Majora’s Mask Ep. 7: Monkey Business
Chris wages war against the Southern Swamp, gets into amateur gardening, and just goes ape.
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Unknown Speaker 0:12
Hey, hey, hey, how you doing?
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I don’t fucking leave the house. I don’t exercise anymore. Fine. What’s your point? What
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Unknown Speaker 1:51
Thank you so much. Yeah.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. And also our producer, today’s
mom, not my mom, your mom. But you’re close enough. Yeah. All right. Yeah. Thanks. Thank you so much, Denise. Yeah, yeah. Yeah, that probably should lead us into our next point, Chris, I’m tired. I don’t know about you always. But 2021 has proven to be a both wonderful, amazing year that has seen first encounter absolutely explode all over the place, also a year. That means that because we’re exploding, we have a lot more to keep up with. Because of that, Chris and I are tired. We need a little breaky Buddha, keep ourselves fresh and raise your cheeks, rosy cheeked and eager to continue bringing you the content that you know and love. So for the remainder of December, which is every day from here, because today is December 1 on
this Wednesday on the first Yes. Oh, wow. Yeah. Wow. Yeah. Holy
shit. Perfect. Yeah, beautiful. We will not be releasing episodes. What we will not be what collecting patron fees. He just, he just threw his chair. And even crazier. We’re not gonna be recording anything. Don’t turn the light on. Oh, he’s leaving. He’s leaving. He’s gone. He’s gone now. Goodbye. Yeah, so uh, Chris and I are taking a
Chris and I are taking a full month off of mental breaks from everything first encounter. So we’re going to be just putting the final touches on anything outstanding we have to do and taking some time off to refresh ourselves, fall in love with video games, podcasting, and first encounter all over again and plan some really excellent stuff for 2022. So we will see you back again in January with new episodes of first encounter presents Mudros mask, we will unpause our Patreon collection at that point and continue releasing Patreon episodes. And we will be recording again. So for the next month, everyone just took a big, relaxing deep breath. Kick your shoes off, put your feet ease up in front of the fire and yeah, we’re gonna we’re gonna take some time off though and get refreshed. How’s that sound? Chris?
Yeah, sounds sounds okay. I’ve warmed up to the idea in the last 30 seconds.
Chris, we played some Madrid. We had a real monkey of a time.
We had a real Decker Decker garden.
Unknown Speaker 4:58
probably, I would say not just for majority’s mask but my life in general. Probably my finest work. Yeah.
Considering I’ve known you most of your life, and I’ve seen all of the work you’ve output. Yeah, I can heartily agree.
Just a really beautiful execution of
Yeah, it was. It was good. Um, I think I had an unfortunate accident. This recording. Yeah, you did. Go. You might you might see. Go to the website listeners. Shiny new graphic on the website. Go to the website.
It’s real good. Yeah, it’s real pleasant.
But uh, yeah. Last time we left off at the spider house. Should we just fucking start talking about it?
Yeah, let’s dive on in. Whoo.
So monster falls from the ceiling. And it’s half a spider. And like definitely percent a person Whoa, job creation. Yeah, it’s a nightmare. It’s no good.
God knows how much make they pumped into that thing. Yeah.
So there’s a dog. Oh, you piece it. Get ass out of here.
I don’t know that I’ve ever been here. Fuck you. Fun fact.
Is this a? Is this a map right here?
I don’t know what that is. That looks like a map. Sure does. What’s this guy’s deal?
Well, that looks just like a skull tool with a human arm. human arm in some hair.
Unknown Speaker 6:24
How may I have got a monster? Despite his curse? It made me this way.
You really like to choose voices that just destroy your vocal? Yes.
Unknown Speaker 6:36
Yeah, I’m in agony over here. I beg of you in here. Find them all the gold ones that are spiders. Defeat them quickly. If you lift the curse. Oh, I’ll teach you something good. Or, please. This is awful. Nightmare.
It’s kind of horrific. But they seem nice enough. They’re like, help us we’ve been cursed. And you need to find all the skull Tools and click the skull tool tokens because that contains the souls of the spider.
I think that’s what they said. Yeah, the spiders like solar essence or something like that.
That’s fine. Yeah. Just shore further into the house. Which Yes, straight up turns into a dungeon.
Yeah, how your house looks like a dungeon when you live in middle of a swamp and it’s infested by spider souls. saying that out loud. It’s pretty horrific
is not good.
No good. No bueno.
So we want spider hunting. Oh, that’s a book. Wait. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait,
mine. Got to just get a bottle bugs.
Just. Oh, did I get it?
You got a bug in a bottle? You seem to release it bugs like tobacco and small holes.
I’m gonna scare the shit out of somebody.
Just gonna keep this
No, I didn’t want to yet. Oh.
My bug right here.
Can you oh three.
get taken back. The only them you just make more bugs every time you catch one. It dumps three out. All right. Are you gonna go in?
Okay, let me in here. Hey, just getting impatient. No, I’m just curious. I’ve never he’s ever been
here. I want to see what this is because I’ve genuinely never been in here. Oh, boy. You’re like, very close to that. Yeah, that’s dangerous. You got a gold skull. Tula spirit. This is your first one. I am dying. Yeah, you should be careful.
