Regarding Water Temple in Ocarina Of Time.

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  1. SamAsh07
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    Well today afternoon (night here now as I post this) I reached the most talked about temple in the zelda series
    note: I haven't played OoT on N64 EVER, this was and is my first outing on OoT

    Ok so I started the temple and had goosebumps, it's so well designed and by far the most exciting temple I've come across in a zelda game. I finished it without any problem whatsoever, so my question is

    What was so difficult about water temple in the first place?? I haven't played the original so idk if something was altered or not. I just wanna know what is all the fuss about this temple being difficult? I loved it.
     
  2. hobo33

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    I never played the original either, but a friend of mine was very vocal about his hatred for the water temple. From what I understand in the original version you weren't able to map the iron boots to the C-buttons or anything (like in this one I had it on the x button) so it was a real pain in the ass to keep pausing the game to equip/unequip the iron boots.

    So really it wasn't necessarily difficult, just long, tedious and annoying. That's what I got out of my conversation with my buddy anyway.
     
  3. awssk8er

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    Same exact thing for me! First time doing it, and it was a breeze! Easier than the fire temple in my opinion. I loved it too!
     
  4. Langin

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    First off there were no colors to help you to get the temple's water level lower, the already mentioned Iron Boots.
     
  5. ken28

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    and you havent seen where you can change the waterstand to wich level...
     
  6. SamAsh07
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    I see, the Iron Boots part does sound annoying.
     
  7. brandonspikes

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    All of the textures were bland, and you had to keep switching to iron boots ( took about 5-7 secs each time you swapped them on and off.

    In this version the clearer water and textures make it so much easier to navigate, the water temple wasn't really hard, more annoying and confusing than anything else.
     
  8. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    I do remember stopping playing OoT on N64 at the Water Temple, because of how annoying it was. Can't remember the details though, just that it was really frustrating.

    Completed it yesterday on OoT3D [​IMG]
     
  9. Ikki

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    It wasn't hard, it was annoying.

    You had to be constantly opening the menu to equip and unequip the boots, plus you were bound to miss some rooms so you had to go to the water level changer again to find that key you missed.

    It was an annoying dungeon, that's why it's so hated, but people just say they hate it so other people assume it's because it's hard, and the word spreads.
     
  10. XAlexBlitz209X

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    Well there was also this room where you had to raise the water level and a platform would rise up and you would have to go under that platform and get a key.If you forgot that then you we're probably confused and fucked the whole way.lol
     
  11. snake2

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    the big problem with the water temple was not that it was too hard just that you could not map the iron boots to a button you had to pause the game scroll through the menus and select the iron or regular boot, big pain in the ass I am glad they made the boots a regular item
     
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    also, i am 26 now and the game was relesed 13 years ago. so at the age of 13 yes it was quite hard.
     
  13. Supreme Dirt

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    I got stuck because I stopped playing after getting the Longshot, before going to the time block behind the chest.

    TIME BLOCK BEHIND THE CHEST YOU SAVED AND QUIT AFTER OPENING TROLOLOLOLOLOL

    It took me another year to beat that one temple because of it.

    Also so much of that temple looks the exact goddamn same.
     
  14. Dylan

    Dylan 100 MILES AND RUNNIN'

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    We were all significantly younger then.... You get the idea
     
  15. dragonkid6

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    I never got to finish OoT when I was little, my N64 was stolen, so I replayed it in 2007 on a PC emu and I have to say, that playing such an old game playing game when your already used to so many new thing, the Water Temple was annoying as hell, I got down to the boss key and 2 silver keys missing and referred to guide, only to find out what I missed was so simple.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Sadly, I made the same mistake again playing OoT3D @_@
     
  16. gamefan5

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    When you're a little kid like less than 10 AND when you don't know how a dungeon works(i.e not using the map), it can get pretty difficult and a-n-n-o-y-i-n-g.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  17. serenade.63

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    Iron boots, 'nough said.
     
  18. machomuu

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    This. I didn't find it difficult so much as annoying.
     
  19. xile6

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    It wasn't hard, it was annoying. I beat it last night. Also missed a few keys so had to go back and change water levels and crap. But other then that its kinda easy and not much to kill u either.
     
  20. Aeladya

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    It wasn't so much as hard as it was annoying as others have stated before. I know once I screwed up majorly and used the keys on the wrong doors, resulting on it being impossible to finish as I was completely out of keys. I heard they fixed it in this version, but I had to start the entire game over. Rather annoyed about that.