So, Zelda fell through the clouds and like a good young Hero I rushed after her to save her. I ran through the forest in desperation searching and dowsing for her. I found a Kikwi who said she was with him, but she ran off to the “very dangerous” Forest Temple. Annoyed, I rushed after her… only to reach the end of the Forest Temple to find she has ran away again, to the even more dangerous Earth Temple.
So, I set off for the Eldin Volcano area. But, to be honest, by this point I am quite frustrated with Zelda. She clearly doesn’t need my help! And there’s all this Questing to be done! There’s bugs to be collected and treasures to be found! So many Pieces of Hearts to collect and things to buy in Beedle’s Airshop! People in Skyloft need my help! People who don’t run away from me when I am trying to help them!
So, after I had done all the Questing I could, I finally reached the Earth Spring where I found Zelda, perfectly safe might I add, and some tall, annoying, bitter woman. This… person… had the gall to tell me I was late! Late! And she said I should be ashamed of myself for taking so long. I know she’s right, I was supposed to be going after Zelda… but, Questing! Rupees! Treasures! Bugs! Crystals! Potions! Upgrades! If I actually rescued Zelda she’d just want to settle down, probably start a family, booo-ring! Questing is so much more fun!
Was I a bad Hero by waiting so long to reach Zelda? Do you always get chastised for being too slow, or did I actually hit some time threshold which changed the storyline?
Nope! You’re not a bad hero! Unless you think leaving a damsel in distress hanging is bad… then yeah, you are, sorry buddy.
Whatever you do, you will always be late and Impa will brandish it over your head, so keep questing! I suppose you could call that a character-building experience for Link?
As far as I remember, there are only a few time-limited quests, and you are notified before you set off to complete them. Why have side-quests available if you are supposed to be rushing through the main plot, right?