Ocarina Of Time is regarded as not just one of the best Zelda games of all time, but also one of the best video games of all time as well. This game is an enhanced port of the Nintendo 64 original and at the time it as released was seen as the must have game for the Nintendo 3DS.
Story & Presentation
Ocarina Of Time actually does have an epic story that I am sure many gamers out there know the basic idea of. But what is interesting about the story of Ocarina Of Time is that there is not actually a great deal of text here. Yet the game still has this epic story that really does make you feel like the fate of Hyrule and the world is in your hand. Without giving always spoilers the story sees Link having to travel back and forth through time in order to save Princess Zelda and stop Ganondorf. The first time you play this game and are wondering where the heck Zelda is and then the game hits you with its big twist is just amazing.
When Ocarina Of Time was first released in 1998 on the Nintendo 64 it was one of the most technically impressive games released. The game though has really started to show its age, but Nintendo remade many of the character models in the game and the environments as well. The result is pretty amazing. The 3D effects in the game to be honest are not really necessary. I will say that walking out on to Hyrule Field in this game is just as jaw dropping as it was on the Nintendo 64 back in 1998. The game also has an amazing soundtrack that just adds to the overall awesomeness of the game.
Nintendo back in 1998 showed the world how you make a 3D adventure game when they released Ocarina Of Time. The game engine has aged just so well, so well in fact that many modern Zelda games still use this same engine. The game for the most part has the same game play, but some changes have been made to make this a better overall game play experience.
To start with the touch screen is used in order to change your items. This is just such a great feature and to be honest its one that the Zelda games on the DS used as well, but it is just a great feature and one that will probably used in every Zelda game from now on. This feature is just so handy and saves you having to press start and pulling up the menu like you did on the Nintendo 64.
Nintendo also made use of the motion sensors that the 3DS has. You can use the motion controls to aim certain weapons. The bow for example will switch the action to a first person view and then by moving the 3DS you can aim where you want to shoot. This was a fun feature that Nintendo added, but you are still much better just using the standard control method for your aiming.
One other “new” addition is the enhanced Master Quest Mode in the game. Master Quest is like a reimagining of the regular game where things have been changed around and in general the game is harder. As well as this a mode was added where you could take on the bosses one after the other. Ocarina Of Time’s story in its own right is a very long game, but when you add in the Master Quest and the Boss Battle mode you literally have a year’s worth of game play here.lti player mode. In this mode you do actually get the chance to play as the Deception characters as well.
Ocarina Of Time 3D may not seem like it changes a great deal, but by far this is the best way to play Ocarina Of Time. While the changes may not seem huge they are good enough that they make this the best version of one of the greatest video games of all time. No 3DS collection is complete without this game!