Link’s Awakening introduced a couple of new items in the form of the Guardian Acorn and Piece of Power. The Acorn boosted Link’s defense for a short period of time, while the Power Piece provides a brief attack boost.
That’s lovely in theory, and sometimes, a Guardian Acorn is really all you need to power through a certain point. But there’s a problem with these little wonders: they’re everywhere, and every time you grab one, you get the same lengthy message that gives details on what you found and what it does. This happens regardless of if its your first time collecting the item or your five-hundredth.
Eventually, you’re avoiding these items as much as possible, desperately trying to make it through the Mysterious Forest, or whatever other small area you’re in, without getting held up by the Acorns and Shards every Moblin seems to be storing in their Moblin suit. Okay, so maybe it isn’t as bad as that.
However, it’s a nuisance born out of early game design that really doesn’t belong in contemporary games. Nothing takes you out of an experience faster than unavoidable, repetitive, and annoying text.