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Ocarina of Time: Kakariko Village [Thursday 13th August 2015 at 12:17 am]

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From sun to moon, moon to sun...
Give peaceful rest to the living dead

Hyrule Royal Family Tomb

Strangely enough, I've found some places to be less scary in the 3D remakes. In the Royal Family Tomb, the chamber with the ReDeads is bright and clear, with the entire room visible and no mysterious bones on the floor. On the original it was much darker and mostly obscured in mist, with the murmuring of ReDeads hinting at what terrors lay in wait.

So I was lulled into a false sense of security and merrily made my way through, at which point a ReDead that I thought I was successfully sneaking behind screamed at me. Cue mad button mashing to break free of the paralysis, followed by even more frantic button mashing to break free of the ReDead that's now quite literally munching through my health, and then once it finally releases me I leg it down the passageway with my remaining heart or so.

The blasted things are worse than Metroids - at least those you can reliably break free of.

Once I'd learnt the Sun's Song I then used it to freeze the ReDeads on the return journey. Then since they were frozen I had the not-so-bright idea to try and splat the one that ate me... forgetting that when you hit them, they unfreeze, and despite moving very slowly can suddenly leap on you from a surprising distance. And then finish off your remaining health. Just as well I'd picked up a fairy earlier!

Another change with the 3D port - where previously your only clue about places where you can play the Sun's Song to summon a big fairy was Navi bouncing around, now such spots also have a small fountain of sparks. It's quite handy as Navi can be rather inaccurate with the exact location needed.

Anyway, after escaping from the ReDeads and doing some odds and ends around Kakariko village (finding the missing Cuccos for a 2nd bottle, killing enough Gold Skulltullas to get the Adult Wallet, and starting the mask trading sequence) it's time to make my way up the mountain to Goron City!
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