nknichol's Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
| [October 5, 2009 03:39:54 PM]
During the second session I obtained my first couple of items, including a sword and shield. Before I had these items I was just running and jumping around and it got boring quickly. Anyway, this added several different ways to defeat enemies at the Great Deku Tree. I could either slash them or use my shield to reflect the bullets back at them.
The game's timeline is advanced by completing quests, and the quests so far also contain sub-quests: before you can complete the first objective, you must obtain a sword and shield. Each quests also contains different elements. While navigating inside of the Great Deku tree you have to defeat the enemies there as well as complete puzzles. The first puzzles invoved sliding blocks around to get to new areas. Overall, the quest structure is good and the different elements keep your attention longer.
There were two really frustrating aspects to this game: the seemingly-endless dialog, and the camera angle. In the beginning you have to go through countless lines of dialog. It's not that bad but you can't control the speed or skip any of it. Everytime you find a new area there are several people you have to talk to and it gets pretty boring not being able to speed through the dialog. The automatic camera angle is also kind of bad. If you just let the game decide where the camera faces, then when you change directions you have to wait for the camera to change so you can see where you are going. The movement controls are also relative to the camera direction, so when the camera moves it changes which directions the analog stick moves you. This hurts even more during battle, but the Z targeting system does help.
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| [October 5, 2009 02:59:41 PM]
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is an action-adventure game. You control a character named Link who has just received a fairy named Navi. The first quest is to collect a sword and shield so you can see the Great Deku Tree. The goals in the game are to defeat enemies, collect items and money, and beat quests.
The game starts out really slow. I've never played this game before so I just wanted to get into the action. Instead, I was treated with a lot of slow moving text that could not be skipped. The controls are ok but it is annoying not being able to control the camera freely. Other than that, the movement is really simple and easy to pick up.
The story seems pretty immersive and the characters are well developed. After playing for a little while, I know that my character has only just now gotten a fairy, whereas most other people already have one. My character is also given a chance to see The Greate Deku Tree which the other characters say is very rare.
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