I found the water temple easy. Well if it's your first time playing it can be a pain. The thing I had trouble with is the constant Iron boots changing like every 3 seconds. Dark link was easy with the help of Din's Fire. The boss I hid in the corner and hookshot him from a distance. The temple was alright but I still prefer Majora's Mask's Greatbay Temple.
I really liked how challenging it was . I always like a good challenge for temples in zelda games in general so I was loving this one a lot when I first played it. I did get stuck for like 2 hours the first time but I didn't give up . I eventually found an way . After playing the game over an over I don't really get stuck at that Temple any more . :)
Anywho, I found out why people hate it. There's a point in the Temple where you have one key and two possible doors to open. If you pick the wrong door, you have to restart the game because there's no possible way to complete the dungeon.
BNuge : I don't think that you can get stuck in the water temple like that.
There are some frustrating sections (the hookshot platforms on the waterfalls comes to mind), and the layout probably confuses some people. Plus, you really have to look hard to find all the keys. there is one for every door, but they are spread throughout the temple in tricky places. I never really had a problem with the Water Temple, though. It was always quite easy to me.
i enter the water temple first thing I find is zora under water level and tells link to follow her poof zora is vanished without the trace in water temple at first I don't know what to do next I pause the game start figure it out how to solve the puzzle i try go find the hook for complete and face mini boss dark link from adventures of link he's back for revenge against link slow motion dark link gets attack link low sword stop dark link counter slash at link high slash is always work from preventing stop motion next is find the keys in order to complete the puzzle doors raise the water level to meet the boss morph wait until that thing attacks you counter by useing jumping slash on the head it's the weak point i forgot to mention morph's weak points ice arrow either use ice arrow or slash with your sword and that's it water temple is hard level not extremely hard just use your head.
WHAT DO I THINK ABOUT IT!?!?!? It is the most difficult dungeon I have ever played in my entire life. This resulted in 2 broken N64 controllers due to its high difficulty. So you tell me what I think about it.