The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Reviewed by Ben the the king of Zelda
This game is one of the best if not the best Zelda game of the
series! The graphics a phenomenal, sound effects breathtaking
and gameplay flawless. This is a great example of the perfect game.
Graphics 9.7 out of 10
The graphics in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of time are some of
the best seen on the Nintendo 64. The lands stretches forever
seemingly and just the site of Hyrule field was enough to hook
me into the game. The framerates are constant for the most part
with the only problem that I saw in the whole game was while
fighting multiple heavily armored skeletons (like the ones you
see in the forest temple and when racing down Gannons Castle
after defeating the first form of him). And while fighting the
twin witches in the spirit temple were the only times that the
framerate lowered for me.
Music and Sound 10 out of 10
The music in this game was perfect to match the gameplay at any
giving time. Bringing back some of the classics from former Zelda
games (inhanced of course) will just give you a great feeling while
playing. The sound effects were just brilliant! Nintendo made no
mistakes in this part of the game. Examples being when Link hits
wood it makes a clink, when Link hit metal it makes a clink. What
did it for me in the sound department was the attention to detail.
You can actually hear Links sword hit his shield while he is running
or rolling and even while he rides Epona. Another example is how
Links voice changes from when he was a child to when he was an adult.
Game Challenge 9.5 out of 10
The challenge in Zelda is there obviously. The only problem was that
it was set up for first timers and not for experienced gamers. Even
though the game was very difficult I had not trouble with beating it
under two weeks. The thing that makes Zelda tough even for experienced
gamers is landing on things like the Biggorons sword or using a
fish to open Jabu Jabus mouth and the fire arrows. Things like
that gave me the feeling of accomplishment that I haven't had
since the other Zelda games.
Game Play-Fun 10 out of 10
The gameplay was so great that I couldn't help myself from playing
at all hours of the night. It makes you feel like you are Link really
on a mission to save Hyrule from the evil Gannon. And the fun. The
whole game was fun I can't remember one part of the game that
wasn't fun. The way I feel about it is if you don't think that this
game is fun then there is something very wrong with you. Buts
that's ok, no-one thinks Zelda isn't fun right? OK then.
Rumble Pak 10 out of 10
I never thought that the rumble pak was that great but now I have
decided that it is a great addition to the Nintendo 64. It works
perfectly with rolling into walls hitting things with you sword,
getting hit, and most of all the fishing mini game. Also it does
great with the stone of agony.
Frustration is part of the game people! That's the reason why all
rushed out and pre-ordered this game and rush out and got it the
day it hit the stores. The frustration is what makes it great because
you get that great feeling when you pass the frustration.
Replayability 9.5 out of 10
This game has tons of secrets to keep you playing as well as a few
mini games and heart pieces and skultulas. The truth is that
there is not way to make a game that has a permanent lasting
appeal but Nintendo did try and came close.
Game Value 10 out of 10
Overall 10 out of 10