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The Visions selection screen in Ocarina of Time 3D
|Feature(s)||Demonstrates short clips of how to advance in the game|
A Vision is a feature in Ocarina of Time 3D and Skyward Sword. A Vision is a short clip that demonstrates how to advance in the game instead of completing the puzzle directly for the player like in the "Super Guide" variation of New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
Ocarina of Time 3D
In Ocarina of Time 3D, Visions can be accessed via Sheikah Stones, which are larger, more animated versions of the Gossip Stones from the original game. Link has the option to crawl inside these Sheikah Stones to bring up the Visions screen. From here, the player can choose one of the Visions listed and get hints on how to complete a specified puzzle, find a secret, or defeat a boss - after reaching a point in the game close to accessing the subject, or having attempted it.
Visions are not available in the Master Quest mode, and each Vision will only become available once a certain point in the game has been reached or once the player has attempted to solve the puzzle. Once a new Vision is unlocked, it will be labeled in red as "New" on the Visions screen, and it will be replaced with a green checkmark once the Vision has been watched. When the goal shown within the Vision is completed, a green "Clear" will appear next to it in the Vision selection screen.
Visions return in Skyward Sword, where they can be viewed by talking to Sheikah Stones. They work essentially the same as they did in Ocarina of Time 3D. They are progressively unlocked in the normal quest, but they are all available from the start in Hero Mode.
- ↑ "These visions are actually pre-recorded snippets of gameplay, each consisting of 3-5 short clips that loosely demonstrate what to do next. They’re not meant to replace video walkthroughs (such as our own), but are instead intended to offer lost gamers at least some idea of what they should do next." — The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Hands-On (Boss Rush, Water Temple Super-Guide); retrieved May 12 2011, GameXplain
- ↑ "Scattered throughout the environment are Sheikah Stones--a larger and more animated variant of the Gossip Stones of the original. This particular model can be crawled inside in order to receive “visions” of the future." — The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Hands-On (Boss Rush, Water Temple Super-Guide); retrieved May 12 2011, GameXplain
- ↑ "- Sheikah Stones can be found throughout the world
- The stones are like the Gossip Stones from the original game" — The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D details – Sheikah Stones and more; retrieved May 12 2011, Nintendo Everything
- ↑ "And perhaps the most mysterious addition to Ocarina 3D is the so-called "super guide" feature, which is simply called Visions. You can access these by finding Shiekah Stones, which look like beefier gossip stones. Before, you might only get the current time, but now, you have the option to crawl inside to get hints of the future, which are actually very neat." — Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - new assets, my impressions; retrieved May 12 2011, GoNintendo
- ↑ "- Crawl inside the Sheikah Stones to receive “visions” of the future
- Visions are pre-recorded snippets of footage
- 3-5 short clips that show what to do next" — The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D details – Sheikah Stones and more; retrieved May 12 2011, Nintendo Everything
- ↑ "Also, the Visions are NOT available in Master Quest...you're on your own with that." — , GoNintendo
- ↑ "- Unlock the visions as you reach certain points in the game" — The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D details – Sheikah Stones and more; retrieved May 12 2011, Nintendo Everything
- ↑ "Also, the visions are not accessible right from the start and in fact, in order to view some of them, you must get to that particular point in the game. For example, there is a vision of Link battling with King Dodongo inside of Dodongo’s Cavern. This vision will not be unlocked until Link has actually reached the boss battle and attempted to defeat King Dodongo." — Ocarina of Time 3D: Visions - No Super Guide; retrieved May 12, Zelda Dungeon
- ↑ "It is after this point that this vision will become available and it will be labeled in red as New on the visions screen. After you’ve watched the vision, it will be replaced by a large green check-mark. Furthermore, once you’ve completed the goal that is shown within the vision, a green Clear will appear next to the vision on the listing." — Ocarina of Time 3D: Visions - No Super Guide, Zelda Dungeon