Shigeru Miyamoto Confidence hate Navi

All those who have played The Legends of Zelda: Ocarina of Time We can agree on Navy, the little fairy that serves as the main companion on Link’s trip, is very annoying. The constant interventions of it are nothing more than a small guide that ends up frustrating the players at the end of the day. Well, the hatred for this character is not unique of all those who grew up with the classic of N64, but the same Shiner Miyamoto, creator of this series, was not happy with Navy.

Recently, an interview was brought to Miyamoto for Fujitsu magazine in 1999. This section, which worked as a guide for the moment, had remained away from the West for years. However, thanks to the efforts of Simulations, there is finally a translation of this conversation. In this way, has been discovered that Zelda’s father was not happy with the implementation of Navy , and even wanted to eliminate her functions as an assistant to her. This was what he commented:

I think the whole system with Navy giving you advice is the largest weak point of Ocarina of Time. The truth is that he wanted to eliminate the entire system, but that would have been even more unpleasant for the players. You may think that Navy is there for players who stop playing for a month or so, who then resume the game and want to remember what they were supposed to do.

Along with this, Miyamoto mentioned that Navy’s help was limited, since a more complex system that adjusted to the situation in which the player was, required more time and resources . However, if this had been the case, the world would have been lost from one of the most annoying assistants we have seen in this medium.


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Editor’s note:

In fact, I never understood the hatred that is given to Navy. Yes, at some moment it becomes annoying the intervention of it, but it is never frustrating, and if you pay attention immediately, she stops bothering for a long time. The game is so well-designed, that the mere function of Navy does not make much sense.