I definitely don't remember that. Wasn't the ice created by Malladus/Cole evil magic??
Not to my knowledge. The Anouki living there also seems to suggest that it's always cold.
I have to disagree. The LoZ map is pretty detailed...
How so? It was created with incredibly simplistic, 8-bit graphics. Without the forests, rivers, etc. it'd essentially just be a big, featureless square.
Well, there is a set of two stones in the mountain. It is not called spectacle rock, but we did see spectacle rock in TP and it was never referred to as such....
Could you please provide pictures of the pairs of stones in ST and TP? Depending on their sizes and how they're aligned, it might not be intentional.
No it didn't. The additional arrow has absolutely no label. If it is to guess anything, it is that is marking the Northeast...
Alright. Even then, ALttP's Dark World featured the sun seemingly rising at the top of the map, which I've seen one or two fans use to argue that an OoT alignment would be better. However, considering the labeled weathervane in Karkariko, that's probably just a screw up.
Well, although I do believe they were meant to be the same places, I have to say that they were never confirmed to be...
Seeing as how the locations mostly bear the exact same names, come incredibly close to matching ALttP's map shape, and there was only one Hyrule at the time, it's likely that OoT and ALttP Hyrule were meant to be the same. TWW and ST also stress the annihilation of the old world and creating something new, so makes it even less likely that OoT and ALttP featured different Hyrules.
Technology is never a good argument in theorizing. The developers have stated that they do not think of technological advancement when making the games already...
However, the Spirit Tracks aren't mere dungeon items like, say, the Hookshot. The Spirit Tracks were critical, vital elements to the plot of ST, and the new world even utilized them to maintain their society. Additionally, the tracks did in fact cover most of the land, so missing them while traveling would almost have to be intentional.
Dark ages come only after ages of brightness though...
Yet we have no reason to believe that something catastrophic would happen to ruin the advanced state of New Hyrule, let alone the entire world
. Also, to my knowledge, ST's world is lacking in magic (outside of the Lokomo anyway), whereas there were numerous spells and such in LoZ and AoL.
I can only repeat that while that was definitely due to hardware limitations, this could still be meant as a reference to it.
However, because there was not even the slightest sign of snow or ice anywhere outside of the graveyard, it's unlikely that Nintendo would try to portray it as a wintry region. If the white colors were exclusive to an area generally associated with marble and death, it was likely that Nintendo was going for the marble and death angle.
Yes it does seem to be that way (what with the Aonuki having settled there...) but I suppose it might be more intense in some seasons.
But LoZ and AoL don't have a shortage of snow; they have a complete absence
Wait what? They are all there. Two forests, two lakes, a river... the only thing missing is the desert (and the swamp, I suppose).
But they may very well be unrelated forests, rivers, etc. Because LoZ's map is so lacking, altering the flows of the rivers, extent of the forests, etc. essentially alters the entire map instead of making a minor adjustment.
I agree about the forest, but the course of rivers has been altered several times in the past.
Yet, as stated above, they may easily be completely unrelated rivers. Also, the AoL and ST maps feature inland bodies of water that make no sense when the maps are compared.
But it isn't given a different name either is it? We're just told that its corner of the map is Fire Land.
I recall it being called Goron Mountain or something. Either way, it is not named Death Mountain.
Which map can you not see Spectacle Rock on? AoL or ST? (Or both?)
I didn't see Spectacle Rock on either map, but I was referring to the AoL one. It appears that one of the rocks has been replaced by a hole there, possibly to represent how Link placed a bomb near one of the stones to reach Ganon's lair in LoZ.
The tracks could be gone with Malladus out of the picture, but...
However, the Spirit Tracks remained after Malladus was defeated, even being used by Link in the Engineer ending. Also, the people of New Hyrule utilized the tracks to carry passengers and supplies, so they were truly important to the land.
Names re-emerge. If any games besides ST come on the AT then the name "Death mountain" could re-emerge simply because of the skulls on the mountain.
Or they could very well name it Skull Mountain. Names don't necessarily reemerge.
Edited by Average Gamer, 04 April 2010 - 04:26 PM.