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Infamous quotes from Link, from the Zelda CD-i games 
22nd-Dec-2010 12:00 am
Cartoon!Link -- Excuuuuuse me princess!, Excuuuuuuse me princess!
You don't ever have to have played any of the games or have watched any of the horrid cutscenes thereof on YouTube to know which of the quotes from this dork sound incredibly stupid. XD Just pick what you want... I'll handle the rubies [sic] poll results... >:3

In your opinion, which of these infamous quotes by Link from the Zelda CD-i games is (or are) the stupidest?

OH BOY! I'M SO HUNGRY, I COULD EAT AN OCTOROK!
12(13.5%)
THAT OLD GANON'S NO MATCH FOR THE KING!
4(4.5%)
GREAT! I CAN'T WAIT TO BOMB SOME DODONGOS!
10(11.2%)
GEE! IT SURE IS BORING AROUND HERE!
10(11.2%)
I JUST WONDER WHAT GANON'S UP TO!
8(9.0%)
IT'S A GOHMA!
6(6.7%)
WOW!
1(1.1%)
GOLLY!
6(6.7%)
MOVE THE CONTROL PAD DOWN, AND I WILL CROUCH. WHEN I AM CROUCHING, YOU CAN MAKE ME DO THE DUCK WALK!! ...COOL, HUH?!!!
22(24.7%)
None of the above; I just wanted to ticky a box.
10(11.2%)
Comments 
22nd-Dec-2010 09:39 am (UTC)
Squadala, we are off!
22nd-Dec-2010 04:28 pm (UTC) - Yay, another person who gets these references! <3
Mah boi! This peace is what all true warriors strive for!
22nd-Dec-2010 10:06 am (UTC)
Oh! I knew your new displayed name had to be a reference to something, but I had no idea what!
22nd-Dec-2010 04:32 pm (UTC)
*GRIN* Yep! :D THESE LINES ARE EPIC, YO! >:[

Here are the trainwrecks cutscenes that they come from: Wand of Gamelon and Faces of Evil. (Probably should have linked them earlier, now that I think of it.) And it's not just Link with the weird dialogue. You have to wonder what the script writers were smoking when they wrote these. =/ I mean, seriously... "The stars are made of ice, thus the night is cold" (from some weird high-pitched-voice garden gnome guy).
22nd-Dec-2010 04:03 pm (UTC)
Link just exudes so much coolness in the CD-i games, it was hard to narrow it down to one.

MOVE THE CONTROL PAD DOWN, AND I WILL CROUCH. WHEN I AM CROUCHING, YOU CAN MAKE ME DO THE DUCK WALK!! ...COOL, HUH?!!!

Uh—No. But i do like this poll, it is mighty mighty fine! <3
22nd-Dec-2010 04:36 pm (UTC)
*GRIN* INDEED HE DOES! I think as the Angry Video Game Nerd sagely said, this version of him is way cornier than the 1980s cartoon version (in my icon). XD

As it turns out, I misquoted that one a little. The first sentence should have been, "MOVE THE CONTROLLER DOWN, AND I CROUCH." But since it's the CD-i games, who cares anyway? XDDDDDDD

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed this poll. 8D I had way too much fun writing it. X3
23rd-Dec-2010 03:21 am (UTC)
Definitely the controller one for me; I don't like points where the game breaks the fourth wall to tell you how to play. (The "touch the court record button" in Ace Attorney gets me too -- I'd rather the characters say "check the court record" and have the game pop up a how-to that isn't pseudo-IC.

...shrug. In that vein, someone did a lovely game for the annual interactive fiction competition where all of the puzzle solutions were exactly that sort of damage to the fourth wall, but it was funny since there wasn't actual plot.
23rd-Dec-2010 06:26 pm (UTC) - Don't mind the RP account XD It's sort of apropos here anyway
Pfffff... that part in Investigations where Gumshoe and Edgeworth explain how to do the Logic bit always slayed me. XD "That's some beautiful logic, pal!" But yeah, I don't find those as irritating so much as amusing in a ridiculous (or better yet, to reference TVTropes, Narmy) way. XD

It would definitely make more sense for more serious business type games to have it keep things IC and leave the controller out of it. I can't remember whether you've played Final Fantasy VI, where they sometimes have a mini-cutscene tutorial on how to do things like train Gau, where they do reference the controllers but it's obviously not part of the plot proper. But would something like that count as what you were talking about, the "pop-up how-to"?

Speaking of which, the part of Faces of Evil where Link's stupid "duck walk" quote came from, was also from a tutorial that was separate from the game proper. I haven't played these games myself and have only seen Let's Plays of them, but I think there's only one fourth-wall-breakage in it, where it detects a dirty disc, and either Link or Zelda will chime in with something that sounds equally stupid, like "Hey! I think your disc is dirty! Better turn off the game now and go clean it!" XD

That IF game sounds like it was a lot of crackish fun. :D Do you remember around what year the competition was? I kind of want to look it up and try it out. :3
26th-Dec-2010 05:03 am (UTC)
Yeah, I don't know why they make me cringe, they just do. Most people don't mind 'em, or they wouldn't put them in games. I'm just odd.

The game was called Sins Against Mimesis and I'm not sure how good it is as a game just on its own -- it was kind of in-jokey and might be tough if you hadn't been playing and reading a lot of games from about that time. But it can't hurt to try!

Mimesis being a term for "being sucked into" a game/story/whatever -- if something distracts you so you remember you're sitting and reading a book, like a typo or something, that's breaking mimesis. I don't know where the term came from, or if it's used like that outside rec.games.int-fiction, though. XD
27th-Dec-2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
I like all that stuff xD It all makes me happy. Also 'my stuff' xD
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