I didn’t think they would take so many hits. Oh, there’s multiple. Oh, there’s a lot of
like a mini dungeon
right? This is gonna be an episode.
So what I want it to happen but I’m also not mad about it. So I’ll take it. That’s
a familiar feeling. All right. No hearts. That’s cool. I didn’t need them.
Maybe you should have captured that fairy in a bottle instead of fucking just staring at it as it flew away earlier.
Had a good time. Brian around collected I think six. Yeah, but okay. Let’s see if this does anything. Head back. Talk to Mr. Man. No, no, no, no, no. Nothing to say to me. Not enough. Yeah. said Cool. Well, good luck to you. I’ll deal with this later. Yep. Turn back around. No time for this. I want a mission. Yeah. Hello, you horse. The
Unknown Speaker 9:09
cool ones. The guy spiders. Okay. Please make me normal. Like Yeah. Make me normal again. I’ll teach you something. Something good. Please.
Unknown Speaker 9:24
Please help me. See what a nightmare.
That was terrible.
So at this point, you decided to return to the Daegu palace. And finally go into the royal chamber, which is where you were supposed to go when you first got here and you never went into
listen. I know what I’m doing. Okay. Yeah, I think that’ll become very apparent in the gameplay. As we progress through this episode.
I cannot wait to hear my frustration levels.
So we entered the palace. And when you go through the guard say hey, go straight through. Head to the royal chamber. Don’t go right or left don’t explore at all. Sure. Oh, yeah, that sounds good as a rule follower. Yeah, nothing else. Nothing else. run straight through get to the royal chamber. There’s some Dacres just jammin about Yes. Cool. That’s cool. Yeah, it’s good. There’s a fire pit in the middle. There’s a big boy diku the king, if you will talk to him talk to his I assume advisor.
Yeah, this Grand Vizier. Yeah. I’m getting very nervous that you’re gonna die.
Thank you, Sharon.
I’m really uncomfortable with your health right now.
Did you come to see the bullet monkey again? You seem to enjoy seeing him. Follow this hall straight to the royal chamber. Do not enter any other areas whatsoever.
What do you think happens if I enter another area? Probably nothing good.
The tiny Princess only recently learned to play the deacon pikes stop his Royal Highness was so proud of her. I saw the monkey and this prince is entering the template night
that’s probably where she learned to play the pipes
but only came back out Rumor has it that the monkey the princess bed God only royal family members can enter the sunken temple so it’s obvious that the monkey was easier Do you like this man?
Unknown Speaker 11:22
Hello. No galore pull up princess is missing their king has been unable to keep is cool. It
looks pretty cool to me.
I feel the princess may be caught up in some kind of trouble just as that monkey claims. But in its current state The king can’t even send for troops out to look for her. What are we to do?
That it’s in your face before visiting. I like this. Usually I don’t allow the likes of you and my royal chamber. But today is different. We’re about to punish the foolish monkey who kidnapped the Daegu princess is salted the royal family. I’ll show him what happens when you do that. That foolish monkey is up in that cage. Take a good look at his face. They’re like well, we got this monkey who’s trying to kidnap the Princess? gonna roast them or something? I’m not I don’t remember exactly. I’m
pretty sure that’s basically what they’re saying. They’re gonna punish the monkey because he kidnapped the princess as far as they’re concerned. Yeah, and the princess is still currently missing. Hey, if you’ve ever played Zelda Mario princess is missing his kind of links. cup of tea. He gets real sweaty.
So they’re talking about this monkey kidnapped Princess and my eyes lock on to this monkey who’s behind the cage? Yeah, immediately find him pinpoint him know what I have to do. Get out of that palace. Yeah,
fuck this guy that monkeys done for him. I believe no good here.
No point should have kidnapped the princess not my you know? Yeah, not my problem.
But as you’re leaving his brother’s like, Hey, you find him? He was tied up in there. What’s going on?
Yeah, I said listen. No, my problem.
He said I’m gonna make your problem you got to rescue him was my brother.
Unknown Speaker 13:06
Oh, there you see the entrance to the cage. We now secret route. Enter secret route from 100 Diamond entrance. Entrance and tall place no can reach me being from being cellar. Left beneath palace garden.
Hey, live beneath Palace Garden alive.
Unknown Speaker 13:27
I understand my meaning.
Yes, I need to be just fine. You literally face by other garden. Yes. Hey, what’s to figure out? I need beans.
As you walk exactly by the place you need the beans from?
Well, I don’t have beans.
He told you where to get the beans.
I wasn’t paying attention. Jesus Christ. Okay, I need to go in that hole.
You’re still not going the right direction to go in the hole either. If you want to rescue him, you need to plant a magic bean on the side of the palace. But to get the magic being you have to sneak into these stupid fucking gardens and dive under and buy beans from the magic bean man.
And boy did I because I was on a mission. Yeah. And I love planting my beans new do so if you ignore what the guards say, the deco guards and you go into any of the side chambers in the palace. You come to the royal gardens. This is great. And it’s just kind of a stealth mission. Yeah, you got to avoid the other guards gaze as they wander around the garden grounds. Yeah. Crushed it. Nailed it. I kind of really did the first Yeah, no, you
actually did. Yeah. I didn’t have any problems to try at all. No.
