Posted on December 06 2011 by Nathanial Rumphol-Janc
We posted not long ago about a glitch in Skyward Sword that prevented you from processing in the game. All we could figure out was that if you completed the Thunder Dragon first when obtaining the Song of the Hero, and met some other unknown prerequisites, you wouldn’t be able to trigger the Water and Fire Dragon quests, forcing you to start the game again unless you had a save to go back on.
Well, some of our viewers took the initiative to send Nintendo an e-mail, and Nintendo has responded. By the sounds of it, they are logically working on resolving the glitch for future versions – as you’d expect. Nevertheless, we now know the precise circumstances that cause the glitch – so be sure to familiarize yourself with these circumstances to avoid it. Read on for the general e-mail Nintendo is using to reply to anyone who contacts them on the matter.
We have been made aware of the issue that results in being unable to progress in the Song of the Hero quest. If the game has been saved after completing the sequence of events, it will no longer be possible to proceed through the game on that save file. The only options at that point are to either start the game over or to use an earlier save file to continue.
The situation is caused by performing the following sequence of events during the Song of the Hero quest:
1. At the beginning of the quest, go to Lanayru Desert to retrieve the song of the Thunder Dragon.
2. In the Lanayru Mine, speak with Golo the Goron.
3. Complete the Thunder Dragon’s event, and receive his song.
4. Before heading to the forest or volcano regions, speak with Golo in the mine again.
5. At this point, the forest and volcano events will no longer occur, making it impossible to continue.
• This issue WILL NOT OCCUR if the Fire and Water Dragon songs have already been collected before collecting the Thunder Dragon’s song. Talking to Golo in the Lanayru Caves will also NOT trigger this issue.
• If the game has been saved after completing the sequence of events, it will no longer be possible to proceed through the game on that save file. The only options at that point are to either start the game over or to use an earlier save file to continue.
I wish I had a better answer, but I’m afraid there currently is no other fix available. I can assure, however, that we are documenting all feedback we receive on this issue. Thank you for your patience and support.
Golo you bastard! So folks, if your heart is set on completing the Thunder Dragon first, I suggest avoiding Golo once you’ve obtained the Thunder Dragon’s song. I’m glad to finally gets some answers on the cause, so there is no longer any need to fear that it might catch you unawares.
Source: E-mail from Nintendo, via News tips