Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Strange Moment in Gaming History

This Strange Moment in Gaming History is brought to you by one of the creepiest, if not the creepiest characters in the Legend of Zelda series: Ooccoo from The Legend of Zelda: The Twilight Princess.

If this is the first time your eyes have gazed upon this creature, I'm sure you have just shuddered with loathing, that sure was my reaction when encountering it for the first time.  It makes you wonder what the Nintendo devs were thinking when they decided to create a chicken-zombie hybrid that is encountered in just about every dungeon in Twilight Princess.

Even scarier is Ooccoo's son, which appears to be nothing more than a flying zombie head that emits strange child-like noises while teleporting (more on that in a bit).

To their credit, they are a useful aspect of the game, as they allow you to teleport out of dungeons (using the powers of zombie-head Ooccoo Jr.) and then return at any time you like, to the very room you teleported from.

Even if you find that these abominations creep you out to the fullest, and decide to avoid them at all costs in every dungeon in the game, you are out of luck.  Eventually you come to an entire dungeon that is populated by Oocca (the species' name).

The Horror!
If you are somehow intrigued by these creatures of Shigeru Miyamoto's nightmares, then by all means, Wiki Them.

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