Got to the end of one side of the gardens and you just
dropped into a hole.
So there’s no like, journal or anything. I just have to remember what people tell me.
Yes. Have you not playing video games before?
seems bad? Seems like bad. signed to me.
Why don’t you go get beans?
I want to see what’s in the Word. You say the beans were
underneath the palace garden, which is literally where you are now. Oh, that’s why I said why are you walking away from where you need to be?
Would you like to pee then
I would. Please for the love of God so good at this game. Oh my god, this is so frustrating.
No if there’s anything I know. Oh god, it’s Zelda. So let’s get back into this is what we have here.
What is this? Where are you?
I’m in the fucking dungeon garden. So now we’re gonna spin around there and sprint around here. I’m assuming the blue balls are the white balls. I’m colorblind, apparently. Well, white balls. The white balls right there their vision? Yes. I’m not asking you any I’m telling you because, like I said I No,
no, no, I’m saying yes. As in. Yes. You’re colorblind? Because I’m either white or blue. They’re yellow man. Do you? Oh, nice. Oh, did you notice something though? What’s up? Have you noticed anything? About your rupees
19 Oh, they’re maxed out.
Yeah. All right. Your full up kid.
Not gonna stop me.
I’m gonna need another fucking pot of coffee for this.
So here we are. And the first dungeon of the game. Now, any place
maybe that was actually a pretty cool movie. Yeah. Yeah. Looks pretty good, sir.
You don’t need to tell me. Here we go. Filled the hole with my Linky presence. And little water there. Yeah, so the first thing I did was I caught some fish.
Yeah, Tommy. I believe you tell me. Yeah, Tommy.
I had some bugs previously. I don’t remember where I got those. I think he got them in the school tool house. Yeah, probably. So I really bugs grabbed a fish Tommy. He’s my best friend. Now. That’s cool. Turn back around. And I find the other path leads me to a very delightful man.
Being man. He’s great. Love him. He gives you a free beam. Yeah,
he just beat
me. Haha, you kind of fish in a bottle. It’s deliciously fresh cash is it let’s see
what’s in there somebody who needed a fish or who wanted a fish? Yes, you’re no help.
That you know what it’s like to play games with you.
I don’t know why I asked you anything. Hey,
this guy mean man. Wow, Jam Jam your your cough tomorrow. How long time that’s not gonna be the voice Why don’t you do this guy?
Yeah, yeah, that first customer I’ve edited all time. Do you need any? Oh, that sound effect was completely different than the voice.
Unknown Speaker 17:54
You need any magic beans. they sprout leaves as soon as you water them that they do. They do
like non techies voice Hmm.
Unknown Speaker 18:03
I’ll give you one free sample. So try planting it in some soft soil. You can always buy more than
denena means find a patch of soft soil then proceed to plant them in it and implant him in
Unknown Speaker 18:18
wherever you you can plant them wherever you want. But if you don’t water them, their leaves won’t grow.
I kind of want to be this guy when I grew up.
took those beans and I headed back to a little soft spot of soil Yeah. Fill it
just right to the brim yeah with just pumped as much seed into it as you can
being 10 Not seeds please you fucking pervert.
being seed you
know he just pumped your Seed beans. Really earning that explicit right in this episode. Huh?
Man as well as long as we have it like we might as well make use of it. So we plant the beans sprouts a flower like tight but I need to make the flower grow. Yeah. And I had to let at this moment Tommy go
except the knee Rijkaard Tommy for more times trying to get water.
I got my water. That’s all there is to say there. It took a while but you did get your water. Can I just point out that he said he hasn’t had customers a long time. And then he just gave me his wires for
free. Yeah, cuz he’s like, Well, if I get him hooked on the on the beans. That’s fair. That’s just gonna put your fish in this water. Yeah, yeah,
I need the bottle. Be free. My best friend. I’ll miss you. Goodbye. Tell me. Now he lives here. That was tragic. Do I have water?
I think Oh, accidentally calming me again. Get out of here. Tommy please.
Kit. I don’t love you anymore. Get out of here. Go home. Off
Chris. Why do you keep catching Tommy? I think you have to throw Tommy on the shore.
How dare you. Tommy be free. Be good. Right now give me that water. Hey,
you got some spring water filled your body with spring water.
You see the board or whatever may need it. Got my water splashing all over the plate I just grew and to grow smart. Yeah grows into an elevator in fact.
I mean, I don’t know how to say it because Yeah, that’s correct. No,
hop on the floating flower brings me up to adjust. Grab the chest, get some rubies. That’s fine. 20
rubies. Yeah, red ruby can’t Can’t complain.
They’re good stuff.
At this point, however, there’s a problem. You have 99 rupees. So your follow up in a bitch I’m sorry. Say you have 99 rupees, which is your max capacity. Yeah. And it’s also noon on the third day at this point. Yes. So you gotta get the fuck out of here.
Get the fuck outta dodge.
So, at this point, you decided to head back and unload your rupees onto the bank Taylor just all over him. And reset time again.
Yeah, he loved it. He’s all about it.
We didn’t we’re not quite there yet. Don’t try skipping ahead. On the way back out. You tried to take the boat to see if you can get back that way.
