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Questions I’d Love to Ask Nintendo [updated]

April 1st, 2007 at 12:00 am by The Missing Link

[UPDATE: In case you hadn’t guessed… APRIL FOOL’S! The prank question for Twilight Princess has been crossed out, and the real question appears below it. Please note that this is still a spoiler topic, but if you avoid the crossed out question, this should be safe for the reading.

All further discussion about the April Fool’s prank should be delegated to the comments section of our official AFD post.]

Have you ever secretly dreamed of being able to interview Miyamoto or Aonuma? I know I certainly have. Working inside the gaming industry has been a dream come true for me, but to meet the masters and actually talk shop with them would be just as cool if not more so. And so I had a great idea of a neat idea for an interview to have with the masters of Zelda if I ever had the privilege of interviewing them. I’d ask them one question about each of the Zelda games in order (with a few oddball kicker questions every once in a while) to answer those burning questions about the Zelda series.

So here is my list of questions that I’d love to ask:

(Legend of Zelda) The first Zelda title was a ground-breaking game in many ways. In some ways, it radically changed the direction of games, creating a new genre unto itself, really, carving out the way for other series such as Final Fantasy. Were you at all worried that this brand new approach to gaming would catch on and not alienate the early video game audience?

(Adventure of Link) Zelda took a drastic turn with The Adventure of Link, switching the “levelling system” over to something that was nearly a full-blown RPG system, and I imagine that this was caused by some experimentation in trying to figure out exactly where the Zelda series was destined to go. Did you take some inspiration from Final Fantasy when doing this, or where did the idea come from to switch gears and play by a different set of rules?

(The Zelda cartoons) So I have to wonder, did you ever watch the Zelda cartoon series? It’s sort of a cult classic in the United States, something that many people are obsessed over but also something that many people groan at whenever you mention it. Is there going to be a concerted effort at any point to expand the Zelda trademark outside of simply video games?

(A Link to the Past) I don’t know how much of this is truly intentional, but Link to the Past started a trend that has become almost a mainstay in the Zelda series, the idea of having two worlds that are connected together here and there. With Link to the Past you had the Light and Dark Worlds; with Ocarina of Time, child and adult worlds; Oracle of Ages: past and present; Oracle of Seasons: four worlds, one for each season; Wind Waker: The Great Sea and old Hyrule; Four Swords Adventures: Light and Dark Worlds again; Minish Cap: big world and Minish world; and Twilight Princess: Hyrule and the Twilight Realm. Do you think that this idea has been used so much that it’s overused, or do you think there’s still a lot of creativity left within this concept?

(Link’s Awakening) Link’s Awakening started another interesting trend within the Zelda series: the emphasis on music. You had Marin the singer, three ocarina tunes, and eight Wind Instruments that you had to collect. Since then, we’ve had the Ocarina of Time in both N64 titles, the Wind Waker, even Link howling familiar songs within Twilight Princess. The music within the Zelda series has been recycled and remixed, so to speak, in newer titles—like the Dark World theme cropping up in Twilight’s Kakariko Village theme. And the music has also gotten more dynamic, changing on cue when a battle starts to a darker melody, even having orchestral beats occurring when Link strikes major blows. How much hands-on emphasis do you actually take when working with the games, or do you really just leave that completely in the hands of Koji Kondo?

(The CD-i Zeldas) So a small side question for you, Miyamoto-san. Around the time of the SNES and Game Boy Zeldas, we saw the release of the CD-i Zelda games published by Philips. These games are… rather well-hated by most fans. Do you share the same general disillusionment with those titles and wish that they didn’t actually exist?

(Ocarina of Time) To this day, Ocarina of Time remains one of the best loved Zelda titles of all time, even to the point that the popularity of this game seems to cannibalise the popularity of each subsequent Zelda title. While there are people who like Majora’s Mask, Wind Waker, and Twilight Princess more—all of which being fantastic games, still Ocarina seems to reign surpreme. What do you think that you did right with Ocarina that made it the success that it really was?

(Majora’s Mask) Finally, we have a question for you Aonuma-san! Majora’s Mask I imagine put you in a very tricky position as you needed to develop a Zelda title fairly quickly after Ocarina of Time to capitalise on all the great press than Ocarina brought. While Majora’s Mask excelled over Ocarina in some features, such as extremely well-done side quests and perhaps creating the most realistic town ever at that time, it also had a few drawbacks such as a very short game length and a story that almost seemed somewhat alien to Zelda fans, at least in the Western world. Do you think that Majora’s Mask surpassed Ocarina, and if not, what do you wish you had done to Majora to make it even better?

