The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Reviewed by Michael Chan
Graphics 10 out of 10
Let me just say, that the graphics in this game are unsurpassed. From
the rising sun in Hyrule field, to a certain castle where Link fulfills
his destiny, The graphics are just plain beautiful. For example, just
walk out in Hyrule field, and look into the distance, you will notice for
miles, and miles, that there is no fog. Also, as you progress through the
game, you will see many (I think) cool real-time cutscenes and well crafted
characters, buildings, and dungeons.
Music and Sound 10 out of 10
Ah yes, the music, not necessary in every game but worth it for feel and the
time that went into the game. As you might know, music takes up lots of
space on a cart, CD, etc. So it's a good thing that the music in this game is
excellent. It's also worth turning up the volume to listen to the music,
sounds, ocarina tunes in surround sound! I haven't tried it myself but I've
heard that it's very good. So don't worry, the music in this game is perfect
according to this gamers ears, though some may not agree with me.
Game Challenge 10 out of 10
To tell the truth, the game is actually quite challenging. The puzzles in
the dungeons are pretty hard sometimes, but not so much that you can't
beat them. Eventually, you will beat the puzzles somehow but it's always
worth giving a try. Anyway, the challenge is pretty good and is worth
it for any gamer beginner to expert.
Game Play-Fun 10 out of 10
Seriously, the game is actually quite fun and humorous at times. But, the
first time I played it was kind of odd to enjoy but after about 20 minutes
learning the controls it's hard to let go of that controller for hours just
like all of the previous Zeldas. Returning to my subject, wandering around
a village and talking to people alone is pretty cool cause they're so big
to explore and very interactive. But there is nothing more satisfying then
giving the final blow to a gigantic boss with your sword (In my opinion).
Rumble Pak 9.5 out of 10
The rumble pack goes to new heights in Zelda 64. Mostly cause while
you're using it, there is actually another use for the rumble pack rather
then getting hit. What's cool is that the rumble pack will rumble when
you get to a secret area of some sort (Like a Hidden rock or hole). It may
not sound like much, but it's actually quite useful for finding lots and I
mean LOTS of secrets. Another unique use for the rumble pack is when
you go fishing at the fishing pond at Lake Hylia. Say, when a fish bites
your hook it will start to rumble, but if it starts to rumble like crazy
then you should be more gentle cause the fish is getting more aggressive
and you have a bigger tendency to lose the fish. Guess what's after this.
Yep yep yep... Frustration, well, there's only one frustration that I truly
have, and that's the difficulty of some of the dungeons. Yes, you do
eventually get through them but sometimes they are a little too hard
for my taste.
Replayability 9.0 out of 10
The Replayability of this game is pretty good, but just one problem I
had. The game in my opinion was a little too short, sure it was hard but
I kind of want a little or a couple more dungeons. Aside from the shortness
of the game, it has lots of life left in it mostly cause of the mini games,
secrets, and the fishing pond. Like any game that has a limit it comes to
a end but the three things I mentioned should keep ya busy for a while.
Game Value 10 out of 10
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is worth is every cent and should
not be passed along. The game is a treasure and a true gem that will be
remembered for years to come. Rent if you want to, but if you want the
true experience you got to buy this wonderfully crafted game!
Overall 10 out of 10