is what I did. That remote works until this very day. My dad was very impressed by that (he said something along the lines of "Dang, that remote is a trooper!"). But if you have 150 points to spare, please please download this amazing game.

I never could complete it as a child (I was too scared... LOL). So I'm going to try to play it through at least once - you know, as a personal milestone.

The thing that cracked me up the most was that I kept warning my two sisters (ten and eight-year-olds) that this game was kind of weird and scary. Guys, they didn't even FLINCH at the moon. What's wrong with kids these days?! LOL.

There came a moment where I said, "Watch out girls, this is kind of disturbing. You should look away". But they were all heroic and said "Oh whatever we want to see". I was talking about the putting-on-a-mask sequence, when Link puts on the Deku mask after going back to his original form, and the Deku mask's eyes turn blood red and Link screams in agony. You wanna know what my sisters said!?


"You consider that scary?" the ten-year-old blurted out, genuinely confused.

"Yeah", the eight-year-old chimed in, "What's wrong? Link is just putting on a mask."

OK SERIOUSLY! WHAT IS WRONG WITH CHILDREN THESE DAYS?! I am a grown adult and still press A desperately trying to skip the putting-on-a-mask sequence. My sisters weren't even PRETENDING not to be scared, they just gazed blankly at the TV like nothing's wrong!! Argh!!!

Not even the Happy Mask Salesman got to them. They just laughed at the organ appearing out of nowhere, but that's about it. The HMS made them laugh. I cannot believe it. I guess now as an adult I find him considerably less creepy and more amusing, but still...

These girls really got some nerve, dang!

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  1. Yang Xiao Long's Avatar
    I think it's because we remember how creepy those scenes were for us when we were kids (I played MM for the first time at 10 years old, and yes the Happy Mask Salesman was creepy as shit). And I think part of the reason for this is that we had never seen things like that in a video game before (simply because the technology wasn't around).

    But kids these days have grown up with far more in terms of technology and far more intense gaming experiences. They're used to it. We weren't when we were their age.
  2. Aori's Avatar
    @Hide in Plain Sight You are absolutely right. My sisters have probably seen more scary than I will ever see in my lifetime XD; I guess back in the day, we didn't really expect a game could be as unsettling. Sad to admit this, but it's even really cool that my sisters aren't scared - that way they'll keep me company through the creepier parts of the game XD; hehe
  3. Bouffalant Herdier's Avatar
    Give it time, I say. I was 10 when I played Ocarina of Time for the first time, and it didn't scare me at all to begin with; I even remember meeting the ReDeads in the Royal Family Tomb without flinching. It was when I traveled to the future and saw the terrible state of Ganondorf's Hyrule that made the fear set in. I played through the Master Quest version last year, but I had to leave the sound off the entire time. That's how much the game gets to me.

    I'm so glad Skyward Sword isn't particularly terrifying. As much as I love Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, I like to feel relaxed when playing video games.
  4. 33Whimsicott33's Avatar
    It's 'cause you warned them and raised their expectations. You should've lured your young ones in and told them they were going to see something fascinating. Like how I did with mine.
  5. Aori's Avatar
    @Bouffalant Herdier I know they just HAVE to feel scared at some point or another in the story. They can't just watch through the whole game this stoicly! Lol. I have to agree with you, I had a great time playing Skyward Sword. It made me feel happy even in the face of danger, because the sceneries where all so lively and colorful. Also, the general mood setting is very tranquil, so that helped. I love games like that :) I'm kind of doing Majora's Mask as proof to myself that I can do it, but the time limit and general atmosphere makes me feel so anxious! XD

    @33Whimsicott33 Yeah, this crossed my mind. I can't help wondering if it would've made a difference; I suppose it would have, though. But I'm a really big sister (as in, I'm much older than them xD), so I would have felt guilty of not warning them, lol. I will probably try to say nothing in another creepy part and see what happens! What did you do to your siblings? LOL that's an awesome plan. I imagine you going like "Keep your eyes glued to the skin!! This is the best part ever!!!" and suddenly you zoom in the Elegy of Emptiness' face.


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