I never played the original. How does Link’s finest game stack up in 2012?
The legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is considered to be one of the greatest video games ever created. While the 3DS version of the game is polished with better graphics and a Master Quest version, it’s outdated style prevents me from declaring that it lives up to this statement in 2012. Nonetheless it is a very good game worth purchasing if you own the system and are a fan of action/adventure games.
The legend of Zelda is a pretty game. While retaining the feel of the original, every texture was updated and improved, leading to a polished and pretty game. Certain objects like grass and stairs could have been remodeled slightly better, but overall this game is a good looking title that remains faithful to the original game’s image.
Character models are all smooth and detailed. NPC’s are wonderfully animated, with each one having distinctive traits that render it unique. humanoid races such as Zora and Goron have distinctive quirks and features that really add to their authenticity. Enemies are also well animated, and varied. Link himself and in particular his shields are beautifully done.
While it may have been innovative and revolutionary at the time, Ocarina of Time’s game play feels dated nowadays. It’s very formulaic and predictable. Learn more about the plot, then go to a dungeon. There are towns and villages thrown into the mix, but that’s the meat of the game. Having said that, what it does do, it does well.
Combat uses a target lock on to ensure a quick pace, and every enemy tended to have different weaknesses or patterns. The Temple puzzles were difficult but satisfying to complete, and bosses for the most part were enjoyable. Having said that, there are times where you will be confused as to what to do next, and moments in Temples that will frustrate you, but overall the game play is solid.
The story is your typical save the princess scenario, with a couple of interesting plot twists thrown in.
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