Despite the critical acclaim of Breath of the Wild Ocarina of Time is still a better game
No doubt about that! So many great dungeons, and an incredibly rich game
Ocarina of Time is a mid tier Zelda game that only ranks as high as it does due to nostalgia. Both MM and TP are better...and ALttP is on another level. There...I said it...FIGHT ME!
I like Majora's as much as OoT, but Twilight Princess isn't better IMO. It's got some cool parts but it's basically a rehash of OoT.
And OoT is basically ALttP rehash. TP did what OoT did, but better IMO.
Big flaw is OoT is a completely 3D game that was the first to do what it was doing. BotW is Elder Scrolls Zelda with one of the worse Weapon durability systems I've ever used in a game. Should have went the Dark Cloud 1 route if they wanted breaking weapons and make repairing items scarce. Nothing actually innovative about BotW, Everything it does was done before. OoT was a first in many respects
You gotta be joking 😂 So oot scored so high in 98 due to Nostalgia? Oot sat a new standard for 3d adventure games and revolutionized the genre.. Same thing Mario64 or. Tomb Raider 1 did. Oot added so many new things, and 3d added an insane depth to the game, which link2thepast didn't have. I think link 2 the past is still my favorite ever due to nostalgia, but zelda 64 is a true monster back in the day.
@bouzebbal OoT was great and innovative for its time, thats why it scores a 98. Thats does not mean it is better than every game in the world today. Half of the Zelda games out there are better. @Teflon02 BotW was innovative in a way that combined a lot of open world aspects in a way that had never been done before. That is why you have other gamea trying to copy it now. I have played a lot of open world games, and none had the magic that BotW has. Iy truly deserves the score it got. It does have room for improvement. My biggest thing would be that as a Zelda game, I would like to see the return of traditional dungeons. Here is to hoping with BotW2!
As are most Zelda games IMO.
I think even skyward sword was better. At least it's dungeons were unique and involved more depth. Zelda botw is a bunch of mini small tiny bites of puzzling (puzzle solving gameplay) that are barely anything compared to the past games.
totally underrated, one of my favorites.
Windwaker was great apart from the sailing (padding) which they should have fixed first time around.
And The Wind Waker is better than both of them in my opinion.
I disagree. But I can see an argument for it for sure.Much more so than breath of the wild.
Wind Waker was amazing! Definitely casting my vote for Link to The Past as the best though... I just couldn't get into Breath of The Wild unfortunately.
WW, OoT or ALttP, any one of those are your fav and I ain't mad at that. My fav is OoT but moreso a tie between ALttP and OoT that I slightly give OoT
i 100000000000000000000000000000 0000000000000000000000000000000 000000000% agree
Botw was good. Would have liked even a little more of the series tropes. Side questing felt empty. The rewards were just shrine locations or crafting items. Both very useful to be sure. But still, it would have been nice to get some unique tools... hell, even just an empty bottle. Something.
That's not hard considering BotW is the worst Zelda game.
I agree actually. I'm still trying to finish the game because I can never get enough motivation to keep playing. The only upside was that Nintendo games stay high in value so when I do decide to sell it I'll get some money back.
I still cant wrap my mind around the fact that BotW reviewed so well. Its the most boring Zelda game I have played, and I have played most of them.
The 4 dungeons were so monotone in color/textures and even in the gameplay. They don't even come close to OoT dungeons. And the whole world felt so empty.
I dunno, there was so much to explore. I'll never forget the first time in BOTW I crested a hill and saw this massive labyrinth just floating out in the water. I logged so many hours and there was always something new hiding around a different corner. If you look at the N64 game when you are out in Hyrule Field, tell me the game doesn't feel empty at times too. Not to mention the map on BOTW is about 100x bigger.
Is this a hot take? Because imo that statement is pretty obvious. OoT and Majora's Mask are better than BoTW.
And that matters why?
Clicks. Make a controversial topic in a tribal and binary way to make it seem that there is only one option that is clearly superior than the other one.
Yeah, when everyone knows all Zelda games are equally the best games ever made.
Breath of the Wild is the most overrated Zelda game ever made.
I'll stick with Twilight Princess I love Breath of the Wild and Ocarina but I still prefer Ocarina more over Breath of the Wild Gannon was just to easy to beat. Exploring was fun in Breath of the Wild but I kind of found it repetitive in some areas.
Breath of the wild was shite. Id ratber play the orignial nes game than that muck. Weapons breaking. Nah ill pass of that gimmick.
Everyone know that a Link to the Past is the best :P Ocarina of Time is basically a 3D remake of it, but with less depth.
I'm with you here. LttP is the best.
I love both, but OoT felt way more epic to me, especially when you became adult Link and the endgame.
Strange considering every 3D Zelda after majoras mask has been pretty terrible.