Is this where I had trouble where you had an accident? Yeah.
I believe at this point. You were human link. So you didn’t hop and skip like a daycare link? No. And I’ve I remember it you were waiting. You’re pretty mask. Because you’re you
Unknown Speaker 21:32
like pretty mask is the best mask
and you get stuck in the poison water. He
can’t climb out of the water. I didn’t vote for him. The duck and the bow. All he had to do is pull himself out of the waters. And you
poison yourself to death.
Oh, no. Can I? Will this take me home?
Unknown Speaker 21:52
let me out. Can I have just now dead? Get me out of here.
Oh are so close to dead? Oh, yes. Give me out. Oh god. Oh god. Oh, God. Oh, no. Oh, no, no.
Unknown Speaker 22:03
Oh, well, that’s horrifying.
That’s your first death.
Why wouldn’t he climb out of the water? It was actually really horrific. Yeah, it
was Chris was really stressed out. He was Ziggy. It’s great. It’s absolutely delightful.
What did you think my first death would be? Not Not this. I know. That’s why I’m asking.
I assumed that your first death was going to be you turning your back on all the daycares constantly. And now uptake is the the blue like product plants that come up and try to bite you. Yeah, you were not good at dealing with those. You kind of just walk by them or they hit you in the back. I was like, you’re just gonna lose track of your hearts and die. Now. I don’t do that. No, no, you you’ve done better. But you just Reese respond on the shore. Easy, GG. But you’re still running out of time. You still got a huge mission. So at this point, you book it out of the swamp and just start tearing aspect to Termina
as Lincoln’s want to do. How do we get out of here?
Fall play the game. I don’t What do you want me to tell you?
How to like go home?
Where are you? Where are you going?
I want to go back to the witch’s hut so I can get some fresh water.
Why is there witch’s hut? Why would the witch’s hut have fresh water?
There is some water outside it. Well, not the witch’s hut the photo guy.
Dragonfly is coming right for you.
So like the dragon fly? I don’t like the dragon fly. I’m gonna be honest.
I think that’s fine.
It’s not huh. Dragon Fly drag.
Is it fly on lightning? Yeah. Look, there’s your frog friend.
Can’t do anything. Can I put frogs in a jar?
I don’t know what to tell you. Yes, maybe?
Yes or no? Ooh, I don’t have time to do anything.
Oh, wow. It’s really late on the final day. Yeah. Like you really fucked up.
Okay, so if I go this way, this is I don’t like this. You know,
there’s a map I’m gonna corner right? Yeah, whatever. Okay. This isn’t the way you have to go. I’m gonna stop you. You can go the other the literal opposite direction.
What are you talking about? That’s where it came from, isn’t it?
The red marker always shows you where you came from. You just been going the wrong way. Like a fool. Like a fool Christopher like tell
me hurts. Perfect. How do I get out of here?
Look there soft soil. plant your seed. Oh,
I don’t have any water.
Yeah, maybe you should have thought about that before you spilling your water to anyone who
would pay definitely forgot. So seeds don’t carry over?
I don’t think so. I’m not 100% Sure, but I feel like they didn’t.
Okay. We’ll see. I shouldn’t know that when I was buying them. Should I time definitely got away from me.
Yeah, you wasted three days in the swamp. I don’t know how that happen. What are you talking about?
There’s a lot to do there. Huh? What? Is there not? Huh? There’s a lot to do in the swamp.
I want you to know that this does speed runner has beat this game in like 16 minutes.
I’m not trying to beat it in 16
feet Brian. Are you gonna deposit or what?
So we go into puzzler rupees I think
we do. So at this point you got your first new item in a while Hell yeah. Got the adult wallet. Yeah. Big bag. My adult sack if you will. Hmm. I will. Disappointment followed quickly by Yeah. All right.
I’ll take Yeah. So I got that I can carry up to 200 rupee. So I think I believe that’s correct. Yeah. So that’s cool. Reset time, and book it back to the swamp. Here’s where I personally feel like I made my first mistake. Not that I could avoid it. But I didn’t expect that I would have to rescue that fucking which again, yeah. Yeah, dog. So as you know, when you reset time you you know, everything resets. Now, who would have thought who knew? So go back to the swamp. Try and take a boat ride. No one’s there. I got I got a plan. I’m on a mission now.
I can’t wait to hear what your two dues are at the end of this.
Wait a minute. Wait a minute. What? No. Oh, no,
Unknown Speaker 26:19
she’s not there, Chris.
Oh, no. What are you expecting? What’s gonna happen?
Unknown Speaker 26:26
Dan, any name any mean any
shit. Okay, so I have to rescue her again. Ah, fuck me. Okay. This time though. I bought a
potion. You did? Because you’re like, I know what I have to do. Fuck this.
But here’s the thing. I took out money from the bank during this reset, because I was planning on buying beans. So I take my bean money and I buy a potion to bring the witch Kotaku. Yes. I guess I can just buy the potion from here.
I don’t need to have to dump your water.
I have to dump my water. I can just buy it.
I’m not sure actually. I would really like to bottles. See we only sell potions that humans God.
Give me a potion. Red potion. 30 Jesus Christ. I can’t sell to you if you have nothing. Are you kidding me?