(Akira Himegawa mangas) One of the great delights in the community is to see the Zelda mangas made by Akira Himegawa. First off, have you read any of these personally, and secondly, when Nintendo gives them permission to make these, how much collaboration takes place between Nintendo and the artists during the course of their creation?

(Oracle of Seasons) Ah, so it’s time for the Oracle games. And since there are two, we’ve got to ask two questions about them! So first off, which Oracle game did you personally like more: Seasons or Ages?

(Oracle of Ages) So the next one is a little more challenging a question, of course. Back when they were called Nut of the Mysterious Tree, there were originally going to be three titles in the series, one for each Triforce, Oracle, and goddess. However, due to the complexity of using a password system across three games in any order, the third title was dropped. What was the third game going to be about, and of what would Farore have been the Oracle?

(Wind Waker) Now I’m not going to ask about cel-shading here, so you can breathe a sigh of relief! I actually want to ask about the characters in this one, mainly Medli, Makar, and Zelda. While the trend technically started with Kafei in Majora’s Mask, Wind Waker was the first game to strongly utilise playing as other characters to defeat dungeons or have helper NPCs to defeat bosses. We’ve seen this continue throughout the rest of the series, with Four Swords Adventures and Twilight Princess. Do you expect to continue doing this in the future, and—other than the Tingle RPG—will we ever come to see the point when we have a Zelda-themed game where Link is not the main character?

(Races of Hyrule) Once Wind Waker came out, we had established a good number of different races across Hyrule, and you continued to add to them even after that. Just counting the good guys in the series alone, you’ve got more races that I could possibly name. There are the Hylians, the Deku, the Kokiri, the Gorons, the Zora, the Gerudo, the Sheikah, the Koroks, the Rito, the Twili, the Oocca, the Minish, the Tokay, and I’m sure I missed several more. Which races that you have created have turned out to be your favourites?

(Four Swords) I know one of the troubles I had with Four Swords was finding other people to play the game with. I mean, I was a senior in college, and it was hard to find people who had GBAs much less had Zelda games! Despite the fact that Link to the Past shipped side by side with Four Swords, do you think that having what effectively could be considered a multiplayer-only title hurt the sales of that game?

(Four Swords Adventures) Four Swords Adventures, I noticed, seem to be very respectful of all of the Zelda titles that came before it, giving many of the earlier titles a nod of acknowledgement. We even get to see what I believe is intended to be the origin of Ganondorf’s trident—which is a reference to A Link to the Past. But A Link to the Past also references Ocarina of Time with the Seven Sages’ seal… which seems to be a contradiction. So when you’re making a new Zelda game and you’re tossing in all of these hat tips to previous Zelda games, are you really truly trying to look at the history from Hyrule all at once, or are these merely “inside jokes” (for lack of a better term) to veteran players to see if they catch onto them?

(Minish Cap) One thing that’s been sort of confusing in the recent years is that there seems to be two divergent forces within the Zelda franchise. On one end, you seem to have games like Wind Waker and Minish Cap that seem to be rather happy-go-lucky titles, surrounded by almost cute and happy environments. On the other, you’ve got games like Majora’s Mask and Twilight Princess that seem to explore the darker elements of the Zelda series. Do you believe that these two very different trends are compatible with one another, that Zelda is big enough to explore both light and dark simultaneously?

(Tingle RPG) So I want to sidetrack briefly to discuss the Tingle game. By now it seems apparent that you have no intention of completely Tingle scrapping despite how much he turns off Western audiences. He’s obviously got his own game now, potentially a series at that should you choose to go that way, but what about his future role within the main Zelda series? Is the feedback so negative that you’re going to remove him from the series completely, or will he make small cameos here and there in either the portable or console parts of the series?

(Twilight Princess) I was really surprised to find the secret alternate ending of the game where Link is able to steal his way into the Twilight Realm—even after the Mirror of Twilight being destroyed—and find Midna, where they then share a very tender moment together. Is this merely a small little extra feature you threw it for the fans, or is there going to be a continued focus on Link’s relationships in future Zelda titles?

(Twilight Princess) Ocarina of Time was a landmark Zelda title at the time, and it has since sparked many so-called sequels to the game. Not only was Ocarina of Time an effective prequel to the earlier Zelda titles, we also saw that Majora’s Mask took place immediately after Ocarina, Wind Waker’s story was rooted off of Ocarina, and Twilight Princess is an obvious sequel to the game as well. In short, it’s as if Ocarina has become the Kevin Bacon within the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game. Now that Twilight Princess is out, the so-called next greatest Zelda title, are future titles going to root themselves off of this title, or will we continue to see the trend of Ocarina being the mother of all Zelda titles in the future?

