The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Reviewed by Jose Remy
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is by far the best game I have
ever played. From the opening movie of Zelda riding out of Hyrule
Castle with Gannondorf to the fighting of the massive Ganon at the
end of the game this was truly an amazing game. Mr. Miyomato is
truly a genius in creating such a excellent game. The gameplay
variety is so diverse with the big quest of getting the triforce
and rescuing princess Zelda, and the side quests like earning the
horse at Lon Lon Ranch and participating in the mask trading
sequence to earn the Mask of Truth (reads gossip stones scattered
throughout the land of Hyrule.
Graphics: 10 out of 10
The graphics are quite possibly the best i have seen so far on the
N64. From the changing of night to day to the beautifully rendered
Hyrule Market. Everything in this game has wonderful graphics
there is barely any pop up and no signs of slowdown.
Music and Sound: 8 out of 10
The music in LOZOOT is excellent. The games music fits in to the
environments. The water dwelling Zoras who live in the Zora Domain
has the perfect steel drum Caribbean sounding music to fit with the
environment. The dark and gloomy Shadow Temple features a dark
orchestrated sound with what sounds like screams in the background
perfect for the environment. The only complaint i have is with the
limited speech characters rarely say anything more than "hello"
or make a simple grunt.
Game Challenge: 9 out of 10
The game challenge in Zelda is excellent. What adds to it is you can
complete the game with out even exploring all of the game and gaining
all of the items such as the Biggoron Sword, Epona the horse, and all
4 bottles. The dungeons in Zelda are very challenging indeed and get
gradually tougher as the game go's on. Each new dungeon requires you
to use items that you might have gained around the overworld of the
dungeon. The only dungeon that began to get a bit tedious was the Water
Temple with constantly changing the water's height and such.
Game Play-Fun: 10 out of 10
This game is extremely fun and offers a wide variety of gameplay.
If you are becoming frustrated with a dungeon then just head on over
to Hyrule Market and take some rounds at the shooting gallery or the
bombachu alley. Sneaking around Gerudo Fortress was particularly fun
while the dungeons were also quite fun with the intricately woven puzzles.
There is some level of frustration in Zelda 64. The later dungeons
particularly the Water Temple have some really hard puzzles to
figure out but not enough to detract points from the game.
Replayability: 8 out of 10
The replayability of this game is high because once you beat the
game you can still try to collect all of the games items.
Overall: 95 out of 100