I know there is not much more to add among the ton of literature, both electronic and textual that has been written about this game. But as I got a 3DS at the beginning of the year, this was the game that made me buy the system I missed out on the N64 and the hoopla of games that came with it. And of all the games for that system, none were more celebrated than The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Widely regarded as the best game ever made, its revamped port to the 3DS was the reason I bought the system in the first place. And last week, on Easter Sunday, I finally completed the game. In full. And it was bloody awesome! For so long, I have just wanted to hold and cradle the game, loose myself in the world of Hyrule and complete this most epic of adventures. And now that I have done so, I have unlocked the Master Quest and I am now getting stuck into that. So far I have spent a huge amount of time on the game, and with my infrequent but intense visits to the world of Hyrule, I could well be playing Ocarina of Time well into Autumn and beyond.
Look, I am a Zelda fanboy. I make no apologies for the fact. And I do understand that not everyone will like the series – they are called freaks 🙂
And to be blunt, to play Zelda is time consuming. Luckily, I do a ridiculous amount of commuting across Europe every month, so I can justify the time spent on playing the game. Boy oh boy, how I look forward to those ridiculous train journey, just so I can get stuck into another bout of dungeon exploring and enemy slaying. Everything about Ocarina of Time really was perfect. From the initial exploration and the first dungeon inside the Great Deku Tree, to the hunt for the last of the Gold Skulltulas, and the breathtaking first view of Hyrule field. Yes, I drooled and dribbled, and I knew that it was worth me buying the 3DS for the sheer joy this game gave me!
I am so glad that I have finally caught up with this epic piece of game playing. I would love to get a Wii just to play Skyward Sword, but I got to wait another year or so before I can splash out and loose myself again for a month or two in another video game. As fr now, I am happily trying the Boss Challenge on Ocarina of Time as well as steadying myself for the next train journey when I will be playing the Master Quest version. I also cannot wait one day to go back and replay OOT again.
If you ave a 3DS, I do not see why you have not bought this game yet, unless you are skint. The Legend of Zelda : Ocarina of Time really is the finest game I have ever played. For me, it is so pefect in every conceivable way, that I feel sorry for the current crop of Zelda Developers as they will always live in the shadow of this game. Magnificent from the first sword swipe to the last, the remake of the almost 15 year old classic is one of the ebst reasons to loose you life. Brilliant in every way!