It may not have the same balance and flow that Ocarina of Time has, but Majora’s Mask is still one amazing game and incredibly fun to play. I’m trying to collect all the masks and items – still a few mask away from having them all.
I spent so much time in Clock Town before I decided to start with the Temples =P. I ended up starting the Anju and Kafei quest and doing the Deku mini-games and some other side quests. I forgot how difficult it was to get the Ikana Canyon soaring stone and only realised near the end – just before I got the Keaton Mask that I would be unable to complete the whole quest =(. Still after I did the Woodlands Temple I ended up being able to get the bottle from Madame Aroma on the last day without needing the Romani Mask to enter =P.
There is so much to do in Majora’s Mask, it’s awesome. In the start, helping 20 people doesn’t seem like much, but when you have to restart the three day periods and meet certain requirements to do the quest, you spent a lot of time on a quest. Some quest are easy and don’t require specific time periods or prerequisite actions, but they are rare.
The Goron Temple was fun, but falling down from the top level right to the bottom can be quite annoying =(. The Temple boss was enjoyable to battle though – got love the Goron roll.
I have played this game twice before, but I’m really surprised by how little I remember of the game after the Snowhead Temple (the Goron Temple). I honestly could not remember much about the Zora area and the Bay Temple – how weird that forgot so much about it…maybe it didn’t make a very strong impression on me when I last played it? Well whatever the case, it was a fresh experience and it was good. I had to observe the Temple boss a while before I realised how I was to go about combating it.
I also can’t remember much about the Ikana area – it took me a long time to find out that I had to play the Sonata of Awakening on that Skeleton Boss guy to get the Captain’s hat and by then it was the second day and I missed the opportunity to enter the grave and learn the Song of Storms =(. Still got my heart piece and empty bottle =D. The bottom of the well was fun, but getting the items that the Gibido Zombies/Mummies demand can be quite troublesome, but it is fun nonetheless. Ikana Castle was also great – the battle with the King was great, especially the cut-scene at the end (I really do not remember the “Elegy of Emptiness” song and it’s effect =P).
Anyway I’m currently in the Stone Tower Temple – just shot the light arrow in the switch that warps the Temple 180 degrees – what an awesome dungeon effect. I loved the effect the twisting hallway the Forest Temple in Ocarina of Time brought, and this here is even more awesome – time to collect my Stray Fairies and complete this dungeon =D.