(Phantom Hourglass) One thing I know from my bits of experience with cel-shading is that it’s technically more difficult than realistic rendering, at least at comparable resolutions. What I’m so impressed to see is that you managed to bring the Wind Waker-style toon graphics onto the DS despite what had to be something of a down step in technology. How difficult was it to get cel-shading working on the DS?

(The Future of Zelda) For my last question, I’d like to look to the future, post-Hourglass. Zelda recently celebrated its 20th birthday, which we’re all ecstatic to see come to pass, but it has gone through some growing pains. The first 10 years of Zelda, from late 1986 to 1996, saw only four Zelda titles come to market; the last 10 years brought forth nine Zelda titles (not counting Tingle RPG), over a 100% increase in the number of games created within the franchise. Do you consider this a good thing or not? Has the Zelda franchise strengthened itself or diluted itself because of this saturation, and do you think that the next 10 years will be more like the first 10 or the second 10?

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    Re, Twilight Princess: Secret alternate WHAT?! (Wait, that’s not a, uh, *what I think it is*, is it? Because if it is, it’s very mean. XD)

    Wait a second… Alternate ending?

    Okay, this is really bothering me now. I concur, that is quite mean.

    Its April 1st guys so its an April’s fool joke, dont believe a word that this guy says, lol.

    Robert-UK said:

    Its April 1st guys so its an April’s fool joke, dont believe a word that this guy says, lol.

    Awww, come on! You were supposed to say that tomorrow! Let them suffer a bit! It’s just good for them…but, yeah, that is mean…

    But, the rest of these questions would’ve yealded great answers…so, who has their e-mail adresses? ;)

    Robert-UK said:

    Its April 1st guys so its an April’s fool joke, dont believe a word that this guy says, lol.

    I HATE AFD!!! Dude if there is an Alt. Ending and you didn’t tell us, I’ll kill you. I really hope Tingle dies in the West.

    Grrr! I was ready to fire up my wii and gamecube for that!!
    Anyways, could you email nintendo and ask them about that? I just emailed them with a question of mine.

    Shinigami Ninja said:

    Robert-UK said:

    Its April 1st guys so its an April’s fool joke, dont believe a word that this guy says, lol.

    Hey, look on the bright side, if there IS an alternative ending, you won’t be able to kill him, because he already told you ;)

    I HATE AFD!!! Dude if there is an Alt. Ending and you didn’t tell us, I’ll kill you. I really hope Tingle dies in the West.

    Alt. ending?????!!!! Please tell me that’s an April Fools joke!

    In AD 2007, war was beginning
    What happen? Someone set us up the fake ending
    We get signal
    Main Blog turn on
    It’s YOU!

    How are you gossip stones?
    all your pranks are belong to us
    You are on the way to banning

    What you say!

    You have no chance to unexplode, make your posts
    Ha HA HA HA

    TML!
    Take off every Cuckoo!
    You know what you doing?
    Move Sam the Cuckoo!
    For Great Justice!

    Dark Mime Gogo said:

    In AD 2007, war was beginning
    What happen? Someone set us up the fake ending
    We get signal
    Main Blog turn on
    It’s YOU!

    How are you gossip stones?
    all your pranks are belong to us
    You are on the way to banning

    What you say!

    You have no chance to unexplode, make your posts
    Ha HA HA HA

    TML!
    Take off every Cuckoo!
    You know what you doing?
    Move Sam the Cuckoo!
    For Great Justice!

    LOL! Hilarity! Yeah, that was a pretty obvious April Fools joke… Out of interest, what ACTUAL question about TP would you ask?

    Dark Mime Gogo said:

    In AD 2007, war was beginning
    What happen? Someone set us up the fake ending
    We get signal
    Main Blog turn on
    It’s YOU!

    How are you gossip stones?
    all your pranks are belong to us
    You are on the way to banning

    What you say!

    You have no chance to unexplode, make your posts
    Ha HA HA HA

    TML!
    Take off every Cuckoo!
    You know what you doing?
    Move Sam the Cuckoo!
    For Great Justice!

    Rofl. That was a good one.

    April First…

    *smacks self*

    It’s not easy to tell when the whole rest of the article is serious, y’know!

    4/1/yy is the day when I am at my strongest, muhahahahahahaaa! Unless someone gets me with a prank. Anyways, if there is a secret ending, I’m gonna keep mum about it to my siblings until I unlock it. *puts on some armor* We’re prepared for anything, TML, anything.

    I believe you screwed with our minds last April Fool’s Day either on the ‘Blog or TGA as well…. I was really believing that for a while. :?

