It’s always risky discussing video games in a webcomic. One wouldn’t want to be confused with an actual gaming comic…especially these days, what with Zero Punctuation’s latest review rant on gaming webcomics (language!!!). So…I don’t touch upon gaming all that often, but sometimes, something has to be said.

I was sitting in the living room the other day watching my daughter play Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess on the Wii when she got stuck swimming in a lake with seemingly no way out. She noticed that there was a blocked underwater cavern, and I asked if she had any way to break through.

Sure…I’ll just blow it up?

How?

I’ll kill a fish…

WTF?!? Turns out in the world of Zelda, the lake is full of pyrotechnic fish. If you kill them…they blow up…

Now, I realize I’m showing my prejudices here. Though mine and subsequent generations are supposed to love Zelda, I chose a different path. My video gaming career went from Atari 2600 to C64 to Amiga to Sega and beyond. I never even owned a Nintendo of any form until my daughter asked for her first Gameboy. I preferred the Sega Game Gear, and now, while the girls have DS’s and a Wii, I have a PSP and a 360. I’m just not a big Nintendo guy, so maybe I’m missing something…

…but explosive *fish*?!? Really?

God I miss the Dreamcast…