Yes. Dump your water. Ah. How about now?
Unknown Speaker 27:25
How about this?
Just fucking soaker carpet. Oh my goodness. Sell me
potion me the potion.
Can’t believe you actually spent money on potion. If you follow the lily pads that I’ll bring you back to the magic shop. But you should probably take who up? Are you gonna swim? Fucking who cares? I don’t fucking care. Do whatever you doing. Okay. Are you fucking here? All right. No, I’m sick of this game. You’ve somehow ruined one of my favorite games. You’re welcome. Yeah. Whoo. Whoo. Chris is like can I interest you in Final Fantasy seven and how you destroyed that for? Tea. We’re the monkeys. We like to monkey around.
Go through the forest. Follow the fucking monkey get slammed by turtles.
Yeah. This is where I stopped taking notes for a while. Yeah, yeah.
I give the potion to Kotaku. She drinks it throws her on the ground blast out of their own room. Okay, can I interest you in a potion?
I need to eat my sweet bun to deal with you.
Man now I need more fucking rupees. That seems to be fine. Leave the monkeys it cost me. Go back to the boat. Yeah, go back to the Deku Palace. Yeah, go back to the Deku gardens.
Yeah, go back to the beam man.
He won’t give me free beans this time though. No, cuz even though you reset time he remembers being which means be min is the second person in this game that I’ve encountered as far as I remember who transcends time. Third, third.
But you’ve encountered that trantham Thanks, seller. Happy math salesman. Well, we don’t really know that. When you reset time, he is like, Hey, we’re like we made a deal. Where’s my fuckin
but that’s because you reset the point after you’ve talked to us true. That’s fair. Yeah. All right. All right. So we can assume he’s something fishy, but it hasn’t been proven in gaming. That’s fair. Yeah. Oh, yeah. So we got bank guy and Bing seller who both transcend time if
I could turn MC time. If I could sell my beans. There is a filling in this. Sweet. Yeah. Coconut.
I think probably. I think I got a coconut and pineapple.
Might be pineapple. I get coconut and pineapple mixed up in my mouth because they usually have them together. They’re very different flavors. I always have them together. And like a pina colada
and selling beans.
Give me your beans, seeds. Whatever, Sir Give me more of your seeds.
I increased my income for the finest your seed seed.
Unknown Speaker 30:15
You liked my magic beans and came back to buy more 10 rupees for one pod.
Fill me up. Oh wait, he didn’t give me any free ones
no the game the game keeps track of when it’s your first time.
That’s nonsense. Stash those beans. I paid 10 rupees for him. Yeah, cool. You’re able to plant your seed again play my seed, get those 20 rupees back from the chest up. They’re
not even back. I mean, you deposited them. So you just got you net gains 20 rupees which call interest? Yeah, it’s not. Not even remotely close. But it’s it’s capital gains more than anything but
got some more beans. The monkey told me that I have to sneak into the palace through this other kind of side entrance. Yeah, take my beans there. plant a flower that brings me up to this secret entrance. Yeah.
Do you remember what you have to do? Where you have to find
a? I think it was around the corner this way. Right?
Maybe? I look like to play video games.
Now. I’m much better at this than you.
Huh? My ankle hurts from how hard I’ve been twisting the entire time. Oh,
I can’t play it as a decoy. Yeah,
I told you. That’s fucked. Obviously. plants can’t plant other plants.
How do you make plant babies than
basically you floating over the gardens that you’ve already snuck through? Yes. dive right in explains her
into over and over and over again.
So I couldn’t tell if you were intentionally fucking with me during this time. Or if you were just actually not good. And just trying to play it off. That
was not good. This is the most platforming section of the game that we’ve encountered so far. Yeah. And that as the day goes, scrub, you have to enter these flowers and they poofy back up, and they let you float for a certain amount of time before they drop you. So as you’re above the garden, you have to float from moving platform to moving platform. And while you’re doing this, there’s also deck of scripts that are shooting seeds at you. Yeah.
You got your seed shot in a lot. Yes. Yeah,
I took a lot of seeds to the face. Oh, is that like a turd up there?
Yeah. Don’t get caught by him either. Wait a minute. I think he just attacks the I don’t think he’s Wait. How am I supposed to? I have to fly over him. You have to kill him.
What? Oh? Oh, oh. Oh. Oh. Oh. Oh.
It is so stressful. Watching you play this game. I’m so bad.
So much. All right, here we go. Can you get a gun?
Unknown Speaker 33:02
We bought a talk there today and we haven’t done anything.
That’s on me. You’re the leader now, huh? I think I know what I’m doing okay.
Pingree. Thank God I mean, it’s stressful while you play this game. Boop, boop boop boop. Oh, God.
Well, that was on me.
I think you actually just shot us out of the air. Yeah. Can’t believe knotted together. knotted together. This guy just getting nodded to death at fuckin 7am More
don’t have to imagine
if you jumped down to get that daycare now I was legit gonna kill you.
That would actually be hilarious. Let’s go all the way over there. You know, I don’t know if I can do this. But dude,
do you want to give me the controller? No. Fuck you. I am better at video games and these.
