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Submitted by Pozzle 545d ago | opinion piece

Top 5 “Black Sheep” Games

BT writes: In the current generation of gaming, there are more than a few long-running series to be found across the different consoles. Of course, considering how companies often don’t like to give up on a basic formula that works and sells, it’s an understandable aspect of any medium. However, despite the similarities between almost all the games in any given series, circumstances can sometimes be very different. Occasionally, a series will take a sharp turn from the norm and produce a game quite different from the standard format. These “black sheep” of the series are often seen as inferior due to those major differences, but they can often be just as good as the standard for the series. So, to give credit to these much maligned games, I’m listing my top “black sheep” games here. Without further ado, let’s get started. (GameCube, Kirby Air Ride, PC, PS3, Ratchet: Deadlocked, Retro, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask)

zerocrossing  +   545d ago
Majoras Mask is very much on par with OoT IMO, in fact I sometimes find myself feeling that it's the better of the two, either way the darker tone, the foreboding apocalypse, the fleshed out characters, the great soundtrack, and all the great masks to collect, all of it made Majoras mask one of the best games I have ever played.
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NukaCola  +   545d ago
Majoras Mask as awesome. This game really needs a reboot. So many haven't played it. So odd as it's one of the best Zelda's ever.

@zero. A 3DS port would be fine. It's not that the game needs a remake, just it didn't get the recognition it deserved. It came out and just kind of fell off the map.
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zerocrossing  +   545d ago
I really hope it gets a 3DS makeover like OoT at the very least.

But a console reboot of Majoras mask would be amazing!

@NukaCola

Yeah, I completely agree with you there and a 3DS port would be ideal, I don't find many people who have played it and didn't thoroughly enjoy it though.
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Cam977  +   545d ago
AC1
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zerocrossing  +   545d ago
yeah that's a good one
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Wigriff  +   545d ago
I completely agree with Deadlocked. I loved Deadlocked.

I would have to also add the original Maniac Mansion. It seems that everyone always talks about Day of the Tentacle or Monkey Island, but Maniac Mansion doesn't get any love. It was an amazing game.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   545d ago
probably the reason I havent played majoras mask is my friend told me theres no Gannon, Zelda, Triforce, or hyrule. The only thing connecting OOT to Majoras mask is link. But, ppl claim Majoras mask is one of the best zeldas so it must have amazing gameplay.
Xof  +   545d ago
...Those are pretty lame reasons for not playing it.

Do people think it has amazing gameplay? Yes. It has the -best- implementation of time-manipulation mechanics I've ever seen in a game. But it also has some fantastic ambiance, a compelling story with the most mature theme Zelda (or any other Nintendo franchise) has seen, and a -lot- of subtlety and depth.
Pozzle  +   545d ago
Majora's Mask is my favorite Zelda game. :O
Despite the lack of Ganon, Zelda, Hyrule, etc it has one of the best and most character-driven plots in any Zelda game, imo. The game is darker and more mature than OoT, and the constant eerie feeling of dread and foreboding is just amazing. I only wish the next Zelda game was more like MM, but on a grander scale.
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zerocrossing  +   545d ago
I completely agree! When I 1st saw TP I thought great! a darker, more eerie Zelda game, may be it's gonna like Majoras Mask... sadly TP was a bit of a let down.

I Would love to see a Zelda game try to match Majoras mask in darker tone and all the other aspects you mentioned.

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