    ZELDAFAN!n_n said:

    But, the rest of these questions would’ve yealded great answers…so, who has their e-mail adresses? ;)

    I bet I can actually find someone around town who might be able to…. yet again if she told us that would be illegal ;) . She’s a banker and she can get connections but I can’t say anymore unless I want her to get arrested, lol.

    wait……todays april fools day? so that means I got tricked yesterday and it wasnt even april fools day :( ?

    anyways,good questions TMl,I would like to know the answers to some of them.and now I have a question for you:did you design this whole article just to try and trick everybody with that TP one ;) ?

    Wow…just, wow…it all just…fits together…people, he isn’t lying! I actually found that ending! Wow…that is just…amazing…so, TML, what is this years april fools joke? I’ll be ready for anything!

    after hearing about https://zeldablog.com/2006/04/01/six-months/ last year (i was at a tournament last year so i missed it but…) im not believing anything anyone says today ;)

    …nobody else found the alternate ending? Seriously?

    ZELDAFAN!n_n said:

    Wow…just, wow…it all just…fits together…people, he isn’t lying! I actually found that ending! Wow…that is just…amazing…so, TML, what is this years april fools joke? I’ll be ready for anything!

    Ok then, where’s the link? We would like to see the link to that video/audio clip of Nintendo of *insert country here* admitting there is a hidden ending. Until midnight tonight, I will be skeptical about everything.

    • 21. Ops says:

    That would be a cool ending.

    Jumanji Shishioh said:

    ZELDAFAN!n_n said:

    Wow…just, wow…it all just…fits together…people, he isn’t lying! I actually found that ending! Wow…that is just…amazing…so, TML, what is this years april fools joke? I’ll be ready for anything!

    Ok then, where’s the link? We would like to see the link to that video/audio clip of Nintendo of *insert country here* admitting there is a hidden ending. Until midnight tonight, I will be skeptical about everything.

    Exactlly, or until you tell me how to get it. This is the worst day of the year. Next to July 4th.

    WOOT Shadow Shipping!

    ya know, a question Id like to ask Nintendo is “Have you ever considered creating an expansion pack for Twilight Princess or any future Zelda games?”

    Just imagine, a Zelda expansion pack. For a console game. Now THAT is revolutionary.

    Quite is..it is…

    APRIL FOOL’s DAY STINKS!!!!

    who made april fools day anyways? probaly someone who was sick of getting tricked ;)

    …no really… someone else found the alternate ending, right?

    IF. YOU. ARE. LYING. ABOUT. THE. ALTERNATE. ENDING. I KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIL YOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!! i have so wanted an alternate ending with Link getting a private moment. :( im sad now… TML. I WANT A LINK TO A VIDEO SHOWING YOU UNLOCKING THE SECRET ENDING. OR AT LEAST TELL US HOW YOU DID IT. IM GOING TO DIIIIIIE… seriously, i think im gonna die. i never even thought of an alternate ending. :p

    Twilit said:

    …no really… someone else found the alternate ending, right?

    I will believe you if you give a highly detailed description of the alternate ending and give us all a link to a video of it on YouTube. I can’t stand this *navi*ing “holiday” its so stupid cause I fall for everything that people say. Like my friend said that our neighbor’s dad got axe murdered last night (there were sirens around town for some reason though) and I was like playing along and he told me he was kidding and I about crapped myself, lol. But yea this day is… a bunch of words that are not appropriate ;) .

    uberzeldamaster said:

    IF. YOU. ARE. LYING. ABOUT. THE. ALTERNATE. ENDING. I KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIL YOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!! i have so wanted an alternate ending with Link getting a private moment. :( im sad now… TML. I WANT A LINK TO A VIDEO SHOWING YOU UNLOCKING THE SECRET ENDING. OR AT LEAST TELL US HOW YOU DID IT. IM GOING TO DIIIIIIE… seriously, i think im gonna die. i never even thought of an alternate ending. :p

    I think it is totally appropriate to say CALM THE *NAVI* DOWN. Geez kid.

    sorry. im serious about it, though. i really dont like april fools day! :x

    April Fools Day!!! *does best Homer Simpson impression and waves fist*

    guys… ive found out the titles for the CD-I games! ok, there is Zelda’s adventure (i honestly think this is a sequel to AoL >_>) and there is Zelda: Wand of Gemmelon (i dont think i spelled that right)

    you can look these up at gamefaqs.com.

    I hate today. XDD

    Anyway, yeah I’d like to ask them a few things too…Muahahaha!

    Jumanji Shishioh said:Until midnight tonight, I will be skeptical about everything.

    thats what I do ;) *goes inside a bunker* .

    Twilit said:

    …no really… someone else found the alternate ending, right?