I don’t know. I’m gonna beat this before you beat Final Fantasy. I beat up in less time than it took you to beat final. That’s literally I think that makes me a better gamer.
That’s literally an artifact of this game being genuinely shorter.
I mean, that sounds like a weak argument.
Unknown Speaker 34:26
I did it in Tintin, Tintin.
Tintin. Tintin didn’t, didn’t, didn’t didn’t and bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam, bam. Ben, Ben, Ben. Ben. Ben. Ben. Ben. Ben. Going Chris Pro. strats now there’s a heart piece there but I would I don’t
fucking write off with a heart piece. Womp womp My hands are so sweaty right now.
I can’t even imagine. Ah, I can’t believe we took an entire day to get there. Did you king chamber I did not track how many attempts this took you because it got to the point where I was like, I don’t have enough paper for this tally mark.
That’s fair. Eventual. I mean, yeah, it was it. It took a bit of time. Yeah. took some doing. Yeah, we got through it though. Yeah,
we got through it together. We went through this the way we came into the world together.
Just the same way we’re gonna go out
just four months apart and from different people. Yes. Yeah.
So we get through the floating garden section, and we sneak into the enclosure that the imprisoned monkey isn’t. Yeah, it’s like, hey, not gonna fucking talk to you. You’re Deku fuck off. Turn into a human throw my beautiful maskings like, Whoa,
I love humans. Excuse
me. Where did you come from? Listen, hey, here’s the thing. They think I kid up the princess. I didn’t do it. While I was trying to figure out where the swamp was poisoned. And monster got the princess. Yeah. And they grabbed me and threw me in here because I thought I kidnapped her. And hey, you got a loud instrument. Like a really loud instrument. Yeah, I said, Yeah, man. No problem. Check this out without my or Kareena. He’s like no, man.
He’s like that, that Peony thing. He I think He literally says that. Yeah, was upsetting curse to get very personally at that point.
I mean, it’s upsetting but not uncommon. It’s very it’s a very familiar feeling. Yeah, you’ve heard it before. Yeah. From your times over and over multiple anytime I try and initiate game night. So he says you got anything bigger than that? I said, Fuck you. How about that? Hey, listen, Dude, we got to wrap this up. Yeah, I was like it’s been an hour and a half and we have to do a talk through
we’ll we have nothing that we have accomplished today. And I have a benchmark that I’d like to get through. so I gently remind Chris that there is in fact, pipes when he turns into a daycare scrub
pipes burst out of my back just explode out there. To give me a song. I blasted out there. The guards and the king. Everyone surrounding the enclosure were like, pretty into it. Until Until they said, Hey, what the fuck?
Only the royal family knows that. That proves that you trick the princess into basically bringing you to the Woodfall temple. Yeah, opening it for you.
So they throw me out. But that monkey is fucked. There’s nothing we can do for him now.
Everyone’s just like, oh, whoo,
whoo. Oh, we’re having a great time.
Yeah, everyone’s jam and everyone’s staring at ya. All right, here we go. I’m sure they won’t kill you immediately. You’ll in the Sunnah of awakening? Wrong. Did you hear that? This melody was rolling the dick royal family knows. It proves the flush monkey to save the princess so he can enter the temple. That’s fair. Everyone let the monkeys punishment commence. He tells you Hey, hurry up, get to Woodfall temple, use the song to open it up. save the princess from the monster and prove to these people that I didn’t do that. So otherwise they’re gonna fucking kill me.
Yeah. Is this when you told me to? Yeah. So
at this point, I misleadingly told you that the temple was in the opposite direction so that you would get back to the owl statue without suspecting anything.
Definitely thought you’re leading me in the right direction. You know, we’re gonna have to go back to the deck is gonna have to work on these trust issues I’m now have I’m sure it’s fine. This is the way to the temple, right? No, no,
I don’t believe so.
Where did they say the tempo was?
I want you to go back the other way.
Do you want me to save it? I want you to go back the other way. Time to head back to day one.
Nah, no. You will lose everything. Hey, Hey, bud. You gotta talk to her. What? I’m just getting into fucking frog. What do you want? Yeah, the shortcut was over back by the not the magic shop but the swamp tour boat center place.
What’s it? Yeah.
So here’s the magic shop. Oh, but you want to keep going that way. Got a little left. And then see that statue? Yeah, go ahead and hit that.
But that is gonna end the game.
And then you go ahead and then that’s where we’re gonna end the game today.
Man Well, I feel I think that went pretty well.
Save it for the saving for the talk through
No, I do you wish we had a beer? Yeah.
So you slap that slot that owl and slap that. And we we saved the game.
It was great. Had a great time. Yeah, yeah. How you feel about today is
it said really good. No,
I’m starting to understand what is and is going to continue making Majoris mask very magical for me. Yeah, just getting lost in the world is great.
It’s really fun. The points of frustration are hat on Have the seemingly to me obvious parts of the game where you’re like completely lost. I’m like what the fuck is wrong with you? It’s obvious and then like, oh wait now I’ve played this game like 40 Yeah, it’s
got also you got stuck in an elevator in Final Fantasy seven.
Yeah. I think this is probably the most times I’ve ever asked Chris is this what it was like for you? Yeah. Which? Yes I suppose.
