Hey Koopalings, I’m happy to say that my first game review will be The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time for the Nintendo 64 I’m not going to spoil anything for those who haven’t played it.
You know something's gonna happen when you open this box
First off, Let’s think back to what games were like in 1998, There were pretty big games back then, like Super Mario 64, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and Goldeneye 007, but this game blew those away with it’s complete non- linearity, tons of side-quests and just overall amount of content.
I wonder if I can go through that waterfall?
Now lets think about the music. The composer of this game is a legend! This game features the greatest song I’ve ever heard. If you want to hear the music, go here. Some tracks have been in Zelda games ever since. Tracks like Gerudo Valley and Zelda’s theme music are just so good. And let’s not forget, this game’s music is not just a background thing. You do a vast majority of things by playing an OCARINA. It’s such a good idea! Playing the ocarina in this game feels great as well. When you really think about it, using an instrument in a full roaming action-adventure game may sound weird, but Nintendo made it work extremely well, and using it actually feels great.
Adult Link and the Ocarina of Time
Now for the main characters. Link: The hero forest boy who does not talk, Saria: Link’s friend from the forest, Princess Zelda: the princess of Hyrule that sends you on your quest. Ganondorf: Evil Gerudo wizard. Epona: Link’s horse.
Up next, the controls. I really want to, but I have not played this game with the original Nintendo 64 controller,
Just look at this weirdo
I’ve played it with this,
Much more modern!
on the Wii’s virtual console, which, as you can probably tell, makes gameplay much different. In this game,the A button makes you roll, read, get someone to tell you stuff, and a lot of other stuff. the B button swings your sword, the analog stick (left on the Wii Classic Controller Pro) Moves Link, the C buttons (right analog stick for Wii) selects items, the Start button (the + button for Wii) brings up the menu subscreens. I’m not sure how comfortable the original N64 controller is to play with this game, but the Classic Controller Pro works great.
Like all other Zelda games, there are lots of hard puzzles in temples and even towns and Hyrule field! Using your ocarina to reveal a hidden hole in the ground is really cool. The ocarina songs will be drilled into your head by the end of the game because you use them a lot. That’s not necessarily a bad thing though because they’re good songs. This game is also pretty hard. Bosses can get really hard especially PHANTOM GANON!!!
The almighty epicness of the Triforce cannot be matched
To wrap it up, everything in this game is amazing. The music, the action, the story, the overall amount of content.
This game gets a 10 out of 10 and completely deserves the accolade Masterful.