- May 11, 2012
I know for me using my shield properly started in WW. But have the rest of you ever neglected the power of the shield?
I very rarely use mine. Normally, I just keep it around for looks. Even in Skyward Sword, I hardly ever have one equipped. You actually don't need a shield to beat the game; I've done it without one. That includes Demise, by the way.
For me, the use of the shield all comes down to how good you are. If you're a skilled enough player, you can manage just fine with side steps. In most cases, parts of a game you'd need a shield for don't actually require one. For example, you can get through the entire Forsaken Fortress the first time Link goes there without using/raising your shield once. I've done it lots of times.
I guess you could say I'm guilty of shield neglection on a daily basis.