Why Ocarina of Time Isn't The Best Zelda Ever

The title alone of this article may bring a big red alarm shining over the world of gaming. Ocarina of Time isn't the best Zelda ever? It's not the best game ever? What is this blasphemy from a Zelda fan site? On top of that, there is going to be commentators that wont even bother reading the context of this article. Zelda fans are extremely passionate, and in that fandom, Ocarina of Time fans are out for the blood of human sacrifice to prevent anyone from speaking against the gaming giant.

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SupaGamer4813d ago

people think it was out of nostalga.

Redempteur4813d ago


for me OoT is one of the best zelda ..but that doesn't mean i didn't enjoy the others more polished zelda afterwards

iamtehpwn4813d ago

Ocarina of Time was leaps and bounds ahead of any other game technically for it's time. Which is one of the reasons people have such grand memories of it. It was felt like the first true Open 3d World experience with almost every single environment rendered with beautiful real time 3D.

Reibooi4812d ago

Personally and this is just a personal preference I think the best Zelda is A Link to the Past.

Let me explain.

If you go back now and play the N64 Zelda games they don't hold up to well both in visuals and in some of the clunky controls of the time. Despite being really good games they kinda need a remake.

But if you plug in your SNES and go play A Link to the Past it's still incredible. For as old as it is it looks incredible and the game play is timeless in my opinion. I have gone back and revisited A Link to the Past probably twice as much as the N64 games and it's primarily because I don't get pulled out of the experience as easy.

As I said it's just personal preference on my part but it's really kinda hard to pick a best Zelda anyway. They all have their charms I think.

GWAVE4813d ago

Personally, I PREFER Windwaker, Majora's Mask, Link to the Past, and the handheld Zeldas (Phantom Hourglass, Minish Cap).

But with that said, I'm still stoked to play OoT remade on the 3DS. Most every Zelda game is amazing.

Imperator4813d ago

Just like most people think FFVII was the best.

Myze4813d ago (Edited 4813d ago )

When I think of a "Zelda" game, I always think of A Link to the Past, and it is by far my favorite one.

Then again, I'm not sure it matters because there is no such thing as a bad Zelda game. (except maybe the ones for the CDi, they are some of the worst games ever made, but they don't count as part of the Zelda series)

AAACE54812d ago

I've only cared about 2 Zelda games... The original NES version and OoT! All of the others were just filler games.

But that's just my opinion!

eagle214812d ago (Edited 4812d ago )

Nice opinion piece....that was cute....now back to reality: Ocarina baby. lol :)

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RaymondM4813d ago

i disagree with your statement that Majora's mask is better than Ocarina of Time, but I think you argue your point pretty well. There will be differences of opinions on favorite games, especially since Ocarina of Time is widely considered the best game of ALL TIME. So i'd imagine that people can and will disagree with that opinion.
However, the evolution of gaming can be seen in OoT, and thats usually why its considered a legend of gaming.
keep up the good work btw

Trroy4813d ago (Edited 4813d ago )

WInd Waker is better than OoT and MM. That includes the GameCube collectors versions of those games, which I played over again when I scored the collector's copy of WW.

WW is the best Zelda to date. Only nostalgia keeps OoT above it in the "top N of all time" lists. And OoT is not the best game of all time. Man I don't know why anyone thinks that. Almost every Mario game ever made have been better than the Zelda games of the same time period.

TheLeprachaun4813d ago

Agreed. Wind Waker is not only my favourite Zelda game, but my favourite RPG ever made.

Rucury4813d ago

I don't know if it's "THE BEST ZELDA EVUR" but it sure it my favorite one so far.

Also, I don't understand the "RPG" part... I know The Legend of Zelda has RPG elements, but most are non-traditional.

tunaks14813d ago

the legend of zelda : [insert subtitle here] is the best,
flame flame flame

Spenok4813d ago

What if i said [insert subtitle here] was the best huh? Then what?

DasBunker4813d ago

all were piece of cake compared to zelda 2 link's adventure.. to this date i haven't beat it yet.. years pass, i play it again and i get a little further tough.. some day.. some day..

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