    *peeks out of bunker* if you really did find the ending you would have said how to get it so as to prove your point :? *goes back in bunker*

    uberzeldamaster said:

    IF. YOU. ARE. LYING. ABOUT. THE. ALTERNATE. ENDING. I KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIL YOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!!!! i have so wanted an alternate ending with Link getting a private moment. :( im sad now… TML. I WANT A LINK TO A VIDEO SHOWING YOU UNLOCKING THE SECRET ENDING. OR AT LEAST TELL US HOW YOU DID IT. IM GOING TO DIIIIIIE… seriously, i think im gonna die. i never even thought of an alternate ending. :p

    you cant kill him and die….you have to pick one or the other :P *looks back and forth and goes back into the bunker* .

    This is so annoying! Is there an alternate ending or not! TML, speak!

    The CD-I games. Are you kidding me? Those are a disgrace to the entire Zelda Universe.

    kevin_gohma said:

    The CD-I games. Are you kidding me? Those are a disgrace to the entire Zelda Universe.

    Yeah, just ignore his random posts, he’s and uberspammermaster, its not like everyone didn’t already know the titles anyway.

    And I refuse to believe ina ny alternate ending until someone describes it, and tells me how to get it. Also, I’d think there would have been some confusion back when everyone had only played it once, there would’ve been someone who got accidentally, and then wouldn’t have understood something, or would have pointewd out the difference.

    *Knocks on bunker door* Mind if I join you for a few hours Ninja Lord Kakashi?

    Oh yes, I’d like to ask nintendo if there’s any plan’s to do a Fire Emblem Mega-Release, with all the older games translated and slapped onto a Wii-disc.

    Twilit said:

    …no really… someone else found the alternate ending, right?

    One word: PROOF Seriously, if you don’t tell us than we’ll all think it is a lie. God, I hate April Fools!

    You got me… April Fool’s. ;)

    All further April Fool’s comments should be directed to the official April Fool’s topic. All further discussion here should pertain to the actual article.

    I would ask in the Twilight Princess topic…

    Man, who did you make Ganondorf SO HOT? Is he shagging Link behind the scenes because they’re both WAAAAAY SEXY!!! Heyyy, can Miyamoto and Aounuma kiss each other? That would be sexy. Can I have a photo?

    I’m learning how to say that in Japanese. Shyeah, you just wait.

    Um…yeah…

    (I’m wondering how Miyamoto and Aonuma would react to that?)

    Shinigami Ninja said:*Knocks on bunker door* Mind if I join you for a few hours Ninja Lord Kakashi?

    ohhhhhh….that was you knocking on my bunker….I thought it might have been an april fools assassin :? .oh well,hope you didnt need to hide too bad ^_^ .

    to topic:I would really like to know what the third oracle game would have been like.it would probably be “oracle of secrets” but theres still alot I dont know.for example:what would the tree be like? what would you collect? what would be your..erm…tool? things like that.it would have probably been a cool game, but i have a hard enough time linking the two oracle games….I cant imagine three games. im just glad they didnt exclude nayru or farore :? .

    Ninja Lord Kakashi said:

    Shinigami Ninja said:*Knocks on bunker door* Mind if I join you for a few hours Ninja Lord Kakashi?

    im just glad they didnt exclude nayru or farore :? .

    Actually, Nayru was the Oracle of Time. so, yeah, she definetly wasnt excluded from the Oracles. but Farore… i dont know, wasnt she like the person who activated your cheats or something? :?

    uberzeldamaster said: but Farore… i dont know, wasnt she like the person who activated your cheats or something? :?

    before the games came out all three of them were to have there own game..but there was problems linking three games together, so they just dropped farores game, thats what the rumors said..

    oh… ok… but i really like farore. Din is suppossed to be the one whose’ triforce is owned by Ganon, why not make her game drop? :x that was mean (though it wasnt Din’s fault she was possessed by ganon :x !

    uberzeldamaster said:

    oh… ok… but i really like farore. Din is suppossed to be the one whose’ triforce is owned by Ganon, why not make her game drop? :x !

    Calm down it’s not that big of deal. Besides Din’s fire totally rocks.

    I heard that the third Oracle game was supposed to take place in Hyrule… though I can’t really confirm that. I believe they were originally to be given the names of “Tale of Power” for Oracle of Seasons, “Tale of Wisdom” for Oracle of Ages”, and Tale of Courage for whatever Oracle Farore was supposed to represent (surely, NOT secrets). I also remember that before that, they were planning on rereleasing the original Legend of Zelda for GBC, then decided to go with something completely new instead.

    Dark Mime Gogo said:
    and Tale of Courage for whatever Oracle Farore was supposed to represent (surely, NOT secrets).

    but isnt she the oracle of secrets in OoA and OoS? i always thought they were to be called “Fruit of the Mysterious Tree, the trio”??