Yeah, but I had a great time. A lot of fun. Delightful. I was getting a little frustrated toward the end just because I knew we were running out of like, you know, recording. Yeah, like the day is progressing. Yeah, our actual the real life day outside these windows. It is
almost the end of the second day. Yes. What was your favorite part of today’s game? Ah, that’s quite big. It was quite the sigh.
I don’t know is. I mean, just exploring. Really? Yeah, like I kind of went into this playthrough being like, Yeah, I’m gonna check out the swamp. There’s probably going to be a temple or something. I’ll crush through swamp. Yeah. And I’ll finish the swamp today. Like that’s gonna be today’s episode. Yeah, didn’t go quite that way. No, but I had a great time getting off track and just like running around and exploring the the world.
Oh, I want you to know that it was never the plan for you to finish the slump. Okay, well, I don’t know anything about this game. We did. We did get you where I wanted to end the game today. Yeah, I just thought it was gonna be not ours. Yeah. Because this game, the game is significantly shorter than Final Fantasy seven. So like, the gameplay sessions are going to be shorter. But I was like, oh, okay, we’re just whole last doing this today. Okay,
yeah. So the other thing that I really enjoyed about today’s episode is in Clock Town, you have objectives in the sense that like, okay, this person needs to be helped at this time. But it’s kind of nebulous and how you’re going to help them. Yeah. And today, I think was the first time that I noticed, like, quest conclusions, or at least like, sections of a quest was like, Oh, so this is what I have to do to accomplish this. And an example of that is when you go to the
Firemen’s. Yeah, for the swamp tours center.
Yeah, there’s a dayco out there who’s like, I really want to move out of this this place. And I remembered Oh, there’s this other scrub in Clock Town who will give you a deed to his plot of land if you get him this like star fragment or whatever. Yeah. So now I know I have to go get the star for this deck of scrub. Get the plot of land, give it to this scrub, I’m assuming Yeah. But it was kind of cool to see like, okay, now I have these objectives for these quests.
Yeah. Yeah. I like I like that. You’re trying to piece that together? Because that’s where for me the magic of this game. Isn’t those side quests, like the main storyline is cool. But like, for me, the magic is really in the humanity of the game of like the just like, people have problems. And you can act as the mediary, basically, between these transactions that help to better people’s lives in some way or another.
Yeah, it’s almost the game kind of feels like a puzzle box. And it’s interesting that they introduce so many quests, but it takes a while to figure out what the evens are. Yeah. That’s really cool.
Like you have do you have the ability to help the twins for instance now, but you have no idea how right? Yeah, so you know that you’re in the right like times to help them? Yeah, but yeah, you’re filling in the the corner pieces of the puzzle. Yeah, yeah.
Very cool. Yeah.
I like it. What? What’s I’m here to do is currently there’s aside from the princess,
I want to finish that dig requester continue. I’m not sure how much there is to that. Just to kind of see what a conclusion will look like. And a quest. Like the princess is obviously I think the next step those are kind of the my big two dues, and if I have time, I’ll look for another quest or do some more exploring, but I don’t really know anything that’s going to come after the princesses. thing. I assume there’s going to be maybe a dungeon sounds like maybe there’s going to be a boss, but I don’t even know if there’s bosses in this game. To be completely honest.
You haven’t really had the dungeon or any sorry. Yeah,
no, the spiders was definitely the closest from what I’ve seen, but even that was like there wasn’t any puzzles or anything.
Go walk around and kill spiders. Yeah. Which is like for me that’s like an average like Friday afternoon.
I don’t like spiders. For those listening. I I really?
absorbed what you said I do take the fault with it because five years are great. I know you like spiders. I don’t they have too many eyes and too many legs. And they should stop that.
I’d prefer spiders to whatever whatever. Tweet at Hani at at him and encounter. Actually, yeah, we should probably shout out your Twitter.
Yeah, we have a I have a I have a Twitter because Chris runs the first encounter. Twitter and won’t let me touch it. And well, you know, you
just don’t like social media.
I don’t know how to use social media.
No, you’re doing okay.
I had to Google the other day how to post a specific thing.
That’s too much information. That’s fine.
I’m literally an old man. I don’t know how to use anything.
At hand encounter.
Yeah. So that’s your two dues? Yeah.
Wait, I definitely want also to take a better picture
for PA that is important too. Yeah, I do want to see I genuinely don’t remember what the like picture funk.
I just want to get a picture of the frog that’s hopping. Yeah,
he might like that. Yeah. Frogs are a reoccurring thing. They are happy that you can’t seem to do anything.
I don’t know what to think about them. I don’t feel like I have anything that can interact with the frog. I can’t I tried to capture one in a glass bottle. I also ate a fairy hen. He doesn’t believe that the link consumes the flesh and soul of fairies. I’m let him know. That’s absolutely what happens when he captures a jar and eats them
hand in counter. Yeah. Um, one thing we also didn’t we we did do today that we didn’t really touch back on was the the kitten the fox masks that you tried to chase? Yeah. So your see you seem very fixated on that kid.