I started out really digging botw, I guess cause I hadn't played a zelda game since wind waker on gamecube and that was a long time ago though oot was a real turning point for me with games, such gorgeous classic, ah the feels, anyway as I was saying botw gave me a sense of that zelda and Nintendo charm that only they can and there were some beautiful moments but it did start to grind, the world just felt too empty and repetitive a lot of the time, I started to lose interest and never finished it eventually trading it and my switch in towards PS5, I still kind of regret not finishing it first though, maybe when the next switch comes around I'll dive back in. Man I hope they decide to put some power in the next one, it would be great to be able to play Nintendo games with a bit of oomph.
Id say OOT is the best zelda game
On any day of the week. Best Zelda game ever. Even then second place goes to A link to the past. My two most beaten Zelda games ever because they are that damn good.
OoT and ALttP are definitely my top 2 as well
Majora's Mask is better than Ocarina of Time.
Here's the Zelda games I like over OoT: Majora's Mask (Story, and how the game can go in any direction within the 3 day limit). Link's Awakening (First successful Zelda game without Gannon AND the princess. Also some Nintendo cameos added an interesting touch). Oracle of Seasons/Ages (Play both games for the entire story, or one/other and still get the full experience). See how easy it is to explain without a full article? Oh and I had to stop reading about halfway due to the grammatical errors which made some sentences hard to read/understand.
Did I write this?
You need to work on your grammar.
oh absolutely, botw felt a tad empty to me. sure, on a technical level botw is better, but its not as enjoyable as ocarina or majora's.
On "temporal context", yes, Ocarina of Time is Better Than Breath of the Wild, and there is no deabte about this. Ocarina of Time was such achievement at the time, on absolutely all fronts the game was a revolution! It didn't age well, but still something that marked a generation. Breath of the Wild is a great game? sure, it's a amazing game, but nothing close to the revolution that was "ocarina of time". BoTW is not a revolutionary game in graphics, storytelling, mechanics or gameplay. It is certainly a game that performed many things masterfully and evolved some ideas in ways that "almost seemed new", that said... no, nothing at the level of OoT
OoT aged fine actually, I think the only issue was the boots situation in the water temple.
In other news THE SKY IS BLUE!!!
Honestly wonder how botw would have been received if it wasn’t Nintendo. I thought the game was boring as hell
The game for what it was when it released was revolutionary. Being the first 3D Zelda we were treated to an epic game played in a new way. That being said, early 3D games age poorly and obviously there were tons of technical limitations at the time. It's got a better story, and traditional dungeons. But BOTW is far grander and more ambitious in scope.
BotW is overrated. There's little reward for exploration and all of the puzzles are too bite-sized.
Ocarina of Time is the best game of all time. 99 Metacritic. Even the handheld 3DS version over a decade later got 94 on Metacritic, beating most other games that generation.
Wind Waker is better than either.
I mean it kind of depends on what you’re looking for in your game. The world as a whole in breath of the wild just blows OOT out of the water, but OOT has much better puzzles and dungeons.
After all these years, I still haven't gotten past the Great Deku Tree dungeon... I really need to play this game
If you have the DS, play the remake. If you don't ... emulate the remake. Really is the best way to play the game.
I have digitally on 3DS yes. That was probably gonna be the way I play it
The only Zelda game I played was Wind Waker and even that is better than BOTW. It have way more charm and personality than BOTW. BOTW only have open world and weapons that break to fast. BOTW was only 4 years old yet many people forgot about if it wasn't for youtubers and blogs kept bringing them up whereas OOT and WW were much older and still much more memorable.
Lol, how can one compare majestic OOT with meh BOTW.
Agreed. At the time OoT was ahead of of its time. Breathe of Botw was great but it was not ahead of its time.
OoT is better hands down. That game took hundreds of years of culture and digitized it on screen so very beautifully. Link actually has a masculine physique in that game unlike every other Zelda game. Going into the underground well as a kid and having to finish it as an adult. The musical score. The build up of anticipation every time the player opens a major chest. How hard players had to work for the powers like charged power spin and din's fire. The game has red blood, and describes the cool temp blue fire to be unnatural thereby suggesting to the player it's some kind of technology!
No it's not.
Oh I 100% agree.
The whole series is overrated AF but if I had to pick one it would be Wind Waker HD.
I think any Zelda game is honestly (except CDI I guess lol). With the same dev team and the same budget, it is just impossible to make a giant world feel alive. OoT does this much better by packing all the content in the much smaller overworld instead of stretching the same amount of content throughout a big overworld and adding some filler here and there. This just adds unnecessary traveling which is the number 1 reason I don't like giant open world games. Aside from that, I prefer the art style, the music, the characters, the story, the weapons I actually get to keep forever and so much more. It's no contest for me.
And I think that a Link to the Past is better than OoT. Go figure.
Breath of the wild is a very good Zelda game but unfortunately lacks the storytelling along with an unbelievable soundtrack compared to Ocarina of Time; much better presentation compared to breath of the wild
I love both games, but I still prefer traditional Zelda games and I would probably pick OoT over BotW even though I really enjoyed BotW, that and BotW had some significant downsides like all the "shrines" being the same (I could not tell one apart from another, in my memories it all blends together).
Weapons breaking alone absolutely kills that game for me.
Agreed, and wind waker is king
My head hurts just contemplating this. Both phenomenal in their respective times.