Submitted by nassour 846d ago | article

Zelda Ocarina of Time Dethroned?

For years, many gamers have all agreed to one simple fact: The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64 was one of the greatest games, if not the best, in video game history. Since its release in 1998, many other games have laid claim its title and failed. This time around, however, a game has come along that may finally achieve what so many others could not: “But what game?” (Mario Galaxy, Nintendo, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Wii, Wii U)

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teezanpleez   846d ago | Immature | show | Replies(2)
Jon_Fu_  +   846d ago
No way...
Dudes, Zelda is number one and will never get dethroned. 0.01%?? seriously??
Seltiko   845d ago | Spam
HammadTheBeast  +   845d ago
Thing is, there is never only 1 amazing game. There's tons of genres, styles, and preferences. Some would say Final Fantasy VII is the best game ever. Some would say Pokemon is. Others would say that Ocarina of Time, or Uncharted, or Halo, or any other game are the best. Ocarina of Time is an amazing game. But no game can truly be "the best".
BadboyCivic  +   845d ago
OOT is a great game. So was Metal Gear Solid, COD4, RE4,FF78910,Super Mario 3,Uncharted 2,Contra3,Mass Effect 2, Arkham City, Socom, KOTOR and much more... all are great games,
Knight_Crawler  +   845d ago
Majoras Mask is better than Ocarina of Time.

Proof provided

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HammadTheBeast  +   845d ago
No game is "better" than another. It all comes down to preference. Unless the game is crap lol.
ThanatosDMC  +   845d ago
I prefer Wind Waker.
wishingW3L  +   845d ago
to me Majora's Mask is easily one of the most boring and tedious games that I have ever played in my life. No joke, the game's really really really tedious and boring....
legodarthvader  +   846d ago
and here I thought E.T. on atari was number 1 in the world. Jokes.

Makes sense to me though, Mario Galaxy is a newer game, with better production and a stronger system. Plus its fun.

I understand the nostalgia Zelda brings.. but still, its a little dated
XB1_PS4  +   845d ago
Haha, dated. I'd say it's held up pretty well over the past 14 years.. If you're talking graphics, then yeah. Now, with 14 years of advancements in technology the game doesn't hold up well with modern visuals.

Although: the story, the gameplay, the level design, the open world, the memorability, the characters, the amount of variety, the innovation and so much more would not only hold their own with modern games, but would destroy them.
greatcrusader44  +   845d ago
Srsly, I replayed the game on my n64 this summer and it's crazy how good the game plays after 12 yrs of game innovations. Games like Goldeneye have lost pretty much all enjoyment due to how terrible the controls are compared to games nowadays, while OoT is still flawless in it's control scheme. Graphics are dated of course but it still provides a great atmosphere with the music and art style.

Won't lie though that I prefer it's sequel Majoras Mask cuz IMO it had a darker atmosphere and loved it's music more (Last Day is amazing)
Conzul  +   845d ago
The most memorable thing to me about OOT is the boss fights, but especially the music. Oh God! That damn music! Never leaves my head if I'm ever dumb enough to revisit it.

Bolero of Fire
Saria's Song
Nocturne of Shadow

Oh man....shivers dude.
pedroyamato  +   845d ago
No game gave me the feeling, the emotion, the fun OoT gave to me 14 years ago. It was just beyond its time. I have Mario Galaxy 2, it is funny, and undoubtedly a wonderful game, but for me, OoT is just in another level.
CrimsonessCross  +   845d ago
Never forget! :D

(Temple of Time)

Gahh memories :D, so much amazingness in one game. It was THE game for Zelda too that made me love the series the most! (Majora's Mask was just as great, but won't outdo the first!)
pedroyamato  +   845d ago

I remember when I looked to the sky the first time and I was like: WTF? the clouds are... moving!!

It is not about which is the best game ever, it is about, can developers make a game so amazing as OoT was? everything was just fresh, new. I miss unforgettable moments in the games nowadays!