Well, he’s very interesting kid because he looks completely. He’s got much more mysterious air than anyone else in town. Huh? He’s the only other person I think that’s even wearing a mask that I’ve noticed. I believe that is correct. Yeah. And it’s a cool mask. So he heads to this locked door that you can’t open when he’s not there. So I followed him today thinking like maybe I can squeeze in after him. Or maybe it’s like, unlocked when he’s not behind it. Yeah. No, no, no. I I caught up with him. I tried to when he wasn’t there. I tried. It was just after he used it.
You tried to follow him him in while he was keeping it open?
Yeah. None of it. Oh, hey, again.
Take me to your fork. I wonder if you could go to his fork. Oh, oh. Oh, no. He’s
cooking. Okay, here we go. We’re off.
Break them. Raise them to the floor.
Where do you go? Oh, no, no, no, no, very find your own way home. I don’t have time for you.
He takes a while to get there so perfect. Just kicked down the door.
Laundry a lot. Yes. Oh, here we go. Don’t mind me. Following don’t don’t mind. I’m demand if I know. Are you kidding me? Fox Chris with the ass. I thought I could just slip in after him. Scam sucks. I quit. This bag is poor choice. And he I’m sorry. But that’s that’s fair. Alright, cool frog. That’s fine. All right. Let’s get back to the swamp.
Alright, let’s get real slammed
to get too sidetracked. I don’t know if I tried to talk to him properly. The last time I saw him, so maybe I’ll see what’s up with him and give it another shot. Yeah, there’s also the moon guy. I don’t remember what his deal is. But I might check back in on him. At some point. Yeah, the ghost.
Oh, yeah. Yeah, you absolutely should check back on.
Yeah, yeah. So yeah, yeah. I guess on top of the snow mushroom? Yeah. Yeah,
there’s a lot going on in this game all at once. I think that’s one of the bonkers things is how, how much is happening all simultaneously? Yeah, because there’s still only three days and everything is happening within three days. So
it’s really interesting. I think there’s a lot of open world games that kind of try to give you that illusion of reality. Yeah. And I think it really works that they said, Okay, we’re gonna do this just over the course of three days. And containing it, two, three days allowed them to really make it feel lived in in like, full. Yeah, very vibrant. So going into this game, I thought a lot more of it was going to be taking place in Clock Town. And that’s like the majority of where the flesh in the meat in the bones of the game would be. And it’s, I mean, that might still be the case. I don’t know how much of the game takes place outside versus inside. But there’s still so much going on outside Clock Town. I mean, swamp.
The Swamp by itself is a very big region that has a lot happening in it. Yes. Yeah. And I did not expect that. Yeah. And you’re still not done. Yeah. He said something earlier, where you mentioned that you’re the kind of person who follows a single thread until the end. Yeah. And this is probably the most seems really hard for you to not follow the single thread because you’re, you forget about stuff a lot I’ve noticed for which is not usually like you to be like, yeah, yeah, it’s nonlinear paths are hard. So I’ve played a couple open world games. And usually, like even Final Fantasy 15, which you don’t really know anything about, but it’s tech Play in the world boys night. Yeah, boys, Dad, I just want to play that game for boys and I Yeah.
I’ve played open
world, my season Stop fucking talking about Final Fantasy. So
I’ve played open world games. And usually I get immediately distracted. And I go off in the side thing, and I don’t finish that side thing I get pulled on to another side thing and I don’t finish that side thing. And within like three days, maybe I’m like, fuck this, I can’t handle this is too much. I can’t focus I I’m not getting anywhere. I can’t play this good thing that
this is a podcast and you literally can’t quit unless you want the podcast. And that’s the funny thing.
Because this is a game where I feel like I’m getting pulled on these side things. And I don’t feel like I’m accomplishing a whole lot. And part of that’s by design, like when you go back in time stuff resets and part of it’s just because I keep getting pulled in all these different directions. But I don’t care. Yeah, like that’s, I think that’s the really magical thing about this game for me is that you can get completely distracted and completely just go off in some weird direction that you did not expect to go and you’re going to be completely lost, and not know what you’re doing or how to get back from where you are. But it doesn’t matter because it’s so fun. Yeah,
it’s a good time. Yeah,
it’s fun. Yeah, it’s just great. Just super well designed.
Yeah. And that’s how I went into this leading it. I was like, This is gonna be different than Final Fantasy seven. Because Final Fantasy seven is a focused game. There’s Yes, stuff to do on the side. But it’s a focused game, whereas this game is really unfocused. And I think it’s interesting because I think the games that we chose for each other to be our first games are so indicative of our personalities. And like, you’re very straightforward, like one path at a time thinking I’m just like, plugins square. Oh, what’s going on over there? Yeah, yeah. That’s great, though. Yeah, I like games like this because they hold my attention better because there’s not a singular path where it’s like, interesting. Yeah,
that’s very cool. Yeah.
I think that that thanks so much for listening.
I’ll see you next time. Bye. Bye.
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Unknown Speaker 52:39
That’s what Barry’s do.
I thought you had to bottle them and eat them. Now.
You can bottle them if you see them, but and then eat them right? No. Yes. What do you mean? Yes, yes. And
that’s what link does. He bottles. Ferries and he eats them hmm. And get stronger because he consumes their spirit and flesh. I hate this. What are you talking about? That’s literally what Zelda is.