As I’m sure most of you will remember, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time included an optional, handy little item called the Stone of Agony. After collecting 20 Gold Skulltula tokens and visiting the House of Skulltula in Kakariko Village, players would be rewarded with the Stone of Agony, which utilized the Nintendo 64’s Rumble Pak, causing the controller to shake when the player was near a secret hidden in the game.
However, the Stone of Agony will not be making an appearance in Ocarina of Time 3D. Instead, the developers have chosen to replace it with an item called the Shard of Agony.
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The Shard of Agony will serve the same function as the Stone of Agony, but will use visual and audio cues to guide players to the game’s hidden secrets. When a player is close to a secret, a small pinging sound will be emitted from the console, and a small icon of the Shard of Agony will flash in the top-left corner of the screen.
It’s nothing brand new, since the Shard of Agony serves the same basic purpose as the Stone of Agony, but it’s nice to see that the developers freshened it up a little. At this point, it’s unknown when and where players will receive the Shard of Agony, but it seems likely that it will be the reward after turning in 20 Gold Skulltula tokens to the House of Skulltula, just like the Stone of Agony was.
What do you think about this change? Glad to see it, or will you miss the Stone of Agony? Let us know in the comments!