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I never played The Legend of Zelda without a walkthrough before. Am I the only one?

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Do you use walkthroughs like me?

Yes 33 20.25%
 
No 65 39.88%
 
yes, when I get stuck or cant find something 65 39.88%
 
Total:163

I try to avoid walkthroughs whenever possible, but if I get stuck at some point, I look up the solution online. Sometimes the solution is something I should have thought of or tried but didn't, and I smack myself in the head for not thinking of it. Other times I'm completely flabbergasted at how anyone could possibly have figured it out on their own.



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Didn't use one for Zelda 1, 2, 3, 4, and Ocarina of Time. But I did use one for Majora's Mask.



mountaindewslave said:
Trunkin said:
I used a walkthrough to speed up the Tri-Force quest in The Windwaker. I didn't find a need to use one at any other time.

That's the only Zelda game I've beaten, so far. I am playing through A Link to the Past without a Walkthrough, though. Zelda games aren't exactly easy, and there are some real brain twisters in there. I remember being unable to progress past the forest temple in the Ocarina of Time when I was younger -- though I do plan to play through totally on my own on my full playthrough.

A lot of retro games usually have at least one point where I can't figure out where to go next. At times like those, it helps to drop the game and just do something else for a while. Coming back, you may have a fresh perspective on things, and you'll often find that whatever was holding you up wasn't as complex as you were making it out to be.


the original Legend of Zelda has some veryyy hard things to find without a walkthrough definitely. to the point that without prior knowledge it would take insane amounts of time to find through trial/experiementation with bombs

Ah, yeah. That seems to be the case with a lot of NES games I played in the past. Either they were wicked hard, or I had no idea where to go. There is an incredible sense of satisfaction that comes with discovering something for yourself, though. 

 I've actually never played the original Zelda. I did play Zelda 2 back in the day, but I've always figured the first one would feel too outdated after playing ALTTP and many of the newer ones.



When I first got into Zelda I really couldn't do anything without a guide (I was super young) but nowadays I really don't need walkthroughs ever in Zelda



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Ive used guides in Zelda games occasionally but very rarely. The only major offence was when I used a guide to play Zelda 1 from start to finish because fuck that game
Not using a guide however is often what leads me to stop playing a Zelda game, seriously can any of the NPC's in Wind Waker please tell me what Im supposed to be doing?? Sailing back and forth and going nowhere isnt enjoyable damn it -__-



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I only used them on my first playthrough of some of the earlier games or if I'm going for 100%



I only use walkthroughs when games start wasting my time too much.

In the case of Zelda i won't resort to it unless i'm completely stuck on what to do.

I did recently use one for Catherine though. That game is sadistic and really not worth the effort of wasting hours upen hours dieing and trying again. I would argue no game is.



I have beaten the original Legend of Zelda, ALttP, Link's Awakening, and OoT, at least, without a strategy guide of any kind. For TP and SS I either had a strategy guide or I would consult GameFaqs or something. I tend to like to figure things out for myself, mostly.



ktay95 said:
Ive used guides in Zelda games occasionally but very rarely. The only major offence was when I used a guide to play Zelda 1 from start to finish because fuck that game
Not using a guide however is often what leads me to stop playing a Zelda game, seriously can any of the NPC's in Wind Waker please tell me what Im supposed to be doing?? Sailing back and forth and going nowhere isnt enjoyable damn it -__-

TWW? The game marks in the map where to go...



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I rarely read walkthroughs. I used to read the players' guides back in the N64 era (are they still prevalent among players today?). I mostly collected them.



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