It is not zelda, but one of the unforgettable moments in the game history for me!!
Zero badass entrance ripping vile's arm off
flyingmunky  +   845d ago
For me it was climbing up the flight of stairs to fight Ganondorf, him on the organ blasting out his theme. Gives me goosebumps just thinking about it.
candybooty  +   845d ago
I unno, I'm a huge OOT supporter...there's a place in my heart reserved for this game for all time
gemugurl  +   845d ago
Ur nickname is funny lol
Seltiko   845d ago | Spam
gemugurl  +   845d ago
am i the only one whose favorite zelda game is oracle of seasons? ^^
Seltiko   845d ago | Spam
Panthers  +   845d ago
My favorite was a link to the past
xflo360  +   845d ago
my fave is wind waker, it just grabbed me and pulled me into its world better than Oot.
-GametimeUK-  +   845d ago
Wind Waker for me and my personal pick for handheld is Minish Cap. I don't know why I loved that game as much as I did, but it was brilliant.
dragonrage00  +   845d ago
Loved Wind Waker too. The only problem is the game should have at least the same amount of dungeons as OoT. Ocarina beats it by a little. I would still pick WW over TP any day tho.
3-4-5  +   845d ago
Mario 64 was better. not by much though.
PopRocks359  +   845d ago
No skin off my nose. Both games are amazing experiences. I'm not going to sit here and try to argue which is better. OoT was an amazing experience and Super Mario Galaxy was just as.
Gamer-Z  +   845d ago
gemugurl  +   845d ago
Anyways Link is my fav character in smash bros <3
candybooty  +   845d ago
Dunpeal  +   845d ago
OoT was that perfect storm. good luck dethroning that
Y_5150  +   845d ago
Zelda OoT was a really fun game to play, but it will not be named my favorite game of all time. Kirby's Nightmare in Dreamland was one of the best experiences of all time for me. Donkey Kong Country, inFAMOUS, Uncharted 2, a lot of Mario games, God of War, Grand Theft Auto. It's really hard choosing an all time favorite!
DEZn00ts  +   845d ago
Deadpool616  +   845d ago
Sadly, I didn't have the luxury of owning a N64 to play Zelda OoT. It was either a Nintendo 64 or a Playstation and we got the Playstation. I definitely missed out on a great game. But if the nostalgic feelings people have for Zelda OoT are anything like how I feel about Mega man Legends 1/2, then I can see where the majority of Zelda OoT fans are coming from.

When you find a game that makes you feel like you went on a journey, that's a feeling every gamer deserves to have and cherish. It's one of the main reason I prefer games above other entertainment. I'm excited to see what the next game will be that gives us that feeling in the future.
Wintersun616  +   845d ago
But it never held the throne. Final Fantasy VII came before and is the better game.
Ricdog  +   845d ago
Mario Galaxy sure is close to defeating OOT, but it just doesn't have the "legacy" and awe that Zelda left to really dethrone it. Not many games due.

Personally I would say the Witcher 2, Conker's Bad Fur Day, and Counter Strike: Source are games that came to rival Zelda as my best game of all time.
SegataShanshiro  +   845d ago
Cc source? Dude you're high
Psychonaughty  +   845d ago
It was dethroned by DarkSouls imo, those that are saying it was dethroned by the linear setpiece driven Indiana Jones wannabe 6 hour game that is Uncharted 2 are incredibly lol worthy, yeah it was pretty but it's like comparing Schindler's List to The A-team.

Saying that, for me Mario 64 was always the better game and Halo CE had a bigger impact on me too.
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schlanz  +   845d ago
No such thing as best game ever, only favorite game ever.
jjb1981  +   845d ago
Nothing will ever beat ocarina of time! It is a pleasure to eyes, ears and mind like no other!
Gen0ne  +   845d ago
Nope, its still the best.
eagle21  +   845d ago
Gotta love today's jaded youth! Haha

Ocarina is ICONIC! :)
deafdani  +   845d ago
There's many ways to look at it.

From a gameplay, control and game design perspective, the industry has advanced a lot since OOT was released. As a result, there are a lot of games that are actually better than Zelda OOT, not only from other IPs, but also within the Zelda franchise itself. Wind Waker, Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword are all better games.

But from a historic perspective (regarding the impact and influence that this game caused in the industry), I can't think of a single modern game that's had the importance that OOT had. Although to be honest, I won't give Ocarina all the credit when it comes to innovation, because I think Super Mario 64 is just as important as OOT was, if not more.

