TheDizzyDino's Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
| [January 26, 2008 02:30:34 AM]
After playing through three of the temples as child Link, Princess Zelda transports you 7 years in the future and gives you the magical ocarina. At this part of the game you change into adult Link, who is bigger and has the ability to use much better equipment. And with your new magical ocarina you can transport yourself back to your childhood, to various spots around Hyrule, change from day to night, and from sunny to rainy. This gives an interesting aspect to the game by giving you the ability to control your environment and give you multiple options of how you travel through the world.
I really like being able to move freely throughout Hyrule without being committed to any one thing. There are numerous mini games for you to explore aside from the main temples in the game. And the temples are very fun to go through. There are lots of puzzles to figure out and enemies to kill, and interesting boss battles. You could spend a lot of time going through the game and trying to find everything hidden in the detailed world. The game is really fun and kept me entertained for hours with the various things you can do in Hyrule.
This is one of the most addicting and immersive games I’ve ever played. It achieves this through its open world format and the detail crammed into every part of game. I really like the third person perspective because it gives you the ability to see all around yourself and make you more aware of where your enemies are. This is also helped by the targeting system, which makes killing your enemies much easier and more convenient, especially in the games many temples. The Temples are really well design, giving you multiple puzzles to figure out and numerous levels to the temple, making it more expansive. In one temple you actually have move through the different levels by changing the water level.
And after each temple you are given more health points in the shape of hearts. You also get different weapons throughout the game adding to your arsenal. These upgrades give you incentive to keep playing and to keep improving yourself. The look of the game is beautiful, with large landscapes and semi realistic character models that always keep your eyes entertained. There is so much to do in the game it would take 10 + plus hours to get through everything. Ocarina of Time is entertaining, exciting and really fun to play.
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| [January 25, 2008 04:53:04 AM]
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is a 3D Action/Adventure game for the Nintendo 64. In the game you follow Link, a quiet young boy from the Kokiri Forest, who has set out on a quest to defeat the evil Ganondorf. Equipped with multiple weapons and a magical Ocarina, Link travels to the far corners of the land of Hyrule to stop the evils Ganondorf has unleashed upon the land. The game, released in 1998, features a third person perspective on the controls, which at the time was very innovative for video games. It also has an open world for the player to explore, and a cool targeting system for combat.
You start the game in Kokiri Village as you are awoken by the fairy Navi, your companion throughout the story, who says you must talk to the Great Deku Tree. Before I talked the Deku Tree I ran around exploring the village, reacquainting myself to the games controls. The game is in the third person perspective yet in a 3D environment, which was completely amazing for its time since people were all used to 2D environments and side-scrolling type games. Being able to run around a 3D environment is in itself a very fun thing to do and in the game you can do as much of it as you like, because unlike the linear games of the past, Ocarina of Time has a completely open world for you to explore in. The game also features a unique targeting system introduced to you in the village called “Z targeting”. By pressing the Z button on the controller, the camera automatically locks its focus onto the nearest target, allowing you maneuver around without losing sight of the target. This comes in very handy when faced with multiple targets or just one very speedy enemy. Another wonderful part of the game is just the sheer amount of detail included in it. You are able to communicate with all the people in the game and there are numerous cut scenes to expand upon the story, which is one of the best in videogame history.
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