Thursday, 20 June 2013

Legend of Zelda - Majora's Mask

        If you've played this game, then you know where I'm going with this. This game is an incredible experience, and it does an amazing job at taking a look at futility and death. A young boy is possessed by an evil mask, which curses the moon to crash into the planet in 3 days. It's up to link to save the world.
        Along your quest, you meet many characters. 2 in particular stood out for me. There is a place you can go called Romani Ranch, which is run by 2 sisters. An older sister, who's about 18, and a younger sister, who's only about 7 or 8. There is a place next door, called the milk bar, where no children are allowed in (basically a club). It serves a drink called Chateau Romani, which is said to be so potent that it can knock a full-grown man out with a single sip. If you talk to the younger sister during day 1 or 2, she complains about how she never gets to try the drink. If you talk to her on the 3rd and final day, however, she exclaims: "Oh boy! My big sis says I can finally try Chateau Romani tonight!". When you leave the ranch that day, the older sister responds: "...see you...tomorrow...", while the younger sister responds with a cheery "See you tomorrow!" The older sister knows they are going to die, so it seems she was going to let the younger sister drink the Chateau Romani so she would remain happy and unaware.

Pretty dark for a game rated E for Everyone huh?
        And this is just one minor example. The whole game is full of things like this, made all the creepier by this thing staring at you the whole time. 
Yeah, that's the moon. 
Have fun.

        This game is great at showing how death is the one true equalizer. The rich, the poor, the young, the old, it's equal to all. Pretty dark themes in this game, but really good ones.

1 comment:


    Just some gorgeous music from Majora's Mask.