That being said, OOT has aged gracefully. The 3DS version is amazing, and for a 3D game being still great even 14 years after its initial release... that's no small feat.

Still... as much as I do like OOT, there's actually several more recent games that I actually like a lot more. Comparing a 14 year old game with more modern ones isn't exactly fair.
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ChampOfChamps  +   845d ago
Zelda FTW!! Mario ain't got nothin on him! I say settle this in a game of super smash bross Brawl - best of 3 XD
Deku-Johnny  +   845d ago
COD is way better than zelda. zelda is for kids and babies, i mean he has a girls name. proper gamers only play COD....
gamerben  +   845d ago
That's a nice username and avatar you got there
Deku-Johnny  +   845d ago
I thought it'd stop people thinking I was being serious.
dragonrage00  +   845d ago
People on this site apperently don't know what sarcasm is.
Nefario6  +   845d ago
Zelda has left us with a great legacy and amazing memories.
We love you Link but it's time to move on.
Vickistheman  +   845d ago
Ocarina is still the best.

No other game is as good/epic from start to finish in story and execution.
gamerben  +   845d ago
Pft. Mario galaxy isn't even all that good. Sunshine was a better game even.
Picnic  +   845d ago
In that case Mario Galaxy must be pretty average. Sunshine came off to me as a great tech demo in which you can spend ages messing around in the bub world but not a massively great game (the levels themselves are very workmanlike and non-fantastical), compared to Rare's N64 platformers.
Miyamoto concentrated on The Wind Waker and merely 'oversaw' Sunshine. As a result, I see Sunshine as more of a stepping stone on the way to making Galaxy.
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gamerben  +   845d ago
Galaxy felt really boring to me. Way too easy, and the gravity switching and what not got old quick.
TheSuperior  +   845d ago
Although the facts are straight and this is written very well with a level head there are elements of each game that were not compared and it can be considered flawed logic.

Not that this is a point to really but I look at the subject like this. Ocarina of Time is a game that will never be forgotten and quite simply Mario Galaxy will soon be forgotten and replaced with something better.
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Picnic  +   845d ago
People generally have biases towards adventure games rather than plaftrom games because the former have pretensions to being more 'meaningful'. If people lead lives that were more meaningful they wouldn't need to play its equivalent in a game and would instead be able to enjoy the underrated aspects of level design, as shown in platform games, rather than dubious plot hooks on self-appointed 'quests'.
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JeepGamer  +   845d ago
OoT is a good game, even a great game, but it is not as many would like to claim 'the best game EVER' or anything remotely close to being the best.

The first Halo and OoT are praised as much as they are for one reason and one reason only: They made people feel justified in having purchased a system.

With the first XBox crushed by the PS2 and the N64 crushed by the PS1, owners of the crushed consoles finally got something they could hold up and say "Playstation doesn't have this!"

That fact alone pushed those games much higher than they deserved to be and when you factor in the "Zelda" factor for OoT, that just compounded it.
dragonrage00  +   845d ago
So what would you say to those that claim ffVII or MGS is the best game ever?
OoT was the highest rated game for a LONG time and reviewers own all consoles so that argument is invalid. OoT earned the title with a great story, beatiful world, innovative gameplay and so on. There was simply nothing else like it.
However, I agree that N64 owners would bring the game on N64 vs PS wars, but it really wasnt the reason for the games status.
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JeepGamer  +   842d ago
Now I realize I'm late but.

Yes it was. In so far as FF7 goes? Not only is that over rated, it's not even very good. MGS is hailed as a great game, as it should be, but it was not without its flaws and people could recognize them.

By that point MGS was just one of many block buster titles. The PS1 didn't "need" it to feel like it had a reason to be there.

You're also making assumptions about the lack of bias on the part of reviewers who are just as glad as anyone else to see something finally come to a console. A breath of fresh air for them if you would.

OoT is a great game, but it does not deserve this legendary status of unassailable greatness. It has plenty of flaws just like MGS does. If any Zelda game deserves to be that highly rated, its the first one.
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