    Reihz said:

    I would ask in the Twilight Princess topic…

    Man, who did you make Ganondorf SO HOT? Is he shagging Link behind the scenes because they’re both WAAAAAY SEXY!!! Heyyy, can Miyamoto and Aounuma kiss each other? That would be sexy. Can I have a photo?

    I’m learning how to say that in Japanese. Shyeah, you just wait.

    You disturb me on so many levels.

    Sesshorochikuramaru said:

    Dark Mime Gogo said:
    and Tale of Courage for whatever Oracle Farore was supposed to represent (surely, NOT secrets).

    but isnt she the oracle of secrets in OoA and OoS? i always thought they were to be called “Fruit of the Mysterious Tree, the trio”??

    Yeah she was. She was the one who activated your cheats and accepted your transfer codes from one to the other. And I think that the third tree you be hermaphroditic. Or be like Envy from Full Metal Alchemist (manga not anime) and just not have a gender.

    What I mean is, if the thlrd game were actually made, I think that Farore would have turned out as something other than the Oracle of Secrets. Secrets isn’t really an attribute I’d associaate with courage. Where we have Din as the oracle of seasons (earth) and Nayru as oracle fo ages (Time and Law), Farore’s nomenclature of Secrets seems not to really fit.

    I think that an alternative title would have been “Seed of Courage”, “Seed of Power”, “Seed of Wisdom”. SOmething along those lines…

    Dark Mime Gogo said:

    What I mean is, if the thlrd game were actually made, I think that Farore would have turned out as something other than the Oracle of Secrets. Secrets isn’t really an attribute I’d associaate with courage. Where we have Din as the oracle of seasons (earth) and Nayru as oracle fo ages (Time and Law), Farore’s nomenclature of Secrets seems not to really fit.

    I think that an alternative title would have been “Seed of Courage”, “Seed of Power”, “Seed of Wisdom”. SOmething along those lines…

    Hmmm. Well, they weren’t portraying the godess really. They were doing something with some aspect of nature, Time and Seasons. So, maybe it would be like, Oracle of Weather? Make it rainy, make sunny, make it windy. It needs a beeter name.

    she could be an element oracle, and Links object he gets could use all the elements, maybe like earth,fire,wind,water (like in Xiaolin Showdown)

    Hmmm… According to OoT, Farore maade all the forms of Life. So I think it would probably be… Oracle of Spirits maybe?

    uberzeldamaster said:

    oh… ok… but i really like farore. Din is suppossed to be the one whose’ triforce is owned by Ganon, why not make her game drop? :x that was mean (though it wasnt Din’s fault she was possessed by ganon :x !

    *gasps* how dare you say such a thing :o !?! also ganon’s just power hungry so he got the triforce of power,din didnt give it too him.and he didnt posses her either :? .

    Dark Mime Gogo said:

    What I mean is, if the thlrd game were actually made, I think that Farore would have turned out as something other than the Oracle of Secrets. Secrets isn’t really an attribute I’d associaate with courage.

    I think the whole reason the game didnt make it was because “secrets” is too vague and they probably had a hard time figuring out what to base everything on.also,I think farore would have stayed the oracle of secrets since thats pretty much the only thing nayrue and din didnt claim ;) .anything else they would have given her would have seemed like it fit in the category of either time or seasons.

    …………go din :D !!!

    Reihz said:

    I would ask in the Twilight Princess topic…

    Man, who did you make Ganondorf SO HOT? Is he shagging Link behind the scenes because they’re both WAAAAAY SEXY!!! Heyyy, can Miyamoto and Aounuma kiss each other? That would be sexy. Can I have a photo?

    I’m learning how to say that in Japanese. Shyeah, you just wait.

    Step away from the Yaoi fangirl, they are very dangerous! Miyamoto and Aunouma have families of there own, they are not gay.

    Dark Mime Gogo said:

    What I mean is, if the thlrd game were actually made, I think that Farore would have turned out as something other than the Oracle of Secrets. Secrets isn’t really an attribute I’d associaate with courage. Where we have Din as the oracle of seasons (earth) and Nayru as oracle fo ages (Time and Law), Farore’s nomenclature of Secrets seems not to really fit.

    I think that an alternative title would have been “Seed of Courage”, “Seed of Power”, “Seed of Wisdom”. SOmething along those lines…

    *Is trying to order the Oracle games off the internet*

    Think about it. Oracle of AGES starred Nayru as time and law and Din of SEASONS as earth, like what Dark Mime Gogo said. So maybe it Spirits? Or maybe it could be something to do with time(Seasons, Ages). The passing of time seems to be evident in both games. So the title has something to do with life or spirits and time.

