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Submitted by Menashe 1023d ago | article

Championship Round- Best Zelda Ever: Ocarina vs Skyward vs Wind Waker [TNE]

Finally, YOU will help decide which game is the best Zelda of All Time at The Nintendo Enthusiast. After three previous rounds, the competition has been whittled down to the remaining three: Ocarina of Time, Skyward Sword, and.... Wind Waker?

Don’t ask me how it happened but somehow Wind Waker has snuck into the final round! I’m not kidding. We received 262 votes and Skyward Sword and Wind Waker are tied in a dead heat. I honestly didn’t see Wind Waker pulling off a win against Twilight Princess and then a tie with Skyward Sword. Is it really so beloved? (3DS, GameCube, Nintendo DS, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, The Legend Of Zelda: The Wind Waker, Wii, Wii U)

ElementX  +   1023d ago
Does it really matter to anyone what others think the best Zelda game is?
Lord_Sloth  +   1023d ago
Nope, because my favorites are Majora's Mask and A Link to the Past. I don't care what any1 else says.

Some like the original the most, others OoT, some SS, and others WW. We've all got our own opinions.
Pozzle  +   1023d ago
My favorite is Majora's Mask too! I loved the story, the characters, the creepy atmosphere. I loved being able to do a side-quest for one character over the three days, then reversing time and doing different side-quests for different characters over three days again.

I might get disagrees for this, but I thought OoT was kinda...bland by comparison. It was still a great game, but it didn't seem to have the charm and character-driven plot that Majora's Mask had.
bozebo  +   1023d ago
MM was win, like OOT + 1 but without the initial charm. I would say MM is a better game overall but OOT deserves to be the fav.
I didn't like WW and havn't played the Wii ones yet (that box still lives for smash bros and mario kart to me, no time to grab it for engrossing single player yet)
mike1up  +   1023d ago
Not really.

I just like talking about Zelda.
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juegosmajicos  +   1022d ago
Sure, I think it does. We all might be unrelenting on our opinions of the different Zelda games, but when we're forced to choose between two Zelda games we like, we're likely to start thinking deeply about why we would choose one over the other, which always leads to a gratifying better understanding of our hobby.

For example, I was forced to choose between Ocarina of Time and Skyward Sword in this final round, and it wasn't an easy choice. Ultimately, I decided on Skyward Sword because, even though Ocarina of Time was more than a masterful title when it came out, the scope of its design is less impactful and meaningful to me now than Skyward Sword's. From this point on, I want Nintendo NOT to try and do what Ocarina of Time did anymore, but to evolve from and improve the template they set down with Skyward Sword.

I think the fact that these tournaments can force us to think at a deeper level of the games we like, as well as reveal to us what likes we share with other gamers, more than validates their existence.
Menashe  +   1022d ago
I should quote what you just said in the next tourney. Well said.
bwazy  +   1023d ago
Out of the two, The Windwaker.

Of all time? Tied between Windwaker/Majoras Mask and A Link to the Past.
Neko_Mega  +   1023d ago
Zelda 2 and Zelda Ocarina Of Time.
Menashe  +   1023d ago
I happened to have liked Twilight Princess better than Wind Waker although Wind Waker had an awesome style that felt like I was playing a cartoon. I haven't finished Skyward Sword to say whether I like it better than Ocarina of Time or not but I'll finish soon and then I'll vote.

I liked Majora's Mask and I'm a big fan of its creepiness and darkness, but overall I though Ocarina of Time was a better game.
videoxgamexfanboy  +   1023d ago
The original zelda is still the best to me. I remember seeing that gold cart when i was a kid. It made me feel like i was about to play something special (and it was). No other zelda game has given me that feeling.
mike1up  +   1023d ago
Ocarina of Time has my vote.

I absolutely loved Skward Sword, and The Wind Waker. But imo, after playing all 3 of these games to completion, Ocarina is still the champ.
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Jirachi  +   1023d ago
Personally I think it's 1.TP 2.SS 3.Oot 4.WW 5.MM
no you may agree with me or you may not but keep in mind the reason i like tp most was it has the best exploration imo ss is close 2nd because it does something that hasn't been done in zelda in years:Incorporates puzzle into the over world.

I'm not gonna flame you if you dislike tp but try to keep in mind that part of the reason i like it so much is becuase it's the seris's whipping boy.

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