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Spoiler Do You Think They Went a Little Bit Too Far?

Silent Realms?

  • Holy crap, it was freaky!

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  • It was a little scary…

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  • I thought it was kind of okay.

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  • Heck no! It was awesome!

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  • No comment…

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gay energy
Feb 28, 2010
New York
Do you think that they went a little bit too far with Silent Realms?

I think they're horribly creepy. They freak out my 16 year old sister too.

But people have opinions. What's yours?
Sep 25, 2011
I found them to be rather peaceful... It was a rush whenever I ran out of time or stepped in water and woke up the guardians, but other than that... they weren't creepy at all. If it wasn't for the fact that the guardians rushed after you, I thought it was extremely peaceful. I seriously would have walked around and enjoyed the serenity if I wasn't timed.

Links Brother

I am Links older Brother!
Jul 12, 2011
It did feel like a part of Silent Hill. However I love creepy and odd things in Zelda games, that's why the Silent Realm goes up in one my favorite things in the whole Zelda Series. I will say though if you are a person who gets scared from watching horror movies that are only a little bit scary or you are under the age of ten. Prepare to have nightmares!
Jul 22, 2011
I would consider them more "tense" than anything. The sound of the flying guardians scraping together their swords was a bit menacing, but I wouldn't call it "scary".
Dec 4, 2011
I actually never had a problem running out of time, but I have accidentally stepped in water and intentionally got caught by poes (for more of a straight shot to a goal) a few times. Never actually got hit by anything, which is amazing, because a couple times I was right next to a flying guardian (one being at the top of the lighthouse, it somehow missed).


Skyloft's Artist
Sep 27, 2011
I didn't think it was that scary, just slightly creepy. But that just made it more atmospheric, and it pressured you to collect all the tears in time.
Sep 17, 2011
No way, they were awesome. Stressful, yes. Freaky, sure. Heartbeat went to whole new levels, why indeed. But Silent Realms really livened up the game, it had been pretty peaceful. Though I never had problems with time either. It was more like...getting caught by a Watcher or accidentally walking/sliding into cursed water.

The peaceful atmosphere when you entered the realm plus that tranquil music was just right - a false sense of security, which disappeared quite fast. It worked - that's what really matters. It wasn't "will give you nightmares" -scary, just refreshingly different from everything else.


Jan 10, 2011
On the midnight Spirit Train going anywhere
I really liked them. Sure, the Guardians (especially the ones that could float and had the giant machetes) were a little eerie, but it was more of a heart-pounding place than a creepy one. It was a really good way to implement a stealth aspect in the game while still having us charge straight forward due to the time limit between each tear. I really liked them.
Jun 16, 2008
New York, US
I thought they were pretty awesome myself. A little tense and stressful when you ran out of time/stepped in the water stuff/got detected by the watchers, especially because you knew you'd have to start all over again if you got hit. It wasn't really all that hard; I think I only got hit twice, that because of making stupid mistakes getting to the very first tear in one of the realms. I never really found them creepy either; but then, I just recently was introduced to the Resident Evil series, and compared to that, the silent realms are positively peaceful and serene (which they actually are, until you're caught).


Nyanko Sensei
Oct 18, 2007
The Netherlands
Were is the "freaky = awsome" poll options? Because it was freaky, it made a good impact. Seeing that it made a good impact, it was awsome.

Believe me MarinetheWitch, you may find it creepy now but later you you are going to like these creepy things in zelda that left an impact.

When i was your age, i did not had the guts to enter the shadow temple in OOT. I found that temple so creepy, i did not picked up the game for half a year. But now its like my fave temple in OOT.


Mad haters lmao
May 26, 2010
Hylian Champion
Heck no! They were awesome!

That says what I believe. I didn't find them the least bit scary, really I found them to be a massive upgrade of the TP Tears of Light, and THOSE weren't scary. The music wasn't really forboding to me as it was "watch your back" [to me, foreboding means something terrifying is drawing near, whereas "watch your back" just means stay alert].

blackice_cc actually brings something up – the Guardian Chase music actually reminded me of the Resident Evil series. And while I realize the "scare" in both series are of completely different nature, Skyward Sword somehow seemed to try to reach over into RE and grab some of that feel, what with the bizarre enemies, searchlights as well as 'assertive' music.

So no, I don't think the Silent Realms were scary, but DEFINITELY fun.

Ruby Link

He who started the fire
Jun 28, 2011
I have no idea...
I thought they were awesome. The music that played when you were being chased by the guardians was great and really set the mood to make it feel like something was around every corner and if you stopped you wouldn't survive. I personally loved them because they were unique and special.

Forever Impa

altogether I liked them; they posed a decent challenge, and you got a useful item out of them. The weren't really scary though, just a bit unnerving in the challenge posed when you're first faced with them (they want me to do WHAT without my sword?! have you seen that guy, he's HUGE!). Much better than the tears of light.

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