Is The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D too easy?

Polygon: In each episode of Quality Control, Polygon managing editor Justin McElroy talks to a critic after they review a new game and allows them to add a little bit of extra context and insight. Why did they feel the way they did? What do they wish they had been able to discuss in more depth in their review? Also: Did they play it wrong?

In this episode, we talk with Griffin McElroy about his review of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D which you can find right here.

wonderfulmonkeyman3212d ago

Zelda hasn't been particularly difficult since Zelda 2, honestly.

And even then, it was more about the whole "Ninja Gaiden"-like placement of some of the enemies, obstacles, and instant death traps that gave it its difficulty, rather than anything the battles themselves offered.[Except maybe Thunderbird. Screw Thunderbird.XD]
I gotta say that A Link Between Worlds had a couple of battles that were particularly interesting, though. Not super difficult but interesting.

That lack of difficulty didn't stop me from enjoying what they offered, though.

And as far as stories go, even though most of them were light on story, what they offered was still entertaining in their own right.
I especially liked the inter-linked stories of Oracle of Seasons and Ages.[though the whole password system is still wonky as all get-out]

Ironically, outside of the annoyance factor of the partner character, my favorite Zelda story thus far was Skyward Sword, tied by Link's Awakening.
And, surprisingly enough, though it's not canon, Hyrule Warriors had a semi-interesting plot.

DivineAssault 3212d ago

To a casual gamer, any zelda game would be too difficult.. I think the pacing is about right with them.. If it were too hard, people would complain

GaboonViper470d ago

I am a huge Zelda fan and love them all, but for me Ocarina Of Time is the greatest and my second all time favourite game after Final Fantasy VII.

LoveSpuds469d ago (Edited 469d ago )

You sir, have good taste in games :)

I also love all of the Zelda games but I adore Windwaker (Specifically the HD version on WiiU) most of all. It is a close run thing with Breath of the Wild though.

Special mention to Cadence of Hyrule too, what an awesome spin off title that was!

GaboonViper468d ago

Cheers Spuds, yep i love Windwaker too, beautiful artstyle, and i loved sailing and finding all the secrets out there.

blackbeld468d ago

Agreed. For me top 3 of all time is.

1. ocarina of time
2. Final fantasy Vll
3. MGS1

GaboonViper468d ago

Brilliant top 3, would love a MGS1 remake that has been rumoured.

LoveSpuds468d ago

Yup, hard to argue with that top 3 squire, some quality games right there!

-Foxtrot470d ago

Oh gee can't imagine what Number 1 is


A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time and Wind Waker etc is better than Breath of the Wild.

lockedongamer1470d ago

I respectfully disagree, but they're all great games.

porkChop470d ago

I think it really depends on what you're looking for. If you want a traditional Zelda game then OoT or WW would be better to you. But if you want a Zelda game that really leans into adventure and exploration, and if you want intelligent systems/logic, BotW would be the better game.

I enjoy both. I understand why some people aren't fond of it but for me it was a breath of fresh air that I really needed. I'd become so burnt out on unimaginative games and BotW sort of made me appreciate games again, as weird as that may sound.

godofboobees469d ago

Those are not traditional Zelda games

Crows90468d ago

Right...so let's pretend ocarina of time didnt have exploration, secret dungeons and other secrets. Complex boss mechanics and exploration rewards. At least a traditional Zelda has dungeons.

porkChop468d ago

What point are you attempting to make? At no point did I say that OoT didn't have any of that. However, the level of exploration and sense of adventure are vastly different between OoT and BotW.

Brazz469d ago

Breath of the Wild is overrated as shot, Wind waker is much better.

P_Bomb469d ago

I’m a Link to the Past guy.

MadLad469d ago

Majora's Mask still holds as my favorite to this day, despite being the black sheep of the series.

pietro1212469d ago

I love them all, but Wind Walker, Link to the Past and Minish Cap are my favorites

John_McClane468d ago

Link to the Past was so, so good! Those chickens though! 🤣