Ocarina of Time offers not only great mechanics and dungeon design, but emotion and powerful life lessons.
I remember buying OOT just for the gold cartridge as a little kid,never realising it would be the gateway game to a lifelong passion of gaming. My newborn son's first game will be this.
Probaly beat this game 40 times lol . The replay value is like nothing I've ever played before & probaly nothing we'll see a again . Just amazing in my opinion
* I like how it's sectioned off and paced nicely. The Beginning adventures of the game, as small as they are, are probably some of my most fond memories of this game. It does such a good job for a 1998 game of easing you into things and showing you around. It expands the game at just the right times....often. It gets hundreds of little things right, and that is where gaming is doing bad today. The small details.
It will always be Link's Awakening for me, one of the first games I ever played. But I always thought Wind Waker was the best, but it's hard to pick a favourite when pretty much every Zelda has been brilliant.
Also my best zelda game.
Because you haven't played anything released after it? That's the only logical reason. That or you're nostalgia blind.
It's the best game i've ever played.. 11/10 Everything is perfect..
A Link to the Past >>> OoT.
I think the CD-i series is by far the best Zelda trilogy.
Because ppl live in the past and nostalgia too much maybe?
Greatest game ever created
Definitely not, even posterior Zelda games are way too superior than this, including the boring Skyward Sword. The controls of Ocarina of Time are just dreadful. Link moves very awkward and slowly, he doesn't feel as natural as future incarnations of Link. But most importantly, puzzles in Ocarina of Time are archaic as heck: shooting to eyes to go to open doors, throwing bombs to find doors, use a two-part mechanism to open a door, etc. Those aren't exactly puzzles, and future 3D Zelda games would improve in that aspect as well. However, let's not rest it credit. It is definitely one of the most influential video games ever. The formula of the game was enough for Nintendo for continuing support it in Majora's Mask, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword. These games are like Ocarina of Time, but much better.
It's not really fair to compare a title that launched just when the entire industry had moved into 3D to titles released years later. At the time, the development team behind OoT was highly praised for their control system at a time when many titles were a mess. Hell, a generation later and you were still seeing AAA titles launching with awkward controls. It stands to reason that as developers become more accustomed to 3D environments the puzzles would improve too. Why not criticise the game's graphics while you're at it? Game isn't 1080p or 60fps. Simple; because the period in which a game launched is important too. OoT was unlike anything I had ever played before. The dev team had to handle the greatest transition the gaming industry has seen (2D to 3D) and produced a critical and commercial success. Don't let the limitations of a period in the industry detract from what was an incredible game - in my opinion the best.
@ Rikuide_Furame Nope. I can say that SMB3 is better than SMB1 in every single aspect. Music, level design, gameplay, visuals, power ups, etc. On the SAME NES console. Resolution and frame rate are irrelevant. Just because SMB1, for example, came first, doesn't mean it was the best. Just like Zelda games.
@Rikuide_Furame I don't know what's the point of repeating what I just said. Ocarina of Time is clearly influential, but that doesn't make it the "best" by today standards. Don't mess up things. Influence isn't synonym of better.
The fishing at the pond beside Hyrule lake is more addictive than a lot of AAA games these days. I still think Majora's Mask was a better game, though.
I played this game again earlier this year for the first time in like 6 years and i was wondering if i would still regard it as my favorite game of all time and yes without a doubt it still holds up :D
It's an amazing game so I can see why
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