Wednesday, August 2, 2017
I was a bit surprised to learn that a lot of players never really use horses and instead prefer to have Link do everything on foot. Maybe it's just my experiences with Mount and Blade, but I find mounted combat a much easier proposition against groups of enemies that trying to duke it out with boots on the ground. Better still, if the tide of battle starts to turn against Link, it's easy to flee on horseback assuming the opposition lacks mounts of their own. The reverse on the other hand is a real nightmare (pun?). Having Link stand his ground and fight is the only way I ever figured out how to deal with horse-riding Bokoblins once they're spotted me.
Still, I sometimes find myself wondering what happened to Rouncy. When I happened upon the man I sold her to many days later, he claimed to have resold the horse to an acquaintance. His motivation for doing so though felt driven more by avarice than kindness. If I happen to come across Rouncy again I will make doubly sure she is being treated well. Real-life horses may have never been particularly kind to me, but I have no desire to be callous or cruel in return, even if it's just a video game.