My apologies on the timing of this one. It wasn’t until 3:29 PM Friday that I realized it was March. Specifically March the THIRD. Speaking of which, there’s some pretty cool things going on in March that you should totally get into.
Anyway, as many of you know, Twilight Princess is delayed, etc etc etc. While my last ASSA dealt with the growing expectations of fans, this one will explore the single most exciting thing that Twilight Princess will definitely have.
Actually the second most exciting thing.
With that, I welcome you to another edition of A Somewhat Serious Article. Suffice to say, this edition is MUCH ADO ABOUT DEKU NUTS.
Cool huh? Kind of rolls of the tongue. “Much ado about Deku Nuts” Try to use it once a day.
Yes Zelda fans, Deku Nuts is the one thing after the graphics that I can honestly say I am truely excited about. Was no one else jumping out of their seat when Link picks up that Deku Nut and smashed a flower thing with it? Was no one else excited to see the return of our beloved stunning item? Tell me I wasn’t the only one that saw that.
Ok fine maybe I was. However the exciting return of the Deku Nut shows that Nintendo has not forgotten about the fan(s) that actually used them.
For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, a Deku Nut is a nut (go figure) that will create a flash of light when thrown on the ground. You find them when you kill Deku Baba’s, pots, bushes, buy them in stores etc. Ideal uses include stunning enemies, bosses, or disappearing until the next cut scene. This item was first introduced in Ocarina of Time, and made its triumphant return in Majora’s Mask.
Then for many cold years, the Deku Nut remained silent. Not appearing at all as an item. As game after game was released, hope soon turned into despair. While Deku Nuts were seen in The Wind Waker, they were immediately taken by the Korok’s to plant new trees. Trees that DIED if you didn’t water them in time.
Now for the casual player this wouldn’t make any difference. But to us die hard Deku Nut fans, it was hard getting through each dungeon with your trusty stunning item.
Enter Twilight Princess.
Thanks to TP, fans will again be able to experience the excitement of using Deku Nuts. But how many Zelda fans will truly take advantage of its return?
Statistically, Deku Nuts are the least used item in Ocarina of Time. A quick poll done recently found that only 3 out of 10000 (slight exaggeration) fans know of its existence. More shocking was that only 1 out of 100000 even used them at all.
I can understand where this is coming from. Deku related material just isn’t as cool as the other items out there. Think about it, if you could keep one item from Ocarina of Time, which one would you take?
My guess would be that a good number of you would take the Master Sword, some the Hookshot, and the smart ones out there would take Nayru’s Love. With all those options who among us would take a bag of Deku Nuts?
Well I would, but that’s not the point!
Now lets take a look at the races themselves. Deku Scrubs are cute; however they lack the “coolness” that the other races have. Zora can swim, Gorons eat rocks, Gerudo are all warriors, Kokiri are all children, and Sheikah are like shadow people. How can Deku Scrubs stack up against that?
Still don’t believe me? Alright. Search around the internet until you find one of those “What Zelda Race are you?” quiz and take it. Would you be thrilled if this turned up?
I wouldn’t exactly be flattered to find out was flammable and could sink in water easily.
Taking this all into account, it can easily be seen why no one uses Deku Nuts. However, we must show Nintendo how much we love this item, lest it be removed from the future Zelda games again.
Just like TV shows with poor ratings.
So if you’re still not sure about using them, here are four reasons to love Deku Nuts:
1. They explode
2. You can stun bosses with them
3. All the cool people use it
I also use them, that should give you added incentive.
4. They’re cheap
So my friends, start plugging in those controllers and start using those Deku Nuts. In time I’m sure you’ll come to love them as much I as do.
And for those of you who are worried about my “overenthusiasm” for Deku Nuts you can relax. I think it would be safe to say that I would never be that exhilarated about Deku Nuts to name a site after…
Wait a Second.
Alright fine, but I at least I don’t give out an award that featu….
Ok well, maybe I have that too.
But I wouldn’t be obsessive to the point where I would get arrested over…
Who am I kidding? Fans, the Deku Nut is an incredibility cool item. So cool it’s worth the time to play OoT again and flash the *Navi* out of everyone you see. I guarantee you it becomes a whole ‘nother experience you will treasure forever.
I would like to say more about the issue. Unfortunately my jail computer time is almost up. Thus we must prematurely end another fine edition, of A Somewhat Serious Article.Follow This Entry
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