Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Reader Review
Worth the wait
| Time to Complete||40-45 hours||
Well, let's see.. imagine my plight when I arrive at my second home in
Tennessee to find that my golden copy of Zelda 64 won't be ready 'till
Wednesday. (Wal-Mart.. losers.. held it for like 2 days for some
unknown reason. They even said they HAD it.. just couldnt sell it)
Well, anyways, I actually woke myself up at around 6:30am Wednesday to
go pick the reserved game up. After 2 hours or driving to the town
where it was reserved and back, I was so sick of staring at the
beautiful box that I could nearly teleport myself inside to plug the
And so I played..
After several hours of playing, I've found that all of this hype the
game was given was, indeed, well earned. Zelda scores super-high
ranking from me.
The graphics were pretty much what I expected. Nothing much different
from Mario, except for the more detailed textures.. and the game was a
little bit cleaner, with little or no popups.
The sound was awesome for a Nintendo cart! The moods were very well
set. I found the Kokiri music rather annoying after a while, however..
but it set well with the childish mood of the forest.
The playability was little under perfect! One finds it terribly easy to
get lost just looking around and messing with all of the different
little items that you can attain. The new Z-Targeting was also a very
nice addition.. allowing you to keep your eye on enemies as you fought.
The only down side to this was that you were in it sort of deep if there
were multiple enemies. (But for some reason.. the second seemed to back
off or something.. if you were fighting one) The only objection i had
in this area was that there were very few enemies in the fields of
The layout.. not much I can say here. You'll find it very nice to be
able to see most of the game's areas and things from one point in hyrule
field. Also, the way that the menus and things are set up are extremely
handy.(Although I found them, at first, rather intimidating.. having no
idea what any of it actually was) The ability to set items to the C
buttons was very innovative, and I thought that it was a great idea.
As previous reviews have said, the story of Zelda is basically the
same. There are some new twists this time, though. Gamers will find
that the story keeps you clinging to the controller until they finally
find out what's gonna happen. Overall, it was your basic hero kills
villain, saves world, saves girl-happily ever after bit.. but it was the
classic story that made Zelda so popular to begin with!
In closing, I'd like to recommend this game to anyone who liked Mario 64
or the old Zelda games. Its ability to pull someone into its
terribly-interactive world within a matter of minutes of start will have
your grades plumiting, your job gone, and your wife out of the house for
good! (Hey.. i ate thanksgiving dinner on a TV tray while playing..
j/k.. but I could have.. they had to pry me away from the TV)