    Dark Mime Gogo said:

    Hmmm… According to OoT, Farore maade all the forms of Life. So I think it would probably be… Oracle of Spirits maybe?

    what did nayrue make again? I thought din made the mountains,farore made the fields,and nayrue made life :? .in any case I dont think nintendo was basing the oracles off of the din,nayrue,and farore in OOT,otherwise we would have some strange oracles (such as the oracle of mountains :? ).

    farore (courage) should have really been the oracle of seasons,din (power) should have been the oracle of time,and nayrue (wisdom) should have been the oracle of secrets.those just seem to fit much more than how they really are…why is din (power) the oracle of seasons?

    Farore made life, Din made land, sea, air, anything physical, Nayru made Law and Magic.

    i somehowfound this in a text dump.text dumps,cant stand them…

    Before time began, before spirits
    and life existed…

    Three golden goddesses descended
    upon the chaos that was Hyrule…

    Din, the goddess of power…

    Nayru, the goddess of wisdom…

    Farore, the goddess of courage…

    Din…

    With her strong flaming arms, she
    cultivated the land and created
    the red earth.

    Nayru…

    Poured her wisdom onto the earth
    and gave the spirit of law to
    the world.

    Farore…

    With her rich soul, produced all
    life forms who would uphold
    the law.

    ok,so there posisions do make sence then :? .din and nayrue are easy to understand,I guess farores secrets would count as giving life then?

    No… I actually thinkl the original purpose was more along the lines of an ‘oracle of spirits’. The Oracle of Secrets one seems to be… conveniently put in there for the sake of the password system.

    Dark Mime Gogo said:

    No… I actually thinkl the original purpose was more along the lines of an ‘oracle of spirits’. The Oracle of Secrets one seems to be… conveniently put in there for the sake of the password system.

    Yeah. I don’t think that they would plan having something as vague and dumb as Secrets. It wouldn’t make a very good game. Besides, what the heyall you manipulate? Gossip?

    Vilage lady: Psst, did you hear about the princess? I heard she killed the king.

    *Link finds a rock to stand on, plays flute*

    Vilage lady: Psst, did you hear about the dog lady? I heard she killed the king.

    That’s kinda lame.

    i was thinking secrets like secrets of the universe,kinda like in FE, the kind of secrets that Athos and Nergal were originaly looking for…yeah..i just got to that part again today

    Sesshorochikuramaru said:

    i was thinking secrets like secrets of the universe,kinda like in FE, the kind of secrets that Athos and Nergal were originaly looking for…yeah..i just got to that part again today

    Dude, you too? I’m replaying it myself. Im on Chapter 27 I think it is. It’s the one where you have to defend Zephiel and you get Nino and Jafar. But I don’t really remember the secrets your talking about. The things I remember most about stories are the comic relief and personal relationships. So I don’t quite remember what secrets those were.

    Shinigami Ninja said:

    Sesshorochikuramaru said:

    i was thinking secrets like secrets of the universe,kinda like in FE, the kind of secrets that Athos and Nergal were originaly looking for…yeah..i just got to that part again today

    Dude, you too? I’m replaying it myself. Im on Chapter 27 I think it is. It’s the one where you have to defend Zephiel and you get Nino and Jafar. But I don’t really remember the secrets your talking about. The things I remember most about stories are the comic relief and personal relationships. So I don’t quite remember what secrets those were.

    i hate that chapter on hector hard mode(thats what im on right now)…athos never said what secrets he wanted to find, just that he and nergal thought they could discover the secrets of the world or something on the order of that, its the in begining of sands of time when hes telling how he first met nergal about 500 years ago..i replay that game all the time…i have won it about 30 times & played with every charactor :) .

    I still have trouble getting Guy, matthew or any Pegasus Knight any good. But yeah. Last time I tried Hector got hit by Ursula’s bolting for 29 damage. He had 28 health. What’s your support conversation percentage. Mine’s around 63%-65%. Of course my sister did more than half of that.

    Shinigami Ninja said:

    I still have trouble getting Guy, matthew or any Pegasus Knight any good. But yeah. Last time I tried Hector got hit by Ursula’s bolting for 29 damage. He had 28 health. What’s your support conversation percentage. Mine’s around 63%-65%. Of course my sister did more than half of that.

    matthews my favorite player :) so i always work on him, i give him the robe and energy ring in lyns story. i dont like to work on guy,fiora or renault.. my supports are 79% but we bought it used at 20%complete. and to stay on topic here… heres the question i would ask nintendo:when are they going to make a fire emblem for DS?(seing as the have basically stopped making new GBA games)

    Dark Mime Gogo said:

    No… I actually thinkl the original purpose was more along the lines of an ‘oracle of spirits’. The Oracle of Secrets one seems to be… conveniently put in there for the sake of the password system.

    well if you think about it “secrets” could refer to the things in life that mortals dont understand.I think oracle of spirits-though a good enough idea-would be to closly related to what the goddes farore was suposed to do.

