ZD writes: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask are indisputably two of the most recognizable video game titles in history. Ocarina of Time transcends the competition as the highest-rated game on several aggregate review score websites and even won GameFAQ’s “Best. Game. Ever.” contest in 2009 as voted by fans. Majora’s Mask topped the list in GameFAQ’s equally popular “Game of the Decade” vote in 2010.
The two installments in the long-running Zelda franchise are commonly lauded as innovators, as gaming masterpieces and occasionally as works of art. Both used the same graphics engine, control scheme and similar character models. Majora’s Mask is the direct sequel to Ocarina of Time and both titles were developed for the Nintendo 64 console. It’s difficult to ignore the blatant similarities as the games are indefinitely intertwined as siblings. But which reigns superior in terms of overall appeal and universal approbation?