    Shinigami Ninja said:*Link finds a rock to stand on, plays flute*

    a flute :P ? go find a picture of farore somewhere (I…..regrettably….saw one yesterday -_- ),she almost always has a book with her (kinda like how din always has a rod and nayrue has a harp) so I think that would be her tool…thing.how on earth link would use that to control anything I have no idea.its starting to come together as to why the third oracle game didnt make it :? .

    Shinigami Ninja said:It’s the one where you have to defend Zephiel and you get Nino and Jafar.

    I hate zephial :x ,especially when the little nerd makes you lose the mission because he couldnt protect himself…I soooooo want to know what him and ursalla talk about when they go in a battle :twisted)

    Shinigami Ninja said:

    I still have trouble getting Guy, matthew or any Pegasus Knight any good.

    even farina? shes like a wyvrm rider more than she is a pegasus knight :P .if you have a hard time leveling those five up (and you want to level them up) just use the arena trick (ie.play ninis’s grace,rescue who you played for,next turn drop them,dance [normaly] for them,put them in the arena,and rescue with a different person)
    .

    that all sounds great, but… what does FE have to do with Zelda :? ? what i need to know, is why a book would control anything? maybe its a magic book that gives link psychokinetic powers (control over objects AND the weather).

    uberzeldamaster said:

    that all sounds great, but… what does FE have to do with Zelda :? ? .

    haha actualy nothing besides there both on units made by nintendo ;P

    well has any1 gotten the action replay for the twilight princess on the cube?

    i saw it at bestbuy nd it siad hiden dungaons and random things u could do

    mustah krakish said:

    well has any1 gotten the action replay for the twilight princess on the cube?

    i saw it at bestbuy nd it siad hiden dungaons and random things u could do

    hmmm whats an action replay…a glitch??

    Well sort of if u mean u put it in system..( probably by memory card) and u can do things like have all weapons or infinite life..it is basically cheats but can only be done with action replay

    Sesshorochikuramaru said:

    uberzeldamaster said:

    that all sounds great, but… what does FE have to do with Zelda :? ? .

    haha actualy nothing besides there both on units made by nintendo ;P

    We just odn’t have an FE Blog anywhere and forums can be a pain.

    uberzeldamaster said:

    that all sounds great, but… what does FE have to do with Zelda :? ? what i need to know, is why a book would control anything? maybe its a magic book that gives link psychokinetic powers (control over objects AND the weather).

    You read the incantations in the book. You speak the incantations in the book. They turn out to be magic words. Weather changes. da Da DA DAH!

    I plan on making a fire emblem site *mumbling* just as soon as I learn how to make a site -_- .

    anyways,back to subject,you said your definitely not working for nintendo,right TML? does that mean you could never ask them any of these questions :? ?

    Ninja Lord Kakashi said:

    I plan on making a fire emblem site *mumbling* just as soon as I learn how to make a site -_- .

    anyways,back to subject,you said your definitely not working for nintendo,right TML? does that mean you could never ask them any of these questions :? ?

    There;s gotta be some way to ask them.

    uberzeldamaster said:

    what i need to know, is why a book would control anything? maybe its a magic book that gives link psychokinetic powers (control over objects AND the weather).

    Think about the book in alttp, it allowed him to read certain writing. Same in TP with Shad (although I think Shad wasted his life, because the place he was searching for isn’t all THAT amazing).

    theres also the book in LOZ that let him use more advanced spells (which…strangly enough….I find slower and less effective :? ).

    TML, you should so post a link to the ‘Blog on the Nintendo site, and likely everywhere else they may go! Then they might answer the Q’s on this forum. If that works (which is very improbable), they might become long-time, users, which may be a good thing or a bad one, lol.

    Ninja Lord Kakashi said:

    I plan on making a fire emblem site *mumbling* just as soon as I learn how to make a site -_- .

    It’s pretty easy, actually. Use Freewebs.com to make a freewebs site (very simple, though I wouldn’t say effective), or a dragNdrop like Dreamweaver, (but you have to buy the program and the server), and you could also use HTML, the basis of all the Internet, to manually write it (see the You can use these tags area above the comment box? That’s HTML). If you choose HTML, you can Google it to learn. It’s free, it’s effective, and it’s Totally worth the effort. All you need is the patience to learn, and there are numerous help sites out there. Whichever way you do it, I believe almost all of us would like to see the new Fire Emblem site when it’s out, so give the ‘Blog a link!

    alright,i’ll try to look into that,thanks for the info :) .

    freewebs.com? i ought to pay a visit…